AUTUMN WORKSHOP WITH RACHEL LEARY

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AUTUMN WORKSHOP WITH RACHEL LEARY

Renowned local ceramicist Rachel Leary, will be hosting an Autumn Craft Workshop on Thursday 20th October, 7pm – Gortin Community Centre.
The workshop will involve inlaying leaves or flowers into clay to produce 3 seasonal trinket dishes, which will be glazed and then fired at her studio.
Rachel is well known in the area and her workshops are very popular. Refreshments will be provided. Call the community centre on the number provided to book a place or DM through this post.

Walk & Talk at Gortin Glen Forest Park

Join in on Autumn walks at Gortin Glen Forest Park, Lislap East, Co Tyrone.
Saturday mornings for 6 weeks
10am start
Meeting at the forest cafe.
Autumn Walk 1:
This Saturday morning, 1st October 2022 at 10am (meet at forest cafe).
We hope everyone can join us for the first guilded walk back after our summer break.
The walk will be a easy 1hr walk around the low parts of the forest park.
Take a small lunch with you for a lunch break.
Walking stick recommended.
Will be great to meet up with everyone again as we explore the forest park, and thanks to all the volunteers who will be helping with the walks every Saturday mornings. Everyone is most welcome to join us.

Santa Sundays at the Mellon Country Inn

🎅🏻🤶🏻 SANTA SUNDAYS 🎅🏻🤶🏻
Santa is coming to the Mellon on December 11th & December 18th 🎄
After numerous enquiries our diary is now open!
Our Santa Sundays will include-
❄️ Winter Wonderland Experience
🍽 Festive Feast
🎅🏻 Visit Santa’s Grotto to see Mr Clause
🤶🏻 See Mrs Claus and help feed the Reindeer
💃🏼🕺🏼 Mini kids disco with favourite mascots
➡️Entry from 12pm ✅
➡️Dinner served 12.30pm ✅
🎄🎅🏻🤶🏻
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Visit Father Christmas and his Elves at Ulster American Folk Park

Magic is in the air here at Ulster American Folk Park. Father Christmas and Mrs Claus are toasting their toes by the turf fire before they pack up the sleigh for Christmas! The North Pole elves are busy getting things ready and spreading magic dust wherever they go. Did you know that only children who truly believe in Christmas magic can see the elves? They aren’t so fond of grown-ups!

Breathe in the magic of Christmas with a stroll through the snowy streets of Ulster and the New World. Let one of our elves guide you to the magical home of Father Christmas and Mrs Claus to say hello, and if you’ve made it on the good list you might even receive a traditional wooden gift to bring home!

While you’re here, meet the Chief Story Elf for readings of the ‘Nightmare before Christmas’ and fill up on Christmas shortbread and mulled spiced apple juice!

Tickets to meet Father Christmas are £15 per child and £10 per adult. Book your tickets through the link.

A Christmas night with The Mummers at Ulster American Folk Park

Join us at Mountjoy Meeting House on Thursday 8th December for a Christmas night with the Mummers!

Let us transport you back in time to the 19th Century where you can enjoy the flavours and smells from Christmas past. There will be refreshments on arrival from our costumed guides, before Captain Mummer interrupts the evening with his troop to entertain you! This is a unique and wonderful way to kick start the Christmas season.

Book your tickets through the link – https://www.tickettailor.com/events/nmni/760942/ 

Hallowe’en at Ulster American Folk Park

Take a journey back in time for a truly traditional Hallowe’en experience. See how the people of Ulster celebrated during the 18th and 19th Centuries, taste old fashioned Hallowe’en fayre, discover age old traditions and folklore and keep your eyes peeled…as you never know what you will find as you walk the Park!

Opening hours:

Saturday 29th October 11:00-17:00
Sunday 30th October 11:00-17:00
Monday 31st October 10:00-17:00

An accessible bus will be available on all days, to transport people from the overflow car park up the hill to the museum site.

Book your general admission ticket to celebrate Hallowe’en at Ulster American Folk Park.

Spooky Estate Tours (Family)

Are you brave enough to board our super-scary ghost train and explore Glenpark Estate in the spooky Halloween darkness?

With spooks and surprises around every corner and some ghostly guests hiding in our historic buildings?

If you’re looking for a spooky adventure you’ll never forget, gather your ghost-busting gang, wrap up warm, bring a torch and join us!

Our super spooky (family friendly) Halloween guided tours will show you the grounds of Glenpark Estate in a whole new creepy way. Tickets include a ride on the ghost train, hot chocolate, face painting, as well as a guided walking tour/group treasure hunt.

Tickets are available on the following dates & times:

Saturday 29th October: 3.30-4.30pm, 4-5pm, 4.30- 5.30pm, 5- 6pm, 5.30-6.30pm, 6-7pm

Sunday 30th October: 3.30-4.30pm, 4-5pm, 4.30-5.30pm, 5- 6pm, 5.30-6.30pm, 6-7pm

  • All tickets: £12 per person plus booking fee

Suitable for families with children under 16 these tours will last 1 hour.

Please note everyone is required to arrive 15 minutes before their booked time slot as all tours will leave sharp and no latecomers can be permitted.

 

Super Scary Estate Tours (16+ years)

Are you brave enough to explore Glenpark Estate in the late-night spooky Halloween darkness?

Do you dare discover spooks and surprises around every corner and some ghostly guests hiding in our historic buildings?

If you’re looking for a spooky adventure you’ll never forget, gather your ghost-busting gang, wrap up warm, bring a torch and join us!

Our super spooky (suitable for ages 16+) Halloween guided tours will show you the haunted grounds of Glenpark Estate in a whole new creepy way.

Strictly for ages 16+ these spine-tingly tours will last an hour!

Tickets are available for the following dates & times:

Saturday 29th October: 8-9pm, 8.30-9.30pm, 9-10pm, 9.30pm- 10.30pm, 10-11pm, 10.30-11.30pm

Sunday 30th October: 8-9pm, 8.30-9.30pm, 9- 10pm, 9.30pm- 10.30pm, 10-11pm,

10.30-11.30pm

Tickets: £20 per person plus booking fee

Tickets include two alcoholic drinks (or non-alcoholic alternatives) and a guided walking tour.

Please note, tours will last 1 hour and all members of the group are required to arrive 15 minutes before their booked time slot as all tours will leave sharp and no latecomers can be permitted.

 

Glenpark Pumpkin Patch

Pick your pumpkin at our pumpkin patch!

Come and explore our beautiful grounds as the season changes, visit the animals in our open farm, try and find your way through the hay bale maze and finish by picking your very own pumpkin!

We’ll have marshmallow toasting on our open fire to warm you up too.

The pumpkin patch is open from 10am to 4pm each day. There is no limit your stay on the estate/farm/play park!

Dates: Thursday 20th/Friday 21st/Saturday 22nd/Sunday 23rd October

Thursday 27th Friday 28th/Saturday 29th/Sunday 30th October/Monday 31st October

£5 per ticket for adults & children (plus booking fee)

Babies under 1 go free!

Please note, pumpkins are not included in the ticket price but are available to purchase separately; prices start at £1.50.

 

 

Autumn at An Creagán

Lots of lovely events available this Autumn at An Creagán.

Todds Leap Horror Nights

Face nightmarish walkways, hellish scare zones, narrow alleyways as you try to figure out exactly how you are going to GET OUT!

WARNING: Event may be too intense for young children and is recommended for children PG 15. Halloween Horror Nights at Todds Leap Northern Ireland is a Halloween event scare attraction not to be missed. Todds Leap Horror Night Tickets are onsale now!

 

Dates: 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 , 30 October

Opening Times: 7pm – 10pm

Admission: £25 Per Person

Pumpkin Trails at Granda Bens Ethical Zoo

Come see Granda Ben’s Ethical Zoo be transformed into an Autumnal Pumpkin Paradise with lots of activities, crafts and photo opportunities throughout the month of October!

Admission: Adults £9.50 Children £7.50

 

Sperrins Walking Programme Sept 2022 & March 2023

Get your walking boots ready for the first Sperrins Walking Programme taking place September 2022 and March 2023 across Sperrin Area of Outstanding Natural beauty (AONB).

The programme, developed and delivered by The Sperrins Partnership and outdoor experts Far and Wild, is designed to help walkers of all abilities to enjoy this beautiful landscape as well as promoting health, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Sperrins Walking participants will not only enjoy discovering a destination filled with unique tourism experiences, but a great choice of walks ranging from leisurely strolls to more demanding longer walks, all in small groups, guided by experienced leaders.

  • Causeway Coast & Glens 3/4 September 2022: Explore the natural and human history in the Northern Sperrins with two challenging walks looking at late Bronze Age to current day heritage.  Walks includeBanagher Dam and Donald’s Hill to Sconce Fort.
  • Derry City & Strabane 17/18 September 2022: Sperrins & Killeter features a wide variety of walks including Balix Boardwalk and Loop, Craignamaddy Loop, Carnanelly- Oughtmore- Goles, Leitrim Hill, Derg Lodge to the Derg River, Carrickaholten- Golandun McHugh-Causeway.
  • Mid Ulster 24/25 September 2022: In co-operation with Embrace Tours and local guides, the heartland of Mid-Ulster offers some exciting and significant walking routes. Walks include Glenaruddagh Mt, Davagh Forest, Moydamlaght Forest to Glenshane Pass over Mullaghmore, Moydamlaght Forest looped walk to Eagle’s Rock.
  • Fermanagh & Omagh 25/26 March 2023: One of the first programmed walks for the 2023. Walks include Gortin Lakes, Mullaghcarn, Tattynure to Bessy Bell, Sloughan Glen & Bollaght Mt.

Market on Main Street Omagh

Artisan market takes place on the first Saturday of every month outside Rue and The Ostlers on Main Street, Omagh. Local crafts, food and giftware.

 

Meadows Camping Field

Nestled close to the beautiful market village of Gortin, at the foot of the Sperrin mountains. The Meadows is a wonderful hideaway campsite.

Meadows Camping Facebook Page

Johnny Brady – New Years Eve at Lola’s

New Years Eve In Lola’s
Dance the night away to Johnny Brady
Doors open 21.15

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