Easter at Downhill

Join the adventure and discover nature at our North Coast sites this Easter.

Visitors exploring a garden in springtime

We have a packed schedule of events happening across our properties over the Easter holidays so come along and see what we have in store.

15 April Portstewart Strand
Scavenger Hunts
Join us for a Scavenger Hunt through the ancient Dune system at the beach.
10 – 4pm


16 April Portstewart Strand
Bann Shore Big Lift
Join the rangers on a dune adventure and help us to look after our special place by helping us to remove litter.
10:30 - 12:30pm


17/18  Portstewart Strand
Scavenger Hunts (as above)


19/20 April Portstewart Strand
Sand Sculpting
Join our resident sculptor Tony as he demonstrates the art of sand sculpting. Have a go at creating your own! The theme is ‘creatures of the sea’
12 – 2pm


21/22 April  Downhill Demesne
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts
Get ready for a weekend of fun and discovery as you spot the first signs of spring and experience nature bursting into life at the special places the National Trust looks after. Follow Bunny's clues and finish your adventure with a delicious, chocolatey treat.
Normal Site admission. Egg Hunts £1.50 per child
12 – 4pm


23/24 April Downhill Demesne, Bishops Gate
Interactive Tree Trail
Discover our rare trees and use your senses to find out more about them.
During opening hours


25 April - Bishops Gate
Meet the Gardener
Come along and meet our wonderful gardener Don as he shows you his work and a behind the scenes tour of the beautiful Bishops Gate Gardens
10:30 - 12:30pm


26 April  - Downhill Demesne
Meet the Rangers at the Walled Garden
Come along and meet our wonderful Ranger team at the Walled Garden. Enjoy a behind the scenes tour and get stuck in to some fun outdoor activities!
10:30 - 12:30pm


27/28 - Hezlett House Hunt
Hunt for clues and explore the history of this 17th century thatched cottage
12-4pm


*Some information still to be confirmed
For more information contact 028 7084 8728,
visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/downhilldemesne or find us on Facebook.com/DownhillNationalTrust