What’s on this weekend – 21st & 22nd Apr 2018
Written by Big Hits on April 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
Saturday 21st April – CSI Workshop & Children’s crafts
Sunday 22nd April- Magic Tricks (Limited numbers) & Children’s Crafts Saturday 28th April – Archery & Glitter Tattoos
Sunday 29th April – Party Professor Science Workshop
Early 1900’s World of Crafts
Saturday 7 – Saturday 28 April
The Space, Ards Visitor Information Centre, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards BT23 4AD
T: 028 9182 6846
The Folk Museum at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum in Cultra tells the story of life in early 20th century Ulster. Costumed visitor guides bring history to life for visitors of all ages by telling stories and demonstrating crafts from bygone
days. This exhibition will let you see some of these crafts in action and see some of the 30,000 images available from UFTM’s extensive Picture Library looking at local craft and history. Each Saturday between 11am and 1pm, a member of Museum staff will be on hand to talk about the items on display and answer any questions you may have.
Cultra Manor – Limited Edition Vintage Afternoon Teas
Saturday 14 April- Sat 12 May/ 1pm-4pm
UFTM, Cultra, Holywood, BT18 0EU £: £27.05PP
T: 028 9042 8428
Your vintage afternoon tea experience starts when you make your way up the tree-lined avenue to Cultra Manor, one of the last mansions of the landed gentry to be built in Ireland. Set at the very heart of the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, this Edwardian manor retains much of its traditional architectural splendour.
Experience the Edwardian ritual of afternoon tea in the beautiful Cultra Manor at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. This limited edition tea is exclusive to Saturday 14, 21 & 28 April and Saturday 5 & 12 May from 1-4pm, £27.05pp.
Bangor Abbey Players presents ‘Sleighed to Death’ by Peter Gordon
Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 April/ 7.30pm
Bangor Abbey Parish Halls, Newtownards Road, Bangor, BT20 4JF
£: Pay at door, Adults £8, Children £6 includes tea, coffee, wine or soft drink
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.
What Fell from the Mountain
Thursday 19 April – Saturday 26 May
Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards, BT23 4NP £: Free
T: 028 91810803
A solo exhibition by Charlie Scott.
Traditional Irish Bread Making
Friday 20 & Saturday 21 April/10.00am – 12.30pm
T: 028 9754 3224
52a Ballymorran Road, Killinchy, BT23 6UD
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.
Arts Night at the North Down Museum
Friday 20 April/ 6pm-9pm
North Down Museum, Castle Park Ave, Bangor, BT20 4BT
T: 028 9127 1200
Every nook and cranny of this historic North Down Museum building will be filled with Arts activity to experience, participate in or observe. Explore the Museum in a unique and unexpected way. You will be able to participate in clay work, printmaking, drawing activities and painting or just sit back and listen to some good music. This is an event for all the family! Coffee cure, the museum café will be open throughout the event for light refreshments.
Saturday 21st April/ 5am-6.30am
Tour departs on foot from North Down Museum, BT20 4BT £: Free (Advanced booking required)
T: 028 9127 0069
Join bird expert Dot Blakely as the sun comes up, for an early morning master class in how to recognise the songs of the dawn chorus
North Down Model Railway Society Exhibition
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 April/Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm/
Bangor Grammar School, 84 Gransha Rd, Bangor, BT19 7QU £: Adult £5; Child £4/ Family (2 A + 2C) £15/ Under 5’s FRE T: 028 91
There will once again be an indoor air show which is performed by members of Belfast Model Plane club. There will also be the ever popular; children’s Model Zone, where kids can construct various types of models that can be taken home with them. An upwards of 35 stands covering planes, boats, cars, tanks, meccano and railways will be present. Experienced modellers will also be attending and they can answer most queries that you may have in the construction of models.
Strangford Lough – Past and Present
Saturday 21 April/10am – 1pm
Strangford Lough Lookout, Mount Stewart, Newtownards, BT22 2AD £: Free, donations welcome
T: 028 4278 8387
Photographic exhibition from the National trust collection presenting historical records, lesser known landscapes and work of NT volunteers on Nature Reserves. Meet at Mount Stewart Lookout.
Peninsula Antique and Collectables Fair
Saturday 21 April/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.
Pet Nose Day
Sunday 22 April/11am -5pm
Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD £: normal admission
T: 028 4278 8387
This award-winning charity event returns as part of Pet Month and celebrate our four legged friends. Bring along your dog and be entertained by agility and training demonstrations.
Explore a Spring Garden
Sunday 22 April/11am – 1pm
Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD
£: Adult £20.50; child £10.25; Adult member £10; Child member £5
T: 028 4278 8387
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. Booking essential.