10th May 2019
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Dundonald is a hidden suburban gem full of activities to keep you entertained. Whether it’s a movie and bite to eat with friends, a play date with the kids, a refreshing gym session or relaxing spa trip at David Lloyds – Dundonald has everything you could possibly ask for.

Go ice skating at the International Ice Bowl

Dundonald Ice Bowl

The only one of its kind in Northern Ireland – the International Ice Bowl’s Olympic-sized public ice rink is perfect if you’re looking to do something that’s a little different but a lot of fun!

Whether you’re a beginner or a self-proclaimed expert – the Ice Bowl is the number one destination for developing and flexing your skills. Public sessions are available seven days per week with DJ entertainment slots operating at weekends and selected holidays.

Make use of the David Lloyd Gym

From intensive workouts in the gym to relaxing chillouts by the pool the David Lloyd Gym is a national premier fitness facility, suitable for whatever mood you’re in.

The club offers much more than just gym services. For example, you can join the tennis club, go for a dip in their heated outdoor or indoor swimming pool or even have a feast in their food and drink lounges. No matter what you venture there to do, you’ll leave David Lloyd’s feeling refreshed and restored.

Pop into Binky’s Kitchen and see a movie at the Omniplex

If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll be in your element at Binky’s Kitchen.

Binky’s is a quirky café situated in Dundonald’s entertainment village that pride themselves on their indulgent over-the-top desserts and savoury gourmet sandwiches.

Right next door to Binky’s is Northern Ireland’s latest Omniplex Cinema offering standard, 3D and MAXX viewing choices – making these two the perfect weekend combination if you’re hanging out with friends or family.

Go for a scenic walk around Stormont Estate

Now that summer is fast-approaching, this brings the perfect excuse to make the most of Dundonald’s scenic outdoor surroundings.

Stormont Estate is open to the public, allowing you to visit the estate, walk the fitness trails, run around the children's playground, attend events and explore the environment. It’s not just a walk in the park – particular areas of interest include the Parliament Buildings, Stormont Castle and The Lord Carson Statue that can turn your dander into something special.

Visit Streamvale Open Farm

Streamvale Open Farm

Along with seeing the farm animals, Streamvale boasts a long list of additional activities so that you can easily make your visit a day trip. From pedal go-karts to free tractor rides, feeding time to milking time – you’ll have a great experience with either family, friends or your other half exploring the agricultural side of east Belfast.

Streamvale is also famous for its cuddle-time sessions where you can enjoy stroking new born rabbits, chicks and puppies – a unique experience that you know you can’t get anywhere else.


Not only is Dundonald a hub of amenities to entertain you at the weekend, it’s also a great residential area to set up house and grow a family.

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