Crowds head to Highbridge's Apex Park for fun-filled Play Day
of people will be heading to Highbridge's Apex Park today (Wednesday,
3rd August) when it hosts its annual Playday.
free event allows parents to have a day-off from spending their
hard-earned money to keep the kids entertained during the summer
years activities will include model boats, face painters,
inflatables, a climbing wall, drumming, paddleboards, zorbs and
paint balling amongst many others - there will be 42 free activities
and attractions in total!
event is not just about the activities, though, since it also
allows families to spend quality time together by having a picnic
and exploring one of Sedgemoors most beautiful parks."
Pike, Chair of the Playday Committee, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"All of the volunteer committee are really looking forward
to Playday, it is sure to be another fantastic event."
am so grateful to all of the help we have received from Sedgemoor
District Council, the committee and all the volunteers - Apex
Playday is one of the largest in the country so it is especially
important we have a great team working hard behind the scenes.
Dont forget your sunscreen, sun hats (or wet-weather gear!)
and water as it is sure to be an action packed day!"
Sedgemoor District Councils Parks budget contributed £2,500
towards the event with Sedgemoor staff also planning to attend
to marshal on the day. £2,000 was also awarded from Sedgemoor
District Councils Small Grants Scheme.
staff have also been helping the organising committee with key
tasks in recent months leading up to the event.
County Councillor Peter Burridge-Clayton also awarded £1,000
to support this years event from his member-held Health
and Wellbeing project fund. Donations are also collected during
the event alongside a raffle.
To be held from 10am-3pm, children must be accompanied by an adult
at all times. Refreshments will be available to purchase on the
day or visitors can bring along a picnic. Dogs are welcome but
must be kept on a lead at all times during the event with any
mess cleared up immediately. Should the weather be hot we would
ask dog owners to consider leaving pets at home in the cool.
Car parking will once again be available at the Bay Centre, Cassis
Close (a short, flat walk from Apex) with free parking at Apexs
Marine Drive car park reserved for disabled visitors. A £1
per car fee is being levied at the Bay Centre car park this year,
the profits will be split equally between the Playday Committee
(and put towards Playday 2017) and Burnham Rotary who are managing
the car park on the council's behalf. The charge will therefore
support the future of the event, local good causes as well as
provide much-needed car parking management during the event to
reduce risk to visitors. Car park users will only pay the charge
once during the day if they keep hold of their ticket, should
they leave the car park and then return. The car park will be
open from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
Visitors are reminded to be considerate of other road users and
not cause road congestion by attempting to park at Apex Park unless
a member of their party is disabled. Visitors are also requested
to avoid parking in near-by residential streets, please support
future Playday's by parking in the official car park at the Bay
Centre for just £1.
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 as much as possible wed
encourage everyone who can to walk, cycle or use public transport
to reach the event.