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Holiday Activities

Fun activities for children during the school holidays at Ards Blair Mayne.

Summer 2023 at Ards

Summer Activities 2023

See below for a whole host of activities for 8 year olds and over to enjoy during the summer holidays.

Fitness for 11 to 15 year olds

There's a great range of fitness activities for 11 to 15 year olds this summer.

These activities are only available to Junior Fitness or Child add on members (including the special Summer One Month Fitness membership, see details below).

Junior RT24
Date: 3 July to 25 August
Day and Time: Monday 3.30pm to 4pm, Wednesday and Friday 2pm to 2.30pm
Cost: included in membership
Booking: Book online
Junior Strength Training courses

The Junior Strength Training course focuses on learning to use pin loaded equipment, press-ups and air squats safely with the correct technique.
Full attendance of a course will qualify the attendee as competent to use pin loaded equipment as part of their workout in the gym. 
All competent juniors will receive a wrist band that they must wear when using the gym to inform the staff they are permitted to use pin loaded equipment.
Course 1 - Tuesday 4, 11 & 18 July - Fully Booked
Course 2 – Thursday 20, 27 July, 3 August
Course 3 - Tuesday 25 July, 1 & 8 August
Course 4 - Thursday 10, 17 & 24 August
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Cost: £10 per course
Booking: at the centre

Download the Application Form Here

Junior 60 Challenge
Junior Fitness members can take part in our 6 week challenge running throughout the summer. Please ask for details at the complex.
Junior Summer Fitness Membership
11 to 15 year olds can take out one month fitness membership for the summer holidays.
Membership is subject to our terms and conditions of Junior Fitness membership as set out in our Admissions Policy.
Membership is available online. Cost: £21

Fit4Football for 12 to 14 year olds

3 day course for boys and girls aged 12 to14 to maintain or improve their fitness over the summer holidays in a fun, safe, well organised and supervised environment.

Activities include tailored Group Cycle and Bootcamp classes followed by supervised football in the Dome.

Date: 2 to 4 August
Day: Wednesday to Friday
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Cost: £30

Booking: at the centre.

Download Application From Here

Kayaking Course for 8 years and over - Fully Booked

Learn to kayak in a safe environment on our 4 week course in the Minor Pool.

Date: 21, 28 July, 4 and 11 August
Day: Friday

Course 1 - 3.15pm to 4.15pm
Course 2 - 4.15pm to 5.15pm

Booking: Courses now fully booked.

Pan Disability Summer Scheme - Fully Booked

3 week scheme for children aged 5 to 15 year olds with a disability. The first hour will be in the Sports Hall followed by an hour in the Minor Pool.

Day: Tuesday
Dates: 25 July, 1 and 8 August
Time: 1.15pm to 3.15pm
Cost: £19.80
Booking: fully booked.

A responsible adult/carer who is 18 years or over must be in attendance at all times. For children aged 7 years or under the parent/carer must accompany them in the water.

£2 Activities for 8 to 15 year olds

8 to 15 year olds can play badminton, tennis, football, pickleball, basketball for just £2 per person per hour 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Please note: activities are subject to availability.

Aqua Run

The Aqua Run will be back in the Minor Pool this summer for some slippery fun at the following times:
Date: 6, 27 July, 3, 10, 17 and 24 August
Day: Thursday
Time: 2.15pm to 4.15pm
Cost: Normal swim price.

Please note that Thursday 10 August session will only run from 2.15pm to 3.15pm

The water is 1.6 metres deep, so children must be confident in deep water. Lifejackets will be issued to be worn throughout the Aqua Run session.

Splash Pool and Soft Play for 7 year olds and under

Splash Pool
Bookable sessions will run throughout July and August.
Click here to view times and book.

Soft Play
Monday to Friday 9am to 7.45pm
Saturday 9am to 5.45pm
Sunday 10am to 5.45pm
Please check our weekly timetable before setting out as parties may be booked in.