Wildlife Crime Scene uncovered at Carnmoney Hill! Junior detectives urgently required to solve the mystery

The Woodland Trust is summoning all junior detectives to Carnmoney Hill on Saturday 1st October from 12 to 3pm.  With its ancient woodland, stunning views and rich autumn colour, Carnmoney Hill is a place of great natural beauty.  But this tranquil setting has been disturbed; a crime committed; and help is urgently needed to solve the ‘wildlife crime scene’ and deduce ‘who’s eaten who’.

The Woodland Trust, in partnership with the BBC children’s show Live ‘n’ Deadly and Newtownabbey Borough Council, is hosting a free afternoon of detective fun for all the family at Carnmoney Hill in Newtownabbey. Live ‘n’ Deadly is the CBBC’s wildlife and adventure show for kids, fronted by Steve Backshall and Naomi Wilkinson. Their mission is to get kids outside and closer to wildlife.

Michelle McCaughtry, People Engagement Co-ordinator with the Woodland Trust, explains: “This Deadly Scene Investigation event presents families with a ‘wildlife crime scene’ hidden in the wood. Each child is given a free Deadly Detective booklet, before exploring the wood in search of clues to solve the crime. It’s self-led by families and should take 1 to 1.5 hours to complete. As a bonus we have small prizes to give away to all participants.”

Start your detective investigation at the main entrance to Carnmoney Hill at Knockenagh Avenue. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  

The Woodland Trust has planted over 60,000 trees at Carnmoney Hill, making this one of the largest native woodland creation projects in Northern Ireland.  Works, including recent path improvements, have been made possible thanks to support from Newtownabbey Borough Council, Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Biffaward.

To find out more, contact Michelle McCaughtry on 028 9127 5787 or email [email protected]