Looking for something to do this Easter?

Why not come along to Bangor this Easter Monday, 9th April, for a day packed full with free family fun. Bangor’s seafront will have something to appeal to everyone from 12.00 – 6.00 pm.

The Queen of Diamond's Courtiers, Timmy Hannington and Kathryn Boyle getting ready to take part in Bangor’s Diamond Masquerade themed Easter Parade, this Easter Monday, April 9th. The parade will leave the Leisure Centre at 3pm and make its way around the town, an extravaganza not to be missed!

Starting at the McKee Clock arena, over 150 of Ireland’s top modified cars will be displayed all day.  The organisers boldly promise to offer ‘cars more luxurious than a Bentley, faster than a Ferrari and with more toys than a Mercedes’.

Taking a stroll down The Promenade, you can try your hand at Laserquest, check out Ecomantella’s Animal Roadshow or take the kids to visit Phil’s Mobile Farm, showcasing farm animals and domestic pets from the weird to the wonderful!  For the bird enthusiasts, a Falconry Display will be taking place featuring a selection of beautiful birds of prey.

Finish your walk at the newly redeveloped Pickie Funpark which reopens on Easter Monday. The park includes a total refurbishment of existing features and new exciting activities including, an 18 hole maritime themed mini golf course, a children’s electric cars and splash pads. The legendary Pickie Puffer steam train will also be given new puff with an enhanced route and the iconic Pickie Swans will be given a new lease of life in a brand new lagoon.

At 3.00 pm over 200 children and young people from St Malachy’s Primary School, St Columbanus College, St Comgalls Primary School, Barre 2 Soul, Rathgael Gymnastics, St Gall’s Brownies and Guides, North Down Scouts and Bangor Air Training Corps will be taking to the streets as part of the spectacular Diamond Masquerade themed Parade. This year, The Parade will be led by the The Mayor of North Down, Councillor James McKerrow who will be travelling in an electric blue Beaufort car. The Parade’s route will start at the Leisure Centre onto Main Street, along Quay Street, turning into High Street and making its way back up Main Street to the Leisure Centre – an extravaganza not to be missed!

Over on The Eisenhower Pier, The HMS Bangor will throw down her gangway on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday and members of the public are invited to go onboard and see what life is like onboard a real military ship. We are thrilled to have HMS Bangor back in the town after its recent deployment to Libya and the ship’s new Captain, Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Matt Moore is delighted to be here on his first visit to Bangor.

Also taking place over the Easter Weekend, Bangor & Holywood Town Centre Management in partnership with North Down Borough Council will be hosting an Easter Speciality Fair in the Sunken Gardens. The event will take place on Easter Saturday from 11am – 4pm and Easter Sunday from 1pm – 5pm.  An array of local crafts and speciality foods will be available.

So come on down to Bangor with your family and friends this Easter for lots of family fun!

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