7,000 people flock to Highbridge's Apex Park Play Day
7,000 people attended a fun-packed Play Day at Apex Park in Highbridge
on Wednesday (August 1st).
ethos of Playday is to allow families to have a free day out during
the summer holidays and to allow children to take part in a wide
range of activities which they might then take up in the future.
runs in line with the National Playday that runs up and down the
country and ours is one of the largest in the UK and has won several
week's event at Apex Park was the 11th year for Sedgemoor Playday,
with over 40 activities for children and adults to enjoy.
for Sedgemoor District Council said: "Whilst it could not be
organised without a very active committee who raise over £6,000
to put on the event, Sedgemoor contribute £2,500 towards it.
This pays for toilets, a marquee, first aid and the climbing wall."
of Sedgemoors staff were on hand during the day to deal with
management of the event as well as the Clean Surroundings workforce
who tirelessly replenish loos and service litter bins. They also
supply and install all the barriers, as well as deal with the mammoth
District Council thanks all the volunteers and organisations and
most of all the PlayDay Committee who helped put on such a fantastic
to the ongoing blue green algae issues at Apex Park's lakes, some
of the water activities were cancelled - but there were still plenty
of activities to do.
Crowds enjoying this week's Play Day (photos David Whatley)