photos: Sunshine draws big crowds to Apex Park Play Day
of young people and their families descended on Highbridge's Apex
Park on Wednesday (August 7th) for a day of fun on National Play
free event attracted over 6,000 people, said organisers.
than 50 activities included archery, canoeing, paint balling,
the climbing wall, arts and crafts, a Forest School, Tai Chi and
Qigong, the Man from Story Mountain, South American crafts and
stories, music and movement, circus skills and street dancing.
was also a chance to get involved with magic, rope building, inflatables,
football, play rangers, drumming, donkeys, Edu pets, model boating,
Zorbs and safe fishing.
Rosie Pike told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We had a very busy day
and the weather helped us and boosted the turnout. Everyone enjoyed
themselves and the feedback was really positive."
added: "The day costs more to put on every year and we cannot
rely on council grants any longer, so we do need as much financial
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.
and Highbridge Mayor Martin Cox and Sedgemoor District Council
Chairman Cllr Peter Downing 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.