Outdoor Adventures at Crom

Crom is a haven for wildlife and rare plants, so we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate our natural diversity! Come along on Sunday 25 June to join in with lots of activities, talks and tours at Crom.

Child with a butterfly net at Crom, County Fermanagh

There'll be plenty of opportunities for wildlife spotting on talks and tours, and enjoy a display from Flying Falcons who’ll be bringing along some fascinating birds of prey for you to meet. Take part in a moth release at 2pm – these special creatures help us determine the health of our natural environment and there are many varieties to be found at Crom!

Having your face painted is all part of the fun
A child at Crom have their face painted
Having your face painted is all part of the fun

Get involved with our nature themed children’s crafts and have a go at making your own wildlife home to take away. Our facepainters will be on site to turn your little ones into little animals! Our very own Bear Grylls (aka: David the Ranger) will be teaching you some wild survival techniques and demonstrating his tips for staying safe in nature.

Pick up wilderness survival tips from our own Bear Grylls
Our ranger demonstrates survival techniques to visitors at Crom
Pick up wilderness survival tips from our own Bear Grylls

Enjoy some traditional tunes with a twist from talented musicians from the Dun Uladh centre, relax down by the shore listening to the music with a picnic or try a range of lunches, hot food and treats from the Little Orchard Tea-room, whose speciality is home baking.

Our friends in conservation will be on site including Butterfly Conservation and the Fermanagh Red Squirrel Group. Have a chat and find out more about the work they do and how you can help be a part of it. Sarah McCaffrey from the RSBP will be giving a talk on the Curlew and the importance of preserving its habitat in Fermanagh. Meet at 2.30pm in the Inishfendra room to find out how to identify these birds and discover ways you can help protect them.

The Curlew is increasingly threatened due to loss of habitat
A Curlew stands on a fence in a field
The Curlew is increasingly threatened due to loss of habitat

We haven’t forgotten the water! Lough Erne Heritage are bringing their racing cots, so there’ll be plenty of opportunities to have a go and hear more about the work their group does to preserve the significant history of Lough Erne.