What’s on this weekend – 19th & 20th May 2018

Written by on May 19, 2018

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: www.visitardsandnorthdown.com

Saturday 19 May – Clayrazy workshop, Children’s Crafts
Sunday 20 May – CSI Workshop
Saturday 26 May – Mr Hulaballoo puppet show
Sunday 27 May – Dr Funny Bone learn a magic trick (Limited numbers), Glitter tattoos

Twilight at the Trust

Friday 18 & Saturday 19 May/7-10pm

Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD
£: £50
T: 028 4278 8387, or book online at www.eventbrite.co.uk or at Matchett’s, 6 Wellington Place, Belfast.
W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mountstewart/
Mount Stewart are delighted to host a new production presented by Peter Corry. Enjoy a wonderful evening of music in the magical grounds with a drinks and canape reception. Dame Mary Peters will be your host and the evening will feature performances from Peter Corry, Soprano Fiona Flynn, Classical Guitarist Martin Vishnick, the Twilight Voices conducted by Ashley Fulton, pianist Ciara Bowman and NI Young Musician of the Year, Ross Houston. Booking essential.

Traditional Irish Bread Making

Saturday 19 May & Thursday 24 May/10.30am – 1pm

52a Ballymorran Road, Killinchy, BT23 6UD £: £50
T: 028 9754 3224
W: www.nifoodtours.com

Learn how to make traditional Irish breads and traybakes in Tracey’s thatched cottage on the shore of Strangford Lough, then savour the fruits of your labours, served with tea/coffee, local butter and homemade jams. Take away a bag of tasty treats to enjoy later along with the recipes so you can recreate your masterpieces at home.

Biodiversity Day 2018

Sunday 20 May/ 1-3pm

Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Ballydrain Road, Comber, BT23 6EA £: Free
T: 028 9187 4146
W: www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/castle-espie

Join us for a special afternoon dedicated to the biodiversity of Castle Espie, ahead of National Biodiversity Day (Tues 22 May).
We’re offering visitors the chance to explore Spring wildlife around the Reserve, learn more about birds nesting and see new spring wildflowers, which will be in full bloom.

Push the Boat Out – SLYC

Sunday 20 May 11am – 4pm

Strangford Lough Yacht Club, Whiterock, Killinchy, BT23 6QY£: Free
T: 028 9754 1883
W: www.rya.org.uk/programmes/push-the-boat-out/

Come and join us at Strangford Lough Yacht Club to have fun on the water. Club members will help you experience a variety of boating including dinghy sailing. No booking required. Part of RYA’s Push the Boat Out programme.

Drumawhey Junction Railway

Sunday 20 & Monday 28 May/1-5pm
£: Child £2; Adult £3; Family £17 (4 adults and 4 children)
W: www.drumawhey.com
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 approx 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!

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