Festive fun this Christmas…in Northern Ireland

Decking the halls at The Argory

We've decked the halls, dressed the trees and made the mince pies. Come and celebrate the festive season with us and make magical Christmas memories...

Festive film fun

Wrap up warm, grab a hot chocolate or tasty treat and enjoy a special film screening in the Barn at Rowallane Garden.

19 November at 2pm – The Muppets Christmas Carol
20 November at 2pm – The Polar Express
26 November at 2pm – The Polar Express
27 November at 2pm – the Muppets Christmas Carol

There's festive fun for all the family at a National Trust place near you
There's festive fun for all the family at a National Trust place near you

Markets and fairs

Stock up on seasonal goodies at Crafted at Castle Ward (26 November) The Argory Christmas Fair (3 & 4 December), and the Rowallane Yuletide Market (10-11 December). Browse dozens of craft and food stalls, enjoy festive entertainment and soak up the Christmas atmosphere.

Festive floral art

Join the gardening team at Rowallane Garden who will be creating festive wreaths along with the head gardener demonstrating her floral art skills in the stableyard, in preparation for the yuletide market. Every day until 9 December.

Gingerbread man decorating

Round off a visit to Rowallane Garden with a visit to the cafe where your little elves can use their crafting skills to decorate a scrumptious gingerbread man. 12 - 14 December, 12 noon - 2.30pm.

Santa Experience

It wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa. Meet Father Christmas when he stops at Castle Ward, Mount Stewart, The Argory and Castle Coole. As Father Christmas is a very busy man please call and book in advance if you want to visit him this festive season.

Enjoy the Santa Experience at Mount Stewart
Enjoy the Santa Experience at Mount Stewart


Gifts galore

If you want gift ideas we’ve got loads. Most of our shops sell great gardening goodies, as well as some stunning local art and crafts, and there’s loads to choose from for foodies too. Remember every purchase made goes towards supporting the Trust’s work as an independent charity looking after special places for ever, for everyone.

The perfect present

National Trust gift membership takes a whole year of relaxation, exploration and discovery and wraps them up into the perfect package. Your membership fee also means that together we can care for these special places and spaces for ever, for everyone. Buy gift membership in person at any of our places or online

Winter walks

If you have over indulged during the holidays why not walk off some of those Christmas calories with a winter walk. A breath of fresh air can blow away the cobwebs, so grab your earmuffs, wrap the kids up in their woollies and visit your favourite National Trust place.