Category Archives: South Lake Leisure Centre

January 10, 2022

Primary carers get leisure benefits with launch of new pilot membership scheme

Primary carers of an adult with a learning disability who use Southern Trust services are now able to avail of reduced rates at any of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s leisure facilities thanks to a new pilot membership scheme. The scheme, which is being facilitated by ABC Council and the Southern Health &…

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January 05, 2022

Step Up Your Fitness on Council’s Winter Couch to 5K Programmes

Taking up running can feel like a scary prospect – especially for beginners – but now you can get the support and guidance you need to train up to the 5K distance on Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s winter running programme. Getting underway on Tuesday 18 January 2022, the ABC Council winter running…

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December 23, 2021

Beat the winter blues with ten January fitness & wellbeing events

January is a month where we can start to set ourselves some healthy New Year resolutions and goals. Check out our top 10 local events that will boost physical and mental health and help us beat those January blues together. #1. Couch to 5k  Getting underway on Tuesday 18 January 2022, a new face-to-face Couch…

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December 09, 2021

Applications open for the booking of regular time slots at South Lake Leisure Centre

Sporting groups can now register their interest to book regular time slots at South Lake Leisure Centre. The centre welcome applications from groups who meet the application criteria, with different eligibility requirements applying to coaching and non-coaching clubs. Applications will close at 12pm on 15 December 2021. Forms are available from This link also…

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December 07, 2021

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours 2021

South Lake Leisure Centre Thurs 23 – Sun 26 Dec | CLOSED Mon 27 – Fri 31 Dec |  9.ooam – 5.00pm Sat 1 Jan | CLOSED Sun 2 Jan | Open as normal Mon 3 Jan | 9.ooam – 5.00pm Tues 4 Jan | Open as normal Orchard Leisure Centre | Banbridge Leisure Centre…

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October 12, 2021

Leisure Service Update

Throughout the pandemic the Leisure Services team at Council has prioritised the health and safety of customers, ensuring that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience when using or visiting all leisure and recreational facilities.  This focus will remain the same as the transition into the final stages of the relaxation of restrictions takes place,…

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February 17, 2021


The ongoing major clean-up campaign at South Lake, which began before Christmas, and has continued into the New Year, is gathering pace as Council staff turn their attention this week to the island based on South Lake. The removal of accumulated tyres, trollies, mixed plastic, metal and other general waste material from the island is…

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February 17, 2021

Hug In A Mug!

Wednesday 17th February 2021 is “Random Act of Kindness Day” and to mark the occasion, Café incredABLE at South Lake is joining the “Suspended Coffee Movement”. Re-opening Friday, 26 February at 9am for weekend takeaway service,  Café incredABLE will be offering suspended coffees in Craigavon’s state-of-the-art South Lake Leisure Centre. What is a suspended coffee?…

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January 15, 2021

Major Clean-up Campaign At South Lake

Fifty-six shopping trolleys, 12 tyres (including a lorry tyre), six scaffolding planks, one push scooter and four bicycles – this is what has already been removed from the harbour area at South Lake following the commencement of a major Clean-Up Campaign. This campaign, which will refresh the lake, started before Christmas to ensure that the…

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December 03, 2020

Changing Places Improving Accessibility For Residents

As International Day of People with Disabilities is celebrated world-wide (Thursday 3rd December), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council would like to remind residents of the six Changing Places toilets in Council buildings, helping improve accessibility for hundreds of residents borough-wide. Changing Places toilets are larger accessible toilets for severely disabled people, with equipment…

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