Leisure in Belfast

Leisure Centres

Your local leisure centre is a great place to start getting active, with lots of choice to keep you motivated.

To access a list of leisure centres/ facilities within the Belfast City Council geographical area, please go to http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/leisurecentres/index.asp

For Castlereagh Borough Council leisure facilities please go to http://www.castlereagh.gov.uk/leisure.asp


Walking is one of the easiest and cheapest ways of enjoying the outdoors and keeping fit. Why not get down to you local park and try out one of the walking routes recommended by Belfast City Council:

Belfast has a wide variety of parks, sports pitches, playing fields, open spaces and playgrounds.
It is also home to a diverse range of trees, wildlife and horticulture, as well as attractions
like Belfast Zoo, Malone House and Belfast Castle. For information on all the above, please visit

Cycle Routes

Cycling can be a great way to see the city and the surrounding countryside, and Belfast is becoming increasingly cycle-friendly with plenty of cycle lanes, off-road paths and riverside tow paths to try.
Find out more from this leaflet produced by Belfast City Council

Map it!

Ever wonder how far you have walked, cycled or run, and how many calories that burns up?  There are a number of websites available where you can map your route, and it will automatically calculate your distance and calorie use.  Try this website:  http://gb.mapometer.com/en/

How we can help

The Belfast Trust works with local communities to promote physical activity by providing support and a range of training opportunities. For more information, please contact:

Margaret Devlin-Hania (Health Improvement Practitioner for Physical Activity)
Health Improvement Team, 1st Floor, Glen Villa,
Knockbracken Healthcare Park, C
Saintfield Road, Belfast, BT8 8BH

Telephone 028 9056 5421