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  1. couple in kitchen with Tracey making bread.
    Tracey standing outside the front entrance of her home holding homemade soda bread
    Tracey standing at the porch entrance of her Farmhouse Kitchen
    A group enjoying fresh baked goods and tea around the table
    An image of a large group of people sat around a long table enjoying homemade treat
    An image of two gentlemen learning the art of baking
    A group of all ages poses with their homemade baked goods outside on a sunny day
    A group of four ladies pose for the photo whilst making soda bread
    A couple pose with their freshly made soda bread
    A lady and young girl pose beside their soda bread baking on the griddle
    couple in kitchen with Tracey making bread.
    Tracey standing outside the front entrance of her home holding homemade soda bread
    Tracey standing at the porch entrance of her Farmhouse Kitchen
    A group enjoying fresh baked goods and tea around the table
    An image of a large group of people sat around a long table enjoying homemade treat
    An image of two gentlemen learning the art of baking
    A group of all ages poses with their homemade baked goods outside on a sunny day
    A group of four ladies pose for the photo whilst making soda bread
    A couple pose with their freshly made soda bread
    A lady and young girl pose beside their soda bread baking on the griddle

    Killinchy

    Address

    52A Ballymorran Road, Killinchy, County Down, BT23 6UD

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 7711 484 850

    Price

    Price £35.00 to £60.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Food & Drink

    Join me in my Farmhouse kitchen on the shores of Strangford Lough. You will be warmly welcomed to my home where my homemade buttermilk soda bannock awaits with some local brew tea or coffee. Then - aprons on and you will make a variety of…

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2023to31 May 2024Open 08:00 - 17:00

    Price

    Price £35.00 to £60.00 Per Ticket

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Dogs Welcome Inside

    Facilities

    Provider Preferences

    • Free (parking charges may apply)

    Parking & Transport

    • Car parking
    • Off site parking
    • On site parking

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Ramp / Level Access
    • Ramp to main entrance

    Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Wifi

    Establishment Features

    • Wi-fi available
  2. Bing and Flop stand in the foreground with a pond and wildlife behind them. Title reads 'Bing's Nature Explorers'

    Comber

    Address

    WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, 78 Ballydrain Road, Comber, County Down, BT23 6EA

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 28 9187 4146

    Type

    Type:

    Nature

    Learn all about wetland nature and wildlife with a little help from Bing and his friends. Join Bing and Flop to become a Nature Explorer with activity trails, storytelling, character appearances and much more.

    Dates

    From:
    23 Mar 2024to2 June 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  3. burnished copper items
    Earrings and coppersmithing tools
    Copper pendants
    burnished copper items
    Earrings and coppersmithing tools
    Copper pendants

    Newtownards

    Address

    Ards Visitor Information Centre, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4AD

    Telephone

    028 9182 6846

    Type

    Type:

    Exhibition

    Call in to Ards Visitor Information Centre to find out more about the Coppersmithing workshops offered by Lake & Oak.

    Dates

    From:
    2 May 2024to28 May 2024Various Opening Times
  4. photograph showing traders and customers at the comber farmers market

    Comber

    Address

    St Mary's Parish Church car park, Comber Square, Comber, Down, BT23 5DU

    Telephone

    07872 857 912

    Type

    Type:

    Farmers Market

    Comber Farmers' Market is held on the first Thursday of the month from 09:00 - 13:30 in St Mary's Parish Church car park, the Square, Comber. There are over 24 regular traders selling artisan food and plants.

    Dates

    From:
    2 May 2024
  5. Comedian Paddy Raff
    Paddy Raff stand up comedian
    Comedian Paddy Raff
    Paddy Raff stand up comedian

    Portaferry

    Address

    The Portico of Ards, Steel Dickson Avenue, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1LE

    Telephone

    028 4272 8808

    Price

    Price £17.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Comedy

    Award-winning Northern Irish comedy sensation Paddy Raff is back on tour taking his brand new hilarious standup show 'Gimme a Minute!' on the road in 2024.

    Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 29 Sept.

    Dates

    From:
    3 May 2024Open 19:30 - 21:45

    Price

    Price £17.00 Per Ticket

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  6. Market Flyer

    Holywood

    Address

    92 Church Road, Holywood, County Down, BT18 9BX

    Telephone

    07951 220 530

    Price

    Free

    Type

    Type:

    Markets / Fairs

    Monthly Artisan Market

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2024Open 11:00 - 15:00

    Price

    Free
  7. A photo of a trio of little girls taking part in the annual maypole dancing dressed in pastel skirts to match the ribbons of the Maypole
    Maypole dressed with pastel coloured ribbons ready for the annual Maypole Dancing by local schoolchildren
    A photo of a little girl with ribbon head dress taking part in the annual Maypole Dancing round the May Pole in Holywood
    Local school children perform a traditional dance on May Day around Ireland's only Maypole
    A photo of Ireland's only Maypole on May Day, dressed with ribbons used in the traditional May Day dance
    A photo of a trio of little girls taking part in the annual maypole dancing dressed in pastel skirts to match the ribbons of the Maypole
    Maypole dressed with pastel coloured ribbons ready for the annual Maypole Dancing by local schoolchildren
    A photo of a little girl with ribbon head dress taking part in the annual Maypole Dancing round the May Pole in Holywood
    Local school children perform a traditional dance on May Day around Ireland's only Maypole
    A photo of Ireland's only Maypole on May Day, dressed with ribbons used in the traditional May Day dance

    Holywood

    Address

    Holywood Town Centre, Holywood, County Down, BT18 9AB

    Telephone

    +44 (0)28 9127 0069

    Price

    Free

    Type

    Type:

    Family Fun

    Always a popular family day out, the Merry May Day celebrations have become a long tradition in the bustling gateway town of Holywood.

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2024

    Price

    Free
  8. WWT Castle Espie centre with image of lake to the forefront
    image of gosling family on pathway beside grass verge.
    The picturesque surrounds of Castle Espie
    Castle Espie Thatched lookout
    two young girls looking through binoculars over the wetlands
    young family 2 adults and 2 children enjoying a walk along the trail path.
    2 young ducklings swimming in the water.
    ariel view of WWT Castle Espie
    Family walking along a path on the Castle Espie reserve
    WWT Castle Espie centre with image of lake to the forefront
    image of gosling family on pathway beside grass verge.
    The picturesque surrounds of Castle Espie
    Castle Espie Thatched lookout
    two young girls looking through binoculars over the wetlands
    young family 2 adults and 2 children enjoying a walk along the trail path.
    2 young ducklings swimming in the water.
    ariel view of WWT Castle Espie
    Family walking along a path on the Castle Espie reserve

    Comber

    Address

    WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, 78 Ballydrain Road, Comber, County Down, BT23 6EA

    Telephone

    +44 (0)28 9182 6846

    Price

    Price £33.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Craft

    A fun creative experience for little ones. Let their imaginations run free in mucky ducky land! Using the beautiful setting and wildlife at WWT Castle Espie as their inspiration, children will create a fabulous rubber ducky keepsake under the…

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2024

    Price

    Price £33.00 Per Ticket
  9. Peter Holder Organist

    Portaferry

    Address

    The Portico of Ards, Steel Dickson Avenue, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1LE

    Telephone

    028 4272 8808

    Price

    Price £15.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Concert

    Peter Holder is Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey and has played at many state occasions.

    Peter has held the post of Sub-Organist of Westminster Abbey since October 2017. He is the principal organist for the Abbey's daily services and at state…

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2024Open 15:00 - 16:30

    Price

    Price £15.00 Per Ticket

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  10. Ballycopeland Windmill, Millisle
    Ballycopeland Windmill, Millisle
    Ballycopeland Windmill, Millisle
    Ballycopeland Windmill, Millisle
    Ballycopeland Windmill, Millisle
    Ballycopeland Windmill, Millisle

    Millisle

    Address

    Ballycopeland Windmill, Windmill Road, Millisle, County Down, BT22 2DS

    Telephone

    +44 (0)28 9182 6846

    Price

    Price £25.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    History

    “From Grain to Griddle", Ballycopeland Windmill's new and unique visitor experience, will bring to life the traditions of the story of bread-making. 

    Dates

    From:
    11 May 2024

    Price

    Price £25.00 Per Ticket
  11. A photo of the side of Holywood Priory on a sunny day
    a photograph of a graveyard
    a photograph of the motte surrounded by some trees
    a photo of the pole with ribbons attached
    A photo of the side of Holywood Priory on a sunny day
    a photograph of a graveyard
    a photograph of the motte surrounded by some trees
    a photo of the pole with ribbons attached

    Holywood

    Address

    Tour departs Holywood Priory, High Street, Holywood, County Down, BT18 9AB

    Telephone

    +44 (0)28 9127 0069

    Price

    Price £6.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Tour

    Join tour guide Nicky Jones of Experience and Explore NI, hear fascinating tales about some of Holywood’s most famous citizens, the town's history and, you will be looking at some of the landmarks connected with some of the local graves.

    Dates

    From:
    11 May 2024

    Price

    Price £6.00 Per Ticket
  12. Amanda Lane  as Tina Turner  Tribute Act

    Portaferry

    Address

    The Portico of Ards, Steel Dickson Avenue, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1LE

    Telephone

    028 4272 8808

    Price

    Price £25.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Concert

    Simply the best tribute to Tina Turner!

    Amanda Lane as Tina Turner and her City Limits band are Ireland's no 1 Tribute to the Queen of Rock.

    Dates

    From:
    11 May 2024Open 19:30 - 21:45

    Price

    Price £25.00 Per Ticket

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  13. Sarah Beth Briggs concert pianist

    Portaferry

    Address

    The Portico of Ards, Steel Dickson Avenue, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1LE

    Telephone

    028 4272 8808

    Price

    Price £15.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Concert

    We are thrilled to welcome international concert pianist Sarah Beth Briggs - "an artist of extraordinary magnetism" Daily Telegraph.

    Sarah is a celebrated artist at societies and festivals throughout the UK, acclaimed by promoters and critics for…

    Dates

    From:
    12 May 2024Open 15:00 - 16:30

    Price

    Price £15.00 Per Ticket

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  14. 4 in a Bar Barbershop Quartet

    Portaferry

    Address

    The Portico of Ards, Steel Dickson Avenue, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1LE

    Telephone

    028 4272 8808

    Price

    Price £5.00 to £20.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Concert

    The award-winning barbershop quartet 4 in a Bar is back with a selection of Irish favourites from the 13th to 21st centuries!

    4 in a Bar is Ireland's leading vocal harmony and barbershop quartet singing traditional, classical, pop and barbershop…

    Dates

    From:
    17 May 2024Various Opening Times

    Price

    Price £5.00 to £20.00 Per Ticket
  15. The walled Garden
    Trees with a string of lights in The Walled Garden Helen's Bay
    The Walled Garden Helen's Bay
    The walled Garden
    Trees with a string of lights in The Walled Garden Helen's Bay
    The Walled Garden Helen's Bay

    Helen's Bay

    Address

    The Walled Garden Helen's Bay, 47 Craigdarragh Road, Helen's Bay, County Down, BT19 1UB

    Telephone

    +44 (0)28 9127 0069

    Price

    Price £55.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Food & Drink

    This beautiful, relaxed dining experience will showcase the Walled Garden Helen's Bay in all its spring beauty.  Deckchairs, rugs and cushions will adorn the garden of Old Mill House where you can unwind and sample the delights in traditional picnic…

    Dates

    From:
    18 May 2024

    Price

    Price £55.00 Per Ticket
  16. Sound Bathing
    Sound Bathing
    Mount Stewart Gardens
    Mount Stewart house and gardens, sunken garden area
    Mount Stewart lake
    Easter  at Mount Stewart
    Draw inspiration from the gardens at Mount Stewart
    Gardens at Mount Stewart
    Sound Bathing
    Sound Bathing
    Mount Stewart Gardens
    Mount Stewart house and gardens, sunken garden area
    Mount Stewart lake
    Easter  at Mount Stewart
    Draw inspiration from the gardens at Mount Stewart
    Gardens at Mount Stewart

    Newtownards

    Address

    National Trust - Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT22 2AD

    Telephone

    +44 (0)28 9182 6846

    Price

    Price £95.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Outdoors Event

    Step away from your everyday and join Tessa Ann, from The Sound Healing Spa, for three carefully curated wellbeing sessions at National Trust-Mount Stewart, one of Northern Irelands most beautiful House and Gardens, located on the shores of…

    Dates

    From:
    18 May 2024

    Price

    Price £95.00 Per Ticket
  17. Electric Bike Tour with Strangford Lough Activity Centre in Whiterock
    Electric Bike Tour with Strangford Lough Activity Centre in Whiterock
    Electric Bike Tour with Strangford Lough Activity Centre in Whiterock
    Electric Bike Tour with Strangford Lough Activity Centre in Whiterock

    Sketrick Island, Killinchy

    Address

    Strangford Lough Activity Centre, 40 Whiterock Road, Sketrick Island, Killinchy, County Down, BT23 6PT

    Telephone

    +44 (0)28 9182 6846

    Price

    Price £60.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Tour

    This experience is a Guided Electric Bike Tour around the shoreline of stunning Strangford Lough, with an artisan picnic - thrill your senses with this adventure around one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

    Dates

    From:
    19 May 2024

    Price

    Price £60.00 Per Ticket
  18. Jarlath Regan stand -up comedian

    Portaferry

    Address

    The Portico of Ards, Steel Dickson Avenue, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1LE

    Telephone

    028 4272 8808

    Price

    Price £25.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Comedy

    Following millions of downloads and views on Youtube, TikTok and Instagram Jarlath Regan's epic new standup comedy show "Yer Man" arrives!

    This show has sold out every single date of his tour so grab your tickets while you can.

    Dates

    From:
    24 May 2024Open 19:30 - 21:45

    Price

    Price £25.00 Per Ticket

    Facilities

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
  19. Ards Arts Centre
    Photo of Market Cross in the heart of Newtownards town
    Newtownards Priory from street view
    Ards Arts Centre
    Photo of Market Cross in the heart of Newtownards town
    Newtownards Priory from street view

    Off High Street, Newtownards

    Address

    Tour departs Town Hall/Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Off High Street, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4NP

    Telephone

    +44 (0)28 9182 6846

    Price

    Price £6.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Tour

    Explore the rich and varied history of Newtownards. The tour, led by expert guide Paul Whitla, will take you on a journey through time. Immerse yourself in the history of Newtownards.

    Dates

    From:
    25 May 2024

    Price

    Price £6.00 Per Ticket
  20. Monoprinting with Plants
    Monoprinting with Plants
    Monoprinting with Plants
    Seacourt Print Workshop in Bangor
    Seacourt Print Workshop in Bangor
    Monoprinting with Plants
    Monoprinting with Plants
    Monoprinting with Plants
    Seacourt Print Workshop in Bangor
    Seacourt Print Workshop in Bangor

    Main Street, Bangor

    Address

    Seacourt Print Workshop, Old Ulster Bank Building, Main Street, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5AF

    Telephone

    +44 (0)28 9127 0069

    Price

    Price £50.00 Per Ticket

    Type

    Type:

    Workshop

    An evening of creativity at Seacourt Print Workshop. Your inspiration will be a wide variety of plants and botanicals. You may choose the plants you wish to use, to create your bespoke print.

    Dates

    From:
    30 May 2024

    Price

    Price £50.00 Per Ticket
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