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Ormeau Tree Hop

A spring activity for all ages
2nd - 9th April

Get out and about over the Easter Bank Holiday. Start at BCDA (on the corner of Candahar Street) and follow the clues from tree to tree around Ormeau.

Includes kid’s games and puzzles, photo competition and a local history tour. In total there are 7 trees.

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Local History Tour

At the top of each tree will be a photo of an Ormeau landmark, this will tell you where to 'hop' to next.

Each tree will offer a fascinating bit of local history about Ballynafeigh, provided by local historian Donal Kelly.


Photo competition

In the middle of each tree will be a theme for our photo competition.

Take a photo for each theme and send us your best one. We have some amazing prizes from local businesses. There will be a winner for each theme. 


  • Vouchers for Al gelato, Bread and Banjo, Kaffe-O and Centra

  • A hamper from Indie Fude

  • A trip up and down the Lagan with the Lagan Currach Crew (after lockdown)

  • A copy of 'A Silent Sky' a photo book about Ormeau residents during lockdown by local photographer Aaron Dickson

  • A print of your choice worth £125 from the Francis McCrory Gallery

Image by Pauline Loroy

Tot Spots

For all of the little Spring chicks taking part, keep your eyes peeled for Bobtail the Ballynafeigh Bunny, who will be hosting the ‘Tot Spot’ on the lower level of each tree.

With the help of an adult, younger children will be able to find out fun facts about the season of Spring, take part in seasonal activities, hunt for our four top-secret, hidden Playzones. For those who discover the magic word, from Friday 2 until Monday 5 April,  their eggcellent efforts will be rewarded with a free chocolate egg and bottle of River Rock  water donated by the very kind staff of the Ormeau Road Mace. And a hot drink for their helper! Yum yum!

Image by Satyabrata sm
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Thank you!

Thank you to the generous local businesses and organisations that have made the Tree Hop possible.

  • BCDA for letting us use their space and providing funding

  • Forward South for providing funding

  • Mace for the cream eggs and drinks

  • Al Gelato, Bread and Banjo, Centra, Indie Fude, Kaffe-O, Lagan Currachs, Aaron Dickson and Francis McCrory for prizes.

  • Our amazing chalk artists for setting up the playzones

  • Everyone who made our craft tree decorations.

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SPOILER ALERT! Are you following the trail and stuck on one of the clues? Only look if you're really stuck! See tree and playzone locations.

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