Enrol now for a summer of fun-packed activities

A range of energetic activities and sports courses has been lined up to help Lisburn children make the most of their summer holidays.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council is encouraging children to get active with the help of the Summer in the City Guide.

With a fantastic choice of fun sports courses and summer activity schemes, the guide promises to keep children busy over the school holidays.

Activities include swimming, tennis, gymnastics and soccer to name just a few of the exciting activities taking place in the local area.

Children aged five years and over can enrol on the council’s summer scheme programme which is packed with a fun blend of coached activities, games, arts and crafts, dance, outings, bouncy castle and much more.

There are also sports specific schemes and courses such as golf, basketball, GAA, tennis and ice skating for those wishing to try a new sport.

Launching the programme, chairman of the Council’s Leisure and Community Development Committee, Alderman Paul Porter said: “The council aims to support and promote health and wellbeing opportunities across the city so we are delighted to offer a wide selection of sports courses, summer schemes and camps at our facilities throughout the school holidays.

“With the Euros and the Olympics taking place this summer, I hope children are inspired to get active and try a new sport or activity, which will hopefully see many take their first steps to a lifetime of physical activity or even encourage those who excel in a specific sport to progress onto a competitive level.”

Enrolment for the Summer in the City Scheme, Teen Scheme and Summer Swim Camp started earlier this week.

Enrolment can be completed online or by visiting the associated centre.

To download a copy of the Summer in the City guide, go to www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk/things-to-do.