Facilities at Ards

We have different facilities that can be hired for sport, leisure and business use.

Main Pool

The 25 metre 6 lane Main Pool accommodates school and club bookings for training, lessons and galas. The pool has two lanes with a permanent depth of 2 metres. A wall separates the static lanes from the four lanes that have a moveable floor, adjustable to a maximum depth of 2 metres to 1 metre.

A 160-seat Spectator Gallery overlooks the Main Pool. Access into the pool is via steps, ladders and a modern deck level platform for disabled access.

Minor Pool

The 21-metre Minor Pool is perfect for lessons, children's pool parties and our Kayaking course. It also has a moveable floor to a maximum depth of 2 metres. Swimmers will be asked to leave the pool when the pool depth needs to be changed. An alarm will sound when the floor is being moved.

It has poolside seating for spectators. Access to the pool is via steps, ladders and a modern deck level platform for disabled access.

Splash Pool

The children’s Splash Pool, in it's own hall, has a maximum pool depth of 450cm and is equipped with exciting spray cannons, water jets, a slide and cascades. The pool can be hired for group outings and parties.

Sports Hall

The multi purpose sports hall can be hired for a wide variety of activities and events.  The hall has 6 courts and is marked out for badminton, 5-a-side football, netball, volleyball and basketball. The floor can be matted for activities such as martial arts.

Studio 1 and 2

Studios 1 and 2 combine to make a well sized room and can be divided. They provide space for exercise classes with both mirrors and ballet barres.

Studio 3

This glass fronted studio looks out on the entrance to the complex. It is set up permanently for Group Cycle classes and is equipped with Stages Cycles.

Party Rooms 1 and 2

The Party Rooms are located adjacent to the cafe on the Ground Floor and can be hired for parties.

Dusty Millar Room

The ideal room for seminars, business meetings or interviews. This room is fitted out to a high standard with access to PC's, integrated display board and PA system for up to 30 delegates. Full and half day delegate packages are available and hourly hire rates.

Function Room

An all purpose room located on the Ground Floor opposite the cafe. 

Dome

This is a superb covered sandfilled synthetic training pitch, the ideal location for playing year-round games and sports;

  • 5 a side football - 3 compliant courts
  • 7 a side football
  • tag rugby
  • cricket - 4 batting cages for training
  • hockey goals for training
  • tennis - 3 LTA compliant courts

The Dome has toilets, including facilities for people with a disability. A first aid room, benches and wheelchair viewing deck complete the facilities in the Dome.

Facility Hire Price list

Swimming pools

 

  per hour
Lane £9
Main Pool £54.00
Main Pool for gala use £96.00
Minor Pool £44.00
Minor Pool with lifeguard £50.00
Minor Pool with canoes* £52.00
Splash Pool £48.00

*a qualified coach must be supplied

These prices do not apply to commercial hire. Please contact the centre for commercial hire prices.

Sports Hall

 Sports Hall can be hired for 5-a-side football, netball, basketball and volleyball.

  per hour
Badminton court/1/6 hall £9.50
2/3 hall £38.00
Whole hall £60.00
Trampoline (including court hire)* £30.00
Matted court (including court hire) £25.00

* a qualified coach must be supplied

These prices do not apply to commercial hire. Please contact the centre for commercial hire prices.

Function Rooms

  per hour
Party Room 1 (with kitchen) £19.00
Party Room 2 (without kitchen) £16.00
Function Room £20.00

Dusty Millar Room

Half day delegate package (4 hours)

Full day delegate package (8 hours)

£25.00

£110.00

£170.00

Delegate package includes access to PC's, integrated display board and PA system for up to 30 delegates. Complimentary water and sweets included.

Kids

  per hour
Soft Play £50.00
Splash Pool £48.00

See Parties for other hire prices.

 

 

Dome

Per hour One third Two thirds Full area
Multi Activity (Peak) £25.00 £50.00 £70.00
Multi Activity (Off-peak) £20.00 £40.00 £55.00

 

Tennis Peak Off-peak
Per court per hour £10.00 £6.00

Peak times: Monday to Friday 5pm to 10pm, Saturday 8am to 8pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm

Off Peak times: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

To Book a Facility

To book a facility, a booking form (available from the centre) must be completed and returned to the centre to secure the booking. You can pay by cash or invoice.

To enquire about availability contact the centre on 028 9181 2837 or email ardslc@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk