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National Trust urges kids to embrace nature this summer

The National Trust is encouraging kids to embrace the natural world at their sites

THE National Trust is urging kids across the north to enjoy the natural sights around them this summer.

The charity encourage kids to pick up a ’50 things to do’ scrapbook from one of their sites and “tick off as many wild activities” as they can.

“The north coast is a natural playground for all ages. Why not go fossil hunting at Larrybane Quarry and then take the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge challenge to go bird-watching on the island?” the charity said.

Families can also enjoy climbing trees in Glenmona Estate, Cushenden, or exploring the basalt columns of the Giant’s Causeway in seach of the camel, wishing chair and the organ.

The conservation charity also has natural play areas at many of their sites, giving kids the chance to play a tune on a wooden glockenspiel in Florence Court, tackle the spider’s web at Downhill Demesne and learn to kayak at Castle Ward and Murlough NNR.

To find activities on offer at National Trust sites near you visit

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