Latest News

Not Back to School week 2018

1 year 5 days ago
Our annual not back to school week kicks off on the first week of September incorporating visits to see fire fighters and paramedics, a cooking class in Pizza Express, an Alice and Wonderland themed...

The Big Home Ed Picnic - a national celebration of learning

Some of the Children at the Belfast Picnic, posing by the trees and hanging aign
1 year 6 weeks ago
As home educators all over the country celebrate learning with picnics and events we had two of our own in Northern Ireland.  In Belfast we celebrated in Wallace Park with food and circus skills...

Musgrave vegetable garden

1 year 18 weeks ago
Our weekly meet at Musgrave Sensory garden has begun again. Our vegetable bed has been sown with peas, carrots, pumpkins, leeks, strawberries, red currents, blueberries and potatoes over the last few...

Our visit to the Wastewater Heritage Centre

HEdNI Kids at the Wastewater Heritage Centre
1 year 18 weeks ago
Today we visited the Wastewater Heritage Centre in Belfast. This is owned by NI Water. First, we learnt about the sewage systems of the past.  The toilets in Roman times were quite hygienic as...

Lisburn Bowl

1 year 38 weeks ago
Taking advantage of Lisburn bowling alleys ten pin Tuesday offer again, some home ed families got together for a bowling session over 4 of their lanes this morning.  It was a great way for the...

Ukelele at The Big Sing

Three of the new Ukelele players
1 year 39 weeks ago
HEdNI kids were excited yesterday to add to their musical repertoire at the Big Sing- after a great session singing rounds and experimenting with the boom-wackers(!) there was an opportunity to join...

Oxford Island - Kinnego Bushcraft Centre

1 year 39 weeks ago
Some home educating families visited the Bushcraft Centre in Oxford Island this afternoon.  Greg was very accommodating to the group inspiring their imaginations and showing the children an...

Riverwatch Aquarium visit

1 year 40 weeks ago
*pictures of a fish dissesction in this post*  A great time was had by all who came along to Riverwatch on the Foyal yesterday!  As there was such a huge response to the meet-up we were...

Ulster Flying Club visit

1 year 41 weeks ago
We had a group visit to the Ulster Flying Club this week.  The airport manager took us through the airports various garages were we got to see a lot of different types of planes, gliders and...

Spooky Science

Monster Manor in W5- ghosts in haunted house
1 year 41 weeks ago
Despite it being busy for the half term break w5 was a fantastic group outing for home educators in Northern Ireland.  We started off our visit by viewing the spooky Monster Manor.  Shortly...