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.

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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Exploris -   Northern Irelands only Aquarium
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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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SnakesnLadders -  A play centre for children of all ages, featuring go-karts, play frames and more
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Warrior Assault - Northern Ireland’s only outdoor obstacle race for the whole family to get involved in.
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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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Food

Tracey’s Farmhouse Kitchen -  Indulge in some bread making classes in a cottage out in the country
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NI Food Tours -  Offering a tasty tour across the Ards peninsula visiting various producers
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Indie Fude - Featuring a shop in Newtownards offering the finest artisan foods, who also offer classes and food events
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Drink

 

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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Echlinville Distillery -   modern distillery famous for its gin, offering some fantastic tours
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Restaurants

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

Classes and Workshops

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

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

Eden Pottery - Pottery shop offering some fun sponge-painting onto ceramics for you to take home
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Loaf Pottery -   Offering pottery classes and some tasty food 
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NI Silver -  Some localy inspired Silver jewellery, where you can also have a go at making your own.
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Portico Arts and Heritage Centre -  A historic church, now the host center for various events, including live music
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Ards Peninsula Tours -   Tours across the Ards Peninsula
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Ballycopeland Windmill Tours -    Tours to Ballycopeland Windmill
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Bangor Boat -   Fishing and sightseeing tours departing from Bangor Marina
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Walk the Lecale Peninsula -  Guided coastal walks available across the Ards Peninsula
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Newtownards Priory tours -  Tours of the Newtownards Priory Church 
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Nendrum tours - Tours of the Nendrum Monastic Ruins
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Heli-power -  Offering Helicopter trail lesson or sightseeing tours across Ards and North Down
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For more information on Tours available - download our Guided Tours brochure

Leisure

Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex -  New Sportsplex featuring a Spa and numerous physical activities
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Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex -  Sportsplex featuring a gym with classes and 3 different swimming pools
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Bangor Sportsplex -  Sportsplex 2 football pitches, atheletics track and more
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Comber Leisure Centre -  An astroturf pitch and a number of halls, with plenty of physical activities on offer
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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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Mobile Team Adventure -   Company offering outdoor physical activities across a range of locations

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Field of Dreams -   A sports activity centre catering to groups of people, offering some fun activities
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On the Water

SUPhubni -  A mobile stand up paddle boarding company, offering lessons and courses
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DV Diving -  Courses and opportunities with some of Northern Irelands finest scuba divers
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Golf

Bangor Golf Club -  18-hole Par 71 Parkland course
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Blackwood Golf Centre -  Blackwood Golf Centre features 2 driving ranges, and a Par 71 36-hole golf course
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Carnalea Golf Club -  18-hole Par 69 Parkland course
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Clandeboye Golf Club -   36-hole Par 71 Parkland course
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Donaghadee Golf Club -  18-hole Par 71 Parkland course
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Helen’s Bay Golf Club - 9-hole Par 69 Parklands Course
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Holywood Golf Club -  18-hole Par 69 Parklands Course and Rory McIlroy's home club
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Kirkistown Castle Golf Club -  18-hole, Par 69 Links course
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Royal Belfast Golf Club -  Irelands oldest golf club, 18-holes par 70 Parklans course

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Racing

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