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Council to mark International Children’s Day with free activities

A number of FREE events are being planned across Mid and East Antrim to celebrate International Children’s Day on Wednesday 20 November.

This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

This is the most widely ratified international treaty in the world and its ratification by the UK government has provided all children with rights to enable them to be safe, to develop, grow and flourish.

To mark the occasion, children can swim for free in Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne leisure centres on 20 November so get the date in your diary.

They will also be able to enjoy the activities below free of charge.

  • Kids free swimming across the three Council Leisure Centres. Age restrictions apply, all children under the age of 8years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Seven Towers Leisure Centre – Inclusive Glow Sports Session for 4-7 year olds from 4.15pm-4.45pm. Taster Sessions:
    Pan Disability 4.45pm – 5.45pm Open to 5-16 year olds
    Junior Paralympic 6pm – 7pm Open to 4-12 year olds. Places will be limited, so registration is essential. To register please contact T: 028 2563 3382 or E:
  • Carrickfergus Amphitheatre –Two free inclusive kids sports sessions 4pm-4.30pm for 4-7 year olds and from 4.30pm-5pm for 8-12 year olds. Registering and attending gets them free entrance to Ludo. Max 20 kids per session. Pre-registration necessary. To register please contact T: 028 9335 8342 or E:  
  • Larne Leisure Centre – Inclusive  KINBALL Taster Session for 4-7 year olds from 4pm-4.30pm and 8-12 year olds from 4.30pm-5pm. Places will be limited, so registration is essential. To register please contact T: 028 2826 2497 or E:

All activities taking place across Northern Ireland by Departments, public bodies, NGOs, schools, children’s organisations, community groups and youth groups and will be available to view on the NICCY website.


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Chris Kilpatrick

Press contact Head of Communications

Deborah Cummings

Press contact Press Officer

Aisling Maguire

Press contact Press Officer