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

Faces of Change: Votes for Women

Thu 15 Nov 2018
11:00-14:30
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 ***FULLY BOOKED***

Fri 30 Nov 2018
14:00-15:00
***FULLY BOOKED***

Baby's First Christmas *FULLY BOOKED*

Fri 07 Dec 2018
12:00-14:00
A baby's first Christmas is very special, so why not treat the family to a delicious afternoon tea. Enjoy the festive fare and have time to take your own photos of your little one with Santa and Mrs Claus

New Year's Day Walk

Tue 01 Jan 2019
11:00-13:00
What better way to start 2019! Wrap up warm and enjoy a walk through the magical gardens at Mount Stewart. Led by one of our gardening experts the tour will include unique stories and unusual facts about these stunning gardens during winter.

World Book Day Weekend

Sat 02 Mar 2019
11:00-15:00
Do you like jumping in muddy puddles like Peppa Pig or do you have adventures like The Famous Five? We would love to hear all about your favourite stories and characters at our World Book Day Weekend. Come dressed up and join the fun.

Free Open Day

Sat 09 Mar 2019
10:00-17:00
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.