Apex Park Playday in Highbridge returns today!
of people will be heading to Highbridge's Apex Park today (Wednesday,
2nd August) when it hosts its annual Playday.
organisers of the 10th Apex Park Play day are hoping for a bumper
attendance to beat last years record attendance of approximately
7,000 people. The free fun-filled day runs from 10am-3pm.
There will be over 42 free activities, including model boats, face
painters, inflatables, a climbing wall, dancing, turbo paddlers,
zorbs and paint balling.
Playday allows parents to have a day-off from spending their hard-earned
dosh to keep the kids entertained during the summer holidays as
well as allowing families to spend quality time together having
a picnic and exploring one of Sedgemoors most beautiful parks.
Sedgemoor District Council contributes £2,500 towards the
event, with Sedgemoor staff also attending to marshal on the day.
staff have also helped the organising committee with key tasks in
the months before the event.
and Highbridge Town Council has given a grant of £1,250 in
addition to donations given by the Burnham Lions, Admiral Blake
and Tynte Masonic Lodges.
Pike, Chair of the Playday Committee, said: "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."
forget your sunscreen, sun hats (or wet-weather gear!) and water
as it is sure to be an action packed day!"
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Refreshments
will be available to purchase on the day or visitors can bring along
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.
per car fee is being levied at the Bay Centre car park again this
year, the profits will be split equally between the Playday Committee
(and put towards Playday 2018) and Burnham Rotary, who are managing
the car park on the council's behalf.
charge will therefore support the future of the event, local good
causes as well as provide much-needed car parking management during
the event, which becomes more popular each year, to reduce risk
to visitors. The car park will be open from 9am-3pm.
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 committee are introducing wristbands for children to wear with
their responsible persons phone number so that if children
should become lost, they can be reunited as quickly as possible.
The lost child point is going to be situated by the Apex play park.