What’s on this weekend – 2nd – 4th March 2018
Written by Big Hits on March 3, 2018
Irish Traditional Bread Making Experience
Saturday 3 & Wednesday 7 March/10.00am – 1pm
NI Food Tours, Ballymorran, Killinchy, BT23 6UD £: £50 per person T: 028 9754 3224 W: www.nifoodtours.com
Learn how to make traditional Irish breads in Tracey’s beautiful thatched cottage on the shores of Strangford Lough, then enjoy the fruits of your labours with delicious home-made preserves and local butter. Take away a selection of breads and the recipes as a memento of your visit.
PAST Coffee Morning and Cake Sale
Saturday 3 March/10am – 12.30pm
World Wildlife Day at Exploris
Saturday 3 March
Exploris, The Ropewalk, Portaferry, BT22 1NZ £: included in admission T: 028 4272 8062 W: www.explorisni.com
Enjoy the animal talks and feedings this Saturday at Exploris Aquarium to celebrate World Wildlife Day. Develop your knowledge on Native and Tropical aqua-life as you float through the different zone of Exploris.
World Book Day at Mount Stewart
Saturday 3 March & Sunday 4 March/11am – 5pm
Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards £: included in admission T: 028 4272 8387 W: nationaltrust.org.uk/mount-stewart
Do you like jumping in muddy puddles like Peppa Pig or do you have adventures like The Famous Five? Mount Stewart would love to hear all about your favourite stories and characters at their World Book Day Weekend. Come dressed up and join some of the storytelling sessions.
Market House, Portaferry,
Have a warming cup(s) of coffee and sublime piece(s) of cake/tray bake(s) and
help raise money for the PAST Maritime Visitor Centre at the same time.
A night devoted to Gin at The Echlinville Distillery
Saturday 3 March/7pm Echlinville Distillery, Echlinville House, 62 Gransha Rd, Newtownards, BT22 1AJ £: £60 per person T: 028 4273 8597 W: www.echlinville.com Join The Echlinville Distillery for a night devoted entirely to Gin. Find out more about Echlinville’s ‘field to glass’ story while enjoying signature serves, luxurious gin cocktails and a sumptuous three-course gin-inspired dinner, all in the surroundings of the state-of-the-art stillhouse. The heart of gin may be juniper, but the soul of any spirit comes from its connection to the place where it is made. The Echlinville Distillery is proud of its roots in the Ards Peninsula, and that sense of place is the essence of their gin. Where better to enjoy it than in the company of friends in the place where it is so carefully crafted?
North Down Birdwatching Club- Wader Watch Boat House
Sunday 4 March/ 1.00pm-3.30pm Crawfordsburn Country Park, Helen’s Bay, BT19 1JT
Boat house, Sea Park, Helens Bay, enjoy some of the Waders, Gulls as they feed round Belfast Lough coastland.
Exhibition: Celebration of Spring by David Campbell
Saturday 3 March – Sunday 25 March
Castle Espie, 78 Ballydrain Road, Comber, BT23 6EA £: Admission to the exhibition is free T: 028 9187 4146 W: www.wwt.org.uk
Born in Newtownards in 1989, David Campbell works from his studio in Bangor. His key influences include Basil Blackshaw, Seraphine Louis, Mark Rothko, and Neil Shawcross.