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McDonald's Fun Football Festivals

McDonald's Fun Football Festivals are a fun day out for all the family, hosted in partnership with grassroots football clubs. They give the chance for children aged 5 - 11 to try football for the first time.

Our expert qualified coaches will run a host of fun and engaging football introductory sessions. There are plenty of opportunities to be involved for all the family with face painters, prize giveaways and much more. 

Below are dates and venues for the forthcoming festivals. 

Belfast – Boucher Road Playing Fields

10am – 4pm

Saturday 28 August 2021


Coleraine – Coleraine Showgrounds

10am – 4pm

Monday 30 August 2021

McDonald’s Fun Football Festival is a key element of the partnership between McDonald’s and the Irish FA on the grassroots football programme, which also sees Fun Football sessions and the Grassroots Football Awards delivered each year.

Northern Ireland legend and McDonald’s Fun Football Ambassador Pat Jennings said: “This summer McDonald’s is giving thousands of kids across the UK the chance to play football and participate in these unique events for free – and I would strongly encourage families from across Northern Ireland to get involved.

“The McDonald’s Fun Football programme is for everyone – it doesn’t matter what your child’s ability is. It’s about getting kids active and giving them an opportunity to have fun with their friends and family.

“After more than a year of ongoing restrictions, it’s so important now more than ever that kids are given the platform to be active and play sports for the benefit of both their mental and physical health.”

McDonald’s recently celebrated the huge milestone of providing five million hours of free Fun Football to children in the UK a year ahead of their 2022 goal, before vowing to offer 1.5 million more hours in the next 12 months.