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Family Nest Box Workshop

Castlewellan Forest Park, Forest Park View, Castlewellan, County Down, BT31 9BU
Nest box in Castlewellan Forest Park


Celebrate National Nest box week in Castlewellan Forest Park by making your own nest box to take home!

Conservation group Heart of Down Red Squirrels will provide expert guidance on the building of a box as well as teach your family about the species of birds likely to visit and how to create a more wildlife friendly garden.

Sessions will last approximately 30 minutes and be suitable to book as a family (one nest box per family).

Car parking charges apply

Activities are provided FREE through the Re-rooting our past in our future project that is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.

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From Belfast follow the A24 through Ballynahinch, Seaforde and Clough. In Clough follow the A25. Castlewellan Forest Park is located in the town of Castlewellan on the right. From Dublin follow the M1 to Newry. From A1 take the exit towards Newry/A28/Downpatrick/A25. Follow the A25 to Castlewellan. The Forest park is located on the left in Castlewellan town.

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