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Summer of Play at Downhill Demesne

Spend time this summer having fun in the great outdoors!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

It's the Summer of Play across the National Trust! At Downhill Demesne we have a range of toys and games to inspire you to get active, creative, expressive and more! The Summer of Play will be running from 11am-3pm every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in July and August.

The Summer of Play is Sponsored by Starling Bank.

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

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The basics

Meeting point

The Walled Garden, Lion's Gate carpark, Downhill Demesne

Upcoming events

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A Taste of Mussenden 

An exclusive and luxury dining experience inside the iconic Mussenden Temple, in partnership with Mussenden Sea Salt. Join us as we sip from crystal glasses, dine on compostable plates, and enjoy all things local.

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on
26 Jul to 21 Sep 2024
at
12:30 to 15:00
+ 3 other dates or times
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Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne guided tour 

Join us on a guided tour of one of the jewels of the North Coast as we take you round the Earl Bishop Hervey’s estate.

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on
29 Jul to 26 Aug 2024
at
10:00 to 12:00
+ 4 other dates or times
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Summer Evening Glass-Making Experience 

Enjoy exclusive access to Mussenden Temple and a fused glass-making experience with Eleanor-Jane McCartney, renowned local glass artist.

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on
3 Aug 2024
at
17:00 to 20:00
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The Vox Set at Mussenden: Muireann Bradley SOLD OUT 

After stealing the show at Jools Holland’s annual New Year’s Eve Hootenanny, teenage country blues sensation MUIREANN BRADLEY takes her “playful take on American classics” to the 18th century Mussenden Temple. SOLD OUT

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on
10 Aug 2024
at
19:00 to 20:15