What’s on this weekend – 15th – 17th June 2018

Written by on June 15, 2018

ForM Exhibition-Bangor Castle Walled Garden
Saturday 2 June-24 June
Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Castle Park, Bangor, BT20 4BT
T: 028 9181 0813
W: Ards Arts
The ForM Sculpture Exhibition showcases works from an array of artists in the beautiful surroundings of Bangor Castle’s Walled Garden. The sculptures, inspired by the garden, will give visitors a unique experience and the opportunity to see art in a different context.  A visit to Bangor Castle Walled Garden is a real escape and the sculptures enhance this experience even further.

Family Fun at Cockle Row Cottages
Entertainment every Saturday & Sunday 2pm-4pm, Cottages open 11am-5pm
Cockle Row Cottages, Main Street, Groomsport, BT19 6GH
£: Free
T: 028 9127 0069
W: Cockle Row Cottages
Saturday 16 June – Jumping Clay & Balloon Modelling
Sunday 17 June – CSI Workshop
Saturday 23 June – Plant and Play gardening workshop, Glitter tattoos
Sunday 24 June – Dr Funny Bone learn a magic trick (Limited numbers),   Children’s Crafts

Upcoming Walks and Tours in Ards & North Down
Explore Ards and North Down through a unique series of tours.
The following tours are upcoming and allow you to experience some of the wonderful sights and attractions the area has to offer. Book now so you don’t miss out!
There are a large range of other walks available, click here to find out more.

Shearwater Eco Tours: Closer to Nature 2
Saturday 9 June
Meeting Point at Groomsport Seafront Car Park/ 6pm-8pm
£: £6
T: 028 9127 0069 to book tickets
W: Visit Ards and North DownAn evening walk around Groomsport – taking in a shoreline walk and seeing what we can see on the way, while getting to know the geology and wildlife of North Down’s coastline better. Some uneven ground.  Not suitable for children or dogs.

Veterans’ Parade and Beating the Retreat
Friday 15 June/7pm
Conway Square, Newtownards
£: Free
T: 028 9182 6846
W: Ards and North Down
Evening pageant of music and veterans parading featuring the Band of the Royal Marines.
Children’s entertainment will take place from 6pm – 9pm in South Street Car Park, Newtownards.

Ulster Orchestra-On Your Doorstep
Friday 15 June/ 7.30pm Doors open at 7pm
Bangor Abbey, Bangor, BT20 4JE
£: Adults £10, children £6
T: 0300 013 3333
W: Visit Ards and North
The Ulster Orchestra is delighted to perform at Bangor Abbey as part of its ‘On Your Doorstep’ concert series; an initiative which sees the Orchestra play in as diverse a range of venues as possible across Northern Ireland.

Comber Earlies Fringe Festival
Various venues in and around Comber
£: varies
T: general information 028 9182 6846; ticket enquiries 028 9187 8295
In the run up to the Comber Earlies Food Festival on Saturday 23 June, enjoy a number of great Fringe Festival events delivered by Comber Regeneration Community Partnership.
Find out more.

Peninsula Antique and Collectables Fair
Saturday 16 June/10am – 4pm
Trinity Church, Greyabbey
T: 07821 143811
Antique and vintage jewellery, Irish linen, pictures, mirrors, clocks, toys, ceramics, tools, glassware, militaria, coins and more.

Bangor Antiques & Small Collectibles Fair
Saturday 16 June/ 10am – 3pm
First Bangor Presbyterian Church Halls
Find out more

Drumawhey Junction Railway-Father’s Day Special
Sunday 17 June/1-5pm
£: Child £2; Adult £3; Family £17 (4 adults and 4 children)
W: Drumawhey
A miniature railway operating steam, petrol hydraulic, diesel hydraulic and electric locomotives. The line is the longest 71/4” gauge railway in Ireland. The layout allows a variety of routes. An interesting journey of approximately 15 minutes is provided.
The railway captures the atmosphere of a full sized railway. There is a station, signal cabin, engine and coach sheds, bridges, cuttings, tunnel and a level crossing. It’s a great adventure for little ones – and for the older railway enthusiast!

Father’s Day – Life in the Stone Age
Sunday 17 June/ 2-5pm
Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Ballydrain Road, Comber, BT23 6EA
£: Included in admission
T: 028 9187 4146
W: Castle Espie
Discover how our ancestors lived 9000 years ago, in a time before plastic. Children can try on Stone Age clothing, learn more about some of their hunting weapons and even make an authentic craft to take home for your Dad (small fee applies).
This event will be held inside our traditional Crannog (Roundhouse) and forms part of our ‘History series’, which looks at Castle Espie’s unique past.

Open Art at Project 24
Sunday 17 June/ 2pm-4pm
Queens Parade, Bangor, BT20 3BJ
T: 028 9127 0069
W: Project 24
Relax and listen to live music; this afternoon will be an art lovers dream. With the chance to participate in workshops, watch demonstrations, browse and buy original artwork.

Fathers’ Day Fun
Sunday 17 June/11am – 4.30pm
Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD
£: Normal admission
T: 028 4278 8387
W: Mount Stewart
Bring all the family down to Mount Stewart this Fathers’ Day.  Have a go at field archery and bushcraft, or just relax and take a look at the classic cars on display.  Bring a picnic or enjoy some delicious food from our caterers, washed down with a beer, all whilst listening to live music.  The perfect way to relax and celebrate your wonderful Dad.

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