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

Jazz in the Gardens

Sun 29 Apr 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.

Monthly Birdwatching

Wed 02 May 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.

Car Bazaar

Sat 05 May 2018
09:00-12:00
Come along and sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few treasures.

Twilight at the Trust

Fri 18 May 2018
18:30-22:00
As 2018 marks 100 years since women won the right to vote, in conjunction with the National Trust, Twilight At The Trust is raising a salute to the centenary of women's suffrage.

BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time Summer Garden Party

Sat 09 Jun 2018
11:00-12:00
BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time comes to Mount Stewart.

Fathers Day Fun

Sun 17 Jun 2018
11:00-16:00
Give dad a day to remember at Mount Stewart.