Get Outdoors Weekend

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Calling any local photographers and wildlife lovers

Fancy enjoying a few walks to the Feeding/Observation sites in Ballycastle Forest or Glenariff Forest to spot some Red Squirrels? Then read on!

These events, organised by the Glens Red squirrel Group, are part of 2014’s Get Outdoors Weekend on Sat 20th and Sun 21st September.

Ballycastle Red Squirrel Walk 21st September

3km walk to the Feeding/Observation site in Ballycastle Forest

Glenariff Red Squirrel Walk 21st September

Remember your camera and binoculars and enjoy a family day out walking through Glenariff Forest

Aideen Exley, Marketing Manager for Get Outdoors Weekend, explained: “Increasingly children are leading a more sedentary lifestyle, spending significant quantities of their time in front of a screen. Doing outdoor activities allows children to feel connected with their environment, play and have fun.

“As all the events are free of charge in Get Outdoors Weekend, this is a unique opportunity in the Northern Ireland calendar for everyone to get active and embrace our parks, forests and waterways.”

Visit to find out more information about this event and to see a full list of events on offer during this action packed weekend. Some events require pre booking online so be sure to visit the website soon as events are booking up fast!

Get Outdoors Weekend is coordinated by Outdoor Recreation NI in partnership with financial partners, Big Lottery, Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency with support from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Sport Northern Ireland. The events are hosted by a range of organisations including local councils, clubs and parks.