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Down Leisure Centre

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6.30am – 10pm
Tuesday and Thursday 8am – 10pm
Saturday 9am – 5.30pm
Sunday 10am – 5.30pm

Contact Details

Down Leisure Centre
114 Market Street
BT30 6LZ

Telephone: 0330 137 4026
Email: downleisurecentre@nmandd.org 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NMDBeActiveLeisure

Swim Times

To view the DLC Pool Programme click here

To view the DLC Pool Opening Hours click here

To view the swimming pool timetable click here 

To view the Austism friendly timetable and information click here 


6 lane 25m pool

Learner pool with water features

Multi purpose Rooms/Studios

Meeting Room

75 station gym

4 court sports hall

Handball court

Vitality Health Suite - Vitality Pool, Steam Room, Heated Stonebed Lounger and Sauna


We offer an extensive variety of membership options to suit everyone's individual needs whether you want to swim, participate in classes, workout in the gym or combine all three.

We wish to make everyone's' wellness journey a successful one and will be on hand to offer advice and support in all aspects of your membership, training or a healthy living approach to life.

The flexibility in payment options alos allows members to avail of daily, pay as you go, as well as monthly direct debit packages and three, six or twelve month pay up front options.

Membership packages available from £15 - £29.95.

To view the Membership Packages click here

Pool Programme

Please contact DLC reception for further information on the pool programme.

Admission Policy

Down Leisure Centre currently operates the following admission policy for its users. All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (at least 16 years old) at all times.

An adult (aged 16 years or over) may accompany:

  • 1 child under the age of 4
  • 2 children where at least one of the children is aged over 4 years.

Swimming Lessons

To view the New Swimming Lesson Enrolement Policy click here 

Birthday Parties

Please contact DLC reception for further information.

STA Swim Academy

Down Leisure Centre Swim Academy, is an innovative partnership between Newry, Mourne & Down District Council and Swimming Teacher's Association (STA) which will have many exciting benefits for our current and prospective pupils and their families.

The Academy will be implementing the STA's International Learn to Swim Programme (ILSP). The ILSP is a highly structured programme, with a range of exciting, colourful awards and stickers available; celebrating your child’s success as they take the next step to becoming a safe and proficient swimmer. 

To ensure maximum progression for your child the new enrolment procedures allows all participants to pre register for the forthcoming block of classes. New participants will be assessed and assigned to the class suitable for their level.

The new Academy will offer a lower teacher to pupil ratio to improve our quality of service.

The Swim Academy is also offering Free:
Individual STA Success Tracker and
STA Certificate and Badge to all participants

For more information please contact DLC reception.

Room Bookings

Down Leisure Centre can cater for a range of corporate activities with the benefit of free parking.

DLC has a number of multi-purpose rooms that are ideal for meetings, conferences, training days etc.

For more information please contact DLC reception on 0330 137 4026.

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