Fun day at Avon­dale Park for Na­tional Tree Week

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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