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Summer Fun Planned With 'Park Life'

Summer Fun Planned With 'Park Life'

June 26, 2019

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is looking forward to hosting its ‘Park Life’ programme of free fun in Wallace Park, Moira Demesne and Moat Park this summer.

From Sunday 30th June to Sunday 4th August, free public events will be held in three of the council’s award winning parks (Wallace Park, Moat Park and Moira Demesne).  The parks will each host a wide range of family fun days each Saturday (2.00pm – 4.00pm) and each Sunday (3.00pm – 4.00pm) there will be a band event.

This year’s Park Life programme is packed with events to suit all ages and range from a Nature’s Kingdom event including dog agility and a petting farm to a Teddy Bears Picnic, from a Heroes and Princesses day to a ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ pantomime performance.  The whole team of Superheroes will take part in the ‘Heroes and Princesses’ event in each park.

The Mayor, Councillor Alan Givan said he hoped as many people as possible will support and enjoy the events.  Speaking at the launch he said: “Our parks offer excellent facilities for residents of the Lisburn Castlereagh area making them the ideal locations for family events.  What better way for our residents to enjoy the summer sunshine than to come along to Park Life events throughout July and August. 

“Not all families head away in the summer, so these wonderful free events for all the family in Moat Park, Wallace Park and Moira Demesne offer ideal opportunities to entertain the children.  Jay the T-Rex will be at the Nature’s Kingdom events and I am sure that both children and adults will enjoy meeting him.  It is gearing up for a super summer in Lisburn Castlereagh with lots of events right on our doorsteps,” said Councillor Givan.

Brochures providing full information are available from council facilities or online at www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk/parklife

Alderman James Tinsley, Chairman of the council’s Leisure & Community Development Committee added: “We hope that visitor numbers to our parks during the Park Life programmes will be bigger and better than previous years.  Last year we introduced Park Life to Moira Demesne for the first time; and we hope this year’s larger programme of events in the Demesne will be well supported.  I would encourage residents to get a copy of the Park Life brochure and find out about the fun events that are on over the summer.

“I had the pleasure to meet Allan the Explorer from Wee Critters, who will bring our visitors on a wild adventure as he introduces them to his amazing animal friends at the Nature’s Kingdom events.  These events will take place on a Saturday in each park.

“Park Life continues to offers something for all the family through pantomimes, superhero characters, teddy bears picnics, and live performances from local bands within the parks.  There is definitely something to suit everyone,” said Alderman Tinsley.

Full details on the Park Life Programme can be found by logging on to www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk/parklife or call 028 9250 9558.