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

Gilford Community Centre

Gilford Community Centre

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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.


If you would like to find out how accessible venues are across our Borough visit for more information.

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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 and a selection of free weights.

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.

Climbing Wall

Gilford Community centre has a state of the art climbing wall for use by clubs, groups and individuals. Suitable for all climbing abilities from age 4 upwards the wall has 8 Auto Belay routes of varying difficulty to challenge everyone from beginner to experienced climbers!

Our bouldering area 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 a advice from a Climbing Instructor

Only £5.00 for Concession and £7.00 for Adults.

Competent Climbers £3.50 (Must be signed off by our Instructors prior to first session)

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.


Gilford Community Centre will now open on Sundays 10am to 6pm to accommodate birthday parties.

Centre Opening Times

12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
09:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
09:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Please note health suite users must be aged 16 and over

november 12, 2018 - november 18, 2018

  • aug 20, 2018 - aug 26, 2018
  • aug 27, 2018 - sep 02, 2018
  • sep 03, 2018 - sep 09, 2018
  • sep 10, 2018 - sep 16, 2018
  • sep 17, 2018 - sep 23, 2018
  • sep 24, 2018 - sep 30, 2018
  • oct 01, 2018 - oct 07, 2018
  • oct 08, 2018 - oct 14, 2018
  • oct 15, 2018 - oct 21, 2018
  • oct 22, 2018 - oct 28, 2018
  • oct 29, 2018 - nov 04, 2018
  • nov 05, 2018 - nov 11, 2018
  • nov 12, 2018 - nov 18, 2018
  • nov 19, 2018 - nov 25, 2018
  • nov 26, 2018 - dec 02, 2018
  • dec 03, 2018 - dec 09, 2018
  • dec 10, 2018 - dec 16, 2018
  • dec 17, 2018 - dec 23, 2018
  • dec 24, 2018 - dec 30, 2018
  • dec 31, 2018 - jan 06, 2019
  • jan 07, 2019 - jan 13, 2019
  • jan 14, 2019 - jan 20, 2019
  • jan 21, 2019 - jan 27, 2019
  • jan 28, 2019 - feb 03, 2019
  • feb 04, 2019 - feb 10, 2019
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If you have any queries about visiting Gilford Community Centre, then please don’t hesitate to contact us by one of the methods below:

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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 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.


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