Ladybirds After School Club is our latest new and exciting facility located in the Seven Towers Leisure Centre for kids who are already at primary school. We have places available in the new after school unit and provide a pick-up service from all the local primary schools at 2pm and 3pm and on some occasions 4pm pickups for after school activities

We are open from 2pm until 6pm.

Upon arrival to the after school club the children are given a snack (menu varies each day) and then assisted with homework. The same then applies to the 3pm pickup children.
We offer swimming for boys swimming on a Monday, girls swimming on a Tuesday, gymnastics for everyone on Wednesday, dance lessons on Thursday (dependent on instructor availability) and Friday is ball games in our big hall.
There is no additional charge for these activities.

Our fees are as follows and are paid weekly / monthly in advance:

After School Rate
Part time 1-4 days £22 per day
Full time 5 days £95 per week
Early pickups from school (before 2pm) £6


Full Day Care Rate (During holidays or school closures)
Part time £32 per day
Full time £28 per day
If you would like a look around our facility please feel free to contact us to arrange a suitable time.

The club has two large rooms which are fully furnished and equipped to cater for your child’s needs, including homework classes and a wide range of interesting play activities such as pool, air hockey, table tennis, indoor football, video game area and much more.  We also take the children swimming each week and provide a gymnastics class taken by a trained instructor. Our facilities include an integral kitchen where we prepare the children nutritious snacks on returning from school.

The club is open Monday to Friday from 2.00pm – 6.00pm, however 12.30pm opening can be arranged to accommodate Primary 1 children and early school closure days.

During school holidays the Club will be open Monday – Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm, with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday and Tuesday and 12th of July when the club will be closed for holidays. Please see the holiday list for exact dates of closure in About Us section.

Ladybirds Out of School Club aims to provide a prompt and reliable after school pick-up service from Ballykeel, Ballymena Primary, Braidside, Camphill, Carniny, Gracehill, The Diamond, Fourtowns, Kirkinriola, St Louis, St Brigids, Broughshane Primary, St Comicilles and Carnaghts Primary school. If you have a child that requires a school pick-up from a school not on our list, please contact us to discuss how we could be of help.

Fees are payable weekly or monthly in advance. No charge will be made when the club is closed. Arranged holidays taken or days absent due to sickness will be charged at the after school rate. If a child is absent on a day when full-time, or a full day is booked, a full days fees will be charged. We accept cash, cheques and childcare vouchers but we prefer to use a standing order system (weekly or monthly) which is fully in the parents control.

Ladybirds runs a Summer Scheme July through to August. Each week is themed and we take the kids on day trips each week. On previous occasions we have visited the Tayto Factory, The Giants Causeway, Watertop Farm, The Transport Museum, Belfast Zoo, Carrickfergus Castle, Aunt Sandras Sweet Factory and many more exciting venues.