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

*CANCELLED* Creative Gardens: Writing Poetry at Mount Stewart

Wed 18 Jul 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

Tastings at the Temple: Gin

Sat 21 Jul 2018
19:30-22:30
Following on from the success of last year, Tastings at the Temple returns.

A stroll in a Summer Garden

Sun 22 Jul 2018
11:00-13:00
The gardens at Mount Stewart were recently described as one of the Top 10 Gardens in the World. Enjoy a tour of the gardens with our gardening experts. Booking Essential : Please contact Reception 028 42 788387

Wildlife Trackers

Wed 25 Jul 2018
13:30-15:30
Through games and interactive activities, learn tracking skills and how to look for wildlife around the grounds of Mount Stewart.You may even spot some red squirrels.Booking Essential : Please contact Reception 028 42 788387

Jazz in the Gardens

Sun 29 Jul 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.

Car Bazaar

Sat 04 Aug 2018
09:00-12:00
Come along and sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few treasures.