Places to See | Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
Following a major facelift and an investment of £2.6 million, Pickie Funpark has reopened in style and is now back on the list of top family attractions in Northern Ireland
Visitors can enjoy the Pickie Puffer steam train, the giant Pickie pedal swans, as well as a range of exciting features including a splash pad, children’s electric cars and an 18 hole nautical themed mini golf course.
The park, one of the gems of the North Down Tourism area, also features brightly coloured Victorian style beach huts offering comfortable changing facilities whilst capturing the spirit of times past.
Pickie Pool is part of a rich history of Bangor town centre and was the place where a lot of Children from Bangor, Belfast and beyond learnt to swim. Built in 1937, with it’s famous high diving boards and freezing cold water, it attracted visitors from all over the country for hours of fun. Unfortunately, as with many towns in Northern Ireland, trade fell away with many families starting to go abroad for their holidays instead of the local beach and as a result Pickie Pool fell into disrepair, and was demolished as part of a regeneration scheme of the town centre sometime towards the end of the 1980’s, which included the introduction of Bangor Marina, and the Family Fun Park. Now, though, Pickie has re-introduced itself as one of the top visitor attractions in Co Down.
A short stroll from the Fun Park brings you to Wilson’s Point on the North Down Coastal Path – a great place to watch the container ships, tankers and ferryboats on Belfast Lough.
For information contact;
Address: Pickie Fun Park, Marine Gardens, Bangor, BT20 5AG