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Gracehill Family Treasure Hunt at EHOD.
September 14 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the Gracehill Village Volunteers for a day of family fun in Gracehill Conservation Area, the first designated conservation area in Northern Ireland. Discover the unique history of the village, founded by the Moravians in 1765 and the only complete Moravian settlement in Ireland. Today it contains 16 listed buildings and the layout remains much as it has been for the last 250 years. At one time there were no less than four schools so it is perhaps a fitting venue for this year’s Children’s event which will be a junior treasure hunt on foot around the historic settlement. Worksheets can be picked up from the Old School for a suggested donation of £2, which will go towards UAH activities, and there will be a chance to win a prize!
This will run alongside Gracehill’s events for EHOD, which include the opening of the restored Old School, where a film will be shown describing the history of the village; the opening of the Moravian Church, hourly guided tours of the conservation area, and the opening of the restored Single Brethren House, now a family home. You can also visit the Old Shop restoration, and avail of afternoon tea, or browse crafts and produce by the Country Market in the Church Hall. All of these attractions will be open or taking place on Saturday 14th September 12.30pm – 5.00pm. Additionally, there will be the Scarecrow Festival which will take place on both Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 6pm. More information on the scarecrow event and how to enter a scarecrow to the festival can be found at http://www.gracehillvillage.org/news-events/.
This is a fantastic opportunity for kids to explore and learn about the history of the village and have fun, and there is plenty for accompanying adults to enjoy too.