Sunday 28 June 10 -12
Volunteer Session
Heaton and Armstrong Parks
Join the Friends of Heaton and Armstrong Park on this, one of their monthly volunteer sessions. All tools will be provided, supervision by the Rangers and please dress appropriate for the weather. Please contact 0191 2650564 or email parks&countryside@newcastle.gov.uk to us know you’ll be coming along.

Sunday 5 July 1 – 3pm (First Sunday of every month)
Meet the animals
Pets’ Corner Jesmond Dene
Suggested donation £1 per child
This is a drop in event where you will be able to handle and meet some of the animals in Pets’ Corner.

Wednesday 15 July 6 – 8pm
Armstrong Park and Jesmond Vale
£3 per person
Learn about Robin Sheep’s cave and visit the Shoe Tree on this guided walk in the company of volunteers who are passionate about the parks. Booking essential. Please phone 0191 2812082 to book.

Wednesday 22 July 1 – 4pm
Nature Area Open Day
Jesmond Dene
Donations welcome
(Across the River from Pets Corner – look out for the signs)
Come and explore our Nature Area, take part in pond dipping, minibeast hunts and watch the birds at the feeding station. This is a drop in event and all children must be accompanied. Please contact the Visitor Centre for more information 0191 281 2082.

Saturday 25 July 10 -12
Volunteer Session
Heaton and Armstrong Parks
Join the Friends of Heaton and Armstrong Park on this, one of their monthly volunteer sessions. All tools will be provided, supervision by the Rangers and please dress appropriate for the weather. Please contact 0191 2650564 or email parks&countryside@newcastle.gov.uk to us know you’ll be coming along. ( More dates for follow in August, September and October. Please contact us nearer the time)

Wednesday 29 July 1 – 3.30pm
Bushcraft, Campfire and Environmental Games
Heaton Park
£4 per child, £3 per adult
Join the Rangers for some fun games and activities followed by a learning to light a fire with some campfire refreshments. Activities are aimed at 7-13 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear appropriate clothes for being outdoors in the woods. Booking essential, please call 0191 2812082 to book and for more information.

Sunday 2 August 1 – 3pm (First Sunday of every month)
Meet the animals
Pets’ Corner Jesmond Dene
Suggested donation £1 per child
This is a drop in event where you will be able to handle and meet some of the animals in Pets’ Corner.

Wednesday 5 August 1 – 4pm
Buzzing Bees and other Bugs
Paddy Freeman’s Park – (next to the Café)
Suggested donation £2
Learn amazing facts about honey bees and beekeeping. Follow clues on a short trail to find out more, try on a bee suit and take part in other bug activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact the Visitor Centre for more information 0191 281 2082.

Thursday 13 August 1 – 4pm
Nature Area Open Day
Jesmond Dene
Donations welcome
(Across the River from Pets Corner – look out for the signs)
Come and explore our Nature Area, take part in pond dipping, minibeast hunts and watch the birds at the feeding station. This is a drop in event and all children must be accompanied. Please contact the Visitor Centre for more information 0191 281 2082.

Thursday 20 August 1 – 3.30pm
Bushcraft, Campfire and Environmental Games
Heaton Park
£4 per child, £3 per adult
Join the Rangers for some fun games and activities followed by a learning to light a fire with some campfire refreshments. Activities are aimed at 7-13 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear appropriate clothes for being outdoors in the woods. Booking essential, please call 0191 2812082 to book and for more information.

Sunday 23 August 1.30 – 3.30pm
Paddy Freeman’s and Wild Jesmond Dene
£3 per person
Find out about the Freeman Family and see some less well know sites of Jesmond Dene on this guided walk, in the company of volunteers who are passionate about the parks. Booking essential. Please phone 0191 2812082 to book.

Tuesday 25 August 1 – 4pm
Buzzing Bees and other Bugs
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre – Jesmond Dene
£2 per child
Learn amazing facts about honey bees and beekeeping in Jesmond Dene. Follow clues on a short trail to find out more, try on a bee suit and take part in other bug activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact the Visitor Centre for more information 0191 281 2082.

Sunday 6 September 1 – 3pm (First Sunday of every month)
Meet the animals
Pets’ Corner Jesmond Dene
Suggested donation £1 per child
This is a drop in event where you will be able to handle and meet some of the
animals in Pets’ Corner.

Thursday 10 September 1 – 2.30pm
Heaton Park Guided walk – Mines, a Temple, Bears and much more!
(Part of the Heritage Open Days)
Explore the history of Heaton Park, on this guided walk in the company of volunteers who are passionate about the parks. Meet at the Pavilion.
Booking essential. Please phone 0191 2812082 to book.

Sunday 13 September 1 – 2.30pm
Jesmond Dene Guided Walk
Meet at Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene
(Part of the Heritage Open Days)
Join our fantastic guides on a walk through Jesmond Dene finding out about the past, present and future of this park.
Booking essential. Please phone 0191 2812082 to book.

Saturday 19 September (Evening – time to be confirmed on booking)
Bats and Moths
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre- Jesmond Dene
£4 per person
Learn about the different species of bats that live in the UK, and then we’ll set out for a walk and see which ones we can find, so don’t forget your torch! We will also be running a moth trap throughout the evening and we will have a look to see what has been caught on our return to the Visitor Centre. Suggested age 8+, children must be accompanied. Booking essential. Please contact the Visitor Centre on 0191 2812082 to book your place and for access details.

Sunday 20 September 10am – 12pm
Moth Morning and Pond Dipping
Nature Area
Donations
(Across the River from Pets Corner – look out for the signs)
We’ll go through the moth trap from the night before to see what we’ve managed to catch and try our best to identify them before letting them go. You can also try some pond dipping to see what creatures live under water in the Nature Area. This is a drop in event and you can stay as long or as little as you like. Please contact the Visitor Centre for more information 0191 281 2082.

Saturday 10 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 hunt is free. This is a drop in event, please contact the Visitor Centre for more information on 0191 2812082.

Sunday 11 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 hunt is free. This is a drop in event, please contact the Visitor Centre for more information on 0191 2812082.

Tuesday 27 and Saturday 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 to book your place and for more information on 0191 2812082.