Saturday, 4 August 2012

Play Day brings a day of fun for local children

A day of fun activities brought hundreds of children to Williamson Park on Wednesday, as Lancaster City Council celebrated National Playday.
The action packed day started at 10am and went on until 4pm and all activities were free.
Children took part in den and fire building, face painting, treasure hunts and balloon modelling. There were also other popular attractions such as inflatable castles and slides, a huge twister, zorbing game and a rather muddy water slide that stretched down the hill under the Ashton Memorial.

National Playday is the annual celebration of a children’s right to play, a national campaign supported by Lancaster City Council.

To accompany the festival-like atmosphere, music and entertainment was provided by local DJ’s, More Music and a magic show for younger children was held inside the memorial itself.

The day was organised by Lancaster City Council’s Sport and Play Officers who provide hundreds of free play activities for children each year. They also provide activities that support the holiday activity programmes that take place each school holiday.

Coun Ron Sands, Cabinet member with responsibility for children and young people, said: “Play Day is always a great event and this year’s was no exception. It was great to see so many children having a good time and taking pride in one of our local parks.”

• To find out more about the work of the Sport and Play officers and find out about future events visit

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