Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Health and Recreation Department

Banbridge Leisure Centre

Banbridge
Banbridge Leisure Centre
Banbridge Leisure Centre

Banbridge Leisure Centre is home to a number of dry-side facilities which offer a wide range of leisure activities for the whole community. Please read this section to find out more.

Accessibility

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Swimming Pools

Banbridge Leisure Centre offers a wide range of supervised swimming and water facilities including 4 pool areas, a health suite, a flume and a number of water features ensuring fun for the whole family!

* Main Swimming Pool: (25m x 12.5m with a depth of 1.0m to 1.5m)

* A 6 Lane swimming pool ideal for lane swimming and general pool activities.

* Learner Pool: (8.5m x 7.5m with a depth of 0.90m)

* A secured pool area ideal for Parents/Guardians with children aged 0-9 years.

* Leisure Pool: (10.5m x 8.0m with a depth of 1.0m – 1.5m)

* Accessible from the Main Pool area the leisure pool hosts a number of water features including lounger bed, mushroom shower, waterfall, water jets and spa facility.

* Toddler Pool: (8.0m x 4.5m with a depth of 0.00m – 0.24m)

* Suitable for children aged 5 years and under, the toddler pool hosts a small slide and water features including a mini mushroom and mini waterfall.

* Childrens Flume/Water Slide:(50m in length)

* A 50 metre winding water slide providing loads of fun for the kids. Height restriction of 1 meter applies.

* Health Suite/Sauna and Steam Room

* Accessible from the main pool area, enjoy a relaxing sauna and/or steam session at your leisure. Includes free swim.

Thermal Heatlh Suite

If you wish to simply relax and unwind why not take advantage of the Sauna & Steam room. Accessible from the main pool area, enjoy a relaxing sauna and/or steam room session at your leisure. Includes a free swim.

Sauna – Ease away aches and pains plus the physical and mental strain of a hard day.

Steam Room – In Steam, the body becomes revitalized and blood pressure falls as tension eases. Pores are opened and gently cleaned, first symptoms of a cold are eased.

Users with Medical/Health conditions

In the interest of your own health and Safety we kindly ask all users that have any form of medical conditions to make this known to a member of staff prior to using the sauna & steam room.

Gym

Newly refurbished in February 2015 Banbridge Leisure Centre boasts an exemplary fitness suite environment, consisting of Precor interactive cardio vascular machines, Resistance equipment that is designed with adjustable parts such as seat height and leg positions to suit all users of all abilities. The vast equipment mix provides a total body workout for users of all ability levels and experiences.

Preva Network: Preva is a unique way of managing your workouts. With a personalised Preva wristband that links with the cardio machines, you can set personalised targets, access the internet and watch your favourite soaps. Each machine has its own screen making it is easy to navigate whilst exercising safely.

Functional Rig: The Exigo club free standing functional “monster rig” offers plenty of storage and workout stations for complete exercise training.

Our specialist fitness suite has a range of machines and exercises available, coupled with our expert guidance we can quickly help you to achieve your health, fitness, toning or muscle strength goals. Just some of the many benefits and features our revolutionary fitness equipment offers.

Sports Hall

The sports hall comprises of six courts and can facilitate the following activities:

* Badminton

* Indoor Football

* Netball

* Basketball

* Table tennis

* Gymnastics

* Martial Arts (matted and non matted)

* Bouncy Castle Parties

* Various Fitness Classes

The main hall can be hired to accommodate special events with a maximum capacity of 1500 seated or standing. For more details please contact the centre.

Cafe Eden

Café Eden boasts of its traditional food and friendly staff.  Whether its a quick snack after a hard workout or catch up with friends for a coffee.

Summer Opening Times:

Monday to Friday   09:00 – 18:00 (hot food until 17:30)

Saturday   08:30 – 16:30 (hot food until 16:00)

Sunday 12:30 – 16:30 (limited food)

BREAKFAST

Fresh Fruit Salad

Poach Eggs/Toast

Scrambled eggs

French toast, Maple Syrup

Breakfast Bap

Porridge Oats

All Day Breakfast

Omlettes (2 fillings)

Healthy Option available on request

LUNCH

Baked Potatoes (choice of 2 filling)

Soup and Roll

Stew

Paninis

Toasties

Salad (chicken, tuna, prawn, ham)

Choice of daily specials e.g. Cottage Pie, Beef Chasseur, stuffed chicken (choice of side)

Evening Specials

* Chicken Curry

* Beef Stroganoff

* Lasagne

* Steak Sandwich

* Honey Chilli Chicken

Choice of sides available

Healthy options available on request

If you have a food allergy or special dietary requirement s please inform a member of staff

Function Rooms

Banbridge Leisure Centre has two state of the art function rooms. Ideal for classes, seminars and training events.

Squash Courts

Banbridge Leisure Centre has 3 squash courts. The squash courts have their own allocated viewing area. The squash courts have movable walls for double games.

Football Pitches

Banbridge Leisure has an all-weather pitch equipped with floodlights.

Gallery

In a change to the advertised opening times the learner pool will be open from 10:40 to 12:00 and 19:00 to 20:00 on Friday 23rd November 2018

Centre Opening Times - Please note this does not reflect the pool opening times

Monday
07:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
07:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
07:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
07:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
07:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Gym Opening Times

Monday
07:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
07:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
07:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
07:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
07:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Please note health suite users must be aged 16 and over

Fitness Class Timetable

Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Memberships

Memberships

Banbridge Summer Activities For Kids

Banbridge Summer Activities For Kids

£1 Swim for under 18s in July and August
Monday - Sunday up to 5pm

Summer Swim Crash Course. Ages 5 years and over.
Intensive courses for children with no to moderate experience in swimming. One week courses running Monday - Friday through out July and August. Cost £31.00

Under 4s Water Confidence Classes
This is a five day course running during July.
Introducing children to the water enviroment
Developes their water confidence
Teaches floatation, submersion and basic stroke skills.
One weeks course. Cost £31.00

Swimming lesson enrollment

Enrollment evening 30th August 2018
Our next swimming lesson enrolment evening will be held at 7pm on Thursday 30th August 2018. There will be a swim teacher available to answer any queries from 6:30 pm to help you choose a suitable level. The registration takes place on a first come, first served basis.

Please ensure you lift a numbered application form from a member of staff upon arrival. There are spaces available from level 1 through to level 8 and the places are on our junior swim programme.

For your information we run Levels one to three on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and levels four to eight on a Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. We currently do not offer any group lessons on a Thursday or Sunday. The times and number of spaces available in each class will be displayed on the night.

To register for this programme your child must be five years of age or older on the date of their first lesson, lessons commence week commencing 3rd September 2018. Payment for the lessons must be made on the night and the lessons will cost £62 for 10 weeks.

If you have any other questions on this matter please do not hesitate to call the centre on: 028 4062 8800

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If you have any queries about visiting Banbridge Leisure Centre, then please don’t hesitate to contact us by one of the methods below:

Get In Touch

Online Enquiry Form

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15 Downshire Pl, Banbridge BT32 3JY

Frequently Ask Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions. Click on relevant question below to reveal the answer.

Fitness FAQ

I have never used the fitness suite before can I start today?

All we ask is that our users are registered.  This means you need to complete a Medical Questionnire (M.Q) and hand to our fitness staff.  This is dependant on Staff avaivalblity, to avoid disappoimntment we suggest you book your first session in advance.

Do I need an induction to use the fintess suite?

Normally you do not, however certqin groups do, (for example those with certain medical conditions and all our  teen gym users.) Our medical questionnaire contains sections asking if you would like one or not.  Please speak to a member of fitness staff for more informaion.

I want an induction, is there a charge for this?

No if you want one this is included with your gym visit.

What service are offered with every IEP?

An individual exercise programme.  An IEP Review.  Sports specific training advice.  Nutritional advice.  Fitness testing.  Booking may be required to avail of these services

I am under 16 can I still use the fitness suite?

Yes, if you are 12 years of age or above.  However you require a medical questionniare signed by your legal guardian and an induction is required.  You can only use the fitness suite during prearranged teen gym times unless accompaned by an adult.

I have a medical condition can I use the fitness suite?

You will need to complete a medical questionnare and the fitness advisor will advise you.  You may need a letter from your G.P. stating you are fit to exercise.

I am pregnant can I use the fitness suite?

Yes as long as you were exercising before you became pregnant. In other circumstances please consult a doctor before starting to exericse.

I am disabled can i use the fitness suite?

Of course you can have a wide range of accessible equipment and an instructor will be more than happy to help you get the most form it.

Do I need to bring a towel?

No, paper towels are provided but we would prefer if you brought a towel, anti-bacterial spray is provided.

Swimming Lessons FAQ

Does my child require bring Arm bands for the lesson?

No, all floats and armbands will be provided

Where do I go on the first day of the lessons?

Bring them down to changing rooms get them changed and wait at the entrance of the swimming pool before sending them to their teacher no earlier than 5 minutes before start time.

Do I need to be in the water or stay with my child during their lesson?

No, once your child has been greeted by the teachers you then  leave you child with the teacher.  We ask that you stay in the building throughout the lesson.

Does my child need to have goggles for the lessons?

Goggles are not compulsery but if you think it would benefit your child then it would be advisable, goggles can be purcheed from main reception.

What happes when the block of lessons is over, do we need to enroll again?

The swimming teacher will be continually  assessing your child throughout the block and will allocate a place for your child according to their progress and ablility.  This takes place at the end of the lessons in preparation for the next block of lessons.

What happens if I need to speak to my childs teacher?

If you need to speak to your childs teacher we ask that you leave your name and contact number at reception and a member of the teaching team will contact you as soon as possible.

Will my child be with the same children as in previous classes.

Not necessarily, your child will move depending on their progression and ability.

Downloads

Click on the link below to download the document you require.

Terms and conditions for ‘under 16s’ use of the fitness suite

FS 12 Fitness Suite Medical Screening Questionnaire under 18

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