Find out about events happening at Mount Stewart National Trust

1 February 2020 - 27 September 2020
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From Sunday 22 March, National Trust closed parks and gardens, in addition to our houses, shops and cafés, to help restrict the spread of coronavirus. Read the National Trust's latest statement (Sunday 22 March) on coronavirus (COVID-19) (Updated Monday 23 March)

Monthly events

Bird watching walk

First Saturday of the month
4 April, 2 May, 6 June, 4 July, 1 August
10.30am-12pm
Mount Stewart and surrounds is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.

Booking advised - please call reception on 02842 788387


Car Bazaar

Saturday 4 April, Saturday 2 May, Saturday 6 June, Saturday 4 July, Saturday 1 August
9am-12noon
Come along and sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few treasures.
Cost: Car £5, van £10 and trailer £15.

Gates will open from 7am for set up. As this is held outdoors, please check Facebook or our website to confirm event is going ahead. 
TRADERS: Please do not arrive prior to 7am as you will not be able to access the property and may cause congestion on the Portaferry Road.  Terms and condition apply, please see website for details. 


Tour the Temple

Sunday 26 April, Sunday 31 May, Sunday 28 June, Sunday 26 July, Sunday 30 August and Sunday 27 September
12noon and 2pm-3pm
Join one of our guides for a tour of the Temple of the Winds. Hear the history of this special building and enjoy the stunning views over Strangford Lough.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.

Booking essential - please call reception on 028 4278 8387


Jazz in the Garden

Sunday 26 April, Sunday 31 May, Sunday 28 June, Sunday 26 July, Sunday 30 August and Sunday 27 September
2pm-4.30pm
Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.
Sorry no BBQ's. Picnics welcome. Please note that this event takes place outside. Appropriate clothing required.

Bird Watching Walk

Saturday 4 April
10.30am-12pm
Mount Stewart and surrounds is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.
Booking advised - please call reception on 028 4278 8387


Car Bazaar

Saturday 4 April
9am-12noon
Come along and sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few treasures.
Cost: Car £5, van £10 and trailer £15

Gates will open from 7am for set up. As this is held outdoors, please check Facebook or our website to confirm event is going ahead. 
TRADERS: Please do not arrive prior to 7am as you will not be able to access the property and may cause congestion on the Portaferry Road.  Terms and condition apply, please see website for details. 


Easter at Mount Stewart

Saturday 4 - Sunday 19 April
11am-4pm
Scurry on down to Mount Stewart over the Easter holidays and see if you can spot Ruby Red and her friends as they celebrate the return of spring.
Cost: Normal admission, members free

Visit our website for full details


Rhododendron Ramble

Sunday 19 April
11am-1pm
Tour the rhododendrons at Mount Stewart with on or our garden team.
Cost: Adult £10, child £5
Suitable waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear essential


Pet Nose Day

Sunday 19 April
11am-3pm
This award-winning charity event returns as part of Pet Month and celebrates our four legged friends. Bring along your dog and be entertained by agility and training demonstrations.   
Cost: Normal admission, members free


Tour the Temple

Sunday 26 April
12noon-pm and 2pm-3pm
Join one of our guides for a tour of the Temple of the Winds. Hear the history of this special building and enjoy the stunning views over Strangford Lough.
Cost: Normal admission, members free
Booking essential -  please call reception on 028 4278 8387


Jazz in the Garden

Sunday 26 April
2pm-4.30pm
Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.
Sorry no BBQ's. Picnics welcome. Please note that this event takes place outside. Appropriate clothing required.

Car Bazaar

Saturday 2 May
9am-12noon
Come along and sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few treasures.
Cost: Car £5, van £10 and trailer £15

Gates will open from 7am for set up. As this is held outdoors, please check Facebook or our website to confirm event is going ahead. 
TRADERS: Please do not arrive prior to 7am as you will not be able to access the property and may cause congestion on the Portaferry Road.  Terms and condition apply, please see website for details. 


Bird Watching Walk

Saturday 2 May
10.30am-12pm
Mount Stewart and surrounds is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.
Cost: Normal admission, members free. 
Booking advised - please call reception on 028 4278 8387


Dawn Chorus Walk

Sunday 3 May
4.30am-8am
Enjoy the delights of the spring dawn chorus at Mount Stewart and learn all about bird song with the NT Ranger, followed by a hearty breakfast   
Cost: Adult £8, Child £5
Booking essential - please call reception on 028 4278 8387

Suitable for children aged 8 years upwards with accompanying adult. No dogs


Bluebell Walk

Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May
11am-12.30pm and 2pm-3.30pm
Join the ranger team and explore the trails, with carpets of bluebells and primroses at this time of year  with a behind the scenes look at our work.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.    
Booking essential - please call reception on 028 4278 8387

Suitable for children with accompanying adult. Unsuitable for buggies. Good footwear required. Well behaved dogs on leads only 


Tastings at the Temple - Spring has sprung

Saturday 16 May
7.30pm-10.30pm
Enjoy an evening of fabulous company and a decadent Spring themed menu, all in the stunning surroundings of the Temple of the Winds.  
Cost: £55 (over 18s only)
Booking essential - please call reception on 028 4278 8387


Spring Garden Walk

Sunday 17 May
11am-1pm
The gardens at Mount Stewart were recently described as one of the Top Ten Gardens in the World and they come alive at this time of year. Enjoy a tour of the gardens with our gardening experts. Discover the carpets of wildflowers in the woodlands and look out for the first returning spring migrants.
Cost: Normal admission, members free. 

Suitable waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear essential.       
 


Tour the Temple

Sunday 31 May
12noon-pm and 2pm-3pm
Join one of our guides for a tour of the Temple of the Winds. Hear the history of this special building and enjoy the stunning views over Strangford Lough.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.

Booking essential - please call reception on 028 4278 8387


Jazz in the Garden

Sunday 31 May
2pm-4.30pm
Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.
 

Sorry no BBQ's. Picnics welcome. Please note that this event takes place outside. Appropriate clothing required.

Farm Walk

Thursday 4 June
10.30am-12.30pm
Join the Area Ranger for a two mile walk to look at how the Trust works with local farmers to look after Mount Stewart Demesne.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.

Suitable for children aged 8 years upwards with accompanying adult. (unsuitable for buggies) Good footwear required. 


Car Bazaar

Saturday 6 June
9am-12noon
Come along and sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few treasures.
Cost: Car £5, van £10 and trailer £15

Gates will open from 7am for set up. As this is held outdoors, please check Facebook or our website to confirm event is going ahead. 
TRADERS: Please do not arrive prior to 7am as you will not be able to access the property and may cause congestion on the Portaferry Road.  Terms and condition apply, please see website for details. 


Bird Watching Walk

Saturday 6 June
10.30am-12pm
Mount Stewart and surrounds is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.
Cost: Normal admission, members free. 
Booking advised  - please call reception on 028 4278 8387


Chapel Island Ramble

Saturday 13 June
12noon-3pm
A fascinating walk from Greyabbey across the sand flats to nearby Mid Island with the NT Ranger. You will discover some of the area’s remarkable archaeological features and an abundance of wildlife that make Strangford Lough so special.
Cost: adult £5, child £1
Booking essential - please call reception on 028 4278 8387

Long distance walk. Suitable for children aged 8 years upwards with accompanying adult. Wellingtons and packed lunch required. No dogs
 


St Brendan Sea Safari

Sunday 14 June
1.30pm-4pm
A treat for all the family as we take a scenic voyage on Strangford Lough to view seals, seabirds and other wildlife at this internationally important marine site.
Cost: adult £15, child £5
Booking essential  - please call reception on 02842 788387

Please bring waterproof clothing.


Summer Solstice Walk at Orlock

Saturday 20 June
6.30am-8am
Join the National Trust rangers as we celebrate the longest hours of daylight along the coast of Orlock and enjoy the wildlife of the area.
Cost: £5 adult, £5 child
Booking essential -  please call reception on 028 4278 8387

Suitable for children aged 8 years upwards with accompanying adult (weather permitting). Refreshments provided at the end of the walk. NB this event is not at Mount Stewart meet at Orlock Carpark (situated opposite Portavoe Reservoir)


Tour the Temple

Sunday 28 June
12noon-pm and 2pm-3pm
Join one of our guides for a tour of the Temple of the Winds. Hear the history of this special building and enjoy the stunning views over Strangford Lough.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.
Booking essential -  please call reception on 028 4278 8387


Jazz in the Garden

Sunday 28 June
2pm-4.30pm
Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.

Sorry no BBQ's. Picnics welcome. Please note that this event takes place outside. Appropriate clothing required.

Car Bazaar

Saturday 4 July
9am-12noon
Come along and sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few treasures.
Cost: Car £5, van £10 and trailer £15

Gates will open from 7am for set up. As this is held outdoors, please check Facebook or our website to confirm event is going ahead. 
TRADERS: Please do not arrive prior to 7am as you will not be able to access the property and may cause congestion on the Portaferry Road.  Terms and condition apply, please see website for details. 


Bird Watching Walk

Saturday 4 July
10.30am-12pm
Mount Stewart and surrounds is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.
Cost: Normal admission, members free. 
Booking advised -  please call reception on 028 4278 8387


Teddy' Bears Picnic

Sunday 12 and Monday 13 July
11am-4.30pm
Bring along your favourite teddy and join Little Red Riding Hood. Bring a picnic or treat yourself to something delicious from our caterers.  Dress up and enjoy a day full of activities for all ages.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.


Bug detectives

Wednesday 15 July
1.30pm-3.30pm
Join in as we get out our magnifying glasses and discover a whole world of bugs and beasties … just where could those little critters be hiding?
Cost: £8 per participant
Booking essential -  please call reception on 028 4278 8387 

This is a drop off activity for children aged 5-11 years old. 


Rock Pool Picnic

Thursday 16 July
1pm-3pm
Young wildlife enthusiasts will love this day out at the magical Kearney Village on the Outer Ards Peninsula.
Cost: £8 per participant
Booking essential - please call reception on 028 4278 8387

This is a drop off activity for children aged 5-11 years old. Wellies advisable. Meet at Kearney Village carpark.


Summer Garden Walk

Sunday 19 July
11am-1pm
The gardens at Mount Stewart were recently described as one of the Top Ten Gardens in the World and they come alive at this time of year. Enjoy a tour of the gardens with our gardening experts and discover the colours and scents of a summer garden.
Cost: adult £10, child £5
Booking essential -  please call reception on 028 4278 8387

Suitable waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear essential.    


Wildlife Trackers

Wednesday 22 July
1.30pm-3.30pm
Join in as we get out our magnifying glasses and discover a whole world of bugs and beasties … just where could those little critters be hiding?
Cost: £8 per participant
Booking essential - please call reception on 028 4278 8387

This is a drop off activity for children aged 5-11 years old.


Tastings at the Temple - Lazy Summer Evenings

Saturday 25 July
7.30pm-10.30pm
Enjoy an evening of fabulous company and a decadent summer themed menu, all in the stunning surroundings of the Temple of the Winds.  
Cost: £55 (over 18s only)
Booking essential - please call reception on 028 4278 8387


Tour the Temple

Sunday 26 July
12noon-pm and 2pm-3pm
Join one of our guides for a tour of the Temple of the Winds. Hear the history of this special building and enjoy the stunning views over Strangford Lough.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.
Booking essential - please call reception on 028 4278 8387


Jazz in the Garden

Sunday 26 July
2pm-4.30pm
Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.
Sorry no BBQ's. Picnics welcome. Please note that this event takes place outside. Appropriate clothing required.

Car Bazaar

Saturday 1 August
9am-12noon
Come along and sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few treasures.
Cost: Car £5, van £10 and trailer £15

Gates will open from 7am for set up. As this is held outdoors, please check Facebook or our website to confirm event is going ahead. 
TRADERS: Please do not arrive prior to 7am as you will not be able to access the property and may cause congestion on the Portaferry Road.  Terms and condition apply, please see website for details.
 


Bird Watching Walk

Saturday 1 August
10.30am-12pm
Mount Stewart and surrounds is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.
Cost: Normal admission, members free. 
Booking advised - please call reception on 02842 788387


Family bike and BBQ

Saturday 8 August
5.30pm-9pm (No arrivals after 7pm please, food served from 5.30pm to 8pm)
Ever wanted to cycle the trails at Mount Stewart?  Bring the whole family for an evening of cycling fun and tasty food.  With two routes available, all ages and abilities can take part, even  those on stabilizers will be able to work up an appetite.
Cost: £8.50 per person
Booking essential - please call reception on 02842 788387

Ticket price includes 1 burger or hotdog plus a soft drink. Please bring your own seating or picnic blankets. Please note that the routes will be unsuitable for road bikes.


Bug detectives

Wednesday 12 August
1.30pm-3.30pm
Join in as we get out our magnifying glasses and discover a whole world of bugs and beasties … just where could those little critters be hiding?
Cost: £8 per participant
Booking essential - please call reception on 02842 788387

This is a drop off activity for children aged 5-11 years old.


Wildlife Trackers

Wednesday 19 August
1.30pm-3.30pm
Join in as we get out our magnifying glasses and discover a whole world of bugs and beasties … just where could those little critters be hiding?
Cost: £8 per participant
Booking essential - please call reception on 02842 788387

This is a drop off activity for children aged 5-11 years old.


Tour the Temple

Sunday 30 August
12noon-pm and 2pm-3pm
Join one of our guides for a tour of the Temple of the Winds. Hear the history of this special building and enjoy the stunning views over Strangford Lough.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.
Booking essential - please call reception on 02842 788387


Jazz in the Garden

Sunday 30 August
2pm-4.30pm
Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.
Sorry no BBQ's. Picnics welcome. Please note that this event takes place outside. Appropriate clothing required.

Bird Watching Walk

Saturday 5 September
10.30am-12pm
Mount Stewart and surrounds is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.
Cost: Normal admission, members free. 
Booking advised - please call reception on 028 4278 8387


St Brendan Sea Safari

Sunday 14 June
1.30pm-4pm
A treat for all the family as we take a scenic voyage on Strangford Lough to view seals, seabirds and other wildlife at this internationally important marine site.
Cost: adult £15, child £5
Booking essential - please call reception on 028 4278 8387

Please bring waterproof clothing.


Red Squirrel Day

Saturday 26 September
10am-2pm
Join us for guided walks around the Red Squirrel Trail at Mount Stewart and learn all about the work of the Trust to save these endangered animals. For families, there will be red squirrel themed activity sessions led by the education team. 
Cost: Normal admission, members free.
Booking essential - please call reception on 028 4278 8387

Guided walks with the NT Ranger depart at 10am and noon. For families, we will offer two red squirrel themed activity sessions led by the education team. The first session will start at 10am and the second session will start at noon. ​


Tour the Temple

Sunday 27 September
12noon-pm and 2pm-3pm
Join one of our guides for a tour of the Temple of the Winds. Hear the history of this special building and enjoy the stunning views over Strangford Lough.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.
Booking essential - please call reception on 028 4278 8387


Jazz in the Garden

Sunday 27 September
2pm-4.30pm
Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart.
Cost: Normal admission, members free.
Sorry no BBQ's. Picnics welcome. Please note that this event takes place outside. Appropriate clothing required.

1 February 2020 - 27 September 2020
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