Big crowds of families flocked to Highbridge’s annual Apex Park Playday on Wednesday (August 6th).

Bright sunshine encouraged over 5,000 people to attend the popular event and the organisers hailed it a big success.

The free Playday saw around 53 activities and attractions taking place and also encouraged families to spend quality time together by having a picnic and exploring the park.

During the day, Apex Park’s Green Flag was also raised by Councillor Peter Downing, Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, and members of the Friends of Apex Park group, as pictured below.

The Playday activities also included model boats, inflatables, a climbing wall (pictured below), drumming, paddleboards, zorbs and table tennis.

Sedgemoor District Council awarded a £2,500 Project Grant to support the Playday and this year’s event was also supported by Burnham and Highbridge Town Council, Somerset Play Forum and Highbridge Ladies Group.

Rosie Pike, Chair of the Playday Committee, urged visitors to give donations to help keep the event running.

“The organising committee rely on obtaining external grants and sponsorship to run the event and it is feared unless further funding sources can be found, Apex Playday may not be able to continue into 2015.”

“To ensure this great event continues into the future we asked those who join in the fun to spare some change to support Playday 2015.”

“It is because of the hard work and effort of the Playday committee and volunteers, Friends of Apex Park Improvements Group and Sedgemoor District Council staff that every Playday is such a roaring success for all visitors, whatever their age.”