Children's activities

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Birthday parties
From pool parties to soft play adventure to trampoline and sports parties, children's birthday parties are all wrapped up at Ards Leisure Centre. Whether you need to occupy ten toddlers or entertain 15 young teenagers, there's a party to suit your birthday boy or girl.  Party cost includes complimentary invitations.

Whacky Whizz-ards party £50.00
Pool party £50.00
Paddling pool party £48.00
Trampoline party £50.00
Football parties Indoor (with Host) £50.00

Outdoor £27.00

Activity party - sports hall £38.00
Bouncy castle

Large - up to 25 children £40.00

Small - up to 15 children £32.00/£29.00

Party Food
Party food is provided in the Champions Sports Cafe in the centre. You must book a room for eating. 

Function room one: £19.00 (includes kitchen)
Function room two: £16.00
Club room: £11.00

Chicken nuggets, sausage or beef burger
The above is served in a box and includes chips, juice or water and sweets
Vegetarian option available

£3.45 per child

Sandwiches, juice or water and sweets

(A choice of fillings are available)

£2.50 per child

Assorted fruit pieces

Vegetable sticks

£1.50 per child

£1.50 per child

Ice cream 70p per child
Flask tea/coffee (serves 10) £9.00

Room hire for self-catering
Function room one: £19.00 (includes kitchen)
Function room two: £16.00
Club room: £11.00

The price of our party activity and room hire doesn't change no matter how many guests you have, so the more the merrier.
Parties should be booked no later than two weeks in advance. Your party activity and any room hire must be paid for at the time of booking. You need only give an expected number for catering. On the day, your final order must be given to Champions Sports Cafe no later than one hour before it is required and paid for. There are no refunds for any bookings.

To comply with Child Protection legislation, you should obtain parental consent before taking photographs at a children's party.

Whacky Whizz-ards
Two storeys of adventure soft play with a spiral slide into a ball pool, wobbly mirror, spider's web and stepping stones - just a few of the features that make it one of our most popular activities for young children.

Opening times

Monday - Friday                                                                                                   9am - 8.15pm    
Saturday                                                                                                               9am - 5pm    
Sunday                                                                                                                 1pm - 5.45pm    

Customers wishing to use Whacky Whizz-ards casually are advised to check availability (see Whacky Whizz-ards availability in downloads section below) before setting out as Whacky Whizz-ards may be hired out for private parties. Sessions are a minimum of 45 minutes to one hour.  Whackys is suitable for toddlers to children aged seven years old. Children over 130cm tall aren't allowed to use the facility.

Paddling pool
The Paddling pool is just 18 inches deep and situated in its own area.  It is the ideal introduction for children aged six months to seven years old.  A variety of toys are available for the children to enjoy while parents or guardians can sit around the edge watching or roll up their trousers and go in.

                                         Opening times
Monday - Friday 9am - 8.15pm  
Saturday 9am - 5.45pm  

1pm - 5.45pm


As the pool may be hired out, please contact us on 028 9181 2837 or view paddling pool availability in the downloads section below prior to setting out.  The paddling pool is for children aged seven years and under.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Toddler Time
Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 2.00pm (Toddler Time does not run during school holidays.)
Pre-school aged children can play in Whacky Whizz-ards, splash in the paddling pool or both. Toast and juice is also provided for children. It costs £4.50 for the morning for the first child and £2.50 for an additional child (when paying at the same time).

Sports clubs
A variety of sports clubs, from trampolining to gymnastics and martial arts, use the centre.  If you wish to find out more please see the children's activities leaflet in the downloads section below, contact the centre on 028 9181 2837 or email

Ducklings Creche 

The creche is now available at the earlier time of 9.15am to 11.15am, Monday to Friday. For children aged 6 months to 5 years old. Price is £2.25 per child per hour. The new times now include 9 fitness classes throughout the week. For available classes look for the smiley face in the class timetable.  The creche will start again from 28 August.