Fun things to do this Easter in Northern Ireland

We have a whole range of fun things planned for the Easter half-term holidays. Here’s a taste of what’s happening at our special places from 13 - 28 April 2019...


Meet Popcorn and Peanut at Ardress

Easter at Ardress House, 19-28 April 

Bounce over to Ardress this Easter, say hello to the friendly farmyard animals and enjoy springtime adventures. 11am–5pm. Normal Admission Members Free.

Easter at Rowallane Garden, 18-26 April 

Get competitive and challenge your loved ones to an egg and spoon race at the front of the house. Get involved in fun Easter crafting in the barn. Pick up a nature wristband and head off on an exploration around the garden to spot nature bursting into life. 10a - 6pm. Normal Admission Members Free.

Easter at Springhill, 15-28 April 

Put a spring into your step this Easter at Springhill! Discover new spring flowers in the meadows. Enjoy springtime activities and have lots of fun in the natural play areas. 11am–5pm Normal Admission Members Free.

Follow the clues around our nature trail

Easter at Florence Court, 15-28 April 

Make the most of the Easter break at Florence Court as our nature themed Easter egg hunts will be running throughout the Easter holidays, along with some nature based activities along the way!

A bright spring day at Castle Coole

Easter at Castle Coole, 15-28 April 

Explore the gardens, run wild in the woodlands and take part in our fun nature-themed activities this Easter.

Easter at The Argory, 15-28 April 

Hop over to The Argory this Easter and go wild in the play park, enjoy Easter crafts and games in the courtyard and take part in our nature trail. 11am–5pm Normal Admission Members Free.

Easter at Downhill Demesne, 15-12 April 

A full two-week programme of nature based discovery with events for all ages spread across Downhill/Hezlett House and Porstewart Strand to include sand sculpting, sensory tree trail, walks and talks with our rangers and gardener and a selection of the ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’. 12noon–4pm Normal Admission Members Free

A family plays by the water of Strangford Lough at Castle Ward, Co. Down

Easter at Castle Ward, 15-28 April 

Explore the Secret Shore Nature Trail or get creative with the spring themed activities. Why not make a day of it and bring along a picnic, visit the farmyard animals and relax by the shores of Strangford Lough. 12noon–4pm. Normal Admission Members Free

Mount Stewart Easter Daffodils

Easter at Mount Stewart, 13-28 April 

Scurry on down to Mount Stewart over the Easter holidays and see if you can spot Ruby Red and her friends as they celebrate the return of spring. Have fun on our trails, get mucky making seed bombs or join one of our family friendly garden tours. 11am–4pm. Normal Admission Members Free