About Ganaway

about activity2Ganaway Training, Activity and Conference Centre is a 13 acre site located in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the quiet countryside between Millisle and Ballywalter in the Ards Peninsula of County Down overlooking the Irish Sea. 

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 newly refurbished and extended Outpost.

Added to these facilities, are The Beacon, a meeting/conference room capable of seating up to 130 people, a central kitchen and dining room, a sports hall (equivalent to one badminton court) and a Sports Arena (equivalent to four badminton courts) suitable for a range of indoor sports. If that is not enough there is a range of Personal Development and team building activities and a range if outdoor acitivites, see our activities section for a full list. A sample of what can be provided is shown in the photo gallery. 

Ganaway can cater for residential groups, day groups, corporate groups and conferences with catering available if required.

In managing the centre The Boys Brigade seek to provide a neutral and non-threatening environment and to encourage the development of responsible citizenship by facilitating activities to enhance self awareness, self esteem and an awareness of and respect for different cultures and beliefs.

Ganaway is owned by the Belfast Battalion of The Boys Brigade and is available to non-BB youth groups, schools, colleges of further education, training centres and corporate business as well as BB units. For further information or availability, feel free to Contact Us! or download a Booking Form Now!!!

We take great care in recruiting and training our staff and User Groups can be confident in our robust approach to ensure the suitability of all of our staff as everyone who joins us is subject to AccessNI Disclosure checks, their qualifications verified and references sought.  In addition to all previous professional training, staff are also provided with an intensive induction training programme before they commence work with our groups.

Accommodation is available in any of the following which can be booked singly or in combination to suit the size of the group.