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  1. a photo of a boy digging a hole at the beach
    Join Dot on a beachcombing adventure. Uncover the numerous types of sea creatures ,who live on the shores of the park, and discover what salty treats they like to eat!
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      Combine paddle boarding on Strangford Lough with the cosy atmosphere of an Irish Kitchen as you make and eat soda bread.
      1. a woman and a man creating jewellery
        Be guided by local goldsmith Ruth as you embrace the change in the season at this wonderful workshop in the Holywood hills. Using dried flowers, twigs or leaves that have been gathered and dried in this region, you will create a lovely pendant to wear and admire forever, whilst celebrating the end of spring and the arrival of summer.
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          Have you ever wondered what it takes to get a Dexter Cow ready to show? Now you can be part of it in this fabulous hands-on experience. Let The Alexander Family welcome you to their farm in the heart of Greyabbey on the shores of Strangford Lough to meet their herd of Dexters.
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            Meet the Alexander family and their herd of Dexter Cows. This farm walk will allow visitors to learn about sustainable farming right on the shores of Strangford Lough.
            1. portaferry ferry
              Right at the tip of the Ards Peninsula, on the shores of Strangford Lough, you will find Portaferry, a small fishing town, full of charm. On this walk you will learn about the amazing maritime heritage of Portaferry, and hear stories of the colourful characters who have shaped the development of the town, through the centuries.
              1. Walled Garden Helen's Bay main house
                A photography workshop under the guidance of professional photographer Paul Moane, Aurora PA.
                1. A photo of a man on a paddleboard
                  A paddleboard session to enjoy the sunrise. Location will be chosen to maximise your experience and will be revealed 24 hours before but will be in North Down.
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                    Experience Ards and North Down 2022 Embrace the colours of summer and your natural surroundings, as you learn to use a spinning wheel at Kiri Cottage, close to the shores of Strangford Lough. Learn this this traditional craft, under the guidance of textile artist Christine and create a magical yarn from a range of natural fibres from local sheep and Strangford Bay Alpacas."
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                      Paddle Back in Time on a kayaking adventure to Mahee Island and follow the traditional smuggling route undertaken by Daft Eddie and the Merry Hearts. Listen to tall tales, history and folklore while soaking in the beauty of Strangford Lough.
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                        Brian Meharg, author of the children's book, "Jenny Watt's Legend" and Skipper of the Ocean Crest, invites you on board to hear the story of the infamous smuggler, Jenny Watt, while cruising to the cave where she hid in Bangor Bay. Why not make a day of it, by visiting Jenny Watts pub on High Street. Enjoy live Jazz 1pm - 3pm and 10% off yor food bill for ticket holders between 4pm - 7pm.
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