Halloween Fun at Mount Stewart

Come along to Mount Stewart and take part in our fiendishly delightful daily activities from 27 Oct - 31 Oct from 11-3pm.

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

Easter Fun at Mount Stewart

Tue 23 Apr 2019
11:00-15:00
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.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Tue 23 Apr 2019
11:00-16:00
Hop on down to Mount Stewart this Easter to help Bunny find the clues dotted around the lake. Solve the clues to uncover the magic word and claim your prize.

Tour the Temple

Sun 28 Apr 2019
12:00-13:00
Join one of our guides for a tour of the Temple of the Winds. Hear the history of this special building and enjoy the stunning views over Strangford Lough.

Jazz in the Gardens

Sun 28 Apr 2019
14:00-16:30
Bring your picnic or enjoy some of our on-site catering and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart.

Car Bazaar

Sat 04 May 2019
09:00-12:00
Come along and sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few treasures. *Please check Facebook @mountstewart or our website to confirm event is going ahead as can be weather dependent*

Monthly Birdwatching

Sat 04 May 2019
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.