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.

Opening Hours​

Monday 11am - 8pm
Tuesday - Friday 9am - 8.45pm (last gym session 7.45pm - 8.45pm)
Saturday 9am - 5pm

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 email


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.