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Newcastle Centre & Tropicana Outdoor Swimming Complex


Newcastle Centre

Newcastle Centre Gym Opening hours

Monday       9am – 9pm

Tuesday      9am – 9pm

Wednesday  9am – 9pm

Thursday     9am – 9pm

Friday         9am – 9pm

Saturday     9am – 4pm

Sunday        Closed

Gym Membership Prices

Gold Membership



Monthly Direct Debit, Gym Only



3 Month, Gym Only – Paid in Advance



6 Month, Gym Only – Paid in Advance



12 Month, Gym Only – Paid in Advance



Going to the gym or health suite

You can go to the gym, sauna and steam room in Newcastle Centre at your convenience and there is no need to book in advance. 


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. 


Tropicana Outdoor Swimming Complex

Seasonal Opening times (July and August Only)

Monday       12pm – 5.30pm

Tuesday      12pm - 8pm

Wednesday  12pm – 5.30pm

Thursday     12pm - 8pm

Friday          12pm – 5.30pm

Saturday      10am – 5.30pm

Sunday        2pm – 5.30pm

Tropicanarama (Fun Sessions)

Every Tuesday & Thursday 6pm – 8pm

Booking your swimming session in Tropicana

You must book and pay for your outdoor swimming session in Tropicana in advance.  You can see all available session times and make your booking on the NMD Be Active app under the ‘Book Swimming’ tile. For more information on downloading the NMD Be Active app go to: https://www.newrymournedown.org/be-active-app.

How to book your swimming sessions in Tropicana

You can easily book your swimming session in Tropicana by clicking the following link: https://tinyurl.com/4ku2u5cn

  1. Select ‘Tropicana or Tropicanarama Swim Session’ 
  2. Select ‘Newcastle Centre’ as your Club
  3. Select the ‘Session date’ as the day you would like to go swimming.
  4. Hit the blue ‘Search’ button to see all available swim sessions
  5. Select the swim session that suits you best
  6. You will then have an option to buy adult, child, family or tickets for under 4s.  Simply type the number of ‘non-member’ swimming tickets you would like to purchase.
  7. View and accept the attendance rules.
  8. Enter your phone number and tick the admission policy box until it says ‘Yes’
  9. Add your tickets to the shopping basket
  10. Hit ‘Continue’
  11. Enter your email address twice and tick the box to accept the terms and conditions to confirm you have read the terms and conditions within the blue box.
  12. Hit continue again and enter your first name, surname, email, phone number, address, postcode, county and country.
  13. Hit the ‘Pay now’ button.
  14. Enter your card number to buy your swim tickets and then hit submit.
  15. You will receive an automated email to confirm your booking.

You can also book a swim session on the NMD Be Active app by hitting the ‘Book general swimming tile’ on main page and then ‘click to agree and book’ to show you have read the ‘Book Swimming Declaration.’  The ticket booking process is the same and you can follow all the steps above.

Download the NMD Be Active app for free from the App store or the Google play store on the following links:



Prices Summer 2023

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)





Admissions Policy

Newry, Mourne and Down Leisure Centres currently operate the following swimming 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.


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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