Leaf pod party at Belfast City Hall

A little bit of autumn came to Belfast’s City Hall on Saturday 29 October. In a celebration of all things autumnal we set up our Leaf Pod, filled with leaves from local National Trust places.

The pod, filled with colourful, crispy leaves gathered up from across the country was open to people of all ages to step inside and have some fun.

National Trust ranger Rowan Patterson said:

‘Catching a falling leaf’ is one of our ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ and we wanted to encourage adults and children alike to play with the leaves, take a picture and capture some happy memories on Saturday.’

Rangers joined in the fun with hands-on demonstrations to highlight the importance of nature and the role that we play in protecting Northern Ireland’s special places. There was fun colouring in for the children and lots of opportunities to kick some leaves in the city centre.

‘By bringing a taste of the outdoors into the city centre, I hope we encouraged the public to embrace the season, wrap up warm and visit a special place near them.’

‘Autumn is such a wonderful season, from the colourful landscape and falling leaves to the misty mornings and fabulous fungi, there’s so much to enjoy outdoors,’ explains Rowan.

Go enjoy our special places this autumn