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July 10, 2024 Boy eating a banana

Food for thought!

When it comes to the holidays, we’re all guilty of falling out of routine with eating habits and children are no different! Holidays, day trips, camp activities and the warmer weather (when we actually get it) can mean we are grabbing food on the go, snacking more and eating ice-lollies and ice-cream. Of course, this…

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June 27, 2024


Heading to the coast or out on the water is a great way to have fun and stay active. But, unfortunately it’s a lot easier to get into trouble in the water than you might think. Open water can catch even the strongest of swimmers out, be it the cold temperature of the water, the…

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June 17, 2024 Shake Up summer 2023 Kids running towards camera

Shake up summer in ABC Parks!

From what to do, where to adventure and when to go, we’ve got a jam-packed programme of family-friendly activities in our parks and places this summer! Family Couch to 3K Whether you’re a fit family, or a want to get fit family, get ready to walk, jog or run with the 5-week ‘Couch to 3K’…

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May 24, 2024 Kids snowtubing Craigavon Golf & Ski

Spring into the bank holiday weekend!

We are buzzing for the three-day weekend! If you’re looking for fun and activity for all the family to enjoy, make a beeline of our exciting line-up of bank holiday specials! Craigavon Golf & Ski Centre Craigavon Golf and Ski Centre is the place to be for fun on and off the slopes! May bank…

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May 14, 2024 Yoga class

Move more for your mental health

The theme of the Mental Health Foundation‘s Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) is ‘Movement: moving more for your mental health.’ Looking after our bodies and staying physically fit has the knock-on effect of boosting our mental health – when we move more, it’s good for the body and mind! So, what is mental health?…

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April 29, 2024 AG Wilson personnel involved in the get moving programme are pictured outside their office.

Get Businesses Moving: AG Wilson

AG Wilson has been a Get Moving partner since March 2023. The programme compliments AG Wilson’s existing workplace wellbeing programme, particularly for office staff in more sedentary roles. To date the team has been working with the council’s Get Moving support team to participate in footgolf, couch to 5k, 5k-10k and table tennis, all of…

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April 26, 2024 Group kayak


We’re all smiles about the two bank holiday weekends in May, which means double the getactiveabc activity specials! Here are our top picks for the upcoming long weekends: Watersports multi-activity days May means…South Lake Watersports activity days are back! Our multi-activity days (Monday 6 and 27 May) include a variety of on the water and…

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April 19, 2024 Jacqui Boyle Couch to 5K participant

Start with 5K and go anywhere!

At the outset, getting fit can feel like mission impossible! For Jacqui, working with children was testing her fitness and she knew she wanted to get more active and feel better but didn’t know how to start. Jacqui says: “Prior to the programme I couldn’t run for one minute and I didn’t know how I…

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April 16, 2024 Stress awareness month


We all feel stressed or worried from time to time. We’ve all been there with certain life situations or decisions such as choosing important subjects at school, going for a job interview, planning a holiday or organising an event, and whilst a bit of stress is normal and sometimes a good thing to help us…

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April 11, 2024 Sarah Heron Couch to 5K

Once you start, there’s no stopping you!

The beauty of the Couch to 5K programme is that everyone is starting out in the same boat! This is something that appealed to Sarah, who like everyone else, was a complete novice in running. Sarah says: “I wanted to get fit and enjoy the benefits that go along with being fitter. I loved the…

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