ParkLife education programme
ParkLife is an education programme that’s designed to encourage children and their families to get outdoors and explore in our parks.
It’s a great way for children to:
- care for their local park
- learn about park wildlife such as hedgehogs, bees and squirrels
- meet new friends
- interact with other children
- play and exercise
- enjoy the fresh air, and
- become self reliant.
The main elements for ParkLife involve school visits, Saturday clubs and community groups.
The programme has been evaluated by Queens University Belfast as a very positive experience for children. It has been running since 2007 and is currently delivered in partnership with Ulster Wildlife along with our staff. More about the ParkLife programme evaluation can be found here.
The short video below was filmed in Ormeau Park by Scoil an Droichid and shows the enjoyment of participating in our ParkLife programme.