Sunday 23 October 1 -3pm

Fantastic Fungi, Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre – Jesmond Dene

An introduction to the amazing world of mushrooms and toadstools. Join us for walk around the Ouseburn Parks and discover the mysterious world beneath the woodland floor.

Booking Essential. Please contact the Rangers on 2812082 for more information and access details.

 

Monday 24 October  1pm – 3pm

Philosophy For children: The Ant and the Grasshopper

Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre – Jesmond Dene

Can you think?  Of course you can. Develop your creative, critical, caring and group thinking skills through a simple discussion and questioning session.
Part of the People’s Philosophy Festival of the Newcastle Philosophy Society.

This event is for 8 – 12 year olds.  Booking essential. For booking and more information phone (0191) 281 2082.

 

Tuesday 25 October 1 -2pm & 2 – 3pm

(drop in for 1 of 2 sessions)

Hibernating Hedgehogs

Education Classroom – Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre (next to Millfield House Café)

Come and join the Northumberland Wildlife Trust (NWT) to discover more about the world of hibernating hedgehogs and other Autumn games. Free for all members.  Suggested donation of £2.50 per child for non-members or free if join membership today. Drop in for 1 of 2 sessions. Recommended minimum age 5 years. Phone NWT on (0191) 2846884 for more information.

 

Wednesday 26 October   11am – 3pm

Furry Fun

Pets’ Corner – Jesmond Dene

Find out about the animals in pets corner and take part in a special animal trail. At certain times throughout the day there will be an opportunity to meet some of the smaller animals.  This is a drop in event.  For more information phone (0191) 281 2082

 

 

Thursday 27 October 1 – 3pm

Halloween Crafts

Education Classroom – Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre (next to Millfield House Café)

Come and join the Northumberland Wildlife Trust to make a scary pumpkin, nature mask, and a tree spirit! Also follow the spooky wildlife trail. Booking essesntial. Free for all members.  Suggested donation of £2.50 per child for non-members or free if join membership today. Recommended minimum age 5 years. Phone NWT on (0191) 2846884 for more information and to book your place.

 

Friday 28 October 5.30 -8pm

Halloween Pumpkins and Walk

Education Classroom – Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre (next to Millfield House Café)

Come along and carve some pumpkins lanterns. 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!!   There will be a charge of £3.50 per pumpkin. Recommended minimum age 5 years.  Booking essential, please call the Rangers to book your place and for more information 2812082.

 

Sunday 13 November 1.30 – 3.30pm

Bird Feeders

Education Classroom – Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre (next to Millfield House Café)

It’s the start of the colder weather, when 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 charge to cover the cost of materials. Contact the Rangers for more information on 2812082.

 

Saturday 19 November 1.30 – 3.30pm

Bird Feeders

Heaton Park  – The Pavilion

It’s the start of the colder weather, when 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 charge to cover the cost of materials. Contact the Rangers for more information on 2812082.

 

Saturday 26 November 1.30 – 3.30pm

Past Present and Future

Jesmond Dene

Explore the wonders of Jesmond Dene in the company of volunteers who are passionate about the park.  The walk will examine the history and the natural history of the Ouseburn valley and the extraordinary changes it has seen.

Please meet at the east end of Armstrong Bridge at the noticeboard and entrance gates to Jesmond Dene.
Booking is essential.  To book and for more information please phone 0191 281 2082.

 

Sunday 4 December 1.30 – 3.30pm

Ancient Tree Hunt

Ouseburn Parks

Come along to find out more about the Woodlands Trust Ancient Tree Hunt and how you can get involved to help us measure the Ancient Trees in your local parks and beyond! The event will start with a short talk and then we will set off on a walk to find and measure some Ancient Trees. Booking Essential. Please contact the Rangers on 2812082 for more information and access details.

 

Thursday 15 December 10.30am – 12.30pm

Christmas Wreaths

Education Classroom – Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre (next to Millfield House Café)

Come and have a go at making 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. There will be a charge of £5 to cover costs. This is an event for adults, so no under 14s.

 

Saturday 17 December  1 – 3pm

Christmas Wreaths

Education Classroom – Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre (next to Millfield House Café)

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 very limited; book early to ensure your place,  2812082 and for more information. There will be a charge of £5 to cover costs. This is an event for adults, so no under 14s.

 

Sunday 18 December  1 – 3.30 pm

Family Festive Fun

Education Classroom – Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre (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 music, light refreshments, tombola and raffles.  This is a drop in event. For more information please contact the Rangers on 2812082.

 

Winter Willow Lantern Making
Monday 19 December 10 – 1pm
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene
Come and create a seasonal lantern to light up the dark winter nights. All materials will be supplied. Places limited and booking is essential. There will be a £5 charge per lantern. This event is for children 8 years plus, please contact the Visitor Centre for more information. Accompanying adults limited to one per child. Tel: 0191 2812082 or Email: ouseburnparks@newcastle.gov.uk

Tuesday 20 December  10.30am – 12.30pm

Childrens Christmas Crafts

Education Classroom – Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre (next to Millfield House Café)

A joint event with Northumberland Wildlife Trust (NWT) and the Rangers.  Come along and have fun creating Christmas crafts to take home with you. This is a children’s event and there is a  suggested donation of £2.50 per child for non-members or free if join membership today. Recommended minimum age 5 years. Children must be accompanied. Bookings essential.  For bookings and more information please contact NWT  284 6884

 

Wednesday 21 December  11am – 3pm

Wild Winter 

Ouseburn Parks visitor Centre – Jesmond Dene

Collect a nature trail from the visitor centre and follow the clues through Jesmond Dene to find out what happens to the plants and animals during the cold winter months.

This is a drop in event.  For more information phone (0191) 281 2082.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 10 January 10am -12.30pm

Volunteer Taster Session

Ouseburn Parks – Jesmond Dene/Heaton Park

Are you looking for a new way to keep fit or just spend more time outdoors?  Do you fancy volunteering in the Ouseburn Parks?  Come along to this taster session to find out more. All equipment will be provided but please wear old clothes and sturdy footwear. For meeting place and more information contact the Rangers on 2812082.

 

Saturday 21 January 1.30 – 3.30pm

Past Present and Future

Jesmond Dene

Explore the wonders of Jesmond Dene in the company of volunteers who are passionate about the park.  The walk will examine the history and the natural history of the Ouseburn valley and the extraordinary changes it has seen.

Please meet at the east end of Armstrong Bridge at the noticeboard and entrance gates to Jesmond Dene.
Booking is essential.  To book and for more information please phone 0191 281 2082.

Sunday 5 February 1.30 – 3.30pm

Winter Tree Identification and Folklore

Meet at the Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre (next to Millfield House Café)

Learn about some of the myths and legends that surround some of our trees and learn how to identify trees in winter on this walk through some of the Ouseburn Parks. Booking essential. Contact the Rangers to book your place and for access details 2812082.

 

Wednesday 15 February 11am – 3pm

Birds for beginners

(Walks at 11am – 12.30pm and 1pm – 2.30pm)

Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre – Jesmond Dene

Come and join the RSPB on a walk around Ouseburn Parks to discover bird life in the trees, on the ground and around the river.  Help us to record what we find and join in a bird craft activity. Please bring binoculars if you have them but there will be some available if not.

This event is suitable for all ages, but access is via steps and steep slopes, unsuitable for buggies or wheelchairs. Booking for the bird walk is essential.  The craft activity will be running all day and is drop in. Phone (0191) 2812082 for bookings and more information.

 

Thursday 16 February 11am – 3pm

Furry Fun

Pets’ Corner

Find out about the animals in pets corner and take part in a special animal trail. At certain times throughout the day there will be an opportunity to meet some of the smaller animals.  This is a drop in event.  For more information phone (0191) 281 2082.

 

Saturday 25 February 1.30 – 3.30pm

Ancient Tree Hunt

Ouseburn Parks

Come along to find out more about the Woodlands Trust Ancient Tree Hunt and how you can get involved to help us measure the Ancient Trees in your local parks and beyond! The event will start with a short talk and then we will set off on a walk to find and measure some Ancient Trees. Booking Essential. Please contact the Rangers on 2812082 for more information and access details.

 

Wednesday 5 March  6.30pm – 7.30pm

Talk: Lord Armstrong and his friends

Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre – Jesmond Dene

Henrietta Heald, author of William Armstrong: Magician of the North, will be giving a talk and presentation about William Armstrong, his connections with Jesmond Dene and his relationships with other influential people of the time.

Booking essential.  For booking and more information phone (0191) 281 2082.

 

Sunday 18 March 1.30 – 3.30pm

Past Present and Future

Jesmond Dene

Explore the wonders of Jesmond Dene in the company of volunteers who are passionate about the park.  The walk will examine the history and the natural history of the Ouseburn valley and the extraordinary changes it has seen.

Please meet at the east end of Armstrong Bridge at the noticeboard and entrance gates to Jesmond Dene.
Booking is essential.  To book and for more information please phone 0191 281 2082.

 

Wednesday  21 March 10am -12.30pm

Volunteer Taster Session

Ouseburn Parks – Jesmond Dene/Heaton Park

Are you looking for a new way to keep fit or just spend more time outdoors?  Do you fancy volunteering in the Ouseburn Parks?  Come along to this taster session to find out more. All equipment will be provided but please wear old clothes and sturdy footwear. For meeting place and more information contact the Rangers on 2812082.

 

Thursday 22 March 10.30am – 11.30am and 1 – 2pm

Animal Tails (for under fives)

Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre – Jesmond Dene

Join us for a story, activities and a chance to meet some furry friends.  A great introduction to our animals in pets’ corner.  This is a drop in event.  Some of the session will be outside in pets’ corner.  For more information phone (0191) 281 2082

 

Saturday 31 March 10.30- 12.30

Earth Walk part of Jesmond Community Festival

Meet at the Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre (next to Millfield House Café)

Explore your senses on this early spring walk through some of the Ouseburn Parks. You may find a rainbow, watch a leaf slide show or make a smelly cocktail! Children must be accompanied by an adult and please come prepared to get a little bit muddy. Suitable for families, recommended minimum age 5 years. Booking essential.  Sorry this event is not accessible for buggies or wheelchairs. For more information please contact the Rangers on 2812082.