Huge crowds expected at Highbridge's Apex Park Fun Day today
of children and their families are set to descend on Highbridge's
Apex Park today (Wednesday, August 1st) for a day of fun-filled
activities on National Play Day.
year's Play Day will be held between 10am and 3pm and will feature
more than 40 activities for children of all ages.
activities will include archery, canoeing, paint balling and climbing
plus attractions such as as assault course, inflatable slide,
bouncy castles, soft play, forest school, basketball, table tennis,
arts and craft, drumming, safe fishing and circus skills.
event will be held as part of a nationwide initiative called Play
Day to encourage thousands of children and young people to get
outside and play. It is a free event and all children need to
be accompanied by an adult.
will also able to see one of Burnham's two rescue hovercrafts
and learn how to play safely on local beaches.
Police will also be in attendance to give out advice on how to
security mark childrens' bicycles and other play equipment. And
Burnham Fire Brigade will let youngsters clamber onboard one of
their fire engines.
Liz Owen told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are grateful for the
support of Isleport Foods, our main sponsor, as well as generous
donations from local children centres, Somerset County Early years,
Quest engineering, community games, the Apex ice cream lady, Bridgwater
Lions as well as local Masonic lodges."
is very limited, and we would ask all those planning on attending
to walk, lift share, or use public transport where ever possible
to try and reduce congestion."
is not too late for local businesses and groups to get involved.
The Play Day is organised by a small committee made up of volunteers,
staff from Sedgemoor District Council and Somerset County Council.
The committee relies on donations and grants to enable the day
to take place."
you think you can help through sponsoring the event, volunteering
time on the day or maybe your organisation might like to run an
activity, please contact either Rosie Pike on 07867967087 or Liz
Owen on 07919540655. We hope to start planning for next year's
event in September so please give us a call."