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Hit it. Kick it. Run it. Throw it. Just do it!

Activities across the Ards and North Down Area

Find out what sports and activities, including clubs, are available in Ards and North Down.

This list includes clubs and sports listed as part of the Sports Directory produced by Ards and North Down Sports Development.

  • covid

    About Leisure During Covid

    Using our centres during Covid.

  • Active Ageing

    Active Ageing

    Release the youth in you with a host of activities suitable for everyone aged 60+.

  • Adventure Golf

    Adventure Golf

    Test the Rory McIlroy in you with a round of Blacklight Adventure Golf in Ards. 

  • Angling


    Relax and escape with a spot of angling.

  • Archery Target


    Release your inner 'Robin Hood' with an archery course.

  • Athletics


    Slow or fast, just get running!

  • Autism Hands

    Autism Friendly Friday

    Ards Blair Mayne is Autism Friendly every Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm.

  • Badminton racket and shuttlecock


    Give it your best shot in our centres, or join a club.

  • Bowls


    Keep calm and go bowling.

  • Boxing


    Bring out your inner "Rocky" at one of our borough's boxing clubs.

  • climbing

    Climbing Walls

    Reach for the skies on our twelve 7.2 metre Climbing Walls.

  • c25k runners

    Couch 25K

    Designed to work you up to running 5K or for half an hour, in just nine weeks.


  • kayak


    Courses include Yoga, Kayaking, Football Development and Sports Education. 

  • Cricket


    Enjoy the thwack of leather on willow.

  • Cryospa


    Get cold therapy treatment for acute and sub-acute injuries and for rehabilitation.

  • cycle


    Ride as much or as little as you want....but ride!

  • Dive


    Water is home....just dive in! 

  • home

    Exercise at Home

    Workout from the comfort of your own home with over 150 classes to choose from.

  • Yoga Class

    Fitness Classes

    A wide range of fitness classes from Yoga to Bootcamp are available across our centres.

  • Ards at LDP


    Train hard, play harder!

  • football

    Gaelic Games

    Execute your precision with a game of football!

  • golf


    Enjoy a round of golf at one of our amazing courses in Ards and North Down.

  • Gymnastics Comber


    Young gymnasts defy gravity!

  • gyms


    Improve your physical and mental wellbeing in one of our gyms. 

  • skywalk

    High Ropes

    Brave the heights of "Skywalk" on our 6.5 metre high ropes course.

  • Hockey CLC


    You'd rather be playing hockey.

  • inline

    Inline Hockey

    Eat, Sleep, Play Hockey! 

  • Kayaking


    Learn to paddle your own kayak.

  • Martial Arts

    Martial Arts

    Be disciplined!

  • motor


    Drive to success with some motorsports

  • Netball


    Get it in the net.

  • orienteering


    Think about direction...go orienteering! 

  • two ladies playing pickleball


    Everyone relishes pickleball.

  • park

    Play Parks

    Let your children play and explore in one of our playparks. 

  • Putting

    Putting and Pitch and Putt

    Get Putting and improve your golfing accuracy.

  • Rowing


    Row your way to success! 

  • Rugby


    Eat! Sleep! Train!...Play Rugby! 

  • Photo of running feet


    Get off the couch.

  • Safety Boat

    Safety Boating

    Safety Boat Service for water-based community events

  • Sailing


    You haven't lived until you've sailed! 

  • scuba diver in pool

    Scuba diving

    See the underwater world.

  • shoot

    Shooting - Targets

    Aim for the moon...if you miss hit a star! 

  • kid

    Soft Play

    Explore the Enchanted Garden and Aztec Adventure at Ards or at Dino's Den in Comber.

  • Softball


    Hit, Pitch and Run with a game of Softball! 

  • Spa

    Spa and Health Suite

    Relax and unwind in our Spa or Health Suite at Ards and Comber. 

  • splash pool

    Splash Pool

    A fantastic water based play area for children up to 7 years old at Ards Blair Mayne.

  • Blair Mayne Pool


    Take a dip in one of our pools at Ards Blair Mayne.

  • table tennis bat and ball in players hand

    Table Tennis

    Learn how to beat Forest Gump.

  • Tennis


    Game, Set, Match! Serve up a storm with a game of tennis!

  • Trampolining


    It's all in the bounce.

  • girl playing volleyball


    It's time for Volleyball.

  • two ladies walking


    It all starts with your first step..

  • Water Polo

    Water Polo

    Grab a ball and jump in for a game of Water Polo

  • water


    Sail away on the water

  • Weight


    The body achieves what the mind believes.

  • Photo of Wheelchair Basketball

    Wheelchair Basketball

    Try this fast paced inclusive sport.