Native Woodland Trust Wicklow Events

EVENT: Face painting, Fun and Nature at the Native Woodland Trust Blessington Nature Reserve Family Wildlife Walk

Saturday 13th April:

You are invited to a Family Wildlife Walk on Saturday 13th April at 12:00 at the beautiful Native Woodland Trust Blessington Nature Reserve! The reserve is situated on the shores of Poulaphouca Reservoir opposite Russborough House only ten minutes’ drive from Blessington or Ballymore Eustace .

The Blessington Nature Reserve is teaming with wildlife and by late spring it should have plenty of busy bugs, hoping frogs and bustling birds not least to mention the spectacular mature native trees in full leaf. At this event we are running a guided wildlife walk catering in particular for families, with children’s activities to be enjoyed throughout the reserve on the day. These will incl ude face painting, scavenger hunt and “meet a tree”. You are invited to come along and bring the family to enjoy a visit to your local nature reserve.  All ages are welcome.

The Native Woodland Trust is an environmental charity dedicated to the protection of Ireland’s rare native and ancient woodland. We achieve this by setting up woodland reserves such as our Laragh reserve. The reserves network allows us to protect existing woodland as well as plant new native woodland for the future. Come along to this event to enjoy the NWT Nature Reserve and learn all about the work of the Native Woodland Trust. 

Meeting Point: ESB carpark on N81 just south of the Nature Reserve 100m before turn off for Ballymore Eustace. (See our Facebook page or contact us for directions on 087 1953629 or

Event Time: 12:00 – 14:30To book onto this event or for more details contact Kieran at or on 087 1953629

About the Native Woodland Trust

The Native Woodland Trust is an environmental charity dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of our native woodlands. Native woodland is a scarce habitat in Ireland and we are actively engaged in its protection through the acquisition of woodland sites and the planting of new community woodland reserves. We currently have five woodland reserves; two in Co Wicklow, one in Co Leitrim, one in Waterford, one in Westmeath and we are in the process of expanding our reserves network. Together with local communities and volunteers we transform these sites into native woodlands through tree and wildflower planting and careful maintenance. We always aim to plant native trees of local varieties grown from local seed in our own nurseries. To complement our woodland creation and protection activity, we engage in environmental education and awareness in aimed at increasing knowledge and appreciation of Ireland’s woodland heritage.



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