photos: National Play Day celebrated at Highbridge Park
of children and their families descended on Highbridge's Apex
Park on Wednesday (August 4th) to take part in a range of activities
on National Play Day.
free event included over 35 workshops and activities including
climbing, a forest school, willow sculptures, drumming workshops,
inflatables, Native American crafts, circus skills, clay workshops,
canoeing, archery and more.
weather in the morning meant umbrellas and waterproofs were out
in force, but brighter conditions in the afternoon brought out
day was held as part of a nationwide initiative to encourage thousands
of children and young people to get outside and play at locally
were also able to see one of Burnham's two rescue hovercrafts
and learn how to play safely on local beaches. Burnham police
were also in attendance to give advice on how to security mark
childrens' bicycles and other play equipment. And Burnham Fire
Brigade were also at the event, letting youngsters clamber onboard
one of their fire engines.
event was funded by Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset Play
Forum, Sedgemoors Childrens Centres and North Sedgemoor's
Mayor and Mayoress Michael and Maria Clarke were among the special
guests at the event alongside Sedgemoor District Council Chairman
Jane Moreton and Highbridge County Councillor John Woodman.