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Clandeblog 10 Family-Fun Things To Do Near Clandeboye Lodge

Looking for a fun family activity to do this weekend? Or are you planning on taking advantage of some half-term or holiday time soon and need ideas? Feel inspired with our list of family-fun things to do near Clandeboye Lodge.

1. A day at Pickie Funpark

If you're planning a day full of family fun then take a visit to Pickie Funpark. Kids will love the Pickie Puffer steam train and the giant Pickie pedal swans, as well as the range of exciting features including the Adventure Playground, electric cars and an 18-hole nautical themed mini golf course.

2. Enjoy a walk at Crawfordsburn Country Park

If you’re an active family and love being out and about in nature, then why not spend time together on a walk at Crawfordsburn Country Park? Choose from a range of walking trails, from the shorter Glen walk (1.5 miles), to the Meadow walk (2 miles) and Coastal walk (3.8 miles).

3. Visit the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Journey back in time at the wonderful Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. At the Ulster Folk Museum, kids will love wandering through the ‘olden day’ village and countryside as well as watching demonstrations of traditional crafts. A visit to the Transport Museum will fascinate kids of all ages as they discover transport from the past and present.

4. Make a splash at Bangor Aurora

Enjoy an exciting day out with the family at Bangor Aurora. The centre boasts Northern Ireland's only 50 metre pool and there’s a fun Aqua Challenge, a big hit for those age 8 and over.

5. Golfing at Blackwood Golf Centre

Why not try something new? Enjoy some golfing fun at the casual and family-friendly Blackwood Golf Centre. Practice your golf swing at Blackwood’s driving range before taking the game on their Par 3 course.

6. Discover an underwater world at Exploris Aquarium

Take your kids on an underwater adventure at Exploris Aquarium in Portaferry. This exciting aquarium in Portaferry features native marine species as well as a sunken galleon, friendly sharks and a snappy crocodile! What makes a better day out than delving into an exciting underwater world of colour and fascinating creatures?

7. Meet the farm animals at Ark Open Farm

A visit to Ark Open Farm is a great idea for a fun day out with the family. Meet the farm animals or step back in time at their Jurassic Ark. With multiple play areas including the Dragon’s Den and Jumping Pillow, kids can enjoy a full day of entertainment at the Ark Open Farm.

8. Inflatable fun at Airtastic

A great rainy day option in Bangor is Airtastic inflatable park. Kids can enjoy a whole range of indoor inflatable fun. Not forgetting the little ones, there’s a soft play area too.

9. Adrenaline-fulled activities at Eddie Irvine Sports

Owned by world-renowned Formula One racing driver Eddie Irvine, Eddie Irvine Sports is packed with adrenaline-fuelled experiences. There’s something for all the family, from indoor karting and football, to the resi-ramp Thunder Park, perfect for BMX, scooters & more.

10. Saddle up for some fresh air on a family cycle

If you’re looking for somewhere safe to cycle with the family, check out the 7-mile traffic-free Comber Greenway. This family-friendly cycle route runs along Comber to east Belfast with views of Stormont, Scrabo Tower and the Belfast Hills.

Whatever you get up to during the day, there’s no better place to enjoy some family time together than at Clandeboye Lodge. Whether it’s a bite to eat at Coq & Bull or an overnight stay in one of our Family Favourite rooms, you’ll create unforgettable memories with us. Book your stay today.

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