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Wednesdays in the Woods - Summer of Play at Mount Stewart

It’s almost time for Summer of Play! Discover family days out jam-packed with every flavour of play at Mount Stewart.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

There are so many wonderful places at Mount Stewart where children can play imaginatively, creatively and get active outdoors. Take a walk to the Natural Play Area where you will find new ways to use our wooden structures. Crawl, climb, jump and roll through assault courses and complete tasks to get the heart rate raised!

Wed 3rd July – 11.30am-3.30pm

Wed 10th July – 11.30am-3.30pm

Wed 17th July – 11.30am-3.30pm

Wed 24th July – 11.30am-3.30pm

Wed 31st July – 11.30am-3.30pm

Wed 14th August – 11.30am-3.30pm

Wed 21st August - 11.30am-3.30pm

Normal Admission applies, National Trust Members free.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


Suitable for children

Meeting point

Natural Play Area - walk up toward Temple of the Winds and follow signage to the play area.

What to bring and wear

These activities will be outdoors so please dress for the weather.


There is a steep path heading up towards Natural Play, however, can be navigated by wheelchairs and buggies.

Upcoming events


Wildlife Heptathlon for kids 

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Event summary

24 Jul to 26 Aug 2024
10:00 to 17:00
+ 33 other dates or times

Bulb Mania - Summer Series 

Come and join a member of the Gardens Team on a tour which will look at seasonal highlights during summer, including trees, flowering shrubs and bulbs.

Event summary

24 Jul to 28 Aug 2024
11:00 to 13:00
+ 2 other dates or times

British Horse Society Rides 2024 

We are delighted to be able to announce the dates for the BHS Ireland and National Trust Pleasure Rides 2024 at Mount Stewart. Exclusive BHS Ireland & National Trust Pleasure Rides for Ride Out UK at Mount Stewart 2024.

Event summary

26 Jul 2024
17:30 to 20:30

Jazz Sundays at Mount Stewart - The Jazzmeisters 

Sit back and relax for an afternoon of Jazz at Mount Stewart.

Event summary

28 Jul 2024
13:15 to 16:00