ParkLife

Saturday Club at Ormeau ParkSaturday Club at Ormeau Park

The ParkLife education programme helps children and their families get outdoors and explore nature in Belfast's wonderful parks.

The programme is run in partnership with  Belfast City Council.

To date, over 20,000 young people have been discovering nature on their doorstep through monthly Saturday clubs, events, summer schemes and seasonal, outdoor education sessions in parks across the city.

We also provide practical training for Belfast City Council Park Wardens to help deliver interactive outdoor learning activities 

Saturday Clubs 

We run free monthly ParkLife Saturday clubs in:

  • Falls Park
  • Ballysillan Playing Field
  • Botanic Gardens 
  • Tullycarnet Park
  • Alderman Tommy Patton Memorial Park
  • Fullerton Park

 

The clubs meet monthly in park bowling pavilions and are suitable for all ages groups. Young children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. 

Each month we explore a different theme, from mini-beast hunts to bird identification, with lots of games and crafts too. As well as being great fun, the clubs help children keep fit and get active outdoors, learn more about the world around, build confidence and develop a sense of ownership. It's a great way to get your children out and about to explore your local park.

Times: Falls Saturday Club takes place from 2pm -3.30pm, and all the other clubs from 10am-11.30am. 

Cost: Free. 

To find out more, contact our ParkLife officers : Lucille.ewing@ulsterwildlife.org, Maureen.Carvill@ulsterwildlife.org or Shanna.Rice@ulsterwildlife.org
 

Find out more about upcoming Saturday Clubs

School Park Visits

School sessions take place at a variety of parks within the Belfast City Council area and offer children seasonal-themed visits and a chance to learn about a range of topics such as animal and bird survival, how trees change with the seasons and history and heritage in our parks.

Our school visits are designed to complement the Key Stage 2 curriculum.

Find out more about ParkLife for schools 

Community Groups 

We work with a range of community groups of all ages and abilities. If you would like to discuss the possibility of us working with your group, please contact us.

ParkLife Resources 

We have developed a range of seasonally-based resources, including activities and games to use when visiting your local park. 


For more information about ParkLife, to book a school visit or to register for the Saturday Clubs, please email: parklife@belfastcity.gov.uk