Published: August 1, 2012
Weather fails to dampen spirits at well-attended Apex Fun Day

Thousands of young people and their families descended on Highbridge's Apex Park on Wednesday (August 1st) for a day of fun-filled activities on National Play Day.

The free event included more than 40 workshops and activities including 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.

One of the organisers told "We had a very busy day despite some disappointing weather and everyone enjoyed a fantastic day of fun."

"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."

She added: "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."

National Play Day is held as part of a nationwide initiative to encourage thousands of children and young people to get outside and play.

Burnham and Highbridge Mayor Ken Smout and Sedgemoor District Council Chairman Gill Slocombe were among the dignataries dropping in at the event and attending Apex Park's official unveiling of its Green Flag award for the coming year.


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