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Thunder Park

41 Balloo Road, Bangor, County Down, BT19 7PR
Thunder park is an indoor skatepark facility for leisure fun in North Down. Thunder park is the ideal place to visit and experience bmx, Skateboarding

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Thunder Park is a 14,000-square foot action sports facility located within Eddie Irvine Sports, in Bangor.

This indoor park has been meticulously designed for fun, beginner training, and with progression in mind. It’s run by an elite of local action sports professionals and features Ireland’s only RESI-Ramp along with a training foam Pit, 60ft width of half-pipe & a jump box area. The park also features lots of fun obstacles for beginners and first time visitors. There’s something for all levels of ability and we provide expert coaching classes focusing on safe participation which will include tips and tricks on how to be the best you can be from your very first day!

Group bookings, birthday parties, 1-2-1 coaching lessons available in BMX, skateboarding, scootering & parkour.

You'll also be blown away with our brand new Equipment Shop with thousands of items in stock for Stunt Scooters, Skateboards, BMX Bikes & protective gear available for sale, right here in out Bangor based Skatepark.



  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Handrail by steps
  • Toilets for disabled visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Open Evenings
  • Open Sundays


  • Cafe
  • Picnic Area

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's Parties - For kids aged 6yrs plus. A coached ( instructor provided ) session is available with all equipment provided. £20pp 90 min party. Min 10 people.
  • Facilities for children - Visitors may use Thunder Park from 6 years old.
  • Suitable for Children

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential - book sessions via click Thunder park then Register then Log-in then Book A Session Once a session is booked please complete a waiver form for each visiting participant. This can be done under the Thunder Park menu option.
  • Capacity limit - 65 people max ( reduced from 150 )
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • One way system
  • Online booking possible
  • Open now
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions

Establishment Features

  • Accommodation nearby
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Cater for individuals
  • Cater for school groups
  • Day membership available
  • Equipment/clothing available for hire
  • Experience level - advanced
  • Experience level - beginner
  • Experience level - intermediate
  • Family Fun
  • First Aid
  • Fitness level required - low
  • Fully qualified instructors
  • Gift vouchers
  • Groups accepted
  • Groups catered for
  • Instructor training
  • Insurance included
  • Lessons/courses available
  • Non members welcome
  • Online Booking
  • Pets accepted
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Washing & Drying facilities on site
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycle hire
  • TV & Games Room onsite

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Station nearby
  • Taxi rank nearby

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted
  • Visa Debit Accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Thunder Park Concession ticket£10.00 per ticket

£10 per 4 hour session - check website for hire prices and coaching fees

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Opening Times

* Thursday - Friday 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 20:00

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Travel From the heart of Belfast to the centre of Bangor in just 24 minutes via the A2 Duel carridgeway, Thunder Park is 2 minutes from the A2 carridgeway on Balloo Road.


Travel from Newtownards to Bangor via the A21 dual carridgeway in just 10 minutes, Thunder Park is 30 seconds from the end of the A21 at Bangor.


Travel from Dublin to Bangor in 2hrs 12mins via the M1 to Belfast and then A2 to bangor, Thunder Park is 2 minutes from the A2 carridgeway on Balloo Road.


Travel from Derry to Bangor via the A6 to Belfast then A2 to Bangor in just 1hr 40mins. Thunder Park is 2 minutes from the A2 carridgeway on Balloo Road.

Public Transport Directions

Derry to Bangor By train - 2h 50m

Belfast to Bangor by train - 54mins

Dublin to Bangor by train - 2hr 55mins

Ballymena to Bangor by train - 1hr 59 mins


Bangor Train station is a 15min walk from Thunder Park via the A21 road.

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