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Taste the Outdoors at Beech Hill Country House Hotel

Come along to Beech Hill Country House Hotel and experience the many outdoor activities on our family fun day! Activities include trying your hand at bushcraft and wild cooking, find creepy crawlies on a nature detective session, take part in a scavenger hunt, learn to mountain bike or go on a guided walk. Meet the Gardener in the Walled Garden. Enjoy refreshments in the Marquee.

There will also be a temporary exhibition of images by US Navy war artists and combat photographers, including images of the WWII Beech Hill Camp. An inspiration to follow the trails in the woodlands around the house and find the traces of the occupation during WWII.

Day

Sunday 21st September

Location

Beech Hill Country House Hotel

Session Times

12:00 to 16:00

Key Info
  • Family fun day including wild art, birds of prey and pony rides
  • Bushcraft, nature detective, wild cooking, scavenger hunt, and mountain biking.
  • Guided walks exploring the historic landscape around the house.
  • National Trust 50 Things to do before You're 11 and 3/4

Directions to Location

Along the main A6 Londonderry to Belfast road take the turning off at Faughan Bridge (Beech Hill signage at the bottom of the hill). Travel a mile further to Ardmore Chapel. You will see the Hotel entrance on your left, opposite the Chapel. Use the Chapel car-park opposite the hotel entrance.

Some outdoor activity events require pre booking but there are plenty of activities where you can just turn up on the day.

Saturday

Sunday

SUN
21
Bushcraft

Bushcraft at Beech Hill

Beech Hill Country House Hotel. Learn the essentials of surviving and thriving in the wild outdoors!

FULLY BOOKED :-(

SUN
21
Cycling

Disability Biking

Beech Hill Country House Hotel. Try out our range of fully accessible bikes for a wide range of accessibility needs from wheelchair users, visually impaired or other needs.

SUN
21
Walking

Guided Walk to Unpack the Historic Landscape around the Beech Hill Country Hotel

Beech Hill Country House Hotel. A guided walk through the lawns and woodlands around Beech Hill looking for evidence of the families - O'Cahan, Skipton, Nicholson - who shaped the landscape around the present-day house. Also a chance to look for evidence of Jacobite 1688-89 and US Navy 1941-44 occupation.

SUN
21
CyclingMountain Biking

Mountain Biking at Beech Hill

Beech Hill Country House Hotel. Explore the exciting off-road trails by bike.

SUN
21
BushcraftWalking

National Trust's 50 Things to Do Before You're 11 3/4 at Beech Hill

Beech Hill Country House Hotel. Your very own Outdoors Explorer will help you complete the 50 coolest outdoor things to do before you're 11 ¾ (and use your own skills to find hidden secret challenges!)

SUN
21
Bushcraft

Nature Detective at Beech Hill

Beech Hill Country House Hotel. Find the creepy crawlies and exotic trees in the hotel grounds!

FULLY BOOKED :-(

SUN
21
Horse Riding

Pony Rides at Beech Hill

Beech Hill Country House Hotel. Free pony rides for children, provided by Pony Club and City of Derry Equestrian Centre

SUN
21
Bushcraft

Scavenger Hunt at Beech Hill

Beech Hill Country House Hotel. Pick up points for your family on a crazy dash about!

SUN
21
Bushcraft

Wild Cookery at Beech Hill

Beech Hill Country House Hotel. Learn to be the ultimate jungle chef!

FULLY BOOKED :-(