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Activity Centres

Activity Centres

The Council remains committed to providing local facilities to ratepayers within their own communities. The Activity Centres located within the Lisburn area play a pivotal role for all kinds of community activity. These Centres provide locally focused recreation opportunities and promote a wide range of leisure activities to the public.

The three Activity Centres are:

Grove Activity Centre

Grove Activity Centre situated in Ballinderry Park at Knockmore has been serving the recreational needs of its community and surrounding areas since 1980.

Activities include:

3-Court Multi-Purpose Sports Hall: an be used for various activities such as indoor soccer, basketball, badminton, short tennis and table tennis. In addition, the Grove Community Playgroup for pre school children continues to grow in strength. It operates Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.00 noon during term time.

Fitness Suite: The recently completed refurbishment of the fitness suite, which is now more open and spacious. New equipment and flat screen TVs have been installed making the facility a great place to work out. The wide range of equipment includes: an extensive variety of CV machines; fixed resistance workstations; Olympic benches, Smith Machine, Free Weights, Reebok Freestanding Punchbag with mitts and a matted area with Medicine and Swiss balls ideal for floor exercises, abdominal work and stretching exercises.

Gym Memberships: Fantastic gym membership packages are available or customers can avail of casual payments per session. Our trained and experienced staff are available to provide complimentary inductions, fitness programmes and offer general help and advice to members and casual users. Membership packages now include over 50 fitness classes and Swimming at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex.

Outdoor Facilities: include 2 x floodlit Astroturf 5-a-side Football Pitches/Basketball Courts, a floodlit Tennis/Volleyball Court & Running Track. We also have a spacious Play Park with slides, climbing frames and swing

Group Cycle: Group cycling, as an organized activity, is a form of exercise with classes focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity and recovery, and involves using a special stationary exercise bicycle with a weighted flywheel in a classroom setting. Wednesday, 6pm - 7pm. £4 per class for casual users or FREE to Vitality Members. 

Healthwise Scheme: this is a physical activity referral programme which includes a FREE fitness membership for 12 weeks, personalised exercise plan, supervised gym sessions and advice on leading a healthy lifestyle. Referral must be from a G.P.

Grove Youth Club: The Grove Youth Club takes place every Friday night from 7.30pm to 9.00pm for children of primary school age. Activities include, Soccer, Table Tennis, Badminton, Basketball, Netball, Short Tennis and use of the Bouncy Castle and Soft Play equipment. Price per child £1.50

Birthday Parties: We have a 2 hour party package available which consists of use of the sports hall and bouncy castle, bikes, trikes, scooters, football etc for the 1st hour. The 2nd hour you have access to the Committee Room with fully equiped kitchen. Birthday invitation can be supplied, and early booking is advisable.

For further information on the facilities and activities, please do not hesitate to contact the Centre on 028 9267 1131 or e-mail

Kilmakee Activity Centre

Situated just off the main Lisburn-Belfast Road at Seymour Hill, Kilmakee Activity Centre plays an important role meeting the recreational needs of those living in Derriaghy, Lambeg, Dunmurry, Finaghy and surrounding areas of the City.

Facilities available include:

Multi-Purpose Sports Hall: A multi-purpose hall (22.5m x 16.5m) accommodates 3 badminton courts, volleyball, hockey and 5-aside soccer. This hall is also available for shows, display and events.. The hall is equiped with a Pulastic Sports Floor and has an air ventilation and humidity control system for customers comfort.

Minor hall / Conference Room:This excellent sized hall measuring 12 meters by 9 meters is ideal for club or group activities, conferences, dances, and much more.

Hi tec Fitness Suites x 2: Work out in our modern fitness suites with cardio-vascular and resistance equipment either as a individual or with family and friends. Centre staff will give you an induction. Membership Available.

Kitchen Facilities: a modern kitchen suitable for most functions.

Birthday Party Packages: A birthday party your child will remember for years to come, no fuss and no tidying up for mum and dad. Party set up in banqueting style. Exclusive use of main hall, kitchen, Minor hall, bouncy castle, scooters, play frame, new rip rider bikes, bar football, uni-hoc/soccer and much more.  FREE colourful party invitations when your book!

Summer Recreation Scheme: The Summer Scheme runs for a three week period, usually the last week in July and the first two weeks in August. A really enjoyable and educational experience for all the children. All the facilities at Kilmakee are at ground floor level and entrance/exit is by ramp.

For further information on the facilities and activities, please contact the Centre on 028 90 301545 or e-mail

Glenmore Activity Centre

Situated in the heart of the Lagan Valley at Hilden's Glenmore Park, Glenmore Activity Centre offers a wide range of activities.

Facilities and classes include;

Gymnastic Club: Wednesdays 3.00pm - 8.00pm and Thursdays 3.30pm - 8.30pm. Aimed at boys & girls aged 5 years and upwards. (Phone Centre to check classes)

Parent & Toddler Gymnastic Session: Thursdays 10.30am - 12.30pm. £4 for an adult and one child. (£1 for additional children)

Gillian Doogan "School of Dance": Saturdays 9.00am - 2.00pm.  Girls aged 3 years and upwards.  Includes tap, freestyle and modern

Taekwondo: Fridays 6.00pm - 6.50pm.  Boys & Girls aged 4 - 9 years. 

Main Sports Hall: Sports Hall is available to book for Soccer, Basketball, Badminton, Netball, Volleyball and Pickleball.

Squash Courts: Available Monday - Saturday.  40 minute sessions

Over 50's Activities: Activities include; Monday 11.30am fitness and activity morning, Circuits on Tuesdays at 11.00am and Pilates on Friday 11.00am.  All classes £3

Bills Boxing School:  Tuesdays 6.30pm. - £4

Yoga: Wednesdays 10.15am - £3

Circuit Training: Tuesday - 11am (Over 50s)

Quick Hit Circuits: Thursdays 7pm - £4 

Canoe Club: Saturdays 10.00am - 4.00pm - Visit  or contact the Centre

Birthday Parties: Consists of two hours, includes one hour in the Main Sports Hall, with bouncy castle, bikes, scooters, soft play equipment, soccer, uni-hoc and music. The second hour is in the party room and kitchen, where you can serve your own food, or if you wish, we can organise the food for you, the choice is yours! Birthday invitations are also included.

Games Room/Committee Room: Can be booked for Rock Band Rehearsals or meetings.

Roller Disco Scheduled once a month:  Contact the centre for further details

Fitness Suite: The Fitness Suite is equipped with treadmills, rowing machines, exercise cycles, cross trainers, Smith machine, fixed weight resistance machines, steppers, twisters, and Free Weight Areas. Inductions and Programmes available free of charge.

Healthwise Scheme: This is a Physical Activity Referral Programme, which includes a free fitness membership for 12 weeks, personalised exercise plan, supervised Gym Sessions, and advice on leading a healthy lifestyle. Please contact the Centre for further information.

Outdoor Pitches: Includes Two outdoor pitches, grass area plus changing facilities for hire.

Children's Playground Outdoor: Hours of endless fun on swings, slides, climbing frames etc

For further information on facilities, activities and clubs taking place in Glenmore, please do not hesitate to contact the Centre on 028 9266 2830, e-mail or find us on Facebook


Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has developed a Child and Adults at Risk Safeguarding Policy, which applies to all employees, elected members, volunteers, contractors, grant-aided organisations and those using our facilities irrespective of their function, remit or role. It can be accessed by clicking here.