Saturday 18 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.

Sunday 19 October 1.30 – 3.30pm
Bulb Planting and Autumn Nature Trail
Heaton Park – near the pavilion.
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.

Monday 27 October 1 – 3pm
Animals are Afraid!
Pets’ Corner, Jesmond Dene
Suggested donation £1
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.

Tuesday 28 and Friday 31 October 5.30 – 8pm
Halloween Pumpkins and Walk
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
£5 per child and £2.50 per adult.
Come along to one of Halloween events 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. Minimum age 6 years. Booking essential, please call the Rangers to book your place and for more information on 2812082.

Wednesday 29 October 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 8 and Sunday 9 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 29 & Sunday 30 November 10am – 3pm
Santa’s Grotto
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre – Jesmond Dene
Visit Santa in his grotto – a magical experience that your child will never forget. Please ring for prices and to book. 0191 2812082

Thursday 11 December 10 – 12pm
Christmas Wreaths
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
£7.50 (includes refreshments)
Come and have a go at making 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.

Saturday 13 December 10 – 12pm
Christmas Wreaths
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
£7.50 (includes refreshments)
Come and have a go at making 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.

Sunday 14 December 1 – 4pm
Family Festive Fun
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Café)
£1 – £3
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 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 22 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!