Minnowburn

Visitors play pooh sticks

Play Pooh sticks at Minnowburn 

Pooh sticks is a simple but thrilling sport. It was first invented by the famous bear of the same name in the stories by A. A. Milne. It also happens to be no. 19 of our '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities!

Kids can have their own adventure at the natural play trail in Minnowburn

Go wild with the natural play at Minnowburn 

Go on a wild adventure with the natural play forest trail at Minnowburn...

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Restoring Ned's Meadow

We're on a mission to restore Ned's Meadow, a ten acre field at Minnowburn, transforming it from overworked agricultural land, to a landscape rich in wildlife and biodiversity.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Remarkable Trees of Minnowburn

Sat 05 Oct 2019
11:00-12:30
Fairies, fungus, crafts and conservation are all part of this tour with a ranger around Minnowburn's trees.
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History

Terrace Hill garden in the 1960s

Learn about our past 

Delve into the history of Minnowburn and find out how years of campaigning and purchasing land saved this special woodland area.

Pop for Peace at Minnowburn, 1969

Pop for Peace at 50 

It was the summer of 1969. Bryan Adams bought his first real six-string. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon. Meanwhile at Minnowburn on 2 August 1969, a free open air concert called Pop for Peace was held. The event, which aimed to provide the young people of Belfast and Northern Ireland with the opportunity to say, 'Give Peace A Chance,' was endorsed by The Beatles legend John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

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Our work

Green Woodwork Ireland at Minnowburn, County Down

Try your hand at green woodworking 

Try this ancient craft with Stephen of Green Woodwork Ireland in his workshop at our Ranger base at Minnowburn

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