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Discover the magic of Neverland at Glenarm Castle’s Enchanting Tulip Festival

Glenarm Tulip Festival

Prepare to be thoroughly entertained as Glenarm Castle’s eagerly awaited Tulip Festival returns this May Bank Holiday Weekend, taking place from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May.

Famously known as the most colourful event of the year, the Tulip Festival is always a favourite amongst garden enthusiasts and families.

The Walled Garden, one of the oldest in Ireland, will have a magnificent display of Spring Flowers & Tulips with expert gardeners on hand throughout the festival to answer all your gardening questions as well as representatives from Bloms Bulbs, sponsors of the event, who will be there to discuss all your garden bulb needs for the season.

Glenarm Tulip Festival

For families, experience the magic of Neverland with a spellbinding live performance of Peter Pan, taking place at numerous intervals on Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May. Get ready for an awfully big adventure in this family friendly show, as we journey to Neverland with the boy who never grew up.

Featuring songs, you will know and love, plenty of audience interaction and a Captain Hook with some magic tricks up his sleeve - this is a show not to be missed!

Also, enjoy the new Woodland Walk, a charming area above the Walled Garden for families to explore nature.

Glenarm Tulip Festival

Nigel Campbell, Events & Marketing Manager at Glenarm Castle, said:

“Our Tulip Festival officially kicks off the start of our season and what better way than with 1000’s of tulips and spring flowers on display in our Walled Garden.

"Following the huge popularity of Alice In Wonderland last year, we are excited to be bringing an outdoor live performance of PETER PAN to the event on Sunday 30th and Monday 1st.

"It is a fantastic day out for all the family with lots to see and do and with plenty of space for visitors to enjoy the great outdoors in this spectacular setting”.

Alongside the existing retail outlets at Glenarm Castle, the festival will also host a range of craft stalls and exhibitions. The hugely popular Mini Land Rover Experience will also be operating throughout the weekend alongside traditional carnival rides.

Glenarm Tulip Festival

A delicious range of food and drink will be available from the Tea Room, Pizza Pavilion, Milk Parlour ice-cream shop and the Potting Shed espresso bar as well as other food to go alternatives. There will also be live music throughout the weekend.

Gates open each day at 10am with last admissions at 4pm. Tickets are priced at £12 for Adults, £8 for 5 to 17 year olds and £4 for 2 to 4 year olds. Under 2’s go free. To purchase tickets go to:

Head along and discover the joy and wonder of springtime at Glenarm Castle!


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