Wicklow Mountains National Park: Nature Explorers - Every Wednesday in July & August 2019

Date Released: Friday, July 5, 2019

Learn how to identify and appreciate the natural world. Activities are aimed at children aged 5 to 11 years. The theme for each week is listed below.


10th July - Pond Dipping

17th July - Bird Watching

24th July - Butterfly Safari

31st July - History Detectives



07th August - Moth Recording

14th August - Flowers & Pollinators

21st August - Mammal Tracking

28th August - Treasure Hunts 


Where: Meet at the National Park Information Office, Upper Lake, Glendalough

When: Wednesdays in July & August at 11am

Duration: between 1 and 1.5 hours

Practicalities: This is an outdoor programme, and most activities will take place off track (not suitable for buggies). Please dress accordingly. Please note that an adult must stay with their children, and be prepared to help. No dogs. This event is free of charge, but please be aware that the Upper Lake car park (Wicklow Co. Council) has a €4 charge.

Booking: Booking is essential. To book, please phone 0404 45425.

This event is organised by education staff based at Wicklow Mountains National Park who are employed by the National Parks & Wildlife Service under the aegis of Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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