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Beelines North East: Bug Hunts

Following the huge success of Urban Green Newcastle’s Beelines North East activity days during February half term, families are invited back to Newcastle’s parks this Easter to take part in a series of special Beelines North East Bug Hunts.

The free events, which take place throughout the Easter school holidays, are designed to celebrate all the amazing animals that help create our natural environment and support biodiversity across the city.

Armed with a bug pot and magnifying glass, families are invited to join a guided mini-beast hunt through some of Newcastle’s parks to see what what’s hiding in the trees, plants and bushes. Children and their families/guardians will be able to enjoy a closer look at animals with the help of the Urban Green Newcastle team, before returning them to their natural habitat.

The Urban Green Newcastle crafting station will be back so children can get creative and draw pictures of the bugs they’ve found. A face painter will be bringing some bug-themed designs to life, and children can make their own bug gliders, bug masks, and bug wooden magnets.

The Beelines North East Bug Hunts take place at the following parks during the Easter school holidays. The bug hunts start at 10am.


Tyne Riverside Country Park, Tuesday 12 April, 10am-3pm
(bug hunt starts at 10am)

Leazes Park, Thursday 14 April, 10am-3pm
(bug hunt starts at 10am)

Walker Park, Friday 15th April, 10am-3pm
(bug hunt starts at 10am)

Gosforth Central Park, Tuesday 19th April, 10am-3pm
(bug hunt starts at 10am)

Heaton Park, Thursday 21st April, 10am-3pm
(bug hunt starts at 10am)

Nuns Moor Park, Friday 22nd April, 10am-3pm
(bug hunt starts at 10am)

All the events are free to attend and no booking is necessary. Just look out for the Urban Green Newcastle gazebo.

Urban Green Newcastle’s Easter Bug Hunts are part of the wider Beelines North East project, which will see a network of 45 nectar-rich public sites created across the region, with the aim of planting 2,500 trees, 25,000 bulbs and creating 18 hectares of grassland to enable pollinators to thrive all over the North East.

To find out more, visit urbangreennewcastle.org.