Ganaway Activity Centre

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Ganaway is situated on a 13 acre site just outside the village of Ballywhiskin and is an excellent position to facilitate a wide range of outdoor activities.

Selected as one of 27 centres in Northern Ireland as a London 2012 Olympic Games Pre-Games Training Camp, the centrally heated indoor modern and well appointed accommodation for up to 120 people can cater for mixed gender groups with sleeping, self-catering and disabled facilities in our Millennium Centre, Birch Lodge, Oak Lodge, Ash Cottage and Outpost with Camping facilities.

Added to these facilities, are The Beacon, a meeting/conference room capable of seating up to 100 people, a Heritage Centre, a central kitchen and dining room, a Sports Hall and a Sports Arena suitable for a range of indoor sports and a Games room with two full size snooker tables. Two outdoor 5-a-side football pitches, an outdoor volleyball court, fitness trail and access to the beach for walks and games.

If that is not enough, Ganaway can offer a range of Personal Development and Team Building activities including High Level Ropes Course, Low Level Ropes Course, Archery, Climbing and Abseiling (indoor and outdoor), Zip Line, Canoeing, Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Raft Building, Mountain Biking, Night Line, Hill Walking, Camp Craft, Bouldering, Team Building, Orienteering, Stand up Paddle Boarding, Army Assault Course, Laser Clay Pigeon Shootion, Zorbing, Water Wars and Slip 'n' Slide, Inflatables and Caving. Also available is a large camp site area and crazy golf.

Ganaway is available to youth groups, adult groups, schools, colleges of further education, training centres, corporate business and Birthday parties for residential bookings, activity day's, corporate team building and Conferences with catering available if required.

Opening times:

Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 21:00
(Office Hours, Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00)


Full activity days from £16pp Youth; £20pp Adult (prior booking essential)


Ganaway Acitivty Centre is based on the Ards Peninsula.

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The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newtownards / Ards Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

From Belfast: Take the Newtownards Road A20 into Newtownards. From Newtownards follow the signs for Millisle. In Millisle follow the signs for Ballywalter (Coast Road). Approximately 1 mile from Millisle heading towards Ballywalter you will drive through Ballywhiskin Village, Ganaway Activity Centre is on the right hand side approximately 400 metres outside the village.
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