Antrim Healthy Activity Week

2685 amh New HorNew Horizons Antrim are hosting a range of events during their Healthy Activity Week, beginning 27th March 2014 with a full day of activities at the Antrim Forum and free coaching being provided by the Active Communities Team from Antrim Borough Council.

To get involved contact the office on 028 9442 8081


10:30 – 12:30 Introduction to New Age Curling and Boccia, followed by Target Games.

1:30 – 3:00 Skills coaching in Uni-hoc, Badminton and Rounders followed by matches.

These sports are readily available at the Forum and could be used as part of the weekly Healthy Activity sessions, widening the exercise experience.

For those who do not wish to take part in the programme, a guided walk around the Castle Grounds will be taking place following the outdoor Trim Trail



Away Day at Sentry Hill, Newtownabbey

  • Initial tour on arrival.  Following tea and scones (healthy options of course); we will be shown the historical artefacts on display within the building, being introduced to this lesser known National Trust building.
  • Activity Challenge, list of tasks to carry out or objects to find and photograph.  This will involve covering a wide area of the grounds to complete the tasks, making the walking activity fun.  We can tie this activity into the Digital Photography class for those who attend this.
  • Old time play activities – many of the service users are parents and grandparents, this is an opportunity to remind them of how children used to play and they can share these activities with their children/grandchildren and help to reduce obesity levels in the next generation.



Antrim New Horizons

10:30 – 12:00 Tai Chi – Beat those ‘Wednesday Woes’ with the calming effects of this ancient Chinese discipline, improving balance, general psychological health, the associated general health benefits.

1:00 – 3:00

  • Treasure Hunt – a combination of orienteering and clue solving to explore the ground of Antrim New Horizons.  A safe and fun exercise experience burning off calories without actually realising it.
  • Deal or No Deal
  • Quizzes and games



Antrim New Horizons

Coaches provided free of charge by Active Communities, Antrim Borough Council

10:00 – 11:00 New Horizons Hip Hop – gentle introduction to Street Dance, lots of busting moves, popping, windmills and head spins

11:15 – 12:00 Pilates – to ease the muscles that were woken up by the Street Dancing, we wind down with Pilates for beginners.

12:30 – 3:00 Healthy BBQ demonstration followed by a healthy feast – our Catering Skills Coach, Linda, ably assisted by her OCN candidates will show how BBQs do not have consist of fatty burgers and hotdogs.

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