Experience the magic of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman™, as Walking With The Snowman™ comes to Hillsborough Castle this festive season. The beloved Snowman™ is brought to life in a trail around the stunning gardens – a perfect Christmas treat for families and fans of all ages.
Wrap up warm, bring your family and friends, and get ready for a heart-warming festive adventure. There are 12 giant Snowman™ sculptures to discover, each beautifully hand painted by a different artist and inspired by the timeless Christmas classic '12 Days of Christmas'. Can you find them all?
Along your way, you may also discover a special garden play trail, a royal walled garden and meandering waterways, along with plenty of space to explore and play. If you’re lucky enough to visit on a snowy day, have a go at making your own snowman! Finish off all that the exploring with a warming hot chocolate and festive treat from the café.
On select days, you can also see the Snowman™ in special screenings of the iconic animated film.
This is the first time the Snowman™ Wild in Art trail has come to the island of Ireland, so don’t miss out on this special adventure. Pre-book your tickets now, or become a member and visit time and again for free.
Cosy up in with your family and watch the original animation of the beloved Snowman™ as part of your visit to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.
THE SNOWMAN™ SCREENINGS
Screenings take place during weekends in December and every day 27-31 December. Admission is included as part of a Gardens visit but space is limited; please register your interest at the admissions desk on arrival to guarantee a space.
Visit Clore 2 in the Stableyard at 12:00 and 15:00. The film lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Available on 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 December.
LOVE THE SNOWMAN™?
Learn more about The World of the Snowman™ here, including delicious recipes and fun family crafting activities.
Included in a standard Gardens ticket during daytime opening hours.
Members and under 5s go free.