The Irish Football Association’s Education and Heritage Centre is celebrating its first Christmas.
And the centre at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast, which officially opened back in March, is open for business as usual over the festive season. You can watch a video from when the players visited the centre by clicking the image at the top of the page.
There’s a special gift for kids who visit the facility in the coming weeks, and for anyone looking for a stocking filler this Christmas gift vouchers for a visit to the centre, which come in a special gift wallet, are also now available.
Visits to the centre include a behind the scenes tour of the stadium plus an opportunity to pop into the JD Northern Ireland Supporters Store.
The Christmas schedule for the EHC is as follows:
Tuesday 19 December – 2pm
Wednesday 20 December– 2pm
Thursday 21 December – 2pm
Friday 22 December 10.30am and 1.30pm
Tuesday 26 December – 10.30am
Wednesday 27 December - 10.30am and 1.30pm
Thursday 28 December - 10.30am and 1.30pm
Friday 29 December - 10.30am and 1.30pm
Sunday 31 December - 10.30am and 1.30pm
Each child visiting the centre over the Christmas period (between 19 December and 31 December) will receive a gift.
The facility tells the story of Northern Ireland football using a variety of media, interactive displays and key artefacts from the 1880s to the present day.
Visitors are able to relive the atmosphere of famous nights, gain insights into the drama on and off the pitch and feel the rush of emotions shared by everyone inside the stadium - win, lose or draw.
You can see booking details for forthcoming tours by CLICKING HERE. The gift vouchers plus gift wallet cost £10 per adult and £7 per child. A family pass (one adult plus three children or two adults plus two children) costs £27.50.
For information on purchasing a Christmas gift voucher CLICK HERE.