ANZAC Commemoration Service
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

ANZAC Commemoration Service

The Commemoration will commence at 2.30pm with a short Interdenominational Service conducted by the Reverend John Rutter, Rector of Glenavy Parish.  During the Service wreaths may be laid by Regimental Associations and individuals. 

Following the Service, light refreshments will be served.

The Commemoration will conclude with a talk by the Lord Lieutenant for Co. Antrim, Mrs Joan Christie, CVO OBE on “The Lieutenancy and the Armed Forces”

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Spring Fair at The Ballance House
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Spring Fair at The Ballance House

A great family day out with something for the whole family:

- guided tours of the Ulster-New Zealand exhibition

- craft market

- free crafting fun for the kids

- sausage sizzle

- annual gumboot-throwing competition

- the very impressive NI Speed-Stackers ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMMvUXD-aAk)

- have a go with Little Paws doggy agility & training

- meet the lovely dogs with Cavaliers in Need.

- plants and books for sale

- face painting

Tea barn open.Entrance donation: adults £3, children £1, under five’s are free. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the House.

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Strawberry Tea Fair
Jul
27
12:00 PM12:00

Strawberry Tea Fair

Come along to our very popular annual Strawberry Tea Fair.  Complimentary strawberry treat with your entrance and outdoor activities will be on offer for the kids, along with face-painting and take-home crafting activities. Guided tours of the house will be available, enjoy some lunch in the tea barn, and browse the craft stalls.  

Admission: adults £5, children £2.50, under 5s free (includes a complimentary strawberry treat). All proceeds to towards the upkeep of the House.

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Harvest Fair
Oct
5
12:00 AM00:00

Harvest Fair

Take advantage of all our free kids’ activities for the afternoon.  Make an apple bird-feeder and a stuffed apple to take home.  Visit our craft market with a range of stalls, apples and produce for sale.  Enjoy soup/sandwiches, traybakes, apple pie and hot spiced apple juice in the tea barn.

Entrance donation: adults £3, children £1, under five’s are free. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the House.

 

 

 

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Santa at The Ballance House
Nov
30
11:00 AM11:00

Santa at The Ballance House

Santa will be arriving at The Ballance House at 11 am.  Visit him and Mrs Claus in our 18th century traditionally restored Parlour with turf fire and gas-lamps.  Its quirky and quaint!  Santa is popular but no need to book.  Children’s free craft activities also available.  Our Christmas craft barn will be ready for you to start your festive shopping and a lovely range of food available for purchase in our Tea Barn.

No booking required.

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Big Book Sale
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

Big Book Sale

There will be a huge range of second-hand books to purchase. Guided Tours of the House will be available every hour from 12 noon - 2 pm.  Seating limited.

Free children’s bookmark ‘bookworm’ making workshop and a chance to win Samson’s Titanic Journey by Lauren Graham.

Tea Barn open.

 Free entrance and car parking.  All proceeds will go towards upkeep of the House.  (Book donations gratefully received)

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Waitangi Day
Feb
6
12:30 PM12:30

Waitangi Day

Booking required.

Waitangi Day is the national day of New Zealand, and commemorates the signing, on 6 February 1840, of the Treaty of Waitangi.  Ceremonies take place at Northland to commemorate the signing of the treaty, which is regarded as New Zealand's founding document.

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