Lisburn Summer Schemes are blazing into action

Summer holidays are on the horizon and you parents will soon start wondering how you can keep the kids amused. Lisburn City Council Leisure Services Summer Activities are offering up a rescue plan.

This year’s schemes have evolved to ensure each child has a thoroughly enjoyable experience, making lots of new friends in a fun and safe environment.


The Summer Scheme at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex for children aged 5-13 runs on a weekly basis from 9am to 4pm from 30 June to 29 August, excluding the week commencing 30 June and 25 August when daily sessions are available between 30 June – 4th July and 25 – 29 August at £15 per day.

The Lagan Valley LeisurePlex will also be running a Summer Scheme for 12 – 15 year olds on a weekly basis from 14 July to 15 August from 9am – 4pm.

In tandem with the LeisurePlex multi-activity scheme, a Summer Swim Camp will be held over five consecutive weekdays from 14 July – 29 August for ages 3+.

Application forms for the above will be available from from 7 June onwards and accepted by post from Monday 9 June.

Online applications are available from 9 June at Applications from personal callers will be processed from Monday 16 June at 9am (subject to availability). Payment will be by cheque, cash or credit card.


This year, the Rural Scheme will once again operate for children 7-13 years in the following venues from 10am – 4pm:

Anahilt Primary School 1–4 July (four days only)

Ballymacward Primary School 7–11 July

Ballymacrickett Primary School (Glenavy) 21– 25 July,

Aghalee Village Hall Primary School 28 July – 1 August

Moira Primary School 4 – 8 August

Ballycarrickmaddy Primary School 11 – 15 August.

The Schemes at Glenmore, Kilmakee and Grove Activity Centres run from 10am – 3 pm for children aged 5–12, where fully-qualified, professional staff will ensure a varied programme, including, games, out-of-centre trips and arts. Enrolment commences on Monday 9 June at 9am.

Glenmore - 7 – 11 July/ 21 – 25 July and 28 July – 1 August

Grove - 4 – 22 August

Kilmakee - 28 July – 15 August.


This will run 28 Jul- 30 Aug for children of all ages and their grown-ups

Get playful and creative in ISLAND Arts Centre Children’s exhibition, The Urban Playground designed for 0-16 year olds (and their grown-ups) by award winning arts organisation, ArtsEkta.

Invent your own magnificent metropolis and enjoy mural painting, stencilling, printmaking, chalk drawing, poster pasting, sticker-art and 3D street art caricatures.

Become a fantastic City Superhero as you delve into the X-ray vision dress box of delights. . Swing into action in the park play or the interactive graffiti wall and sculpture trial.

Or simply curl up and chillax in the storytelling zone.

IT’S FREE! Children just need to be accompanied by a grown-up at all times.

Festival Highlights: Three weeks of Urban Arts activities from Mon 28 Jul- Fri 8 Aug, Family Workshops, Rave Baby Rave, One Stop Animation by The Left Hand Cinema and Radio Production by Cool FM’s Mairead Campbell/Cinemagic.

For further information contact the Box Office on 028 92 509509 or visit


IFA Summer Soccer schools for children 5–14 year old will run from 10am – 1pm in:

Laurelhill College 7 – 11 July

Brook Activity Centre 21 – 25 July

Moira Demesne 11–15 August

Cost includes IFA Ball, and discounts are available online. Register at or contact the IFA on 9068 4710.

Summer Coaching courses being run by Community Sport Lisburn are:

Range of activities at Hillsborough Village Centre for boys and girls 6 – 12 years from 21st – 25th July from 2pm – 5pm

Range of activities at Dromara Sports Zone for boys and girls 6 – 12 years from 4th – 8th August from 10am – 1pm

Goalkeeping academy for boys and girls 5–14 years at Brook Activity Centre from 11am – 1pm from 11–15 August.

Colin Festival of Sport at Brook Activity Centre for children 5–13 years from 10.30am – 1.30pm from 18 – 22 August.

Contact Leisure Services for more details and enrolment forms on 9250 9556.

The Community Sports Development Officer will also be working in partnership with a variety of clubs to provide summer schemes,

Contact Community Sports Development Officer for further details on 9250 9567.

Enrol early on all schemes. For more details, contact the relevant Centre or Leisure Services Department on 9250 9556.