Parties at Ards

Choose from a fantastic range of facilities and activities at Ards.

Here's why you should book your party with us:

  • pay for the facility and bring as many as you want, the price won't change
  • have exclusive use of the facility for you and your guests.
  • complimentary party invitations are included
  • we can provide the food, or bring your own
  • no fuss, no hassle, and no clearing up!

Which party will you choose? 

Soft Play

Where else could you let up to 30 children run, bounce, jump and scream - in complete safety? All of them having the time of their lives, while you sit back and relax. This adventure soft play party is ideal for toddlers up to 7 year olds under 130cms in height. Socks to be worn, long sleeved tops and trousers are advised.

Splash Pool Party

Let them loose in the Splash Pool, splashing around and playing with the spray cannons, slide and cascades. The kidney shaped pool has a sloping floor to a maximum of 450mm at one end. Changing for the Splash Pool is in the Pool Changing within the Aqua Zone. The Splash Pool is not supervised by a lifeguard therefore children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

The Splash Pool is suitable for up to 30 children 7 years old or under and is available for parties everyday from 3pm to 6pm.

Trampoline Party

It's the bounciest party around, with up to 16 children aged 7 years of over literally jumping for joy! One of our qualified instructor will be present throughout for safety and to show them how to really get jumpin'!

Football or Activity Party

Want to let them burn off some energy? Why not book two thirds of the Sports Hall or one third of the Dome and let your young guests take part in a wide variety of sporting activities, from football to basketball!

New - Caterpillar Challenge

We've an exciting new inflatable challenge coming to the new complex. The Caterpillar Challenge will be available in the Sports Hall. The Caterpillar hasn't arrived yet, but when he does all the details will be available here.

Bouncy Castle Party

It's the traditional favourite, the much-loved and ever popular Bouncy Castle party. The large Bouncy Castle in the Sports Hall is ideal if you're organising a party for up to 25 children. 

Party Food

A kitchen is available so you can self cater for your party if you wish, but why bother? We can provide a range of delicious party foods to save you the time, effort and hassle. Room hire is necessary for all party food.

Party Food Option Price per child

Pizza Party

Minimum 10 children, 2 x 14" Pizzas and drinks


Kids Party Meal

Chicken nuggets, sausage, beef burger, fish fingers, vegetarian pasta bake, with chips & drink


Kids Finger Buffet

Pizza, sausages, sausage rolls, sandwiches and drink

Jelly and Ice Cream £1
Flask of tea or coffee £10 per flask
Platter of Traybakes £10

Party food is provided by our in-house cafe, Parklands Cafe.

Party Prices

Party  Price (Exclusive use for one hour) Price from 1 April 2019
Trampoline Party (Hosted) £50 £55
Splash Pool £48 £55
Soft Play £50 £55
Football/Activity Party in Sports Hall £38 £38
Football/Activity Party in Dome £25 £25        £20 at off peak times
Caterpillar Challenge in Sports Hall £40 per hour, includes court hire £45
Party Room 1 with kitchen £16 per hour  with kitchen £19 per hour £16 per hour  with kitchen £19 per hour
Party Room 2 £16 per hour £16 per hour

Making Your Booking

The price of our party activity and room hire doesn't change no matter how many guests you have, so the more the merrier.

Parties should be booked no later than two weeks in advance, either at the centre or by telephone when paying by credit or debit card.

Your party activity and any room hire must be paid for at the time of booking.

Party Food is available from the complex's cafe, Parklands Cafe and is booked directly with the cafe. On the day you book your party you need only give an expected number for catering. On the day, your final order must be given to Parklands Cafe no later than one hour before it is required and paid for in full.

Bookings are non-refundable under any circumstances.

Please note: the one hour hire time is inclusive of time for changing if using a pool or room set up/take down.