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Tonnes of Fun for local kids at Dundonald International Ice Bowl’s Inaugural Summer Scheme!

Tonnes of Fun for local kids at Dundonald International Ice Bowl’s Inaugural Summer Scheme!

07 July 2023

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s popular ‘Summer in the City’ Programme is back with a bang this summer.

With its usual jam-packed programme which runs across the Lisburn and Castlereagh area, providing over 2,500 places on summer schemes, swim camps and sports courses, this year for the first time saw Dundonald International Ice Bowl host its own summer scheme full of entertainment for 100 local children.

Visiting week one of the Summer Scheme at Dundonald International Ice Bowl, Chair of Leisure and Community Wellbeing, Councillor Thomas Beckett said, “It’s been great to see first-hand the fun and entertainment provided here by Dundonald International Ice Bowl.  The children have enjoyed a week of in-house activities including tenpin bowling, ice skating and Indiana Land along with trips to nearby Streamvale Farm and Omniplex Cinema as well as Clip ‘n Climb, Pirates Adventure Golf Dundonald and Lagan Valley LeisurePlex.”

“The council continues to recognise the importance and popularity of the ‘Summer in the City’ programme. It plays a valuable role in terms of support for parents and carers during the busy summer months, which can often feel long.  Offering superb value for money and catering for children aged from 5 years to 16, the programmes include a varied range of activities and sports with something to suit everyone.”

‘Summer in the City’ sessions are delivered by a team of qualified staff and coaches and include activities such as the Leisure Pool, Indiana Land, games, bouncy castle and arts & crafts.

Other venues within the ‘Summer in the City’ programme include Lagan Valley LeisurePlex, Glenmore Activity Centre, Grove Activity Centre, Lough Moss Leisure Centre and Ballybeen Sports Hub.

Many of the summer schemes include two out of centre trips each week, providing great value for money as well as additional fun for children.

A programme of sports courses are delivered across the council area and allow children to experience a new sport or progress their interest in a specific area such as goal keeping, Gaelic football or golf.  Swim camps take place at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex and cater from Baby Bubbles to Junior Level, which is an excellent opportunity to accelerate through the lessons programme.

To find out more about the ‘Summer in the City’ programme, please visit