Whats on this weekend? 22nd – 24th Sept 2017

Written by on September 22, 2017

Guided tour of Ballyhenry Bay and Ballyhenry Island

Friday 22 September/2pm

£: £6.50 per person; children under 16 free

T: 07763 898074

A scenic coastal walk along the shore of Strangford Lough with beautiful views to Castle Ward, Audleys Castle and abundant wildlife. Hear stories of the place and the people. This is an easy linear route on a country road. Start point: Ferry terminal car park. Duration: 1½ hours. Booking essential.


Persian Supper Club with the Edible Flower

Friday 22 and Saturday 23 September

Indie Füde, The Courtyard, 5A High St, Comber, BT23 5HJ

£: £32

T: hello@indiefude.com, 07510728109)

W: indiefude.com

Join us at Indie Fude in Comber on Friday 22 or Saturday 23 September for our ‘Ottolenghi Tribute Act – Take 2’ Persian menu. This five course meal will be packed full of middle eastern flavours, think coriander, ginger, pistachios, citrus fruit, cinnamon, saffron, apricots, harissa and preserved lemon.


St Gall’s Hospice Coffee Morning & Cake Sale

Saturday 23 September/ St Gall’s Church, Crawfordsburn Rd, Bangor/

10am-12 noon

Come along and enjoy a cup of freshly ground coffee, scone and traybakes. Selection of home-baked cakes and traybakes for sale. Craft stall will also be available. Bring your friends and help this very worthwhile cause.


Woodland and Whiskey Tour

Saturday 23 September/2-6.30pm

Departs from Ards Visitor Inforamtion Centre, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards, BT23 4AD

£: £20

T: 028 9182 6846

W: www.visitardsandnorthdown.com

Explore the unexplored, combining a guided walk along new trails in the estate farmland at Mount Stewart with a fascinating visit to the recently opened Echlinville Distillery to see the fine art of whiskey making and perhaps taste a golden drop! Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear is recommended. Booking essential.


Planters Seminar at Mount Stewart

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 September/Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 10am – 6pm

Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD

£: Adult £75

T: 028 4278 8387

W: nationaltrust.org.uk

Come and enjoy this two day extravaganza with our special guest speakers. Enjoy guided tours of the gardens and a buffet lunch which will be provided on Sunday afternoon. Both days are included in the ticket price. Booking essential.


Portaferry Historical Walk

Sunday 24 September/2.30-4pm

Leaves from Portaferry Visitor Information Centre, Castle Street, Portaferry, BT22 1NZ

£: £4

T: 028 9182 6846/028 4272 9882

W: www.visitardsandnorthdown.com

Explore the loughside town of Portaferry with its rich heritage, interesting architecture and fascinating history. Travel through time, hearing of Vikings and Saint Patrick and be brought up to date by discovering the hidden gems of today. Booking essential.


Autumn Wildlife Hunt

Sunday 24 September/ Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra, Holywood/11am-4pm

£: Normal Admission prices apply

T: 028 9127 0069

Bring the family and spend the day becoming a nature detective exploring the wildlife in the beautiful grounds of the Museum. Activities will be happening throughout the day to encourage you to learn about recording wildlife. Many of our local and national conservation and wildlife organisations will be there, running a wide range of activities for all ages.


Jazz in the Garden

Sunday 24 September/2-4.30pm

Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD

£: Normal admission applies.

T: 028 4278 8387

W: nationaltrust.org.uk

Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart. Sorry, no BBQs.


Jane Talbot

Sunday 24 September/4pm

Kiltonga Hall, Newtownards, BT23

£: £5 including tea/coffee/hot chocolate

T: 028 9181 0803

W: ardsarts.com

Join us for a spellbinding afternoon of faerie tales! Jane Talbot is an English storyteller and writer who moved to N Ireland from Scotland in 2011. Her collection of dark faerie tales for adults, The Faerie Thorn, was inspired by the North Coast. From headless horsemen and man-eating faeries to trickster rat-boys and sorrowful selkies, there’s something for everyone. Settle down with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the stories!

 For further information please visit


Newtownards Visitor Information Centre

31 Regent Street


BT23 4AD


Tel: 028 9182 6846

Website: www.visitardsandnorthdown.com


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