photos: Crowd of 8,000 attends Apex Park Playday in Highbridge
of young people flocked to Highbridge's Apex Park for its popular
Playday on Wednesday (August 5th).
8,000 people attended the annual event, which organisers have
hailed as a big success.
free event saw over 40 activities and attractions set up, encouraging
families to spend time together outdoors, while exploring the
Pike, Chair of the Playday Committee, thanked everyone who supported
the event, saying: "It is because of the hard work and effort
of the Playday committee and volunteers, Friends of Apex Park
Improvements Group and Sedgemoor District Council staff that every
Playday is such a roaring success for all visitors, whatever their
years activities included model boats, face painters, inflatables,
a climbing wall, drumming, paddleboards, zorbs, dancing and paint
balling amongst many others.
were also displays of animals, including this huge slippery snake.
Parks budget contributes £2,500 towards the event with Sedgemoor
staff also attending to marshal on the day. Sedgemoor staff also
helped the organising committee with key tasks in the months before
County Councillors Peter Burridge-Clayton and John Woodman each
contributed £1,000 to support this years event from
their member-held Health and Wellbeing project funds.
and Highbridge Town Council also contributed a grant of £1250,
Somerset Freemasons gave £1,000, Brean Play at Brean Leisure
Park £400, and Somerset Play Forum £300.