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

Monthly Birdwatching

Wed 07 Feb 2018
10:30-12:00
Mount Stewart and surrounds is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.

Wedding Open Day

Sat 17 Feb 2018
13:00-16:00
Love is in the air at Mount Stewart! Come and view the unique Temple of the Winds and Central Hall for your wedding venue.

World Book Weekend

Sat 03 Mar 2018
11:00-17:00
We would love to hear all about your favourite stories and characters at our World Book Day Weekend. Come dressed up and join some of our storytelling sessions.

Poetry at the Property: Creative Writing at Mount Stewart

Wed 07 Mar 2018
18:00-20:00
Join Erin Halliday, award-winning poet and creative writing tutor, author of 'Chrysalis' and 'Pharmakon', for a six-week course writing poetry inspired by the history, family, collection, and grounds of Mount Stewart

Free Open Day

Sat 10 Mar 2018
10:00-15:00
Enjoy free admission at a number of National Trust places today. Come and meet our staff and volunteers, and learn more about the amazing places we look after.

Mums at Mount Stewart

Sun 11 Mar 2018
12:00-13:30
Treat your Mum to a fabulous afternoon tea at Mount Stewart. Sit back with a glass of Prosecco and enjoy some live music while celebrating your marvellous Mum.