Glenarm Castle Events

Tulip Festival

Tulip Festival

Due to COVID-19 our original Tulip Festival and later Bloomfest which was to be held in early May and end of August 2020 has been postponed to our 2021 Tulip Festival taking place on the May Bank Holiday Weekend, 1st - 3rd May. Tickets that have already been purchased for the Tulip Festival / Bloomfest this year will remain valid for the 2021 event. 

Indulge in your passion for gardening at this years TULIP FESTIVAL this May Bank Holiday Weekend, 1st - 3rd May. Bring the family and enjoy a fun-filled weekend at Glenarm Castle with lots to see and do including an array of craft stalls & exhibitions, food and drink, live music, children’s entertainment and much more.

Not to mention thousands of colourful tulips on display within the Walled Garden with expert advice from professional gardeners. Representatives from Bloms Bulbs, sponsors of the event, will also be available to discuss all your tulip bulb requirements for the coming season.

PLUS we are delighted to be welcoming the OFFICIAL and nation's favourite, HEY DUGGEE, to the event on Sunday 2nd May and Monday 3rd May only -  as seen on CBeebies. The winner of 6 BAFTA's, an International Emmy Award and with videos having reached over 1 Billion combined views worldwide, HEY DUGGEE will be making a personal appearance at intervals throughout the day. Families can also enjoy a Hey Duggee themed activity as part of the experience as well as a Meet & Greet so make sure you have your cameras at the ready. Please note, if you purchased tickets for the original Hey Duggee appearance on the Sunday / Monday this year, it will be remain valid for the Sunday / Monday of Hey Duggee's appearance at the Tulip Festival in 2021.

Glenarm Castle will be open to the public for guided tours on Monday 2nd May, from 12.00noon - 4.30pm. Tours leave from the Walled Garden via the Glenarm Road Train approximately every 20 minutes.

Gates Open 10am Daily.

Saturday 1st May








Sunday 2nd May (Hey Duggee Appearance)



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Ticket + Hey Duggee Gift (£5 postage)


Monday 3rd May (Hey Duggee Appearance)


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Ticket + Hey Duggee Gift (£5 postage)