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Creative competition

We are asking children and young people to use their creative skills to design a new play character. The character will help to showcase the favourite places to play in Belfast and play activities to do in the city.

Use your imagination to create a friendly, welcoming play character that will encourage children to come out and play in spaces around the city.

How to enter

Please read our terms and conditions before entering the competition. 

Competition entries will be judged in the following age groups:

  • 4 to 6 years old
  • 8 to 10 years old
  • 11 to 13 years old
  • 14 to 16 years old.
Entries will be accepted by email to play@belfastcity.gov.uk or by post to:

The Play Development Officer
Belfast City Council
Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street
Belfast
BT2 8BP

The deadline for entries is 5pm on Wednesday 31 August.

We regret that we will be unable to return entries. Please contact the Play Development Officer with any queries on 028 9032 0202 ext 3524.

Our six play centres are managed by qualified and experienced play staff. Activities include after-schools clubs, Saturday clubs and seasonal schemes.

Holiday arrangements

Play centre opening hours may vary during public holidays.

View our holiday arrangements

NameAddressTelephoneEmail address
Avoniel Play CentreAvoniel Road, Belfast, BT5 4SE07979 967103play@belfastcity.gov.uk
Ballysillan Play CentreBenview Avenue, Belfast, BT14 8HD07979 967021play@belfastcity.gov.uk
Loop River Play CentreCourtney Hall, 76A Cregagh Road, Belfast, BT6 9EQ028 9045 3289play@belfastcity.gov.uk
North Queen StreetHenry Street, Belfast, BT15 1DJ028 9075 3897play@belfastcity.gov.uk
OlympiaBoucher Road, Belfast, BT12 6HR028 9024 7547play@belfastcity.gov.uk
WhiterockWhiterock Close, Whiterock Road, Belfast, BT12 5HQ028 9032 8623play@belfastcity.gov.uk