Bookable Experiences, Ards and North Down

​The area has a wide variety of experiences you can book online before or during your visit with some offering online discounts.

Please remember:

  • Many attractions are operating online pre-booking systems or reduced times/capacity at this time.
  • Information is changing daily and a small number of providers are yet to re-open.
  • Please check specific provider websites for re-opening information and bookings to ensure that you have the most up to date information before your visit.

Just find your interest below and click on the links to learn more and let the fun begin!

Airtastic Bangor - Trampoline Park in Bangor 
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Airtastic in Bangor

Exploris -   Northern Irelands only Aquarium
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Aquaris Aquarium

Pickie Funpark -  One of Northern Irelands best attractions, a cafe and family fun park offering paddle swans, steam train and more
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Pickie Funpark

Warrior Assault - Northern Ireland’s only outdoor obstacle race for the whole family to get involved in.

Warrior Assault NI

WWT Castle Espie - Castle Espie Woodland and Wetland Centre features many unique wetland habitats for birds and other creatures, giving you the chance to get up close with nature. They run tours, seasonal events for all the family and is a fine setting for a day out with picturesque views.
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Castle Espie Wildlife


Tracey’s Farmhouse Kitchen -  Indulge in some bread making classes in a cottage out in the country
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Farmhouse Kitchen

NI Food Tours -  Offering a tasty tour across the Ards peninsula visiting various producers
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Fab Foodie Tours Logo

Indie Fude - Featuring a shop in Newtownards offering the finest artisan foods, who also offer classes and food events
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Indie Food shop in Newtownards




Copeland Distillery - only recently opened, this exquisite distillery will give you a real taste of Donaghadee, its history and it's local gin.

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Copeland Distillery logo

Echlinville Distillery -   modern distillery famous for its gin, offering some fantastic tours
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Barrels of gin at Echlinville Distillery



Did you know Ards and North Down has the largest number of award winning restaurants outside of Belfast?

Some some our restaurants have a direct online booking facility, such as:


Clandeboye Lodge, Bangor | Book Now

The Boat House Dining, Bangor | Book Now

The Salty Dog Hotel and Bistro, Bangor | Book Now

The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn | Book Now

Tuktuk Bistro, Greyabbey and Newtownards | Book Now

Noble, Holywood | Book Now

Balloo House, Killinchy | Book Now

Poachers pocket, Killinchy | Book Now

The Poacher's Pocket in Killinchy

Classes and Workshops

Ards Arts Centre - The hub of arts in Newtownards and further afield, offering classes and worshops  
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the Ards Arts Centre



The Web Theatre -  The only privately owned theatre in Ireland, featuring unique shows
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The Web Theatre



Eden Pottery - Pottery shop offering some fun sponge-painting onto ceramics for you to take home
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Boy and woman doing pottery

Loaf Pottery -   Offering pottery classes and some tasty food 
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Loaf Pottery samples

NI Silver -  Some localy inspired Silver jewellery, where you can also have a go at making your own.
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Lady making silver

Portico Arts and Heritage Centre -  A historic church, now the host center for various events, including live music
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The Portico Arts and Heritage Centre

Ards Peninsula Tours -   Tours across the Ards Peninsula
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Scrabo Tower in Newtownards, County Down

Ballycopeland Windmill Tours -    Tours to Ballycopeland Windmill
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Ballycopeland Windmill

Bangor Boat -   Fishing and sightseeing tours departing from Bangor Marina

Telephone: 07510 006 000

Bangor Marina

Walk the Lecale Peninsula -  Guided coastal walks available across the Ards Peninsula
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The Lecale Peninsula

Newtownards Priory tours -  Tours of the Newtownards Priory Church 
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Newtownards Priory Church from outside

Nendrum tours - Tours of the Nendrum Monastic Ruins
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Monastic Ruins in Nendrum

Heli-power -  Offering Helicopter trail lesson or sightseeing tours across Ards and North Down
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Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex -  New Sportsplex featuring a Spa and numerous physical activities
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Ards Leisure Centre

Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex -  Sportsplex featuring a gym with classes and 3 different swimming pools
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The Aurora centre in Bangor

Bangor Sportsplex -  Sportsplex 2 football pitches, atheletics track and more
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Athlete at Bangor Sportsplex

Comber Leisure Centre -  An astroturf pitch and a number of halls, with plenty of physical activities on offer
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Weightlifter at Comber Leisure Centre

Activity Centres and Team Building

Ganaway Activity Centre -  An activity centre offering physical activity fun to groups of adults and children.
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Ganaway Activities

Mobile Team Adventure -   Company offering outdoor physical activities across a range of locations

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Outdoor physical activity

Field of Dreams -   A sports activity centre catering to groups of people, offering some fun activities
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Archery at Field of Dreams


On the Water

SUPhubni -  A mobile stand up paddle boarding company, offering lessons and courses
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Mobile stand up paddle boarders

DV Diving -  Courses and opportunities with some of Northern Irelands finest scuba divers
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Scuba divers in Ards and North Down



Bangor Golf Club -  18-hole Par 71 Parkland course
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Bangor golf club

Blackwood Golf Centre -  Blackwood Golf Centre features 2 driving ranges, and a Par 71 36-hole golf course
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The Blackwood Golf Centre

Carnalea Golf Club -  18-hole Par 69 Parkland course
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Carnalea Golf Club putting green

Clandeboye Golf Club -   36-hole Par 71 Parkland course
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Clandeboye Golf Club

Donaghadee Golf Club -  18-hole Par 71 Parkland course
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Helen's Bay Golf Club

Helen’s Bay Golf Club - 9-hole Par 69 Parklands Course
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Holywood Golf Club

Holywood Golf Club -  18-hole Par 69 Parklands Course and Rory McIlroy's home club
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Part of Kirkistown Castle Golf Club's course

Kirkistown Castle Golf Club -  18-hole, Par 69 Links course
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Royal Belfast Golf Club

Royal Belfast Golf Club -  Irelands oldest golf club, 18-holes par 70 Parklans course

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Royal Belfast Golf Club



Kirkistown Motor Racing Circuit -  Motor racing circuit for cars, bikes, karts and more
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Motor Racing Circuit

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