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Antrim Forum

T. 028 9446 4131
E. forum@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk



Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 06:15AM-10:00PM
Sat-Sun 09:30AM-05:30PM
Opens at 09:00 Sunday

Holiday Openings

Sunday 17 March: Open
Monday 18 March: Open
Friday 19 April: Open
Monday 22 April: Open
Tuesday 23 April: Open

Our Facilities

Book Online

Please see Useful Downloads below for our most up to date Class Timetable.

If you are unable to attend a class that you have booked, please ensure you cancel your booking so that someone else can avail of your space. You can do this by logging in to your online account or by contacting the leisure centre directly T. 028 9446 4131. Thank you for your co-operation.


You are sure to make a splash in our swimming pools. The water mushroom and small slide in the Minor Pool create lots of fun for younger children. The 25m Main Pool is the perfect venue for a relaxing swim.

Please see Useful Downloads below for our most up to date Swimming Timetable.
View Gallery Swimming Information

Are there any restrictions on use of the pool?
Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult (16+) in the water at all times. Children must NOT be left alone for any reason. It is the responsibility of the adult in the water to ensure the safety of the children in their care. The following restrictions also apply:

Minor Pool

Main Pool

One adult must accompany

- 3 children aged 4-7
- 2 children under 4

One adult must accompany

- 2 children aged 4-7
- 1 child under 4

There are fully trained lifeguards in the pool area at all times and they may intervene to prevent any activity which they deem a risk to the wellbeing of pool users.

Can I hire the swimming pool for a private event?
Depending on individual requirements this service may be available. Please contact Reception T. 028 9446 4131 for further information

Can I buy swimming equipment?
Equipment such as armbands, googles, swimming cap, ear plugs, disposable nappies and shampoo are available to purchase from Reception. 

Swimming Lessons

Flippers Swim School (suitable for age 5+)
The aim is not only to teach your child the basics of swimming, but to help them progress through the various levels of the Swimming Teacher's Association Swim Teaching Plan (Octopus to Shark). Swimmers can enter at any level of the programme, depending on their ability.

Private Swimming Lessons
Private swimming tuition is available at all our swimming pools at a cost of £13* per session payable direct to the teacher. This does not include cost of a swim which if a non-member, must be paid at reception before entry.To register or for more information contact Reception T. 028 9446 4131.

Adult Lessons
Group Lessons are available for beginner and intermediate levels. If interested please complete a registration form through reception as waiting lists apply in some cases.

Fitness Suite

The Fitness Suite at Antrim Forum features over 100 exercise stations, including cardiovascular and resistance equipment along with an exercise area.  The free weights area includes an animal cage with Eleiko bars and weights.

The air conditioned fitness suite is spacious and bright with windows on three sides overlooking some of Antrim's historic landmarks. If you prefer some light entertainment, the treadmills and cross trainer are fitted with 19" flat screen televisions and free wifi is also available.

The age limit for using the fitness suite is 14 years. Please note 14 & 15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Please see Useful Downloads below for our most up to date Class Timetable.


Caveman Capers is a soft play adventure land for children under eleven. It provides a safe indoor environment for children to run, jump, climb and have fun. With four levels of dinosaur themed fun, including slopes and slides, climbs and tubes, there is a whole treasure trove of fun to explore.

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 12.30pm - 6.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am - 5.30pm
Sunday: 9am - 5.30pm  

Holiday Opening Hours including Easter, Summer, Halloween, Christmas and Half Term
Monday to Friday: 10.30am - 6.00pm
No change to weekends times.

£4.50 per child or FREE for children who are part of a MORE membership

Please note, a responsible adult must remain in the soft play area with the children

Ten Pin Bowling

The atmosphere is out of this world with our cosmic glow-in-the-dark bowling alley.

Featuring six lanes of outer space ten pin bin bowling and special UV lighting that makes everything glow-in-the-dark! Each lane caters for up to six people and is ideal for children's birthday parties, a corporate night out or just a fun night with friends. Also available for private hire.

With the latest in string pin technology, you'll be amazed at the impressive galactic themed, glow-in-the-dark bowling alley. So aim for a 'strike' or a 'spare' and watch that score multiply.

The Bowling alley is wheelchair friendly.

View Gallery Opening Hours & Prices
Day Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday 4.00pm - 8.00pm
Friday 4.00pm - 9.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Sunday 9.00am - 5.30pm

Early opening from 12.30pm (Monday - Friday) during Christmas, Half Term, Easter and Summer Holidays.

Cost: £13 per lane (max. 6 people) or £3.50 per person. Session time: 45mins. Please note that payment is required at time of booking and individual use in not pre-bookable.


The spa pool will ease away the stresses of the day with its power jets, jacuzzi area, waterfall feature and gentle lighting. The stunning design incorporates state-of the-art facilities to ensure you are thoroughly relaxed and pampered on every visit. Leaving the spa pool you can enjoy the warmth of the new rock sauna or steam room, then cool down in the step-in plunge pool. The experience showers will transport you to the tropics before relaxing on the heated mosaic loungers. All you have to do is enjoy!

The spa is open to members and non-members with payment being made upon arrival at the Forum reception. Attendance is limited to 90 minutes and all users are required to wear appropriate attire. Lockers are available in the changing rooms and are operated by a returnable £1 coin.
  • To book treatments T. 07775 808283 or for exclusive bookings T. 028 9446 4131 
  • Discount is available for gym members and senior citizens
  • Appointments are recommended to avoid disappointment. 
Opening Hours & Prices
Spa Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 10.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Sunday: 9.00am - 5.30pm

Therapy Room Opening Hours:
Monday: By Request
Tuesday - Wednesday: 10:30am - 5.00pm
Thursday: 12.30pm - 8.00pm
Friday: 10.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am - 3.00pm
  Adult Concession
Non Member £7.50 £4.00

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child's special day with one of our birthday party packages. We have lots of different options on offer, suitable for boys and girls of all ages.
  • Activity Party (Football, Basket Ball or Uni-Hoc)
  • Pool Party
  • Ten Pin Party
  • Soft Play Party
£8.50 per child: Includes 60 minutes activity and 45 minutes in party room (for ten pin party, activity time is 45 minutes and 15 minutes are allocated for lane set up and shoes etc.) Food is included excluding the birthday cake. Minimum of six children per party and deposit must be paid at time of booking.

For more information or to book please T. 028 9446 4131


MORE Membership

Get MORE from your membership!
Get MORE for your family with our inclusive family memberships. With five fantastic leisure centres across the Borough and a wide range of activities on offer, there is something for everyone.
View Gallery Membership Options Find Out More

Family Membership

  • £39 per month
  • 2 adults and all children under 18 in the same household

Family Membership (Concession)

  • £29 per month
  • 2 adults and all children under 18 in the same household

Single Membership

  • £25 per month

Single Membership (Concession)

  •  £16 per month This includes under 18s, over 60s, fulltime students, people in receipt of benefits, people with a registered disability, GP Referrals.

Useful Downloads


Couch 2 5K

Always wanted to start running but don’t know where to start? Our Couch to 5K programmes could help you achieve your goal.

Starts: Monday 21 January 2019
Duration: 12 weeks
Days: Monday & Wednesday 7-8pm
Tel: 028 9446 4131
Cost: £60 for 12 weeks or £3 per session
Ages: 16yrs+

  Find out more
Couch 2 5K



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