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Down Leisure Centre

Normal Opening Hours


6.30am – 10pm


8am – 10pm


6.30am – 10pm


8am – 10pm


6.30am – 10pm


9am – 4pm


10am – 4.30pm

Going to the gym, swimming pool or fitness class

You can go to the gym in Down Leisure Centre at your convenience and there is no need to book in advance. 

You can come along to the swimming pools in Down Leisure Centre at your convenience Monday to Friday every week.  There will be no need to book your swim session in advance during the week, you can simply ‘walk in’ to book, pay and attend your swim session.  

Down Leisure Centre swimming pool can be very busy at weekends and we aim to avoid disappointment for those travelling a distance or taking young children swimming.  We would therefore, advise booking in advance via the NMD Be Active app to ensure entry at your chosen time slot at weekends.

You must book all fitness classes in advance on the NMD Be Active app or online. You can also book by phone by calling 0330 137 4026.

For information on downloading the NMD Be Active app go to: https://www.newrymournedown.org/be-active-app

Contact Details

Down Leisure Centre
114 Market Street
BT30 6LZ

T: 0330 137 4026
E: downleisurecentre@nmandd.org 

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

NMD Be Active App: https://www.newrymournedown.org/be-active-app

Down Leisure Centre Swimming Programme and Fitness Class Timetable

The Down Leisure Centre Swimming Programme highlights swimming pool opening times and pool activities. 

To view Down Leisure Centre pool opening times click here.

To view Down Leisure Centre fitness classes 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 stone bed 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 your 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 allows members to avail of daily rates, 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 £16.40 - £32.70.

To view the Membership Packages click here

Pay As You Go

You can also come along to our Leisure Centres and Pay As You Go. The main Pay As You Go prices to access our gyms, classes, swimming pools and health suites in Newry, Kilkeel and Down Leisure Centres are below. 

Please note that pricing may vary across facilities. Please speak to staff for a full list of our Pay As You Go prices.

Gym Admission - Casual Pay As You Go


Gym Pay As You Go Day Rate


Gym Pay As You Go Concession Day Rate


Gym, Swim, Sauna, Steam - Day Rate – Newry, Kilkeel and Down Leisure Centres


Gym, Swim, Sauna, Steam - Concession Day Rate - Newry, Kilkeel and Down Leisure Centres



Exercise classes - Casual Pay As You Go


Coaching Pay As You Go: 1 x class rate


Coaching Pay As You Go Concession: 1 x class rate


Swimming - Casual Pay As You Go


Pay As You Go Day Rate 16+


Pay As You Go Concession Day Rate


Pay As You Go Day Rate Under 4


Pay As You Go Day Rate Group Ticket (2 adults & 2 Children)


Health Suite & Swim - Casual Pay As You Go


Pay As You Go Day Rate 16+


Pay As You Go Concession Day Rate 16+


Courts  -  Casual Pay As You Go (per 45mins)


Adult x 2 - Squash/Handball/Racquet/Badmintion/Table tennis


Concession x 2 - Squash/Handball/Racquet/Badmintion/Table tennis


Loyalty Vouchers/Multi-use Cards


20 Session Swim


20 Session Swim Concession


10 session Swim/Steam/Sauna


10 session Swim/Steam/Sauna Concession


10 session Court Card for Handball and Racquets


10 session Court Card for Handball and Racquets Concession


Admission Policy

Newry, Mourne and Down Leisure Centres currently operate 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 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.

  • In addition to the above, non-swimmers (children) must wear a secure flotation device such as fitted armbands or a buoyancy aid.
  • Those under 16 years may not use the Health Suite.
  • Any person under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be refused admission.

Our Customers Safety

We encourage our customers to wear face masks in communal areas, make full use of hand sanitiser stations throughout our buildings and social distance in busy areas where possible.  Do not attend our leisure centres if you feel unwell or are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms. Please note, that if we experience significant demand for our services and we need to ensure the safety of our customers, we may in some cases have to reintroduce session booking. 

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