With school almost out for summer, you can now sign up for an active summer with the new programme of sports and summer schemes running throughout July and August, organised by Mid Ulster District Council.
Featuring more than 50 separate activities across the summer months right across the district in leisure centres, sports and outdoor recreation venues, and sports arenas in Ballyronan, Cookstown, Dungannon, Magherafelt, Moneymore, Maghera and Tobermore, the programme includes a range of sports and activities tailored at children and adults, including those with disabilities, as well as leisure-centre based schemes where kids can enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, along with arts and crafts and trips to attractions in the area. This year, many of the summer schemes also provide early drop off and supervised lunches for children attending.
Swimming, tennis, golf, canoeing, soccer, gaelic games, athletics, dance, golf and gymnastics are all on offer in various venues.
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Martin Kearney commented, “Regular exercise has lots of health benefits for children and young people, such as improving fitness, providing an opportunity to socialise, and building a stronger heart, bones and healthier muscles. Getting active this summer lays the foundations for a healthy and happy population in the future, so I hope that as many of our young people as possible start now by taking advantage of all the fantastic activities on offer across the district.”
For more details of what’s on offer please visit www.midulstercouncil.org/GetActiveSummer , or call 028 8676 7135.