Council launches children’s summer activity programme

Published: 10th June 2015

Children and young people from across the district will have the chance to get active and have fun this summer with the launch of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s multi-sports and summer activity programme.

The summer programme takes place throughout July and August and will include weekly camps, as well as daily specific sports and activity sessions.  Opportunities will be available for children and young people of varying ages and abilities. Activities will take place in a number of the Council’s facilities and venues across the district including Omagh Leisure Complex; Community Centres at Strathroy, CKS and Hospital Road, Omagh; the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen; Castle Park Leisure Centre, Lisnaskea; and the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown.

Activity sessions will be also delivered in rural areas at a number of Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs) across the district and community centres in the Omagh area.

The Council’s new summer bus service will allow children to splash into summer by providing supervised bus transport from more than 20 towns and villages in Fermanagh to Fermanagh Lakeland Forum for swimming, multi-sports activities and canoeing.

A disability swimming programme will also available at the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, providing one to one swimming lessons designed specifically for children and young people with a disability.

Launching the multi-sports and summer activity programme, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly, said the Council is committed to creating opportunities for children and young people to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

“I am delighted to launch the Council’s 2016 summer activity programme for our young residents,” said Councillor O’Reilly.

“As well as continuing to offer the well-established summer schemes which take place in the larger towns, the Council has worked hard to bring the multi-sports and summer activity programme into more rural areas across the district. This will mean that more of our young people will have the opportunity to get involved and I encourage parents and guardians to take advantage of these extended opportunities. The programme offers a wide selection of activities across the district which will help to keep children and young people entertained during the summer holidays while they develop skills, make new friends and have fun,” he added.

Further details on the Council’s multi-sports and summer activity programme including times and dates, cost, and registration are available on the Council’s website. Alternatively contact the venue directly or Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on 0300 303 1777.


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