Summer Family Adventure
Crom is a haven for wildlife, wildflowers and nature, so we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate this by bringing you a Summer Family Adventure on Sunday 30 June between 12pm-5pm and join us for lots of nature activities, bug-hunts, talks and tours at Crom.
Summer is the perfect time to explore nature and head out on a family adventure at Crom, which is why we are showing you exactly what you and the little ones can get up to when you visit Crom throughout the Summer!
Start your day off at the Visitor Centre Activity Hub
Once you arrive at Crom, you will be given a map of the estate, along with a checklist for you to complete by the end of the day. This will inolve exploring the estate and taking part in a number of nature activities, bug hunts and more throughout the day!
Get involved with our nature themed children’s crafts and have a go at making your own bee hotel to take home for your own garden. Visit the face-painting station to turn your little ones into little insects and animals for the day! Our very own rangers will be teaching you some bushcraft and wild survival techniques, whilst demonstrating some important tips for staying safe in nature.
Our friends from the RSPB will also be doing an interactive display on biodiversity and the great conservation work that they do! Find out more about the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership Project and how Crom will benefit from this joint collaboration, working towards a more accessible, beautiful and healthier environment!
On the water
We haven’t forgotten about the water! Lough Erne Heritage will be holding one of their Racing Regatta’s throughout the day for everyone to enjoy. If anyone would like to enter the Regatta, please contact Lough Erne Heritage directly. Find out more about the traditional cots on the water and hear more about the work that their group does to preserve the significant history of Lough Erne. We will also have a special visit from the crew from our local RNLI Station (if available), one of two stations based on Lough Erne, as well as an educational area to find out more about safety out on the water.
Old Castle Ruins
Learn more about butterflies and how to catch them with the team from Butterfly Conservation round by the Old Castle Ruins and find out more about how to spot and look after red squirrels with Fermanagh Red Squirrel Group.
Get another activity ticked off the adventure list, by taking part in Pond Dipping at the Boat House with our team and start searching for those underwater creatures!
Hunt for mini beasts and bugs with our ranger team at the Riding School and find out more about the little creatures you can even find in your own gardens!
Spot a Fallow Deer in the Deer Park
Did you know that Crom is home to a healthy herd of Fallow Deer? Our ranger team help to look after the herd, thanks to the conservation work that we do, find out more about the Fallow Deer, the landscape, what they eat and how we look after them at Crom.
Don’t forget to browse the range of gifts, nature books and camping accessories in the Visitor Centre and enjoy a range of lunches, hot food, ice-cream and treats from the Little Orchard Tea-room, whose speciality is home-baking!
You will be able to pickup your adventure checklist and map, upon arrival on the day.