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Sixmile Leisure Centre

T. 028 9334 1818
E. sixmile@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk


Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 06:30AM-10:00PM
Sat-Sun 09:15AM-05:45PM
Opens 10:00AM on Sundays

Holiday Openings

Tuesday 17 March: Open

Our Facilities

Book Online

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

Changes to Fitness Class Bookings - effective for classes week commencing 7 October

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 9334 1818. Thank you for your co-operation.

Memberships or Pay & Go

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.

For further details on the fitness suite  please contact our membership advisor Susan Arbuthnot.
If you would like to try any of the activities you can simply Pay-and-Go, please see prices in our useful downloads section.

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View Gallery Membership Options

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.
Pay and Go Prices
  •  See Useful Downloads for more information


Sixmile Leisure Centre has two swimming pools: a main pool and a learner pool. These pools cater for the serious swimmer, children learning to swim and families who just want to have fun. Our early morning swim times make it easy to get fit and active around your busy work schedule. 

Leisure Swims are on every Saturday & Sunday, 1-4pm. Please note the jacuzzi will not be operational during these hours.

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

Open swim: Normal pool without features.
Leisure Swim: Lazy River, Mushroom Fountain & Slide.

Spa closed Monday and Thursday 12:00pm-6:00pm

*Morning swims may be restricted to lengths due to schools’ swimming classes during term time. Please T. 028 9334 1818 for confirmation on the day.

Customer Information

Lockers are available for hire to store clothing and valuables. Lockers are charged at £1 refundable.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible person who is at least 16 years old. (Any responsible person aged 16 or more can only supervise 2 children under 8 at any one time.)

Height Restriction on Slides:
The minimum height for the slides is 1.2m 

Swimming Lessons

A range of swimming lessons are provided at Sixmile Leisure Centre suitable for babies age 3 months right up to adults. 
For more information contact Reception or Heather Gault T. 028 9334 1818 or E. heather.gault@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

**Adult swimming lessons are now available to book online 

Summer Swim School - see information below in the Related Downloads
Swimming Lesson Information Flipper Application Form

Baby & Toddler Swimming (age 3months - 3 ½ years)

  • Saturdays, 9.30-10.00am and 10.00-10.30am. Max of 8 per class
  • ​Cost £4.00 , payable on a weekly basis and bookable one week in advance
  • ​A responsible adult must accompany the baby/toddler in the class

Pre-School Swimming Lessons (age 3 ½ - 5 years)

  • Monday & Friday afternoons and Friday evenings and last 30 minutes. Max of 6 per class
  • ​Waiting list available from age 3 years and 4 months
  • Cost £4.00 and payable in a block of 6 weeks

Flipper Lessons  (age 5 years+)

  • Weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings and last 30 minutes. Maximum of 10 per class.
  • ​Waiting list available from age 4 years
  • Your child will progress through the STA Learn to Swim Programme from Octopus 1 to Angelfish 2​Lessons run in 3 terms throughout the year, commencing in September, January and Easter
  • Cost £4.00 each and payable in a block of 10-14 weeks
  • Please include proof of your child’s date of birth when returning your Flipper Application For
  • Flipper Swimming Lessons Framework (375Kb)

Private Swimming Lessons

Private swimming tuition is available at a cost of £13* per session payable direct to the teacher. Contact reception for further details. *Does not include cost of a swim. Non-member must pay at reception before entry

Stroke Technique Class

  • Thursdays 7pm and 7.30pm and cost £2.30
  • ​Aimed at children who have completed our STA Learn to Swim Framework and are now comfortably swimming 25 metres
  • Designed to build stamina and improve the swimmer’s technique

Adult Swimming Lessons ...Now bookable online

  • Mondays 7.30 pm (Beginners) and 8.15pm (Improvers) and last 45 minutes
  • Cost £6.00 and payable in a block of 6 weeks
  • Maximum of 10 per class

For more information contact Reception or Heather Gault T. 028 9334 1818 or E. heather.gault@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

Fitness Suite

Following an impressive £575k investment, the fitness suite at Sixmile Leisure Centre has now reopened. Situated in the heart of Ballyclare, this newly refurbished and extended facility provides the latest, innovative fitness equipment. Featuring an extensive strength and conditioning area, this state-of-the-art fitness suite will be sure to kick-start a MORE healthy, active lifestyle for all. In addition, the spin studio has also been completely transformed, boasting 20 group cycle bikes and a virtual screen, taking all of our spin classes to the next level for all of you fitness enthusiasts! These superior facilities are included in the MORE leisure membership. For details visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/MORE or T. 028 9448 1499

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.
Prices Book a Class Online
  MORE Member Concession Member* Non Member
Fitness Suite including Health Suite FREE £4.00 £7.50
Health Suite FREE £3.00 £5.00
Fitness Class FREE £3.00 £5.00

*Concession = Under 18's, Over 60's, Full time Student, Disability & Means tested (Proof must be provided for Concession price)

Birthday Parties

Sixmile’s Birthday Parties offer a range of activities for children of all ages.
Hall Hire (1 hour duration):

  • The Bouncy Castle – Caters to a maximum of 15-20 children at one time.
  • ​A badminton court – All shuttle cocks and rackets are provided. A limit of four players.   
  • ​Football Area- This is a coned area in the hall – similar size to a badminton court were kids football can be played

In addition we have a range of soft play areas such as:

  • Matted area with soft build blocks
  • ​Bean Bags and target games
  • Hula Hoops
  • Tennis Balls and bats
  • ​Ball and skittles

Balcony Room (45 minute duration):

  • Party room with 6 tables and chairs catering for 24 children
  • ​​Please note: There are no cooking/heating facilities available i.e. Cookers Microwaves
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Pricing and Timings

  • Price £66 (includes hall for 1hour and 45 mins in our party room - self catering).
  • Saturdays and Sundays (call Sixmile reception on 93 341818 for available times).
  • Can book up to one month in advance.
  • Payment at time of booking to secure party.

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