Softplay & Creche


Inspire kids to get the active habit – they’ll have an amazing time at soft play and get to sample the world of sport and fitness from an early age.

We always try to ensure that as many people as possible can use our facilities – even if they have child care responsibilities.

Our creche in Banbridge Leisure Centre can look after children up to 5 years old. Gulliver’s play facility in Orchard Leisure Centre offers an ideal opportunity for children up to 8 to come together and play in a safe and exciting way.


The Soft Play Area at South Lake Leisure Centre is now Opened

Age range

Suitable for children age 7 years and under


1 hour sessions

£3.90 per child standard

£1.80 per child under 2

Included in family memberships

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday
9.30am – 12.30pm
4.00pm – 7.00pm

9.30am – 12.30pm
Party sessions 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Saturday and Sunday
9.30am – 12.30pm
Party sessions 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Gullivers Soft Play is for tots, toddlers and children of primary school age (height restriction of 4’ 5” / 134 cm applies). The ultimate indoor play experience in Armagh with 3 fantastic levels of exciting soft play! Your little adventurers will enjoy the area specially dedicated to toddlers, with plenty to engage the imagination and entertain them for the hour-long session.

Older children have plenty to investigate as they scurry through the mouse hole, slither around the spiral snakes, whiz down the spiral slide, plunge into the ball pools, bounce over the stepping stones, scale the scramble nets, dash across the balance beam and get tangled in the spider’s web! It’s the perfect place to meet up with other kids their age and make friends.


1 hour sessions

£3.90 per child standard

£1.80 under 2 years


Birthday party packages

Mon – Fri £45.50

Sat – Sun £55.00

  • Gulliver’s birthday party package includes 1 Hour Party in Gullivers soft play area and 45 minutes room hire for food.
  • Food must be arranged directly with Café Olympus by telephoning 028 3752 6672.
  • Gulliver’s birthday parties are limited to 15 children per party.
  • Book online 14 days in advance or contact reception for availability outside of these dates by telephoning reception on 028 37515920.


Gullivers Soft Play is for tots and toddlers and children of primary school age  (a height restriction of 4’ 5” / 134 cm applies)


Monday – Friday 9.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday 10.30am – 4.00pm
Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm

The activity is currently not operational due to Covid-19

Banbridge Leisure Centre offer a crèche for parents/guardians wishing to use the leisure facilities i.e gym, fitness classes, pool or racquet sports. The crèche is located in Studio 2 (beside the gym)

The aim of the crèche is to provide children with a safe and enjoyable environment where they are cared for by qualified childcare staff, enabling parent/guardian to participate in the leisure activities, content that their child is close by and having a stimulating play experience. The crèche staff prepare and lay out the crèche room each day to meet the age and stage of development of each child and a range of child-centred activities are planned to support social, physical, emotional and intellectual developmental.

To use the crèche, you are required to book a 30 minute induction prior to starting. You and your child will meet the crèche staff, obtain a crèche pack and have a look around the crèche setting. You will be asked to leave you child for a while to adjust to the new surroundings, giving you a chance to explore the leisure facilities and fill in the required forms.



Prices Standard
First Child £2.75
Additional Child £1.65
10 sessions £24.40


The crèche is suitable for children aged 3 months – 4 years


The crèche is open Monday to Friday between 10:00am and 12:00pm

The activity is currently not operational due to Covid-19

Crèche facilities are available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.30am – 12.30pm, providing quality supervision for children from 3 months to 4 years and 11 months in a safe and stimulating environment.

Crèche times coincide with our activity morning which allows parents to take part in a fitness class, use the gym, pool and unwind in the Relaxation Suite whilst their children play nearby and have lots of fun.


Price £1.60 per child for the two-hour period 10.30am – 12.30pm.

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