Schemes at Ards

Holiday Schemes for kids at Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex

Summer Scheme 2019

Our Summer Scheme will run from 15 July to 16 August

Booking is now open for all schemes and swimming lessons.

Pan-disability Summer Scheme - new August week added

Availability update 16 July 2019

Mini Scheme - morning session - limited availability for weeks of 29 July, 5 and 12 August only

Currently there is still availability on all other schemes

Boy on the Soft Play ropes at Ards Blair Mayne

Mini Scheme

4 to 7 year olds

Morning session: 9am to 12.30pm       

Afternoon session: 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Activities include: soft play, Caterpillar Challenge, Blacklight Golf, arts & crafts, football and games. Weather permitting activities will take place outside on the grass or playground. 

Cost: £32 per week, 2nd child (sibling) £24

Children should bring their own snacks and drinks. Please ensure food does not contain nuts.

Junior Scheme

for 8 to 13 years

All day: 8.30am to 5pm - New extended hours

Activities include: trampolining, basketball, archery, Caterpillar Challenge, tennis, football, kayaking, swimming, Blacklight Climbing Walls and Golf

Cost: £65, 2nd child (sibling) £55 

Lunch is not included.

Children should bring their own snacks, drinks and packed lunch. Please ensure food does not contain nuts.

Lunch can be purchased from Parklands Cafe. The special scheme meal will include hot food, dessert and a drink. Lunch tickets can be pre-bought from Parklands Cafe on a daily or weekly basis so children do not need to bring money with them.

Cost: £3.50 per day, £15 weekly ticket (5 days)

All children will have lunch in the Function Room opposite the cafe.

Crash Course Swimming Lessons

for 5 year olds and over

Weekly Lessons

Learn to swim or continue learning new swimming skills over the summer with our daily one hour lessons.

Courses run Monday to Friday weeks of: 1, 15, 22 and 29 July, 5 and 12 August

Course cost: £58

Time Minor Pool Minor Pool
9am to 10am Ripples Ripples 1
10am to 11am Ripples 2 Ripples 3
12 noon to 1pm Ripples 4 Ripples 5
1pm to 2pm Minor Pool Main Pool
w/c 1 July Ripples Stroke & Stamina
w/c 15 July Ripples 1 Ripples 6
w/c 22 July Ripples 2 Personal Survival Bronze
w/c 29 July Ripples Personal Survival Silver
w/c 5 August Ripples 1 Personal Survival Gold
w/c 12 August Ripples 2 Ripples 6

New for Summer 2019 - Friday evening Lessons

If you can't make our weekly lessons then, join one of our half hour lessons on Friday evenings from 19 July to 16 August.

Time Lesson Lesson
6.15pm to 6.45pm Ripples Ripples 1
6.45pm to 7.15pm Ripples 2 Ripples 3
7.15pm to 7.45pm Ripples 4 Ripples 5
8pm to 8.30pm Ripples 6 Adults

Adult lessons are male and female, beginners and improvers. All lessons take place in the Minor Pool.

5 week course, cost: £29


Booking a scheme or swimming course

All schemes must be booked on a weekly basis and paid for at the time of booking.

Schemes can be booked at the complex. Children must be registered by a parent or guardian.

Please note: only activities will be supervised by scheme staff. At all other times complex staff will endeavour to make the visit to the complex as safe and enjoyable as possible. Only Junior Scheme children will be supervised between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

Please read our Holiday Scheme Information before booking a scheme.


Crash Course Swimming Lessons

Booking can be made in person or by telephoning the complex on 028 9181 2837

All lessons are part of the Waves Swim Programme.


Summer Fitness Membership

11 to 17 year olds can workout in the gym and swim throughout the summer holidays with our special 2 month summer membership.

Membership is valid throughout July and August.

Cost: Juniors (11 to 15 yrs) £35, Youth (16 & 17 yrs) £45

Proof of age must be provided at time of application. Swims can only be taken during public sessions. All Juniors and Youths new to the gym must have an Induction at which a parent or guardian must be present. Normal terms and conditions of use apply.