Cruinniú na nÓg
The Big Dig at Belvedere

12th June 2021 11am – 4pm

Join us June 12th at the Belvedere House Gardens and Park for family fun and entertainment! Throughout the day we will be exploring the past through our Viking House excavation workshop - The Big Dig! Places are limited so reserve your ticket online now!


Cruinniú na nÓg
The Belvedere Bees with Dolores & Jim

12th June 2021 at 4.30pm

The bees are buzzing at Belvedere House and Gardens and children are invited to join in for Cruinniú na nÓg. This pre-recorded event will see local author and illustrator Dolores Keaveney joined by Jim, the man who looks after the bees at Belvedere. This is an opportunity to find out all about bees and their work, learn how they how they forage for food and how they make that beautiful tasty honey and then be inspired to create your own bee and have fun creating a paper garden for your bee!
Images and activity materials are available to download on this website. See link below.

Instructions: To take part children will need paper, colouring in equipment and scissors. Younger children will require parental supervision.

Bee Colouring Page for Launch

Bee Colouring Page 2

Bee Colouring Page 3

Bee Puzzle 1

Bee Puzzle 2

This will be shared on our Facebook page on June 12th so mark the date and tune in at the link below.



Bees Colouring

Cruinniú na nÓg
The Belvedere Bigfoot

12th June 2021 at 5pm

Join us at 3pm as part of Cruinniú na nÓg event where local artist and facilitator Paul Timony will bring one of Belvedere’s former owner’s – Charles Howard-Bury back to explore the estate in search of
‘The Belvedere Bigfoot’! Charles was a keen adventurer and explorer who travelled around the world to far flung places and brought very interesting plant and animals back to Belvedere.
Charles will return to Belvedere Estate on June 12 for Cruinniú na nÓg to demonstrate some animal movements and secret explorer techniques that you can use to move through nature without being detected.
On his way he’ll be trying to unravel the mystery of the huge creature that some claim to have spotted on the forest walk recently. Charles, who has climbed Mount Everest, and doesn’t believe in Yetis,
isn’t one bit worried. He’ll use observation, concentration, patience and the power of looking carefully to make drawings, gather evidence, and hopefully solve the riddle of The Belvedere Bigfoot.

Throughout the event various important skills will be demonstrated and children can then use these skills
to go on an adventure in their own environment and see what they can find!

Download these activity sheets and join in on the day or have fun in your own time! Parental supervision advised for outdoor activities

Keeping the body strong and lively

Draw a daisy

Being Invisible

Write a poem

This will be shared on our Facebook page on June 12th so mark the date and tune in at the link below.



 Belvedere Bigfoot

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