Clandeblog 10 fun things to do with kids in Bangor, Northern Ireland
Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Whether it's the weekend or a half-term or holiday, here are 10 family-fun things to do in Bangor.
1. Spend the day at Pickie Funpark
For a day filled with family fun in Bangor, visit Pickie Funpark. The park offers a range of exciting things that kids will enjoy, such as the Pickie Puffer steam train, giant Pickie pedal swans, the Adventure Playground, electric cars, and an 18-hole nautical themed mini golf course. or a day out with the family.
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? The country park offers a variety of walking trails that cater to different levels of difficulty, from the shorter Glen walk (1.5 miles) to the Meadow walk (2 miles) and the Coastal walk (3.8 miles). Pack a picnic and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings! Check out our other blog for the best picnic spots in Northern Ireland.
3. Visit the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Journey back in time at the wonderful Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, just 10 minutes from Bangor. 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's swimming pool. The leisure 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 the 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, a 40 minute drive from Bangor. This exciting aquarium in Portaferry features native marine species as well as a sunken galleon, friendly sharks and a snappy crocodile!
7. Meet the farm animals at Ark Open Farm
A visit to Ark Open Farm is a great idea if you are looking for a fun day out with the kids. 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 fun at the Ark Open Farm.
8. Inflatable fun at Airtastic
Looking for something to do on a rainy day in Bangor? At 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. Enjoy 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.
Things to do after your family day out in Bangor
Whatever you get up to during the day, there’s no better place to enjoy some family time than at Clandeboye Lodge. We’ve got all your needs covered, from stylish family rooms with comfy beds and high-speed Wi-Fi to delicious 3 course meals in our renowned Coq & Bull brasserie. Don't forget to sign up to our newsletter to hear our latest news and be first 'in the know' about our special offers, competitions and exclusive updates.
Photography credits: Tourism Northern Ireland