- Swimming Lessons are back in September - read all about it.
- Face Masks - from Monday 10 August face masks should be worn when walking through the centres.
- Reopening of Leisure- from Monday 10 August - swimming at Ards, badminton, pickleball and tennis at Ards and Comber will be back.
- New Memberships - we are now accepting new memberships, click here to be contacted.
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.
- we can provide the food, or bring your own
- no fuss, no hassle, and no clearing up!
Which party will you choose?
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 must be worn and trousers are advised. No food is allowed in the Soft Play room.
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.
For something completely different and a bit of a challenge, book golf, climbing walls or the high ropes at Blacklight Adventure.
Golf - suitable for all ages but cannot be pre-booked or booked exclusively.
Climbing Walls - 24 places are available for 5 year olds and over.
Skywalk - 12 places are available for 8 year olds and over.
Exclusive use of the Climbing Walls or Skywalk only applies when a minimum of 12 places are booked. Please read here for full details regarding Blacklight Adventure parties.
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'!
Kids can enjoy navigating obstacles through the centre of our large Caterpillar! Suitable for children up to P4 age. A maximum of two children can go through the Caterpillar at a time, but don't worry once they've been through they'll need time to rest before their next go!
Children must wear socks, shoes are not allowed.
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!
A kitchen is available so you can self cater for your party if you wish, but why bother? A range of delicious party food is available from our in-house cafe, Parklands Cafe, saving you the time, effort and hassle. Room hire is necessary for all party food.
Please note that no external fast food catering can be brought into the complex for a party booking.
|Party Food Option||Price per child|
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
Minimum 15 children
|Jelly and Ice Cream||£1|
|Flask of tea or coffee||£10 per flask|
|Platter of Traybakes||£10|
|Party||Price (Exclusive use for one hour)|
|Trampoline Party (Hosted)||£60|
|Football/Activity Party in Sports Hall||£40|
|Football/Activity Party in Dome||
£25 £20 at off peak times
|Caterpillar Challenge (in the Sports Hall)||£45|
|Party Room 1 with kitchen*||£18 per hour with kitchen / £20 per hour|
|Party Room 2||£18 per hour|
*kitchen in Party Room 1 includes a microwave oven, kettle, fridge and sink.
Making Your Booking
Parties should be booked no later than two weeks in advance.
Make your booking at the complex or by telephone on 028 9181 2837 when paying by credit or debit card.
The price of our party activity and room hire doesn't change no matter how many guests you have, so the more the merrier.
Your party activity and any room hire must be paid for in full 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.