Gilford Community Centre

Gilford Community Centre
gilford community centre climbing wall

Gilford Community Centre sits on the banks of the River Bann and provides activities for the local community with an ultra-modern, Quest Accredited indoor and outdoor facility.

Please select a section below to find out more about facilities at Gilford Community Centre.


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Our fitness suite is a 500sq foot, 26 station fitness facility that offers a wide range of state of the art equipment including:

  • Cardiovascular equipment
  • 5 Treadmills
  • 2 Cross-trainers
  • 4 Upright cycles
  • 2 Rowing machines
  • Resistance equipment
  • 7 machine resistant weight stacks
  • A chin up bar
  • Selection of free weights.
  • Squat rack
  • Olympic bar
  • Dumbbells up to 32kg

Casual session – £3.50

OAP session – £2.25

Climbing Wall

Gilford Community Centre has a state of the art climbing wall for use by clubs, groups and individuals. Suitable for ages 8+, the wall has 8 Auto Belay routes of varying difficulty to challenge everyone from beginners to experienced climbers!

Our bouldering area is also available to practice your moves before attempting the wall.

The wall can be hired for private parties our for 1 hour sessions which includes the use of a harness and advice from our Climbing Instructors.

  • Adults – £7.00
  • Concession – £5.00
  • Competent Climbers – £3.50 (Must be signed off by our Instructors prior to first session)

Children's Climbing Programme

Sports Hall

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

  • Badminton
  • Indoor Football
  • Netball
  • Table tennis
  • 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 1000 seated or standing. For more details please contact the centre.

Canoe Slalom

The Upper River Bann is a fantastic natural outdoor resource running through the district. Not only an excellent wildlife corridor it has been described as ‘one of the best white water canoeing rivers in NI’ and is extensively used by clubs, individuals and training centres.

Located within the stretch of the Upper River Bann that runs through Stramore Park in Gilford and immediately adjacent to the Gilford Community Centre, our new 115m beginners Canoe Slalom course runs from the canoe steps at the Centre down to a new set of canoe steps at Bridge Street.

The footbridge links the two sites and provides an excellent vantage point to watch the paddlers close to the excellent facilities at the centre. We have ample car parking beside the Linen House Restaurant and Tea Rooms.

For further information on canoeing please contact

Trim Trail

We have a trim trail providing 8 outdoor fitness stations including Pull Up Bars, Tricep Dip Bars, Sit Up and Balance Beams. A walkway between each station allows you to either run or gently stroll from one station to the next.

Picnic tables and seated benches are also provided for members of the public and the site is accessible 7 days per week from the gates at the Bridgewater car park.


Centre Opening Times

Monday – 9.15am – 10.00pm

Tuesday – 9.15am – 10.00pm

Wednesday – 9.15am – 10.00pm

Thursday – 9.15am – 10.00pm

Friday – 9.15am – 10.00pm

Saturday – 9.00am – 5.00pm

Sunday – 9.00am – 5.00pm


Please note health suite users must be aged 16 and over

Whats on at Gilford Community Centre

Climbing | Gymnastics | Classes

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

Find Us

5 Stramore Road, Gilford, BT63 6HL

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 Questionnaire (M.Q) and hand to our fitness staff. This is dependent on Staff availability, to avoid disappointment we suggest you book your first session in advance.

Do I need an induction to use the fintess suite?

Normally you do not, however certain 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 information.

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 questionnaire signed by your legal guardian and an induction is required. You can only use the fitness suite during prearranged teen gym times unless accompanied by an adult.

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

You will need to complete a medical questionnaire 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 exercise.

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 from 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.


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