Fun day at Avondale Park for National Tree Week
AVONDALE Forest Park has been chosen as the location for the launch of National Tree Week with a special fun day at which renowned film maker, author and musician Éamon de Buitléar will be the guest of honour.
Mr. de Buitléar will mark the start of National Tree Week with a formal tree planting ceremony.
The event is the first of its kind and is free for all. Plenty of wood-related activities and demonstrations will take place throughout the day, including guided tree and nature trails, bird walks, treasure hunts and den-building whereby children can get involved in building dens using natural materials from the forest.
There will also be an introduction to orienteering, wood craft stalls and demonstrations and field archery.
Other activities include traditional folk entertainment and facepainting for the duration of the afternoon. Individuals and family groups are encouraged to come along and take part.
The fun day takes place on Sunday March 6 and the activities run from 12 noon all the way through to 4.30 p.m.. Visitors are also invited to bring their own picnic to enjoy a day out.
Tree Week 20011 is organised by the Tree Council of Ireland and takes place from March 6 to March 12.