Fareham Borough Council’s Play Rangers led a hugely successful National Playday event at the open space and play area next to Fareham North West Community Centre on Wednesday 1 August.
Over 185 children turned out to enjoy this fantastic free event. Playday is the national day for play; Playday 2012 is traditionally celebrated on the first Wednesday in August and this year’s theme was focused on enabling children and young people to have the time, space and opportunity to play outdoors.
Executive Member for Leisure & Community, Councillor Connie Hockley, said: “I am delighted that so many people were able to come and celebrate the fun of National Playday, I would also like to thank all the partner agencies and community groups that helped make the event such a great success. Outdoor play is crucial for children’s health, well-being and happiness”.
The event provided free and fun play opportunities that were accessible for all. As well as providing a range of arts and crafts, including nail art, face-painting, traditional games, egg & spoon, sack races and football skills. The day was topped off with a surprise visit from Hampshire Fire and Rescue.
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