August 5, 2015
Big crowds expected at Highbridge's annual Apex Park Playday today

The countdown is underway to Highbridge's annual Apex Park Playday, which takes place on Wednesday August 5th.

Last year's event was one of the most successful in the country with around 6,000 people attending and the organisers say this year's spectacle will be even bigger and better.

The free Playday, taking place between 10am and 3pm, allows parents to have a day-off from spending their hard-earned money to keep the kids entertained.

This year’s activities will include model boats, face painters, inflatables, a climbing wall, drumming, paddleboards, zorbs and paint balling amongst many others- there will be 42 activities and attractions in total!

The event is not just about the activities though, Playday also allows families to spend quality time together having a picnic and exploring one of Sedgemoor’s best-known award-winning parks.

Sedgemoor’s Parks budget contributes £2,500 towards the event with Sedgemoor staff also attending to marshal on the day. Sedgemoor staff have also helped the organising committee with key tasks in the months before the event.

Somerset County Councillors Peter Burridge-Clayton and John Woodman each contributed £1000 to support this year’s event from their member-held Health and Wellbeing project funds. Burnham 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.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Refreshments will be available to purchase on the day or bring along a picnic. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times during the event. Don’t forget your sunscreen, sun hats (or wet-weather gear!) and water as it’ll be an action packed day!

Free car parking will be available at the Bay Centre, Cassis Close (a 3-4 min walk from Apex) with parking at Apex’s Marine Drive car park reserved for disabled visitors. If you are not disabled please do not cause road congestion by attempting to park at Apex please go straight to the free Bay Centre car park. Pay and display parking is also available in numerous locations in Burnham town centre (10 -15 min walk from Apex depending on location used). To reduce congestion and make sure you don’t waste time finding a parking space we’d encourage everyone who can to walk, cycle or use public transport to reach the event.

Rosie Pike, Chair of the Playday Committee, told "All of the volunteer committee are really looking forward to Playday. I am so grateful to all of the help we have received from Sedgemoor District Council, the committee and all the volunteers that help on the day!"

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