Spring & summer

  • LSE 50 things events graphic © National Trust/Alex Tarling

    50 things launch

    May bank holiday Monday
    Monday 25 May; 11 am - 4 pm

    The National Trust's campaign to get kids into nature returns with a host of activities (all activities offered on a first come, first served basis). We'll also have free face-painting in the Visitor Centre.

    Workshops: build a nesting box for solitary bees
    11:00, 11:30 & 12:00 (Max 8 people; duration 30 minutes)
    Join Dr Cliff Henry to learn about solitary bees and construct a home for the critters. Free pots of wildflowers and bee identification charts.

    Bug hunt
    13:00 (Duration 30 minutes)
    Dr Cliff Henry will lead the way around the causeway trails on a hunt for bugs – you’ll be surprised at the creepy-crawlies that call the causeway home.

    Workshops: build a bee box
    14:00, 14:30, 15:00 (Max 8 people duration 30 minutes)
    Afternoon session of learning about bees and their importance to the local ecosystem before building a bee box with the help of Dr Cliff Henry.

    Normal admission. National Trust members free. Book online for discounts.

  • LSE 50 things events graphic © Bernice Williamson

    June Sundays: face-painting

    Sunday 7, 14, 21, 28 June; 11am - 4pm 

    Value-added face-painting in the Visitor Centre every Sunday in June with the very talented Krystal and Carrie.

    Normal admission applies. National Trust members free. Book online for discounts.

  • LSE 50 things events graphic © Roisin McGinn

    Summer solstice morning walk

    Sunday 21 June; 6:30am - 8:30am 

    Get up with the lark to make the most of the longest day of the year! This morning hike is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the birdsong of summer. Breakfast at the Causeway Hotel and entry to the Visitor Centre is included in the ticket price.

    £7 per person. Booking essential; places limited. Call our bookings office to make reservations 028 2073 3419.

  • North Coast Summer Scheme now taking bookings - call (028) 2073 3419 © Roisin McGinn

    North Coast summer scheme

    Monday 27 thru Friday 31 July; 10am -3pm each day

    The North Coast Summer Scheme returns with a fun-filled 5 day schedule that will inspire and delight! Our packed program of events includes visits to the Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, and Rathlin Island, as well as other National Trust sites. 

    £75 per child, ages 7 - 12. Booking essential; places limited. Call our bookings office on 028 2073 3419.

  • 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.

    Walking tours every hour on the hour during Visitor Centre opening times. 

  • 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