NOTE: these events were for 2013 and have all taken place!

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Wednesday 2 October, Wednesday 6 November and Wednesday 4 December 10.30 – 11.30am and 1pm – 2pm (First Wednesday of every month)
Tree Tots (for under fives)
£2.50 per child
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre – Jesmond Dene.
Join us for a story, a variety of fun outdoor activities and sometimes a trip to Pets’ Corner. Please phone 0191 2812082 to book.

Saturday 5 October 11 – 1pm
Bulb Planting and Autumn Nature Trail
Paddy Freeman’s Park (next to the Café)
Come and plant some bulbs to take home with you and nurture. You can also take part in our Autumn Nature Trail and an Autumn Scavenger Hunt. There will be a £1.50 charge for the bulb planting, 50p charge for the trail and the scavenger is free. This is a drop in event, please contact the Visitor Centre for more information on 2812082.

Saturday 5th October, 1pm-3pm, Free, booking essential
Family ride to Gosforth Park Nature Reserve
Paddy Freeman’s Park (next to the Café)
We will be cycling to Gosforth Park Nature Reserve, having a guided tour of the private reserve and then cycling back. Please email emma.cockburn@sustrans.org.uk to book

Sunday 6 October 1.30 – 4pm
Bulb Planting and Autumn Nature Trail
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
Come and plant some bulbs to take home with you and nurture. You can also take part in our Autumn Nature Trail and an Autumn Scavenger Hunt. There will be a £1.50 charge for the bulb planting, 50p charge for the trail and the scavenger is free. This is a drop in event, please contact the Visitor Centre for more information on 2812082.

Saturday 26 October 5.30 – 8pm
Halloween Pumpkins and Walk
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
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 a hot chocolate and pumpkin soup. There will be a charge of £5 per child and £2 per adult. Minimum age 6 years. Booking essential, please call the Rangers to book your place and for more information on 2812082.

Saturday 26th October, 1-3pm, Free
Halloween Treasure hunt
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene
Ghosts and ghouls are lurking in the Dene! But are you willing to search for them and find them? Come along to claim your prize! Please email emma.cockburn@sustrans.org.uk for more information.

Monday 28 October 1 – 3 pm
Bulb Planting and Autumn Nature Trail
Heaton Park – The Pavilion
Come and plant some bulbs to take home with you and nurture. You can also take part in our Autumn Nature Trail around the Dene and an Autumn Scavenger Hunt. There will be a £1.50 charge for the bulb planting, 50p charge for the trail and the scavenger hunt is fee. Contact the Visitor Centre for more information on 2812082.

Tuesday 29th October, 1-3pm, Free, booking essential
Stabiliser free session
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene
If your child does not yet know how to ride a bike this session is perfect! Your child will be more confident and may even be able to ride at the end of the session. Please email emma.cockburn@sustrans.org.uk to book.

Tuesday 29 October 1 – 3pm
Animals are Afraid!
Pets’ Corner, Jesmond Dene
Suggested donation £2.50
Pets’ Corner has been invaded by Halloween ghosts, bats and spiders. Come along to hunt for the unwanted guests and take part in a Halloween craft, but please don’t scare the animals! This is a drop in event. For more information phone 0191 281 2082.

Wednesday 30 October 10 – 3pm
Backpacks and Trails
£3 for each backpack
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre – Jesmond Dene
Pick up a family activity bag from the Visitor Centre to help you explore the parks. Availability may be limited for backpacks, but trails will be available all day. A £10 deposit will be required for the backpacks. For more information phone 0191 281 2082.

Thursday 31 October 1 – 2.30pm
Halloween Pumpkin Carving
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
Come and join the Northumberland Wildlife Trust to make a scary pumpkin and get stuck into spooky crafts. Booking essesntial. Charge of £2.50 per child. Recommended minimum age 5 years. Phone NWT on (0191) 2846884 for more information and to book your place.

Thursday 31 October 6 – 8.30pm
Halloween Pumpkins and Walk
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
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 a hot chocolate and pumpkin soup. There will be a charge of £5 per child and £2 per adult. Minimum age 6 years and children must be accompanied. Booking essential, please call the Visitor Centre to book your place and for more information on 2812082.

Friday 1 November 2.30 – 5pm
(Bon)Fire Bush Craft!
Heaton Park
Come along to learn some bush craft skills, play some games and build a fire. We will then use the fire to make ourselves something to eat and drink as it gets dark (light refreshments) Activities are aimed at children aged 8 – 13 and they must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential as places are limited, please wear appropriate clothes for being outdoors in the woods. Please call the Visitor Centre to book your place and for more information on 2812082.

Saturday 16th November, 1-3pm, Free, booking essential
Bling ya bike, solar system style!
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene
We will be decorating our bikes and scooters with moons and planets that we make ourselves! Please email emma.cockburn@sustrans.org.uk to book.

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November 1.30 – 4pm
Bird Feeders
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
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. There is a £2.50 charge per wooden feeder. Contact the Visitor Centre for more information on 2812082.

Saturday 7th December, 1-3pm, Free
Bling ya bike, Christmas Style!
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene
We will be decorating our bikes and scooters with Christmas and mind! A must for those festive cycles! Please email emma.cockburn@sustrans.org.uk for more information.

Sunday 15 December 1 – 3.30 pm
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 between £1 – £3 for the decorations. There will also be Christmas Carols, light refreshments, tombola and raffles. This is a drop in event, for more information please contact the Visitor Centre on 2812082.

Monday 23 December 10.30am – 12.30pm
Christmas crafts
£5 per child
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre – Jesmond Dene
Take part in a variety of Christmas themed craft activities including decorations, Victorian style Christmas cards and more. Booking essential, please call 0191 2812082 to book. Last minute gifts available to buy in the shop too!