The BBC Get Inspired Active Academy in Belfast

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BBC Get Inspired in partnership with Belfast City Council and Tourism Northern Ireland bring you the 'BBC Get Inspired Active Academy' - two days of free sport and fitness taster sessions in two different Belfast leisure centres on 17 and 18 December.

From basketball to Boccia, handball to hip hop dance - the Active Academy has something for everyone!

The BBC Get Inspired Active Academy takes place in the lead up to Belfast hosting BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 at the SSE Arena on Sunday 20 December.

How do I book to attend?

The sessions are free and you can attend as many as you like but you need to book tickets in advance. Click on the activities below to see session details.

Book your ticket and bring your confirmation email on paper or on your phone to the venue. You can book up to 4 places for each activity. Be careful not to double book yourself though!

What happens when I arrive?

Please arrive for your sport taster session at least 15 minutes in advance of the start time. If you are trying swimming or water polo allow yourself enough time to change prior to the start time.

Participation in the activities is subject to the completion of a disclaimer on arrival to confirm the suitability of the selected session subject to the age and ability of the individual. In most cases these are mixed ability sessions.

What's on offer?

ActivitiesThurs 17 DecFri 18 Dec
Athleticsexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Basketballexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Basketball/Wheelchair Basketballexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Boxingexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Boccia/New Age Kurlingexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Danceexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Danderballexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Dodgeballexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Fitness Suiteexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm2-5pm, 6-9pm
Golfexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Gymnasticsexternal-link2-5pm, 6-7pm,
Gymnasticsexternal-link (18+ only)8-9pm
Handballexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm2-5pm, 6-9pm
Hip Hop Danceexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Rowingexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Rugbyexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Swimming/Water Poloexternal-link6-9pm
Tennisexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Boy and coach boxing
ActivitiesThurs 17 DecFri 18 Dec
Bocciaexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Cricketexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Danderballexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Fitness Suiteexternal-link2-5pm,6-9pm,2-5pm,6-9pm,
Gymnasticsexternal-link2-5pm, 6-7pm,
Gymnasticsexternal-link (18+ only)8-9pm
Hip Hop Danceexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Golfexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Rowingexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Rugbyexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm
Kidz-Fit Gymnasiumexternal-link (8-14 years)2-5pm, 6-9pm2-5pm, 6-9pm
Swimmingexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm2-5pm, 6-9pm
Wheelchair Basketballexternal-link2-5pm, 6-9pm2-5pm,6-9pm

If you have any questions or want more information on the event please contact the Sports Development team at Belfast City Council, email:,external-link phone: 02890 270344

girls playing basketball on an indoor court

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