Ards has always celebrated the adventurer Lieutenant Colonel Paddy ‘Blair’ Mayne, and his statue remains in the newly refurbished Conway Square in the heart of Newtownards.
Therefore it seems only appropriate that to celebrate the progression of the Public Realm scheme in the town, the Square will for one day only become Ards Adventure Arena on Friday 25 March from 12 noon to 6pm, with free fun activities for all the family.
Conway Square will transform into an exciting outdoor pursuit’s arena with the centrepiece being the only High Ropes Assault Course in Ireland. Visitors will also be able to experience many other adventure activities including a climbing wall, archery, body zorbes, space horses, bash board, adventure bikes, a jungle photo studio, the latest hits from DJ Dave, meeting jungle creatures in an extreme petting zoo, in-line hockey and golf and special themed art workshops.
Explorers can follow an adventure trail around the Town Centre to see what the retailers in Newtownards have to offer, with prizes for those who complete the trail.
Further information can be found on Ards Adventure Arena at www.visitardsandnorthdown.com.