A day out in Bangor, Northern Ireland

My plan to visit somewhere fun & exciting each plan month is so far, going to plan. It’s pretty exciting actually and March saw what was meant to be a day trip to Dublin zoo, transform into a fun-filled day at the Pickie park in Bangor, County Down instead. And all down to our tumble dryer not doing what it was meant to do. Dry the clothes! So, Dublin zoo wasn’t planned for us on this day, so as a backup we hopped on a train to Bangor instead.

The sun shone, the kids were happy and the fresh air was amazing. We had a lovely day and not only ate some great food, but enjoyed some priceless quality time together too. They are times for us to put aside our technology, forget about the housework, leave our university assignments and blog work for one more day and to just….enjoy each others company. My husband and I work so hard and the children do too, so it’s lovely to have these days to just…let loose and have fun in the sun and laugh a lot while we do so. 

Bangor Marina
Bangor Marina
Bangor Marina
Pickie Fun Park, Bangor
Pickie Fun Park, Bangor
Pickie Fun Park, Bangor Watching my two littlest loves on the karts was so much fun. Jacob hates to be reminded of this but he was overtaken by his four-year-old Sister on a few occasions and on another lap she drove him into the outer edge of the circuit to cut him off and then overtake him to win! She was ruthless and clearly, her love of Mario Kart 8 is paying off in serious road skills! 

Pickie Fun Park, Bangor So…the swan turned out to be not one of our best ideas. Annabelle had a meltdown for the entire swan time we paid for {around 15mins}. She was throwing a category five because she wanted to pedal and she was just too short to pedal. Hence the meltdown…in the middle of a manmade lake….on a swan boat. I do love this photo because Jacobs bored off his face {he too was too short to pedal}, Ellie is close to losing her mind and my husband is just trying to drone out the wails of our daughter. One to share at her eighteenth I am sure! 

Pickie Fun Park, Bangor
Bangor, County Down
Bangor, County Down
Bangor, County Down
Bangor, County Down Have you ever seen a fountain pond filled with suds? Yeah, neither had we until this! Apparently {after a little social media share} we found out that this is indeed a regular thing. Hilarious! People add soap powder and stuff to make the suds and the kids had a blast for ten minutes or so before we needed to get our train. Not something you see every day and I am pretty sure it’s something the kids {or us} won’t forget in a hurry. 

Bangor, County Down
Bangor, County Down
Bangor, County Down
We had such a fun & lovely day and needless to say, after all of that sunshine and fresh air, we were all so very ready for our beds by the time we got home! 

D xx

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  1. 04/04/2017 / 4:47 PM

    Great pictures! That’s so funny (yet not funny) about the peddle boat meltdown, that so something I would have done when I was little

  2. 04/04/2017 / 4:53 PM

    Lovely post! Cute snaps I want to visit now!

  3. Andy
    04/04/2017 / 5:11 PM

    I am visiting next year! 😀 Woooohooo! I am very excited. It has been on my bucket list for forever, any places to eat you recommend? 🙂

    • 05/04/2017 / 3:41 PM

      How exciting! As for a great place to eat, check out a little pub called Jenny Watts. Gorgeous food!!

  4. 08/04/2017 / 3:49 AM

    That’s cute snaps! I love travelling and I like Ireland. I know Ireland by stories and then I search google. I want to go to there. Thanks for your post.
    Have a nice weekend!

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