Education, Nature and River Studies

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  • Nature walk and Talk, suitable for Key-stage 1.
  • Pond/ tree studies and mini beasts, suitable for key-stage 1&2 and 3&4.
  • River studies and geography, suitable for Key-stage 4.

Half Day 09:30 -12:30

Full Day 09:30-15:00

  • Highlights

    • Nature walk and talk following the marked trail to ‘Gruffalo & Stickman’ area aimed at giving children an introduction to trees, plants, birds and insects.
    • Pond/ tree studies and mini beasts, this incorporates pond dipping using nets and trays, giving children the opportunity to identify wildlife that can be found throughout the Forest.
    • Pond/ tree studies and mini beasts, this follows on from Key stage 1&2, looking at identifying mini beasts, habitats and ecology of life within the Forest, studying food chains and the private life of plants within the Forest.
    • River studies and geography, suitable for GCSE and A level, we visit up to 10 sites checking depth, velocity, bed load and sampling, we also discuss how Colin Glen has changed throughout the years and search for fossils in the riverbed.

    Before You Book

    Children must be accompanied by an teacher/ responsible adults
    Children must be accompanied by an teacher/ responsible adults
    Suitable for average walkers, some hill sections on route
    Suitable for average walkers, some hill sections on route
    Maximum Capacity is 30
    Maximum Capacity is 30
    Wear suitable protective clothing and walking boots
    Wear suitable protective clothing and walking boots
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    Supervision for under 18s: All children under 18 must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

    COVID 19: All staff are fully trained in COVID 19 procedures and the necessary adjustments are in place to comply with regulations. For further information, please click here.

This activity is located at our Forest Park Site

Colin Glen Forest Park is a beautiful woodland river glen located on the edge of the Belfast Hills.

It has been described as Belfast’s ‘Green Lung’, and is located to the Southwest of Belfast City Centre, one mile north west of Dunmurry Village, with convenient access from the M1.

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