Play AND Stay in Ards and North Down

Set along the East coast of Northern Ireland, and between the shores of Belfast Lough and Strangford Lough, the spectacular location held by the Borough and the scenery it bestows are not to be missed. Bursting with family fun, events galore and plenty to explore and discover, make Ards and North Down your next stop – whether it be a weekend break or a day trip, they have something for everyone…

Northern Ireland’s only Aquarium, Exploris in Portaferry, will open your eyes to the beauty of the Loughs and surrounding seas, plus fantastic new exhibits, from the tropical reefs to the rainforests and of course the cute otter family.

Head to the seaside and enjoy fish and chips fresh from the paper on the pier at Donaghadee or ice creams along the shorefront in Bangor followed by a visit to Pickie Funpark, full of activities to keep the little ones amused.

Throw in cosy cafes and top class restaurants serving up tasty homemade treats or gourmet local ingredients to keep you recharged as you discover what’s on your doorstep.

There are many events and activities to keep you entertained throughout the spring and summer season from live music in beautiful parks, to karting, guided walks and tours, from the annual Sea Bangor Festival in June and the return of the Portavogie Seafood Festival in August; This is just a taste of what they have to offer – the list is endless.

To help you make the most of your visit download their free Spring Summer Experiences AND Events Visitor Guide or contact one of their local Visitor Information Centres in Ards or Bangor, where friendly staff are on hand to assist with advice, inspiring ideas and directions.

T: 028 9182 6846 (Ards VIC) or 028 9127 0069 (Bangor VIC)


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