This Easter the school holidays start for many on Friday 31st March.

Make the most of your time, get out and about and enjoy time together.

Add to the memory album with these fun-tastic themed events!  
Plan using our handy What's On guide and find out how you can enjoy days out within the Borough, with a mix of free and ticketed activities. Click here 

Curry's Swingtime Amusements - McKee Clock Arena, Bangor 

Curry's Funfair will be open daily over the Easter Holidays from Friday 31st March until Sunday 16th April at the McKee Clock Bangor!

Weekends and Bank Holidays | 12pm -10pm 

Week Days | 2pm -10pm

Special offer available - Buy 20 tokens, get 5 free 

Costs vary for each ride

Find out more 

Easter Egg Hunt at Mount Stewart, Newtownards
This spring, treat the whole family to a world of adventure at Mount Stewart on their Easter trail.
1 to15 Apr 2023

Open 10:00 - 17:00
From £3 p.p. 

Find out more 

Newtownards Satutday Market will also be having a family fun day which is free to attend on Saturday 8 April. The event is aligned to the Chamber's Easter Egg hunt and will involve lots of fun family activities. 

The Family Shark Show, Bangor, SERC Space Theatre
See them bring to life, the story behind the song.
1 Apr 2023

Open 14:00 - 15:15

Open 16:00 - 17:15
From £10 p.p. 

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John Stainer's THE CRUCIFIXION & Sacred Music for Passiontide, St Columbanus Church, Bangor
Ards Choral Society & Ballyholme Parish Church present John Stainer's THE CRUCIFIXION & Sacred Music for Passiontide.
2 Apr 2023 | 18:30 - 20:30
Suggested donation £5.

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Easter Trail - North Down Museum, Bangor Castle, Bangor
10 Apr 2023 | 10:00am - 3:00pm
Free admission to the museum. Trail £1 per child

Calling all young explorers to North Down Museum this Easter Monday! Come along and enjoy our Easter Trail! Find the clues placed around the museum's galleries to win a prize. Fun for all the family!

Afterwards, enjoy exploring nearby Castle Park with our Explorer's Packs, containing everything you'll need to learn all about the biodiversity of this beautiful space and the creatures who live there! The packs are free to borrow for a maximum of one hour. Limited availability.

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Echlinville Easter Trails, Kircubbin
5 to16 Apr 2023

Various Opening Times

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Wetland Detectives, WWT Castle Espie, Comber
Enjoy a family day out of exploration and discovery that will put all of your senses to the test. To succeed as a Wetland Detective and complete the Easter trail, you'll need to get closer than ever to nature.
6 to 16 Apr 2023
Open 10:00 - 16:30
Price £9.70per person 

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Tenebrae Service with Faure's Requiem, Portico Arts and Heritage Centre, Portaferry
Join the New Quay Singers for their annual Tenebrae Service for Good Friday.
7 Apr 2023 | 19:00 - 20:30

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Joe the Magician - Live - The Portico of Ards, Portaferry

Direct from RTÉ,  Joe the magician brings his live spectacular children's magic and illusion show to Portico! Joe's show fuses laugh out loud comedy magic with absolutely jaw dropping spectacular illusions live on stage. 

10 Apr 2023 | 15:00 - 16:15

Pre-booking required £10pp

Find out more and book tickets 

Easter at Ulster Folk Museum, Cultra, Holywood
Celebrate a traditional Easter at the Ulster Fold Museum in Cultra!

8 to 14 Apr 2023
Various Opening Times
From £11.50 p.p. 

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Easter at Pickie FunPark 
Join us in the heart of Bangor Marina there is loads for all the family to do and our Pickie Café is the  perfect place to relax and enjoy the views. Book tokens in advance for big discounts 

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Easter at The Ark Farm

Meet two walking, roaring friendly dinosaurs. Follow the dino egg Easter trail to earn a chocolate treat
Meet lots of baby animals, find fossils in the dig pit and make your own to take home, plus lots more farm fun! 

Pre-booking is a must 
Find out more and book 

Exploris will be welcoming some new residents this Easter
Petting Farm on display over the Easter Holidays.

7th - 16th April
Please note - Ocean tank still under construction, but there is still lots to see. An Easter petting farm will be on site with cute baby animals including  piglets, lamas, lambs, calves, ponies and Easter bunnies.
Booking advised at

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Ballycopeland Windmill Easter Trail 

Come and enjoy the fun of the Easter Trail at Ballycopeland Windmill! 
Follow the self-led trail through the Miller’s cottage and around the windmill to find the hidden eggs to solve a puzzle and win an Easter Egg prize!
Event includes a craft workshop and storytelling 
3 DAYS ONLY! Thursday 6th-Saturday 8th April. 
Tickets £6 per child, £3 per adult.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This event is advanced booking only. 
Book your tickets here 
Ballycopeland Windmill, Windmill Road, Millisle, BT22 2DS

The Mighty Easter Egg Hunt run by Newtownards Chamber of Commerce 

Free to enter, with amazing prizes to be won!
Fri 31 March - Sat 8 April (Trading Hours Only)

Entry forms will be available from Stewart Miller Conway Square from Friday 31st March. 

Let us help you plan ahead... 

Get some inspiration with these handy monthly what's on guides. An easy way to see what's coming up across the Borough. 

April What’s On - click here 

May What’s On - click here 

Don't forget to take a look at our Free Days Out With The Kids blog - there's lots of inspiration for a perfect low-cost Easter treat day- click here 


Pickie Fun Park
Adventure Park / Playground
Photo of people enjoying rides on the Giant Swans pedal boats on the blue waters of the man made pond at Pickie Funpark

Enjoy a fun day out at Pickie Fun Park. Try out the 18-hole mini-golf course, giant pedal swans, Pickie Puffer train, children's play area, children's electric car track and more.

Exploris Aquarium & Seal Sanctuary
Zoo / Aquarium
a boy and his dad looking at a sea creature in the tank

Enjoy a diver's view of marine life from around the world without getting wet. An underwater Tunnel Experience, friendly sharks and a Dwarfcrocodile, a Waddle of Penguins, all star in Northern Ireland’s only aquarium and seal rehabilitation centre.

Mount Stewart
The National Trust
Mount Stewart House

Mount Stewart is a stunning estate in the beautiful scenic area of Strangford Lough. The Formal Gardens are ranked as one of the top ten in the world and the within the house there are collections of national and international significance.

WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre
Nature and Wildlife
Three children walking with a woman towards the Limekiln Observatory - a glass building on a hill.

Here you'll find the largest collection of ducks, geese and swans in Northern Ireland, as well as a gallery, café, woodland walks, sensory garden, events and activities, free parking, and a picnic area.