Council launches summer activity programme for children and young people

Published: 6th June 2017

Children and young people from across the district will have the opportunity to get active and have fun this summer thanks to a range of activities available through Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s multi-sports and summer activity programme.

The summer programme which will take place throughout July and August includes weekly camps, as well as daily specific sports and activity sessions. Activities will take place in a number of the Council’s facilities and venues across the district including Omagh Leisure Complex, Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen, Castle Park Leisure Centre, Lisnaskea and the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown as well as the Community Centres at Strathroy, CKS and Hospital Road, Omagh.

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 whilst the summer opportunity scheme bus will operate across the district area which includes 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.

Speaking at the launch of the multi-sports and summer activity programme, Director of Community, Health and Leisure, Robert Gibson, said;

“The Council is committed to creating opportunities for children and young people to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and the 2017 summer activity programme has so much to offer our young residents,” said Mr Gibson.

“As well as continuing to offer the well-established summer schemes which take place in the larger towns, the Council has worked extremely hard to bring the multi-sports and summer activity programme into more rural areas across the district. This will ensure 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 at the same time developing new skills, make new friends and have fun,” he added.

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

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