National Playday Week: 1-5 Aug 2022

Let’s Play!
Celebrate National Playday Week 2022 and take part in our exciting FREE programme of activities taking place across the borough.

 

From Bushcraft activities and Teddy Bears Picnics to arts and craft sessions and Family Fun days, the range of activities on offer is sure to inspire children and adults alike to get outside and enjoy play in many of our beautiful outdoor parks and green spaces. The theme for this year is “All to play for – building play opportunities for all children”.

See the full list of FREE activities on offer below. Some of the activities need to be booked as spaces are limited so book early to avoid missing out.

How to Book

Pre-booking is required for some events. See booking links below. For all other events simply turn up on the day.  All activities are free of charge and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

TEDDY BEARS PICNICS

Date: Mon 1 Aug | Suitability: Age 5 and under

Location: Scarva Park | Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Date: Wed 3 Aug | Suitability: Age 5 and under

Location: Palace Demesne, Armagh  | Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Please note booking is essential – limited places available. ADULTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BOOK A PLACE. ONLY BOOK A PLACE FOR EACH CHILD ATTENDING

FAMILY FUN DAY

Date: Tues 2 Aug

Location: Lurgan Park | Time: 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Free activities for the kids including arts & crafts, inflatables, face painting, fun games and much more. 

Please note that pre-booking is NOT required. Just turn up on the day

FAMILY FUN DAY

Date: Thurs 4 Aug

Location: Portadown People’s Park | Time: 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Free activities for the kids including arts & crafts, inflatables, face painting, fun games and much more. 

Please note that pre-booking is NOT required. Just turn up on the day

BUSHCRAFT FAMILY FUN DAY

Date: Fri 5 Aug

Location: Bushcraft Centre, Oxford Island | Time: 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Free activities for the kids including bushcraft, arts & crafts, trampolines, face painting, fun games and much more. 

Please note that pre-booking is NOT required. Just turn up on the day

PARKING

Parking will be available at all sites.

In some cases there will be limited parking so we advise arriving early or on time for all events.

For all regular/usual site users, parks and venues will be busier than normal for parking.

These events are funded by The Executive Office through the District Council Good Relations Programme managed Community Development and Good Relations Team.

'LIKE WE DO IT' - GET INSPIRED TO PLAY ACROSS THE ABC BOROUGH

Play is central to the lives of children and young people. Through play, children and young people explore the physical and social environment in which they live; learn and develop new skills and abilities; test out ideas and concepts; and learn how to assess and respond to risk or situations that trouble them.

Click on the button below to find out more about Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Play Strategy 2018-2026, ‘Play in the Community’ programmes and to check out our Play Areas GIS Map.

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