What’s On in Ards & North Down Borough Council

Friday 16 – Thursday 22 December

Until Friday 23 December, Christmas at Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra

Various themed events taking place over the Christmas season. For more info and booking details contact the Museum.

Info: (028) 9042 8428, nmni.com/uftm

Friday 16 December, Festive Swing with Swingabella
The Queen’s Hall, West Street, Newtownards

£12, includes mulled wine and mince pies

A close-harmony vocal trio bringing back the sassy sound of the ‘30s and ‘40s – the Swing era.

Info: ardsarts.com, 028 9181 0803

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December, Christmas at the Ark Open Farm

The Ark Open Farm, Bangor Road, Newtownards

11am – 4pm

Santa will be at the Farm every weekend in December. Hand feed the reindeer and meet Santa’s elves or visit the lambs and donkeys in the Stables Nativity scene.  Special late night opening Thursday and Friday nights from 8 December – please book for late nights.

Info: (028) 9182 0445, thearkopenfarm.co.uk

Sunday 18 December, Santa Train rides at Drumawhey Junction

Drumawhey Junction Railway, Four Road Ends

£8.50 child (includes gift); £2.50 adult

12 noon – 4pm

A great afternoon out for all the family as this miniature railway gets into the Christmas spirit.

Info: bcdmrs.org.uk


Exhibition: All Wrapped Up for Christmas exhibition

Until Saturday 24 December

Ards Crafts, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards

A showcase of handcrafted gifts and ideas for Christmas at this free to visit exhibition.

Exhibition: Juniper

Until Saturday 21 January

Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards

A series of atmospheric richly detailed and fantastical illustrations depicting the story of Juniper and her companions.

Exhibition: Absorption

Until Saturday 21 January 2017

Sunburst Gallery, Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards

A solo exhibition of unique, textured and colourful sculptures by Ellie Niblock.

Exhibition: Toy Stories

Until Sunday 29 January

Long Gallery, North Down Museum, Bangor

This fun exhibition will look back at toys enjoyed by all from across the decades.