Halloween Fun at Mount Stewart

Come along to Mount Stewart and take part in our fiendishly delightful daily activities from 28 Oct - 31 Oct from 11-4pm.

Mhairi and Robin Image from The Magic Inkpot

Dare you venture to Mount Stewart for four days of storytelling, spooky craft and Hallowe'en fun.

Hear the story of The Magic Inkpot, explore the grounds on the Ink Pot Trail and discover our Natural Play area, all whilst dresses in your spooky best.
our favourite spooky attire and take part in story-telling, craft activities and a Halloween trail around the grounds. There will also be a chance to hear all about the Magic ink pot in the house each day.

Edith, Lady Londonderry wrote a book of stories for her children combining ideas from fairy tales and Irish legends. She called it “The Magic Inkpot” after a well-known object in the house.  In the book the inkpot is transformed into Dagda Mor, the ancient Irish King of the fairies and takes two of the children, Mairi and Robin on exciting and marvellous adventures.  Dagda Mor is always there to intervene in times of trouble, but the children are also protected by the Stewart Dragon, magically brought to life from the Londonderry coat of arms.

" A strange sight may have been seen on All Hallows Eve had anyone been there."
- The Magic Ink-Pot by Lady Edith, Marchioness Londonderry
The Magic Ink-Pot by Edith, Lady Londonderry

The Magic Ink-Pot

Did you know that Edith, Lady Londonderry wrote a childrens book called The Magic Ink-Pot?

Upcoming events

Red Squirrel Day

Sat 29 Sep 2018
10:00-14:00
Join us for a guided walk around the Red Squirrel Trail and learn all about the work of the Trust to save these endangered animals. Families can also enjoy red squirrel themed activity sessions led by the education team.

Jazz in the Gardens

Sun 30 Sep 2018
14:00-16:30
Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart.

Yeats' Women

Sat 06 Oct 2018
19:30-21:30
Glynis Casson and Daniel Costello tell the story of Yeats’ life and the women who supported him, helped him and loved him. They will be joined by Claire Roche, Harpist and Singer, who has put a number of Yeats’ poems to music.

Murder Mystery "Spirit of Place"

Fri 26 Oct 2018
19:00-22:00
Become a sleuth for the evening for a night of murder and intrigue (with a healthy dose of glamour) at Mount Stewart.

Faces of Change ‘Votes for Women’ Touring Exhibition

Fri 09 Nov 2018
11:00-15:00
Inspired by the centenary anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, our forthcoming partnership with the National Portrait Gallery “Faces of Change ‘Votes for Women’ , will bring a significant collection of national importance to Northern Ireland

Santa at Mount Stewart

Fri 30 Nov 2018
14:00-15:00
Santa tickets will be released at 12 noon on Tuesday 25th September.