August 2, 2018
Photos: 7,000 people flock to Highbridge's Apex Park Play Day

Over 7,000 people attended a fun-packed Play Day at Apex Park in Highbridge on Wednesday (August 1st).

The 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.

It 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 awards.

This week's event at Apex Park was the 11th year for Sedgemoor Playday, with over 40 activities for children and adults to enjoy.

A spokesman 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."

"Five of Sedgemoor’s 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 clean-up operation."

"Sedgemoor District Council thanks all the volunteers and organisations and most of all the PlayDay Committee who helped put on such a fantastic event."

Due 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.

Pictured: Crowds enjoying this week's Play Day (photos David Whatley)


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