PlayBoard FREE Play Sessions – Newry Mourne and Down

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council have commissioned PlayBoard to deliver a number of outdoor play sessions across the area. The events have been scheduled and facilitated by the hosting community.

The play sessions are aimed at offering children lots of fun outdoor free-play opportunities within their local community.

Each outdoor play session will offer a range of play opportunities that can be replicated in the home or community at low or no cost. Come along and engage in activities such as parachute games, messy play, skipping, ball games, traditional street games, muddy play, German jumps, arts and crafts and den building.

All play sessions are open access in nature – there are no restrictions on children’s attendance. However, it must be noted that PlayBoard staff are not present in a supervisory capacity. Their role is to animate, create and facilitate an outdoor play experience. Adhering to professional practice guidelines – the PlayWork Principles, children should have access to, and engage in, freely chosen play opportunities. We emphasise the Playworkers’ role is not to instruct, coach or provide one to one supervision.

Parents and carers are encouraged to attend and join in the fun.

  • Children below 5 years must be accompanied by a parent/carer or responsible adult

  • Older children and young people who independently play outside are free to come and go as they please (PlayBoard staff have no authority to force children to stay for the duration of the session)

  • If a child is attending independently, please ensure they carry emergency contact information on their person

  • If a child or young person decides to leave the site where activities are taking place, PlayBoard staff cannot be responsible for their well-being or safety

  • Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately. All play sessions will be outdoors with exceptions of extreme weather conditions. Please ensure that your child is wearing sun lotion

Please note that photographs may be taken during sessions.

If you would like further information or have any questions regarding the play sessions, please get in touch with:

Maeve McLaughlin
PlayBoard’s Play Participation Officer:
PlayBoard NI, 7 Crescent Gardens,
Belfast, BT7 1NS
Telephone: 02890 803380

Please see below for dates venues and times:

Date Time Venue
Tuesday 24.07.18 2:30 – 4:30 Drumgath Gaelic Football Club
Wednesday 25.07.18 10:30 – 12:30 Glenn Gaelic Athletic Club
Wednesday 25.07.18 12:30 – 4:30 Carnagat Community Association
Thursday 26.07.18 10:30 – 12:30 Bessbrook Youth Club
Thursday 26.07.18 2:30 – 4:30 Lislea Community Association
Tuesday 31.07.18 10:30 – 12:30 Ballykinlar Gaelic Association
Wednesday 01.08.18 10:30 – 12:30 Saintfield CEP
Wednesday 01.08.18 2:30 – 4:30 Ballynagross Football Club
Thursday 02.08.18 10:30 – 12:30 Saval Gaelic Athletic Club
Thursday 02.08.18 2:30 – 4:30 Mayobridge Community Centre
Tuesday 07.08.18 10:30 – 12:30 Drumgath Gaelic Football Club
Tuesday 07.08.18 3.30 – 5.30 Glebe House
Wednesday 08.08.18 10:30 – 12:30 Glenn Gaelic Athletic Club
Wednesday 08.08.18 2:30 – 4:30 Carnagat Community Association
Thursday 09.08.18 10:30 – 12:30 Bessbrook Youth Club
Thursday 09.08.18 2:30 – 4:30 Lislea Community Association
Tuesday 14.08.18 10:30 – 12:30 Ballykinlar Gaelic Association
Tuesday 14.08.18 2:30 – 4:30 Glebe House
Wednesday 15.08.18 10:30 – 12:30 Saintfield CEP
Wednesday 15.08.18 2:30 – 4:30 Ballynagross Football Club
Thursday 16.08.18 10:30 – 12:30 Saval Gaelic Athletic Club
Thursday 16.08.18 2:30 – 4:30 Mayobridge Community Centre
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