Countdown to the Big Wild Campout in Omagh

Get your tickets today for the Big Wild Campout in August
Get your tickets today for the Big Wild Campout in August

With less than a month to go until the RSPB’s Big Wild Campout, excitement is building for this unique series of events which will see hundreds of people sleeping under the stars and getting close to nature in very special surroundings.

Big Wild Campout will take place on two nights (8 and 9 August) at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra and the charity will also be pitching up at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh on 23 August.

Of course, not all of us are naturals when it comes to getting close to nature but, don’t worry, Cotswold Outdoor will be on hand to help you set up home for the night. Teams from Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Bat Group, the Irish Astronomical Association and the NI Space Office will also be coming along to join in the fun!

There will be something to keep all the family busy, from nature trails to stargazing and moth trapping, and there’ll even be a film screening if you need some quiet time to relax! This year, the skilled staff at Cotswold will also be leading a number of workshops, including a bush crafts masterclass.

Tickets for these three exciting events are now available, priced at £20 per adult and £15 per child (under 16) per night, which includes a delicious hot breakfast in the morning and half-price entry into the museum.

RSPB members will get a 10 per cent reduction so, if you have a family membership, you’ll save on everyone’s ticket!

Last year, the event sold out weeks in advance so be quick and book your spot by the campfire today! Tickets can be purchased online at or call 028 9049 1547 for more information.

Once you’ve got your ticket, get set for your camping trip with a 10 per cent discount at Cotswold Outdoor, Boucher Road and Castle Lane, Belfast.

All proceeds from Big Wild Campout will help to give nature a home here in Northern Ireland.