Free family fun until October

Cockle Row Cottages open their doors each year to hundreds of families that visit over the summer season. Open just in time for Easter, these lovingly restored fisherman’s cottages host free themed entertainment from Easter Sunday to the first Sunday in September.

Children will have the opportunity to join in on a range of activities including face painting, children’s crafts, balloon modelling and much more every weekend from 2-4pm, whilst adults can enjoy live music and dance in July and August in Association with the Ulster-Scots Agency.

Set within the picturesque Groomsport Harbour, Cockle Row Cottages are the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Bird enthusiasts can enjoy live video feeds which have been set up on Cockle Island giving visitors the opportunity to watch birds on two large screens, control cameras for a more interactive bird watching experience.

Open to the public daily from June, the cottages also stock a range of tourist and heritage information as well as a small gift shop selling pocket money toys and nautical items. 

Whether it’s a weekend of free family fun or an afternoon away – Cockle Row Cottages are the perfect place for you!






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Opening Times

  • Open from Easter Sunday, April/ May & Sept weekends only 11am-5pm
  • Open daily June, July and August 11am-5pm
  • Sunday 27 October 11am-5pm, Entertainment 2pm-4pm


  • Free

Contact Details

  • Address The Harbour Main Street Groomsport Co. Down BT19 6JP
  • Telephone 028 9127 0069
  • Email Bangor VIC
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