Pirates Picnic

Pirate picnic at Castle Ward, 12 July

Ahoy me hearty's! Captain Ward's Pirate Ship returns to Castle Ward on 12 July for Pirates' Picnic. We look forward to seeing you shipmate!

Join Captain Ward for a swashbuckling adventure on Thursday 12 July from 1pm -5pm.

Captain Ward and his wayward buccaneers are on the hunt for the Mermaid of Strangford’s treasure, and it’s your job to help return her bounty before Captain Ward makes off with it!

Meet the Pirate Captain in his Lair

For landlubbers, the Shipwreck Games are taking place on the front lawn. Show off your strength in the tug-o-war or be forced to walk the plank! Take an expedition to the mansion house to discover Captain Ward in his lair, if you’re brave enough to dare...

Make your own Jolly Rodger flag with the crew or head to the Smugglers Barn for some pirate themed crafts. Make sure you come in your Pirate or Mermaid finest - forgot your eyepatch or your mermaid scales? Get kitted out with facepainting in the courtyard.

Grub's up!

Seadogs and scallywags alike can head to our tea-room and hot food options for a quick refreshment and for a break from the high seas, stop and relax with a few sea-shanties from the Silver Fish Band.

Yo ho ho…see you there!

Normal admission applies, members free.