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Newry Leisure Centre

Service Disruption *Swimming Pool, Newry Leisure Centre*

A major programme of works at the Swimming Pool at Newry Leisure Centre to address issues relating to the hydraulic system of the pool’s moving floor and the replacement of pool tiles will now commence.

The pool will now remain closed to facilitate the programme of works which is estimated to be completed in approximately six months.

The Council appreciates the disappointment this will cause and apologises to all of its pool users.


Please see below for specific booking and cancellation updates. This includes information on how direct debit membership packages will be adjusted.

Council Swimming Lessons, School Swimming Lessons and Autism Swimming Sessions

All Council swimming lessons, school swimming lessons and Autism swim sessions in Newry Leisure Centre have now been cancelled. 

Centre management will contact all bookings/attendees directly regarding the cancellation of Council swimming lessons, school swim lessons and Autism swimming sessions.

A credit will be issued for any Council led lessons which can be redeemed against future swimming lessons.

For children who are at the highest lesson level and do not need to re-enrol, or should a child not wish to return to lessons, a refund will be issued. Leisure staff have contacted parents/guardians regarding this matter.

Alternative Autism swimming sessions are available in Down Leisure Centre and Kilkeel Leisure Centre and can be booked via the NMD Be Active App.

Club and Commercial Bookings

Centre management will be in touch with the designated points of contact for each club and commercial booking to provide updates and discuss alternative arrangements.

Pool Bookings

All pool bookings have been cancelled.

Health Suite

The Health Suite remains open at present.

However it will close once contractors commence repair works onsite impacting on the Health Suite facilities.

Further updates will be provided via the NMD Be Active App in advance of the health suite closure.


For members of Newry Leisure Centre who have pool and health suite usage included in their membership and who pay monthly by Direct Debit, financial adjustments will be made to their direct debit to reflect closures and customers will not be required to take any further action in relation to their membership payments.

For members who have paid in full in advance or would like to cancel their direct debit membership please contact bookings.nlc@nmandd.org to discuss your credit/refund/cancellation options.

We would like to remind our members who have multi-site use as part of their membership package that they can avail of pool facilities within Kilkeel Leisure Centre and Down Leisure Centre. To avoid disappointment on arrival, it is strongly advised to pre-book Kilkeel Leisure Centre swim sessions via the NMD Be Active App.

Contact Details:

If a customer would like to contact us regarding a booking, a refund or any other enquiry please email bookings.nlc@nmandd.org

If a customer would like to contact us regarding alternative site pool availability, please do so via:

Kilkeel Leisure Centre - Kilkeel.reception@nmandd.org

Tel: 0330 137 4026

Down Leisure Centre - downleisurecentre@nmandd.org

Tel: 0330 137 4026

Further updates regarding the reopening of Newry swimming pool will be provided through our website, NMD Be Active app, social media channels and local press in due course.



Normal Opening Hours


6.30am – 10pm


8am – 10pm


6.30am – 10pm


8am – 10pm


6.30am – 10pm


9am – 5:30pm*

(*Swimming Pools and Health Suites open 9am–4pm and swim tickets to be booked in advance online or on NMD Be Active app.)


10am – 5:30pm*

(*Swimming Pools and Health Suites open 1pm–5pm and swim tickets to be booked in advance online or on NMD Be Active app.)

Contact Details

Newry Leisure Centre
Cecil Street
Co. Down
BT35 6AU
T: 0330 137 4026
E: poolreception@nmandd.org
FB: https://www.facebook.com/NMDBeActiveLeisure

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

Newry Leisure Centre Swimming Programme and Fitness Class Timetable

The Newry Leisure Centre Swimming Programme highlights swimming pool opening times and pool activities. To view the swimming programme for Newry Leisure Centre click here.

To view the Newry Leisure Centre Fitness Class Timetable as well as information on how to book your class click here.
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Going to the gym, swimming pool or fitness class

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

You can come along to the swimming pools in Newry 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.  

Newry swimming pool can be very busy at weekends and we aim to avoid disappointment for those travelling a distance or taking young children swimming. You must book in advance via the NMD Be Active app to ensure entry at your chosen time slot at weekends. You can also book your weekend swimming slot here

If you purchase a general swimming ticket you will have access to the main pool, learner pool and leisure pool.  

Please note: Swimming pools and health suites in Newry Leisure Centre will close every Wednesday between 2pm and 3pm for staff training.

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

Soft Play

Soft Play in Newry Leisure Centre is now open to the public.  You can simply come along and pay for your session at Reception.

Soft Play Opening Times

  • Monday to Thursday: 9am to 8pm
  • Friday: 9am to 3.30pm and 5.30pm to 8pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 11.30am and 3pm to 5pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm


  • 8 Lane Pool
  • Learner/Leisure pool with water features
  • Health Suite
  • Sports Hall (8 court and 4 court)
  • 80+ station Technogym Wellness Gym
  • Multipurpose rooms
  • Spin Studio 47 bikes
  • Indoor Soft Play Area
  • Squash Courts
  • Handball Courts
  • Group Changing Rooms


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

A full range of membership packages are available, please contact reception for further information on 0330 137 4026.

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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