Spring & summer


    Great NI Walk

    Great NI Walk campaign, 2014

    With the onset of autumn and winter, 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 or read our walking tips and download trail maps. 

  • Our Winter Community Open Day is on 8 November - free for all! © Roisin McGinn

    Free Community Open Day

    Saturday 7 March, 2015; 9am – 5pm

    Twice a year (March and November) the National Trust opens the Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre to our local community free of charge. Come along and experience our world-class service and facilities for yourself! Enjoy a guided walk, explore the exhibition area and see exactly why we're Northern Ireland's number 1 tourist attraction. 

  • Centre manager Brendan getting into the St Patrickâ¿¿s Day spirit © National Trust

    St. Patrick's Festival Weekend

    Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 March, 2015; 11am – 4pm

    Celebrate all things Irish at the Visitor Centre the weekend prior to 17 March - which is officially St. Patrick's Day. 
    Leprechauns will be lurking on the family-friendly treasure trail (find them all and be awarded a pot of gold!) and we'll also be providing face-painting, balloon modelling, crafts and traditional music. 

  • The Giantâ¿¿s Causeway giants with children from Bushmills Surestart © Art Ward

    Easter Sunday springtime celebrations

    Sunday 5 April; 11am - 4pm

    Join us for Benandonner's Easter egg-hunt on Runkerry Trail with themed face-painting, balloon modelling and crafts in the Visitor Centre. Lots of fun to be had and prizes to be won!

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

    50 things launch

    May bank holiday weekend

    The National Trust's award-winning initiative to get kids out into nature, returns. Launch in conjunction with wider North Coast activities. More details to be confirmed soon. 

  • 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 talent Krystal and Carrie. 

  • 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