Sunday, 27 February 2011

Fun Day at Bashfordsland Wood

Have uploaded some photographs of the Family Fun Day at Bashfordsland Wood yesterday.

The Wilson family from Carrickfergus are shown some willow weaving techniques.

The Blackstock family from Lisburn at Bashfordsland Wood.

The Grant family from Carrickfergus enjoying the events at Bashfordsland Wood.

The rain and hale did not put off members of the Black, Green and McKnight families that attended the Family Fun Day at Bashfordsland Wood.

The Hamilton family enjoy the fun day at Bashfordsland Wood.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Radio 4: Gardeners' Question Time Recording

Carrickfergus Borough Council is delighted to announce that the popular Radio 4 programme Gardeners' Question Time will be recording from Carrickfergus Town Hall on Monday 18th April 2011.

Seasoned experts, which may include Anne Swithinbank, Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness, Chris Beardshaw, Matthew Biggs and Pippa Greenwood, will be available to answer your questions with Eric Robson or Peter Gibbs in the chair.

We are delighted that this event is taking place in Carrickfergus and that local people can participate in the audience for this exciting event. This event is hosted by the Northern Ireland Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens.

As well as fresh ideas and inspiration, Gardeners' Question Time offers solutions to most of your gardening problems. Packed full of practical advice from a panel of expert gardeners here's 45 minutes of top gardening tips, from vegetable growing to wildlife, new plants to dealing with garden pests.

A very limited number of tickets are available to this event and they will sell out fast, so book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets may be obtained from Carrickfergus Tourist Information Centre, 11 Antrim Street, Carrickfergus, BT38 7DG. (T: 9335 8094)

The recording will take place in the Jubilee Hall at Carrickfergus Town Hall. Doors open at 5.30pm and tea and coffee will be available before the recording starts promptly at 6.30pm.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Family Fun Day at Bashfordsland Wood

On Saturday 26th February you will be spoilt for choice with all the activities and entertainment on offer at the Family Fun Day at Bashfordsland Wood.
The day offers a variety of activities including face painting, storytelling, samba drumming, guided walks, willow weaving and arts and crafts.

Storytelling sessions 12.45pm, 1.45pm & 2.45pm
Guided walks 1pm and 2pm (meet at marquee)
Drumming Workshop - 12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm

Parking is available at Oakfield Community Centre. Bashfordsland Wood  is located at Red Fort Park, off Marshallstown Road, Carrickfergus - see location map.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Love your parks this Valentine's Day

...A stroll in the park will do wonders for you!
Did you know that just five minutes of exercise in a park has been shown to boost your mood and self esteem?
Show your local park some love this Valentine's Day!
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