August 3, 2011
photos: Summer sunshine draws big crowds to Apex Fun Day
An estimated turnout of 7,000 people descended on Highbridge's
Apex Park on Wednesday (August 3rd) for a day of fun-filled activities
on National Play Day.
free event included more than 35 workshops and activities including
dragon boats, climbing, circus skills, rope building, art activities,
bouncy castles, craft making, adventure sports, street dancing,
willow weaving, face painting, drumming and more.
of the organisers, Rosie Pike, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
had a very busy day and the weather really helped us and boosted
estimated 7,000 people visited the event during the day - easily
enjoyed themselves and the feedback was really positive, although
we did have a few complaints about the queues for some activities."
added: "We just hope we can organise another event again
next year. The day costs £5,000 to hold and we cannot rely
on council grants any longer, so need as much support from the
public as possible."
Play Day is held as part of a nationwide initiative to encourage
thousands of children and young people to get outside and play.