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Pickie Family Fun Park
Ranked #3 of 36 things to do in Bangor
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Pickie Fun Park was extensively redeveloped in 2012. Children can play in the adventure playground,enjoy the watery fun of the splash pads, enjoy a ride on the electric car track or climb aboard the Pickie Puffer for a narrow-gauge railway journey around the colourful landscape. All the family can pedal a giant Swan around the shallow waters of the lovely Lagoon, compete with each other in our mini golf course or take a break in the cafe. The fun park is at the gateway to the Marine Gardens, a delightful stretch of coast for leisurely walks. There are panoramic views of Bangor Bay and the hills of Antrim beyond. Just take a seat, relax and marvel at the wonders all around, or eat your picnic before making your way round to Wilson's Point. This is a great place to relax and enjoy the views over Belfast Lough.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awful”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

I grew up around the area and it was just lovely . Now I come back to visit with my husband from the US and its just a terrible joke. Bring back the beauty, the natural beauty that was once there!

Visited June 2013
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Newry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“a fantastic family day out”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

a fantastic family day out, great family package deals with options to suit every budget, plenty to do and great scenery and views, very friendly staff and very clean

Visited July 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
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“A Must for children”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is a 'must visit' if in Bangor with children so much to see and do, parking near by and lovely Coastal walks to finish off.

Visited July 2013
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Dublin
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Keep away”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is an awful place, runing the garden and marina. It should be moved to another location. I dont think it adds anything to the ambiance of the area.

Visited August 2013
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Antrim, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Recently Modernized Small Town Center Play Park - Great For Kids, Though Very Expensive! Free WI-FI”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Hi,

The Pickie Fun Park was our choice as a family as a change from the beach during the recent hot weather in July 2013.

Situated on the seafront in bangor with free car parking available within a short walk it seems very popular and obviously the local council have spent a lot of money to re-vamp the park. The whole finish is of a high standard & modern and kept very tidy with no litter or graffiti (yet).

The various attractions include:

The Pickie Swans - Large pedalo birds with 2 sizes to choose from, hard to steer and weighing in at £4.50 for 15 mins.

Kids Electric Cars - Kids only and £2.50 for 5 mins.

Pickie Puffer Train - A good way to see the whole park and the little ones love it, Adult £2.00 & Kids £1.50 per journey.

Pickie Mini Golf - Looks good, Adult £4.50 & Kids at £3.00 per 18 hole round.

Water Walkers - ‘Zorbs’ in shallow pool, Kids only £4.00 for 5 mins.

Water / Splash Play Area - Great fun with water jets shooting up from the ground whilst the kids run through and FREE (Changing Booths on Site)

As you can see from the above prices it could work out quite expensive for a family day there, even if you make use of the family discount tickets which offer various ‘combo’ deals for the attractions.

There is a small cafe on site with an example price of £3.95 for a kids meal which includes sausage / fish fingers etc with fries and a drink, i suppose thats not too bad a price. Candy Floss is also available along with ice cream. Can’t comment on quality of food as we did not avail of this service.

They have a good website for this attraction and FREE WI-FI is available (also along the town centre in Bangor, a nice touch)

I have given Pickie Park the benefit of the doubt and marked it as 4 out of 5, i considered a 3 due to high prices and the clientele, though i suppose the local council would not encourage everyone to put on 10 stone and get some tattoos before visiting.

Well worth a try for a day out.
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Les

Visited July 2013
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