National Nest-Box Week event, 20th Feb

Come and join the parks staff and volunteers on this bird themed day as part of National Nest Box week. You will make a wooden bird nest box, a wooden bird feeder and several other feeders, all to take home with you.

Monday 20th February
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre – Jesmond Dene

Family activity sessions: 10 – 11am or 11.30 – 12.30pm. Family activity session ticket: £10

Walks at 9.30 – 11am or 11.30 – 12.30pm Walks are free-of-charge, but please book.

Please bring binoculars for the walk if you have them, but some will be available if not.

All children must be accompanied.
Bookings essential for family activity sessions and bird walks.

Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre
Phone: 0191 2812082
E-mail: parks&countryside@newcastle.gov.uk

Halloween Pumpkins to Christmas Wreathes – Ouseburn Parks Events – October 2015 to December 2015

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Tuesday 27 or Saturday 31 October 5.30 – 8pm
Halloween Pumpkins and Walk
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
Charge – £5 per child and £2.50 per adult.
Come along and carve a pumpkin lantern (pumpkins will be provided) We will then go for an evening walk through the Dene to see what we can find, there may be eyes watching us from all sorts of places!! We’ll return to the Visitor Centre for hot chocolate and pumpkin soup. Minimum age 6 years. Booking essential, please call the Visitor Centre to book your place and for more information on 2812082.

Sunday 22 November 1.30 – 3.30pm
Bird Feeders
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
£2.50 per wooden feeder
The colder weather is here and the birds need all the help they can get. Why not come and make a bird feeder, and get some tips on easy ways to feed the birds over the winter. Contact the Rangers for more information on 2812082.

Saturday 12 December 10am – 12pm
Christmas Wreaths
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
£10 per person (includes refreshments)
Come along and make your own Christmas Wreath. All materials will be provided but if you have a pair of secateurs, please bring them with you. Places are limited; book early to ensure your place, 2812082 and for more information. This is an event for adults, so sorry, no under 16s.

Sunday 13 December 12.30 – 4pm
Family Festive Fun
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
A joint event with the Volunteers, Friends of Jesmond Dene and the Rangers. Come and try your hand at making some simple Christmas decorations from natural and recycled materials. There will be a charge of £2/£1 for the decorations. There will also be Christmas Carols, light refreshments, tombolas and raffles. This is a drop in event. For more information please contact the Rangers on 2812082.

Thursday 17 December 10 – 12pm
Christmas Wreaths
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre (next to Millfield House Café)
£10 per person (includes refreshments)
Come along and make your own Christmas Wreath. All materials provided but if you have a pair of secateurs please bring them with you. Places are limited; book early to ensure your place, 2812082 and for more information. This is an event for adults, so sorry, no under 16s.

Lord Armstrong themed Heritage Open Day at Cragside

Lord Armstrong, the Victorian industrialist who gifted Jesmond Dene to the people of Newcastle, built Cragside, near Rothbury.

There will be a Heritage Open Day at Cragside on 10th September, to which anyone with an Armstrong connection is invited to attend.

More info http://www.journallive.co.uk/lifestyle-news/newcastle-features/2011/07/25/victorian-children-revealed-61634-29111652/

Fresh new look!

Jesmond Dene

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