Orchard Leisure Centre

Armagh
Orchard Leisure Centre

The Orchard Leisure Centre is a modern leisure facility offering a wide variety of leisure and sport activities for the whole community.

In addition to the swimming pools the centre has a number of dry-side facilities which offer a wide range of leisure activities.

Both Swimming Pools will be closed all day on Saturday 29 Feb due to the staging of a swimming gala.

Cafe Olympus will be closed all day on Monday 23 February for essential maintenance.  Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Please select a section below to find out more about facilities at the Orchard Leisure Centre.

AccessIbility

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

Disabled Go works in partnership with the Council to provide an access guide to over 450 public venues.  A range of venues are included in the guide such as leisure centres, shops, hotels, restaurants, council buildings, community centres, places of worship and many more.

Swimming Pools

The Orchard Leisure Centre has 2 state of the art swimming pools, comprising of a 6 lane, 25 metre Main Pool which is ideal for recreational swimming, fitness training, injury recovery and fun with friends.

The 12.5 metre learner pool has warmer water perfect for those being introduced to swimming or fun with the family.

The Village style Changing offers abundant showering facilities, vanity areas and family changing areas along with 4 group changing rooms and extensive facilities for those with disabilities are also available.

Thermal Health Suite

The relaxation suite includes a steam room, 2 spa pools (jacuzzi and cold plunge pool), a large sauna, extensive social area and easy pool access.

Gym

The gym is a fully air conditioned, modern gym which hosts a fantastic range of the most up to date and well maintained gym equipment, offering up to 60 gym pieces in a variety of equipment types, including cardiovascular, resistance, hydraulic, free weights, flexibility and balance catering for all strengths and abilities.

The Precor cardio vascular machines have a built in personalised fitness tracking system called Preva.

Preva allows users to track their fitness progress at the gym with on the console software or on the go with the Preva Mobile app.

Gullivers Soft Play area

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

It is an ultimate play experience in Armagh with 3 fantastic storey’s of exciting soft play with lots of features to entertain children from 45 minutes to an hour.

Meeting Rooms

Orchard Leisure Centre has 2 multi-purpose rooms which can cater for the short 1 hour meetings or larger all day events.

Multi Purpose Room 1 on the ground floor can accommodate up to 50 people (theatre style) or 25 people (boardroom style).

Multi Purpose Room 2 on the lower ground floor can accommodate up to 30 people (theatre style) or 15 people (boardroom style).

Sports Hall

The 3 court sports hall with sports specific floor can cater for a variety of sports such as 5-a-side soccer, hockey, netball, basketball as well some of our very popular activity classes.

Cafe Olympus

Cafe Olympus is the ideal place for a bite to eat at any time. Each day the varied menu has something to suit even the hungriest of appetites, whether it be after a work out at the gym or just popping in for a quick bite.

Crèche

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 an activity class, use the fitness suite and unwind in the relaxation suite while the children have fun.

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Welcome to the Orchard Leisure Centre Online Class Booking System. This service allows you book classes 7 days in advance.

How do I Book?

You must Register to use the online booking system. You will need a Username (email address) and Pin.

How do i Register?

Complete the form here to register

Where do i find terms and conditions?

The terms and conditions can be found here

To register, please complete the below form.

PLEASE NOTE THAT POOL OPENING TIMES DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT CENTRE OPENING TIME.

 

For Details of pool opening times please visit the timetable

Orchard Leisure Centre Building

Day Time
Monday – Friday 7.30am – 10.00pm
Saturday 9.15am – 5.30pm
Sunday 10.15am – 5.30pm

Swimming Pool / Relaxation Suite

Day Time
Monday – Wednesday 7.30am – 9.45pm
Thursday 9.00am – 9.45pm
Friday 7.30am – 9.45pm
Saturday 9.15am – 5.15pm
Sunday 10.15am – 5.15pm

Please note health suite users must be aged 16 and over

Fitness Suite

Day Time
Monday – Friday 7.30am – 10.00pm
Saturday 9.15am – 5.30pm
Sunday 10.15am – 5.30pm

Gulliver’s Island

Day Time
Monday – Friday* 9.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday** 9.15am – 5.15pm
Sunday** 10.15am – 5.15pm

*Last ticket for Gulliver’s sold 7.00pm Mon – Fri
** Last ticket for Gulliver’s sold 4.00pm Sat – Sun

Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes

SOFTPLAY

SOFTPLAY

GYMNASTICS

GYMNASTICS

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

SPORTS HALLS

SPORTS HALLS

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Activity Program

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february 17, 2020 - february 23, 2020

  • nov 25, 2019 - dec 01, 2019
  • dec 02, 2019 - dec 08, 2019
  • dec 09, 2019 - dec 15, 2019
  • dec 16, 2019 - dec 22, 2019
  • dec 23, 2019 - dec 29, 2019
  • dec 30, 2019 - jan 05, 2020
  • jan 06, 2020 - jan 12, 2020
  • jan 13, 2020 - jan 19, 2020
  • jan 20, 2020 - jan 26, 2020
  • jan 27, 2020 - feb 02, 2020
  • feb 03, 2020 - feb 09, 2020
  • feb 10, 2020 - feb 16, 2020
  • feb 17, 2020 - feb 23, 2020
  • feb 24, 2020 - mar 01, 2020
  • mar 02, 2020 - mar 08, 2020
  • mar 09, 2020 - mar 15, 2020
  • mar 16, 2020 - mar 22, 2020
  • mar 23, 2020 - mar 29, 2020
  • mar 30, 2020 - apr 05, 2020
  • apr 06, 2020 - apr 12, 2020
  • apr 13, 2020 - apr 19, 2020
  • apr 20, 2020 - apr 26, 2020
  • apr 27, 2020 - may 03, 2020
  • may 04, 2020 - may 10, 2020
  • may 11, 2020 - may 17, 2020
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20feb9:45 am10:45 amJo Jingles (Thurs) - Orchard Leisure CentreSuitable for children aged 2 - 3 years9:45 am - 10:45 am Orchard Leisure Centre

Event Details

Jo Jingles is a music based fun activity class for kids.

Where and when is it?

This class will run every Thursday from 11.00am-12.00am

Who is this course for?

This class is for 2-3 year olds.

How much does it cost?

This is run by an external instructor.

How do i book a place?

Please contact Jennifer by telephone on 07703612280 or by email:

 

Time

(Thursday) 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Location

Orchard Leisure Centre

37-39 Folly Lane

20feb12:00 pm1:00 pmJo Jingles (Thurs) - Orchard Leisure CentreSuitable for children aged 3 months- 1 year12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Orchard Leisure Centre

Event Details

Jo Jingles is a music based fun activity class for kids.

Where and when is it?

This class will run every Thursday from 12.00noon-1.00pm

Who is this course for?

This class is for kids aged 3 months – 1 year

How much does it cost?

This is run by an external instructor.

How do i book a place?

Please contact Jennifer by telephone on 07703612280 or by email:

 

Time

(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location

Orchard Leisure Centre

37-39 Folly Lane

21feb10:30 am12:30 pmCrèche (Fri) - Orchard Leisure CentreSuitable for boys and girls aged 3 month to 4 years and 11 months10:30 am - 12:30 pm Orchard Leisure Centre

Event Details

Crèche facilities provide 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 an activity class, use the fitness suite and unwind in the relaxation suite while the children have fun.

Where and when is it?

This class runs every Friday between 10.30am and 12.30pm

Who is this course for?

This class is suitable for boys and girls aged  3 months to 4 years and 11 months

How much does it cost?

£1.60

How do i book a place?

Please contact reception on 02837515920 for more information.

 

Time

(Friday) 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location

Orchard Leisure Centre

37-39 Folly Lane

21feb7:00 pm8:00 pmJu Jitsu Juniors (Friday) - Orchard Leisure CentreMartial Arts suitable for children aged 4 to 15 years 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Orchard Leisure Centre

Event Details

Ju Jitsu is ideal for anyone wishing to learn a martial art or wanting to learn to defend themselves or just have some fun and increase their fitness.

Where and when is it?

This class runs every Friday in the Orchard Leisure Centre from 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Who is this course for?

This class is run suitable for children aged 4 – 6 years and aged 7 – 15 years

How much does it cost?

This class is run by Armagh Ju Jitsu Club

How do i book a place?

This class is run by Armagh Ju Jitsu Club, please contact Marcus Mallon 07747300249 for further details

Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Orchard Leisure Centre

37-39 Folly Lane

21feb7:00 pm8:30 pmJu Jitsu Senior (Friday) - Orchard Leisure CentreMartial Arts suitable for Teens & Adults7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Orchard Leisure Centre

Event Details

Ju Jitsu is ideal for anyone wishing to learn a martial art or wanting to learn to defend themselves or just have some fun and increase their fitness.

Where and when is it?

This class runs every Friday in Orchard Leisure Centre from 7.00pm-8.30pm

Who is this course for?

This class is suitable for Teens & Adults

How much does it cost?

This class is run by Armagh Ju Jitsu Club.

How do i book a place?

This class is run by Armagh Ju Jitsu Club, please contact Marcus Mallon 07747300249 for further details

Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Orchard Leisure Centre

37-39 Folly Lane

22feb10:00 am11:00 amKarate - Orchard Leisure CentreSuitable for children aged 7 years+ 10:00 am - 11:00 am Orchard Leisure Centre

Event Details

This class is suitable for children aged 7 years+

Where and when is it?

This class runs every Saturday in Orchard Leisure Centre from 10.00-11.00am

Who is this course for?

This class is suitable for children aged 7 years+

How much does it cost?

£25 per month

How do i book a place?

Please contact Eddie McConnell on 07525483181 or visit www.irishkarate.com for more information.

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location

Orchard Leisure Centre

37-39 Folly Lane

23feb11:00 am12:00 pmJu Jitsu Juniors (Sunday) - Orchard Leisure CentreMartial Arts suitable for children aged 4 to 15 years 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Orchard Leisure Centre

Event Details

Ju Jitsu is ideal for anyone wishing to learn a martial art or wanting to learn to defend themselves or just have some fun and increase their fitness.

Where and when is it?

This class runs every Sunday in Orchard Leisure Centre from 11.00am-12.00pm

Who is this course for?

This class is run suitable for children aged 4 – 6 years from 11.00am – 11.45am and aged 7 – 15 years from 11.00am – 12.00noon

How much does it cost?

This class is run by Armagh Ju Jitsu Club

How do i book a place?

This class is run by Armagh Ju Jitsu Club, please contact Marcus Mallon 07747300249 for further details

Time

(Sunday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location

Orchard Leisure Centre

37-39 Folly Lane

23feb11:45 am1:15 pmJu Jitsu Seniors (Sunday) - Orchard Leisure CentreMartial Arts suitable for Teens & Adults11:45 am - 1:15 pm Orchard Leisure Centre

Event Details

Ju Jitsu is ideal for anyone wishing to learn a martial art or wanting to learn to defend themselves or just have some fun and increase their fitness.

Where and when is it?

This class runs every Sunday in Orchard Leisure Centre from 11.45am-1.15pm

Who is this course for?

This class is for teens and adults

How much does it cost?

This class is run by an Armagh Ju Jitsu Club.

How do i book a place?

This class is run by Armagh Ju Jitsu Club, please contact Marcus Mallon 07747300249 for further details

Time

(Sunday) 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Location

Orchard Leisure Centre

37-39 Folly Lane

february 17, 2020 - february 23, 2020

  • nov 25, 2019 - dec 01, 2019
  • dec 02, 2019 - dec 08, 2019
  • dec 09, 2019 - dec 15, 2019
  • dec 16, 2019 - dec 22, 2019
  • dec 23, 2019 - dec 29, 2019
  • dec 30, 2019 - jan 05, 2020
  • jan 06, 2020 - jan 12, 2020
  • jan 13, 2020 - jan 19, 2020
  • jan 20, 2020 - jan 26, 2020
  • jan 27, 2020 - feb 02, 2020
  • feb 03, 2020 - feb 09, 2020
  • feb 10, 2020 - feb 16, 2020
  • feb 17, 2020 - feb 23, 2020
  • feb 24, 2020 - mar 01, 2020
  • mar 02, 2020 - mar 08, 2020
  • mar 09, 2020 - mar 15, 2020
  • mar 16, 2020 - mar 22, 2020
  • mar 23, 2020 - mar 29, 2020
  • mar 30, 2020 - apr 05, 2020
  • apr 06, 2020 - apr 12, 2020
  • apr 13, 2020 - apr 19, 2020
  • apr 20, 2020 - apr 26, 2020
  • apr 27, 2020 - may 03, 2020
  • may 04, 2020 - may 10, 2020
  • may 11, 2020 - may 17, 2020
mon17
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Filter Events

20feb9:45 am10:45 amJo Jingles (Thurs) - Orchard Leisure CentreSuitable for children aged 2 - 3 years9:45 am - 10:45 am Orchard Leisure Centre

Event Details

Jo Jingles is a music based fun activity class for kids.

Where and when is it?

This class will run every Thursday from 11.00am-12.00am

Who is this course for?

This class is for 2-3 year olds.

How much does it cost?

This is run by an external instructor.

How do i book a place?

Please contact Jennifer by telephone on 07703612280 or by email:

 

Time

(Thursday) 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Location

Orchard Leisure Centre

37-39 Folly Lane

20feb12:00 pm1:00 pmJo Jingles (Thurs) - Orchard Leisure CentreSuitable for children aged 3 months- 1 year12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Orchard Leisure Centre

Event Details

Jo Jingles is a music based fun activity class for kids.

Where and when is it?

This class will run every Thursday from 12.00noon-1.00pm

Who is this course for?

This class is for kids aged 3 months – 1 year

How much does it cost?

This is run by an external instructor.

How do i book a place?

Please contact Jennifer by telephone on 07703612280 or by email:

 

Time

(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location

Orchard Leisure Centre

37-39 Folly Lane

21feb10:30 am12:30 pmCrèche (Fri) - Orchard Leisure CentreSuitable for boys and girls aged 3 month to 4 years and 11 months10:30 am - 12:30 pm Orchard Leisure Centre

Event Details

Crèche facilities provide 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 an activity class, use the fitness suite and unwind in the relaxation suite while the children have fun.

Where and when is it?

This class runs every Friday between 10.30am and 12.30pm

Who is this course for?

This class is suitable for boys and girls aged  3 months to 4 years and 11 months

How much does it cost?

£1.60

How do i book a place?

Please contact reception on 02837515920 for more information.

 

Time

(Friday) 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location

Orchard Leisure Centre

37-39 Folly Lane

21feb7:00 pm8:00 pmJu Jitsu Juniors (Friday) - Orchard Leisure CentreMartial Arts suitable for children aged 4 to 15 years 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Orchard Leisure Centre

Event Details

Ju Jitsu is ideal for anyone wishing to learn a martial art or wanting to learn to defend themselves or just have some fun and increase their fitness.

Where and when is it?

This class runs every Friday in the Orchard Leisure Centre from 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Who is this course for?

This class is run suitable for children aged 4 – 6 years and aged 7 – 15 years

How much does it cost?

This class is run by Armagh Ju Jitsu Club

How do i book a place?

This class is run by Armagh Ju Jitsu Club, please contact Marcus Mallon 07747300249 for further details

Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Orchard Leisure Centre

37-39 Folly Lane

21feb7:00 pm8:30 pmJu Jitsu Senior (Friday) - Orchard Leisure CentreMartial Arts suitable for Teens & Adults7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Orchard Leisure Centre

Event Details

Ju Jitsu is ideal for anyone wishing to learn a martial art or wanting to learn to defend themselves or just have some fun and increase their fitness.

Where and when is it?

This class runs every Friday in Orchard Leisure Centre from 7.00pm-8.30pm

Who is this course for?

This class is suitable for Teens & Adults

How much does it cost?

This class is run by Armagh Ju Jitsu Club.

How do i book a place?

This class is run by Armagh Ju Jitsu Club, please contact Marcus Mallon 07747300249 for further details

Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Orchard Leisure Centre

37-39 Folly Lane

22feb10:00 am11:00 amKarate - Orchard Leisure CentreSuitable for children aged 7 years+ 10:00 am - 11:00 am Orchard Leisure Centre

Event Details

This class is suitable for children aged 7 years+

Where and when is it?

This class runs every Saturday in Orchard Leisure Centre from 10.00-11.00am

Who is this course for?

This class is suitable for children aged 7 years+

How much does it cost?

£25 per month

How do i book a place?

Please contact Eddie McConnell on 07525483181 or visit www.irishkarate.com for more information.

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location

Orchard Leisure Centre

37-39 Folly Lane

23feb11:00 am12:00 pmJu Jitsu Juniors (Sunday) - Orchard Leisure CentreMartial Arts suitable for children aged 4 to 15 years 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Orchard Leisure Centre

Event Details

Ju Jitsu is ideal for anyone wishing to learn a martial art or wanting to learn to defend themselves or just have some fun and increase their fitness.

Where and when is it?

This class runs every Sunday in Orchard Leisure Centre from 11.00am-12.00pm

Who is this course for?

This class is run suitable for children aged 4 – 6 years from 11.00am – 11.45am and aged 7 – 15 years from 11.00am – 12.00noon

How much does it cost?

This class is run by Armagh Ju Jitsu Club

How do i book a place?

This class is run by Armagh Ju Jitsu Club, please contact Marcus Mallon 07747300249 for further details

Time

(Sunday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location

Orchard Leisure Centre

37-39 Folly Lane

23feb11:45 am1:15 pmJu Jitsu Seniors (Sunday) - Orchard Leisure CentreMartial Arts suitable for Teens & Adults11:45 am - 1:15 pm Orchard Leisure Centre

Event Details

Ju Jitsu is ideal for anyone wishing to learn a martial art or wanting to learn to defend themselves or just have some fun and increase their fitness.

Where and when is it?

This class runs every Sunday in Orchard Leisure Centre from 11.45am-1.15pm

Who is this course for?

This class is for teens and adults

How much does it cost?

This class is run by an Armagh Ju Jitsu Club.

How do i book a place?

This class is run by Armagh Ju Jitsu Club, please contact Marcus Mallon 07747300249 for further details

Time

(Sunday) 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Location

Orchard Leisure Centre

37-39 Folly Lane

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

Find Us

 37-39 Folly Ln, Armagh BT60 1AT

Frequently Ask Questions

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

Fitness FAQ's

What dates are direct debits?

Monthly Direct Debit payments will normally be actioned on as near to the 1st or 15th of each month depending on your joining date.

Do I receive a membership card?

Yes, members must produce their Visions membership card on each visit to the Centre.

What do I do if I lose my Visions Membership card?

If the card is lost, stolen or damaged you must notify reception immediately. A replacement fee will be charged to cover administration.

Who is entitled to Concession Rates?

  • Job seekers Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Incapacity benefit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Aged 60+
  • Employment & Support Allowance

A concession application form must be completed and proof of any benefits must be provided, this will be updated every 8 weeks.

How do I cancel my membership?

If you wish to cancel your membership – after the initial 3 month contract period – you may do so in writing or by completing a membership cancellation form available from reception. You must give a minimum of ten working days notice before your next direct debit is due. It is the member/s responsibility to cancel a Direct Debit instruction with their bank.

Do I need to complete an induction?

Yes, an induction must be completed prior to using the Fitness suite, this is included in your membership.

Swimmng Lesson FAQ's

Am I required to bring Armbands for my child’s swimming lesson?

No, all floats and armbands will be provided.

Where do I bring my child on the first day of lessons?

You should get your child dressed and take them to the steps at the deep end of the main pool.

The teachers will be waiting to greet your children at both the small and main pool.

For safety reasons parents are not allowed to walk kids along the pool side bank and so you should send your child to either the small or main pool depending on where their lesson is.

Does my child require goggle for lessons?

Goggles are not compulsory but we recommend that your child wears goggles.

When the set of lessons ends am I automatically entered into the next set of lessons?

On the 2nd last week of each set of lessons the teacher will perform a test session to assess your child’s progress.

On the last week you will receive a slip of paper with details of whether your child will repeat the set of lessons or has moved on to the next set and also a ‘payment due by’ date.

Your child will automatically be booked into the appropriate next set of lessons but if payment is not received by the ‘payment due date’ your child will be removed from the system and this space will be offered to someone else.

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

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

Softplay FAQ's

What is the age limit for Gulliver’s Island?

We actually operate a height restriction for Gulliver’s Island. Children with a height of over 145cm are not permitted to use Gulliver’s Island for safety reasons.

How long does each session last in Gulliver’s Island?

Each session lasts for 1 hour.

Can I take tea/coffee into Gulliver’s Island?

No hot food/drinks are permitted into Gulliver’s Island for safety reasons. Children are not permitted to take any food/drink into the actual play structure.

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