The Annual Pipe Band Championships take place in Newtownards this year!

11 May 2019

Newtownards Airport (Ulster Flying Club) is hosting the Ards and North Down Pipe Band and Drum Major Championships this year!

Join us at the airfield for a day of impressive displays and beats. Make it a family day out - there is plenty to do for the little ones including face painting, children's highland games and a mini funfair* (*minimal charge applies).

Refreshment stalls will be available on site and of course the airfields own coffee shop Cloud 9 will be open to avail of.

The Airport is located opposite our Londonderry Park facility.

Free park and ride service:

Airport to Conway Square Bus stop 10:30  11:00  11:30  12:00  12:30  13:00  14:30  15:30  16:30

Departs Conway Square Bus stop to Airport 10:45  11:15  11:45  12:15  12:45  13:15  14:15  14:45  15:45  16:45

Why not make a weekend of it and explore the area around - from shopping in the town centre, to making use of the fantastic facilities of the newly opened Ards Blair Mayne Leisure and Wellbeing Complex (the spa is definately worth a visit!). Mount Stewart is a beautiful spot to take a walk or have a picnic and of course there is Scrabo Tower - the view is well worth the walk up. Newtownards town centre is filled with boutique shops, lovely gift shops and cosy cafes for those who love to shop or simply browse.

11 May 2019

Opening Times

  • 11am - 5pm


  • Free to spectate

Contact Details

  • Address Balloo
  • Telephone 028 9182 6846
  • Email Ards VIC
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