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Newcastle Centre & Tropicana Outdoor Swimming Complex

Tropicana Outdoor Swimming Complex

Seasonal Opening times (July and August Only)

Monday       12.00pm – 5.30pm

Tuesday      12.00pm -8.00pm

Wednesday  12.00pm – 5.30pm

Thursday     12.00pm -8.00pm

Friday          12.00pm – 5.30pm

Saturday      10.00am – 5.30pm

Sunday        2.00pm – 5.30pm

Tropicanarama (Fun Sessions)

Every Tuesday & Thursday 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Booking your Activities & Prices

You must now book your swim sessions in advance. To book your swim sessions, simply click here and select ‘Tropicana Swim Session’ and ‘Newcastle Centre’ as your ‘Club’ to see available slots.

You can also book your swim sessions on our NMD Be Active app on the ‘Book Swimming’ tile. For more information see www.newrymournedown.org/be-active-app

You can also call us to book your swim sessions on 0330 137 4026.


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)




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.
  • Any person under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be refused admission.

Safety Guidelines

Pool depth (No Diving Permitted)

Main Pool             1.26 m

Toddlers’ Pool       0.3m

Age Restrictions

Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 or over in the water at all times, who must stay in close proximity to supervise the child. Applies to both pools.

Swimming pools and slides
All of the swimming pools within the Tropicana Swimming Complex are heated. The large slide in our main pool will remain closed for health and safety reasons but the small slide in the toddler pool will be open to children under the age of 8 years old.

Swim sessions are added regularly throughout the summer and you can only book 1 week in advance. 


Some of our facilities may have to close in the event of dangerous weather conditions.  For latest updates see NMD Be Active Facebook page.

Important information you need to be aware of before you come along to Tropicana

  • We have reduced capacities in all of our swimming pools and activities will be organised differently. Swimmers will be admitted in a regulated order based on session start times. Swim sessions will be strictly 90 mins.
  • We ask that all customers arrive beach ready with your swimming costume already on underneath your clothes if possible.
  • Come ready to swim and please change and shower at home.
  • You’ll need to bring your own equipment, like googles and floats, if you have them and please make sure they are clean and identifiable as yours before you arrive.

Newcastle Centre

The Newcastle Centre gym will remain closed until further notice. Direct Debit and Advance Payment Members of the Newcastle Centre will have access to the leisure centres that are open and included in their current membership.

More Information

For latest information on all our leisure centre opening hours, guidance on booking gym, class and swim slots as well as important information you need to now be aware of before coming along to our leisure centres go to https://www.newrymournedown.org/leisure-facilities

Contact Details

Newcastle Centre
10-14 Central Promenade
Co Down,
BT33 0AA

T: 0330 137 4026 
F: 028 4372 2805
E: newcastlecentre@nmandd.org
FB: https://www.facebook.com/NMDBeActiveLeisure

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

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