Events

Autumn events

  • Great NI Walk

    Great NI Walk campaign, Monday 8 September to Friday 24 October

    With the onset of autumn, we want to encourage everyone to go walking. Grab your hiking boots, pull on your coziest knitted sweater and head out to explore the beautiful scenery of the Giant's Causeway and causeway coast.

    Read more about Great NI Walk

  • Bushmills Salmon & Whiskey Festival

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

    Bushmills will come alive during the 3rd Annual Salmon and Whiskey Festival. Whiskey and salmon 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 salmonandwhiskey@hotmail.co.uk; call (0)7793678991

  • 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.

  • NI Potato Festival

    Saturday 4 October, Giant's Causeway, Causeway Hotel; 10am - 6pm

    Good Food NI and the National Trust hosts the annual celebration of the humble spud - the mainstay of Irish and Northern Irish cuisine. Cookery demos, tastings, talks and all things 'tatties'. Come along for a great family day out.

    For more information contact Good Food NI; email info@nigoodfood.com or call (028) 90 249 449 

  • Mexican Day of the Dead

    Thursday 30 & Friday 31 October, 2014; 11am - 4pm

    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.

  • 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

  • Free Community Open Day

    Saturday 8 November, 2014; 9am - 4pm

    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 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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 

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