What’s on this weekend – 2nd – 4th March 2018

Written by 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/7pmEchlinville 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.


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