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Festival of Family Fun

Festival of Family Fun

Live music, theatre, pop-up artists and wandering minstrels add to the unique atmosphere that is Garden Show Ireland. And there are lots of surprises for families as they wander through the woodland walks of Antrim Castle Gardens.

Little Green Fingers will not only be kept busy planting and learning about gardens but also meeting some very unusual scarecrows in an amazing ‘Secret Imaginarium‘! … watch this space for more!

Not only that but ‘Characters from Story Books’ inhabiting Scarecrow Avenue brought to Antrim by primary school children from throughout Northern Ireland await your arrival to the Show! And enjoy the ‘Birds, Bees, Bugs & Butterflies’ in the Miniature Gardens created by primary school children. Find out how your school can get involved in our Schools Garden Challenge.

Budding gardeners get their hands dirty in the Garden Challenge supported by the Enkalon Foundation, Creative Gardens, Homebase and McDonalds. See who’s won fantastic prizes, or find out how to win yourselves by getting involved in our Team Garden Challenge. Your theme: “Grow wild! Go wild!”.

Threading its way through the Show is the artistry of local Craftsmen. Demonstrations of Traditional Countryside Crafts include the skill of a blacksmith artist and wood turner.

The Craft Pavilion is the place to browse and buy! From wood crafts and wicker baskets to paintings and pottery.

… and after using up all that energy, explore the parkland and gardens of Antrim Castle Gardens, and chill out in the Food Village listening to the Jazz Band, or relax with a glass in the Garden Bar!

Children under 16 are FREE accompanied by an adult.

And there’s more…

Festival of Flowers & Gardens

Festival of Food

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