Play in the Community

PEACE IV & The Play Strategy
Play in the Community

Play in the Community - Armagh

PEACE IV & The Play Strategy

Through the PEACE IV Programme and The Play Strategy, Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council are delighted to provide a FREE traditional outdoor play and events programme.

Play in the Community - Armagh

Programme Information

What is the play in the community programme?

This programme provides you, your family and your community the opportunity to build positive relationships through play. We are providing play for children up to 16 years old, regardless of ability, along with parents. Parents and family members are offered the opportunity for training in Playwork and to gain qualifications – all FREE of cost.

What happens at a play session?

Play sessions will be based on traditional play and games and children will have the opportunity to play independently or with their family/friends.  All children 0-16 can come along to play, regardless of ability.

We would encourage families to come along and learn more about traditional free play.  For adults who engage with the programme, there is an opportunity to attend information sessions on play and, if interested, receive Playwork training.

Where does the Play in the Community Programme take place?

Phase two of the Play in the Community Programme will be delivered in

  • Mill Field MUGA
  • Cathedral Road – Pitches/Community Centre
  • Keady – The Glen/TMAC Centre 

When does the Play in the Community Programme take place?

Millfield MUGA
Tuesday 10th September3.30pm – 5.30pm
Tuesday 17th September3.30pm – 5.30pm
Tuesday 24th September3.30pm – 5.30pm
Saturday 28th September11.00am – 1.00pm

Cathedral Road – Pitches/Community Centre

Wednesday 11th September3.30pm – 5.30pm
Wednesday 18th September3.30pm – 5.30pm
Wednesday 25th September3.30pm – 5.30pm
Saturday 28th September2.30pm – 4.30pm


Keady – The Glen/TMAC Centre

Thursday 19th September3.30pm – 5.30pm
Thursday 26th September3.30pm – 5.30pm
Saturday 5th October11.00am – 1.00pm
Saturday 12th October11.00am – 1.00pm

Parent/Volunteer Sessions

We are also offering parents and family members the opportunity to volunteer and be supported to train in Playwork and gain qualifications – all FREE of cost.

  • Mil Field MUGA

Tuesday 1st & 8th October – (3.30pm – 5.30pm)

  • Cathedral Road – Pitches/Community Centre

Wednesday 2nd & 9th October – (7.00pm – 9.00pm)

  • Keady – The Glen/TMAC Centre

Thursday 17th & 24th October – (7.00pm – 9.00pm)

How much does the programme cost?


How do I register for the programme?

Use the link below to register your place

Priority will be given to those children who are registered

Attendee information

Play sessions will be outdoors so please come prepared. If days are warm ensure sun cream is applied, if days are wet be prepared to get wet! Play sessions lasts two hours – there will be no food or drinks provided however, children are free to bring along their own.  Also, there are no toilet facilities on green spaces so please be ready to run home (like we all had to!!)