Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Health and Recreation Department

Play Development

Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.
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Our Vision

ABC Play Stradegy 2018
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Types of Play

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Play News

Playing in all weathers… Fun with the Winter elements!
Winter is here and it’s getting colder and darker – but it’s still a great time for getting children of all ages outdoors. We just need to EMBRACE the weather! Have a playful and positive attitude towards the winter season; show your children that winter can be fun. Try to model ways to be playful […]
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Have your say on Council pool provision
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council are developing a new five year Aquatics Framework for the Borough for 2019 – 2024. The Framework will focus on working together with key stakeholders to develop the area of aquatics, which includes all aspects of swimming pool related activities and outdoor swimming. As part of this consultation […]
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Have your say on play provision in the Brownlow area
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council will be holding two public meetings in the Brownlow area of Craigavon this fortnight as it forges ahead with implementing its play strategy and delivering its ambitious programme of improving outdoor play provision for all children across the borough. With a public meeting organised in the Moyraverty and […]
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