Food & Drink Events Calendar 2019

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 Join in the family fun at Hillsborough Castle & Gardens this Easter.

Monday 22 April–Thursday 25 April: 12.00noon and 15.30pm, meet on the South Terrace

 Meet characters from the castle's past, including America's founding father Benjamin Franklin, and join the third Marquess of Downshire as he regales the audience with folk tales in the enchanting Glen. Green-fingered visitors can also get gardening tips from Lady Granville as she tends to her rose garden. Drop-in sing-along - Inspired by famous composer Lady Annie Hill, join choirmaster John D’Arcy to take part in this mass sing-along. No singing experience necessary!

 Kite making

Monday 22 April–Thursday 25 April: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm, meet on the South Lawn

 Inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s famous kite experiment, make your own kite to fly in the grounds and then take home. Please note that numbers are limited, and only children may make a kite.

 Object handling

Thursday 18 April–Thursday 25 April: 11.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm, meet in the Stable Yard Courtyard.

 What will you discover? Uncover some of the stories, characters and history of Hillsborough Castle for yourself by exploring some of the objects in our handling collection.

 Explore history where it happened

Enjoy a family guided tour of our newly-represented State Rooms and learn about the historic events that took place within these walls.

 Walk in the footsteps of royalty, peacemakers and presidents in Northern Ireland's royal residence and important Government building.

 (Activities Included in admission price)

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