What’s on this Weekend – 9th & 10th June 2018

Written by on June 9, 2018

Brilliant Birds Trail
Friday 1-Saturday 30 June
WWT Castle Espie, Ballydrain Road, Comber, BT23 6EA
£: included in admission
T: 028 9187 4146
W: www.wwt.org.uk/wetland- centres/castle-espie
Can you find all the brilliant birds hiding around our stunning reserve?
Pick up your map at reception and see how many you can count during this outdoor trail – New for 2018.
There are ten to find in total. Don’t forget to take a picture en-route and tag us using #BrilliantBirds for your chance to win a prize.
Castle Espie Wetland Centre is home to Ireland’s largest collection of native and exotic bird species.

ForM Exhibition-Bangor Castle Walled Garden
Saturday 2-Sunday 24 June
Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Castle Park, Bangor, BT20 4BT
T: 028 9181 0813
W: www.ardsarts.com
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 and 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 9 June; Crazy Golf
Sunday 10 June; Tales of the Wild & Sand Crafts
Saturday 16 June; Jumping Clay & Balloon Modelling
Sunday 17 June; CSI Workshop

Upcoming Walks and Tours in Ards and 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.

Sea Bangor Festival

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June
Bangor Sea Front, Bangor, BT20 5ED/ Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12noon-6pm
£: Various
T: 028 9127 0069
W: Sea Bangor
The popular maritime festival returns with a host of activities including live music, food stalls, street theatre and impressive displays that the event is known and loved for.
Tall Ship Sailings: Book online or call 028 9127 0069 / 028 9182 6846

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: www.visitardsandnorthdown.com
An 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.

World Oceans Day at Exploris
Saturday 9 June
Exploris, The Ropewalk, Portaferry, BT22 1NZ
£: included in admission
T: 028 4272 8062
W: www.explorisni.com

Protecting the World’s Oceans is extremely important to us all and here at Exploris Aquarium and would love to share our knowledge on how you can help do your part through workshops and craft activities throughout the day. Dive on in!

Gardeners’ Question Time Summer Garden Party
Saturday 9 June
Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD
£: £10.50 adult/£5.25 child
T: 0844 249 1895
W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ mount-stewart
Join the team at Mount Stewart for Radio 4’s biggest annual event – including recordings of the BBC’s flagship gardening radio programme.  Visitors will get the chance to meet Gardeners’ Question Time panellists, put their questions to them and participate in demonstrations, walking tours and horticultural happenings across the gardens.  See website for full programme.

St Gall’s Summer Fete
Saturday 9 June/ opens 1.30pm
St Gall’s Church, 171 Crawfordsburn Rd, Bangor BT19 1BT
£: Free entrance
Free bus from/to Bangor
Free park and drive
Bouncy Castle, Giant Inflatable slide, Popcorn, Ice cream, candy floss, cakes. Massive plant stall, paddy’s market, hot dogs and burgers and much more!

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