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December 07, 2022

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Banbridge Leisure CentreMon 19 DEC Staff Training OPEN 6.30pm – 10.00pm Swimming lessons as normal 3.30pm-6.30pm Fri 23 DEC OPEN 9.00am – 5.00pm 24 | 25 | 26 DEC CLOSED 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 DEC OPEN 9.00am – 5.00pm Sat 31 DEC OPEN 8.00am – 4.00pm Sun 1 JAN CLOSED Mon 2…

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November 27, 2022

Eight ways to gift a getactiveabc experience this Christmas

Are you looking for some stocking filler ideas for your nearest and dearest this Christmas? Look no further than a 𝗳𝗮𝗯-𝘆𝘂𝗹𝗲-𝗼𝘂𝘀 getactiveabc gift voucher and gift one of eight experiences in 2023: ⓵ Parking passes for Gosford Forest Park and Loughgall Country Park ⓶  Gulliver's Soft Play at Orchard Leisure Centre, Armagh ⓷ Sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking…

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November 21, 2022

Nominations open for ABC Senior Sports Awards 2023

It’s time to shine a light on the borough’s top sporting talent and to ensure high-performing athletes get the recognition they deserve for their sporting achievements at the Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Senior Sports Awards 2023. Organised by Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Sports Forum in partnership with ABC Council, these annual awards recognise elite sportspeople…

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November 16, 2022

Expression of Interest for regular time slots at Leisure Facilities for sport clubs

If you are a sports club interested in applying to book regular time slots at one of our getactiveabc Indoor Leisure Facilities please read through the guidance notes below and complete the application form. Time slots available Banbridge Leisure CentreMain Hall 4 courts Mon 06:00-12:30 Tues 06:00-09:30 Wed 06:00-12:30 Thurs 06:00-16:00 Fri 06:00-10:30 Activity /…

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October 29, 2022

Banbridge Leisure Centre welcomes incredABLE as new hospitality provider

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council appoints leading social enterprise and local service provider – incredABLE – to operate the café and hospitality services at Banbridge Leisure Centre. Café incredABLE @ Banbridge Leisure Centre – which will officially open to the public on Monday 07 November 2022 – will be located on the first…

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October 29, 2022

Two gongs for Gosford Forest Park at Holiday at Home Staycation Awards NI 2022

Gosford Forest Park, which attracts over half a million visitors a year and is one of NI’s most popular destinations for outdoor recreation, has scooped two awards – ‘Forest Park of the Year’ and ‘Children’s Activity of the Year’ – at the Holiday at Home Staycation Awards NI 2022.  These inaugural awards are all about honouring and…

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October 18, 2022

Awards recognise best of borough’s young sporting talent

Organised by Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Sports Forum and sponsored by Manfreight Limited, the event showcased the wealth of young sporting talent in the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough with many of the 62 short-listed nominees representing Ulster, Ireland and Great Britain and competing at European and world level. Lord Mayor Councillor Paul Greenfield…

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October 18, 2022

Nine Parks and Open Spaces in the Borough Secure Coveted Green Flag Awards

Nine parks and open spaces across the borough of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon secure coveted Green Flag Award status this year. Organised by leading environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, the Green Flag Award is an internationally recognised certification for environmental quality management for parks and open spaces, and continues to go from strength…

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October 13, 2022

Local ‘Get Out, Get Active… In Action’ Programme Scoops National Award

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and Disability Sport NI’s inclusive physical activity programme ‘Get Out, Get Active (GOGA) In Action’ is named overall winner for Best Health and Wellbeing Initiative at this year’s Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards. Held last month, the APSE Awards are specific to frontline services provided by…

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October 12, 2022

South Lake Leisure Centre among first in NI to achieve Excellence Level in Inclusive Sports Facility Accreditation

Disability Sport NI has officially recognised Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council for championing the needs of people with disabilities and fully embracing the inclusivity agenda in the design, construction and management of its flagship £36m South Lake Leisure Centre. Opened in November 2020, the new state-of-the-art leisure centre in Craigavon has become one of the only sports facilities in…

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