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

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26 Mar

As part of the council’s Capital Play Development Programme, the play park in Lurgan Park has been desinated for refurbishment, with an investment of £250,000.

Before this refurbishment takes place, Council would like to hear resident’s views on where the new play park should be located. There are two options available, the existing site or a new site located close to the entrance of Waves Leisure Complex, Robert Street.

Please give us your views by completing our survey; this one will be online from 25/3/19 to 8/4/19: 

13 Mar

Sunday 17th March 2019

Banbridge Leisure Centre: 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Cascades Leisure Complex: Closed

Craigavon Leisure Centre: 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Orchard Leisure Centre: Closed (St.Patricks Parade)

Waves Leisure Complex: Closed


Monday 18th March 2019

Banbridge Leisure Centre: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Cascades Leisure Complex: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Craigavon Leisure Centre: Closed

Orchard Leisure Centre: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Waves Leisure Complex: Closed

07 Mar

Gosford Forest Mountain Bike Trail Public Meeting

An opportunity to ride the trails, discuss issues and give constructive feedback on the trails at Gosford.

Date – Saturday 9th & 23rd March

Time – 10am – 12pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm

10 spaces available per session.

Staff Member – Peter McAtasney

Required – Mountain Bike, helmet and outdoor clothing.

We look forward to hearing your views and comments on the day. For more information on the trails at Gosford visit or contact Gosford via

04 Feb

“Play is crucial to children’s healthy development and happiness and is vital for children’s mental health and wellbeing.”

It is through playing that children, from a very young age, engage with and learn about the world around them. Play allows children to create and explore the world, developing lifelong skills and competencies. From birth through to teenage years, babies and children develop important social and emotional skills through watching, listening and interacting with you and through their play. Good play experiences can therefore help nurture children’s emotional and mental health.

Life often throws challenges our way and it through talking, listening, interacting and playing that children learn to deal with these situations and develop new knowledge and coping skills.

As parents remember you play a vital role in encouraging children to be healthy:

  • Make time for fun and “down time” with your children, especially as they get older.
  • Enjoy some time watching, listening and playing with your child.
  • Allow your child to learn from their own mistakes with support.
  • Give your child age appropriate freedoms and help them learn their own limits. Show them you trust them to make appropriate decisions.
25 Jan

Free Tai Chi for Health classes will be taking place in Brownlow Community Hub starting on 25th February until Monday 8th April 2019 from 10.00am – 11.00am.

Tai Chi for health is a series of relaxed, gentle movements that can improve fitness, muscle strength, flexibility, balance and reduce the risk of falling. Tai Chi is particularly beneficial for people with arthritis, however anyone can enjoy the health benefits of the programme.

To book a place please contact Cathy Devlin on Tel: 028 3831 2533 or email

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

24 Jan

Congratulations to the 72 girls who recently attended the Youth Sport Trust Girls Active Inspiration Day held in Craigavon which saw them developing their leadership and marketing skills.

The girls will now go back to their schools as role models and leaders with the confidence to encourage other girls to become more active through improved marketing and the delivery of new activities which appeal to a wider range of girls.

Youth Support Trust continue to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people, through improving mental and physical wellbeing, providing leadership opportunities and increasing overall achievement levels.

For more information on the work that Youth Support Trust do visit

29 Nov

Choose to Lose is a free 12 week healthy weight management program for Adults who are overweight or obese and want to improve their health, become more active and lose weight. Choose to Lose includes a weekly physical activity session.

The program takes place at the Tennis Pavilion Lurgan Park every Wednesday 17th January to 11 April 2018 10:00am to 12:00 noon.

The program aims to help you to:

  • Make healthy food choices
  • Set your own weight loss target
  • Discover the benefits of becoming more active
  • Join in short activity sessions and learn to set your own goals for a healthy lifestyle

Just the ticket to help shed those Christmas calories!

To book your free place contact Cathy Devlin on Tel: 02838312533 or email *protected email*

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.