Autumn events

  • Action Cancer â¿¿giantâ¿¿ walk in September. See events for more details. © Action Cancer

    Giant's Walk supporting Action Cancer

    Saturday 6 September, 2014

    10km walk along the North Coast from the Giant's Causeway, via sandy beaches and small fishing villages, finishing at Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

    All the money you raise will go directly to helping people in your community.

    This is a fantastic challenge... and you CAN do it!

    If you require any additional information, contact Action Cancer on (028) 90 803 349 or email for a registration pack.

  • Bushmills will come alive to the 3rd Annual Salmon and Whiskey Festival © Flickr

    Bushmills Salmon & Whiskey Festival

    Friday 19 September - Sunday 21 September, 2014; Bushmills, various locations

    Bushmills will come alive during the 3rd Annual Salmon and Whiskey Festival. Whiskey and salmon tastings tastings, artisan stalls, and street performers will entertain and inspire during this cultural celebration. Events will take place at various sites.

    For more information, email; call (0)7793678991

  • Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Marathon Walk, 27 Sept 2014 © Chest, Heart & Stroke

    Chest, Heart & Stroke Marathon Walk

    Saturday 27 September, 2014

    The Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Marathon Walk will take place alongside 26extreme’s annual Causeway Marathon Run.

    You don't have to run (a brisk walk will suffice!) but you will definitely be inspired by the elite marathon runners as they prepare for the big event.

    Get your pulse racing and support the work of NI Chest, Heart and Stroke. For more info click THIS link.

  • Freshly grown potatoes © Andrew Montgomery

    NI Potato Festival

    Saturday 14 October; Cushendall, various locations

    Good Food NI hosts its annual celebration of the humble spud - the mainstay of Irish and Northern Irish cuisine.

    For more information contact Good Food NI; email or call (028) 90 249 449 

  • Giantâ¿¿s Causeway does Halloween - Mexican style! © Roisin McGinn

    Mexican Day of the Dead

    Thursday 30 & Friday 31 October, 2014

    Join us for a fun, family-friendly look at how the festival of Hallowe’en is celebrated in another culture.

    Try your hand at paper flower making, have your face painted as La Catrina or sample the Mexican flavours in our café. You can also help Finn McCool solve clues on the sugar-skull trail to win a prize.

    Normal admission applies; National Trust members free. Buy discounted tickets online.

  • The fifth bi-annual free Community Open Day will take place November 2014 © Roisin McGinn

    Free Community Open Day

    Saturday 8 November, 2014

    Enjoy the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Experience free of charge at our Winter Community Open Day.

    Explore the exhibition, take a guided walking tour, enjoy the fayre in our café or get a head-start on your Christmas shopping in the retail zone. Free Park and Ride service from Bushmills. Face-painting and balloon modelling also offered.

    Complimentary tickets issued at admission desk on arrival 

  • Check our 'Things to see & do' page for all upcoming events © Steven McAuley

    Burns & Benandonner Weekend

    Saturday 24 &Sunday 25 January, 2015; 11am – 4pm

    Burns Night festivities last all weekend long at our family-friendly annual celebration of Scottish culture.

    Find the hairy haggis’ hidden in the Visitor Centre, solve the riddles and claim a prize. Enjoy the sound of skilfully played bagpipes and nibble on some Scottish-inspired specials in our café.

    Normal admission; National Trust members free. Book online for discounted tickets

  • Gavin Lapworth leading a guided tour for TIC staff © Alexandra Mehaffy

    Ongoing: Guided walking tours

    Take a tour of the causeway with the people who know it best... our Visitor Experience Rangers. Listen as they delight, entertain and inspire, retelling the facts, myths and legends that surround this natural phenomenon.

    June walking tours every hour on the hour from 10am - 5pm.

    July/August walking tours every hour on the hour from 10am -12pm; every half hour from 12:30pm - 3pm; every hour on the hour from 4pm - 7pm.

  • Birdwatching 50 Things © Alexandra Mehaffy

    Ongoing: '50 things'

    Discover and explore landscaped gardens and parklands, outdoor play areas and acres of wild North Coast countryside. Make the most of summer and get to work ticking things off your '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4' list. 

    Pick up your free scrapbook at any of our sites across the North Coast to get started. 

  • Volunteer Niamh putting some local products out on display in the causeway  © Roisin McGinn

    Ongoing: Volunteering

    We're a charity and much of what we do couldn't be done without our army of volunteers. From protecting wildlife habitats to welcoming visitors or helping in our shops and tea-rooms we've lots of opportunities to get involved. 

    To volunteer at the Giant's Causeway, contact Eleanor Killough

    To volunteer across the North Coast, contact James Milliken