Family Friendly Gym and Leisure Facilities in Sligo


October 20, 2014

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Are you interested in membership of a gym or hotel with leisure facilities in Sligo?  Perhaps you would prefer to pay as you go at leisure centre or indoor activity centre. We have compiled a list of family friendly gym and leisure facilities in Sligo to help you find the one that best suits you and your family.

Hotels with Leisure Facilities

Sanovitae Leisure Club at the Clarion Hotel

Sanovitae Leisure Club at the Clarion Hotel, The Award winning facilities at the Sanovitae LeisureClub have everything a family could ask for.

There is a 20 metre pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, a 60 piece gym.  The spacious changing rooms have shower gel and hairdriers, two less things to pack in the swim bag!

They offer a wide variety of classes from Aqua Aerobics to Zumba, as well as swimming lessons for all levels from complete beginner up to competitive swimmers run by Sligo Swim Club. Members can enjoy discounts at membership partner businesses in Sligo as well as in Kudos Bar and The Sinergie Restaurant at the Clarion.

Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa

Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa is situated in the beautifully restored  home of the Earls of Kingston outside Ballyfarnon.

There is an Indoor Swimming Pool, sauna, steam room, whirl pool and gym with Fitness Studio.

Kilronan offers a range of membership options with really good value off peak and three monthly membership offers, as well as pay as you go access to the leisure club.  This option means you could enjoy a family visit to the leisure club and then treat yourself to a nice meal afterwards in the restaurant!

Sligo Park Hotel

Sligo Park Hotel The impressive pool at the Sligo Park Hotel Health and Leisure Club is bright and airy with a lovely glass roof.

They offer complimentary full fitness assessments and a personal exercise programme will then be tailored to your precise needs.

There are many types of membership packages available with special rates for families, golden years and students.

Complimentary swimming lessons are available for adults and children, and you can catch a workout while the kids are at lessons and watch them from the poolside gym.

Yeats Country Hotel

Yeats Country Hotel, in Rosses Point has an 18 metre heated swimming pool which has a shallow end  of 1.17 metres. Included also is a childrens pool, specially designed for younger members and visitors.

There is a specially designed Disabled changing room, and kit bags are provided at reception for your wet clothes.

The gymnasium has spin bkes, cross trainers, treadmills, gym rack, rowing machines and a selection of weight machines and kettle balls.

They offer a free personal fitness programme and a range of classes include Aqua Aerobics, Spinning, Circuit, Aerobics, Yoga and Swimming classes for all ages. Day visitors are welcome so you can try it out before you join or just enjoy a swim if its too cold for a dip off the beach.

Leisure Centres

Sligo Regional Sports Centre

Sligo Regional Sports Centre, offers a range of sporting facilities including a 25m 5 lane competition pool, a heated kiddies pool jacuzzi and steam room.

As well as a gym and weights room you can also hire out the indoor hall and the astroturf pitches, which is a great idea of birthday parties, or just to repay a whole lot of playdates in one go!

They hold circuit training, aqua aerobics and swimming classes which always book up fast.



Waterpoint Waterpoint Aqua Park in Enniscrone has an indoor heated pool, a separate children’s pool, a health suite comprising of a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room as well as a fully equipped gym and café.

The highlight of any visit is the 65-metre flume waterslide guaranteed to rock and roll you at pace to the splash pool below.

For the little ones there are some great fixed toys in the toddler pool which help them grow in confidence in the water. Be warned there can be long queues at busy periods. Outdoors there are 3 Astroturf pitches and a lovely playground.

Indoor Activity Centres

Happy Days

Happy Days in the Cleveragh Business Park offers hours of activity for babies, toddlers and children in seperate play zones.

Slides, ball pools, cars and dancemats provide loads of variety.

The new electronic climbing wall has over 1.3 million different climb combinations so you are guaranteed a differnt climb on every visit.

Parents can avail of compimentary papers and magazines in the cafe which has a great choice of snacks and sandwiches at reasonable prices.

Funny Bones

Funny Bones in Collooney continues to be very populare with all age groups.

The baby and toddler soft play area contains slides, balll ponds and lots of opportunity for crawling and climbing in a self-contained area safely set apart from the older kids.

For those older kids as well as the soft play area there is go-karting an air cannon zone and laser quest.

Look out for the Special Toddler Mornings with losts of activities for children and free tea or coffee for parents or minders!

Boda Borg

The innovative, Weather Independent Boda Borg is a Swedish concept unique to Ireland and is challenging for both adults and children.

You enter this series of puzzle rooms in teams of 3-5 people.  Using mental and physical skills you try to progess through the series of 47 rooms containing fun-filled activities, imaginative puzzles and enjoyable tasks but no instructions.

You can purchase 2 hour or day tickets, and once you’ve tried it…you’ll be hooked!








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Published On: October 20th, 2014 / Categories: Ireland, Things To Do / Last Updated: March 19th, 2021 / Tags: , , , /

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