20 communities set to come to life with free Playdays

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20 communities set to come to life with free Playdays

From Wincanton to Winsham, and communities in between, South Somerset District Council’s Playdays will bring colour, fun and laughter during the Summer holidays.

South Somerset District Council will be organising the Playdays in 14 communities and providing a small grant to help the other six locations to organise their own event.

Steve Barnes, Young People’s Officer at South Somerset District Council, explains more about Playdays, “We offer these Playdays as a way giving families an exciting range of free activities during the summer holidays. They are a great way of bringing communities together and last year in excess of 10,000 people came along to enjoy free play fun.

“Activities vary at each location and participants can get to enjoy fun ranging from arts and crafts to challenging adventures on a mobile climbing wall. Playdays not only increase the range of play for residents but also offer the chance to meet people and make new friends.

“Our aim is to empower the communities to take on the organisation of the Playdays and we can with this transition by offering small grants and any support they need.”

Councillor Sylvia Seal, South Somerset’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture added, “This is part of South Somerset District Council’s ongoing work to increase and improve play opportunities for children in the district. Playdays have a special relaxed atmosphere and we hope the communities once more come out in large numbers to enjoy themselves.”

To find your nearest Playday visit www.southsomerset.gov.uk/playdays or go to the Facebook page www.facebook.com/PlayYouthSouthSomerset

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Notes

Photo shows organiser Stuart Talbott with Playday participants. Stuart is one of two Playday organisers working for South Somerset District Council. The other is Pete May.

Playday6 shows action from last year’s National Playday in Yeovil.

For more information contact:
Steve Barnes, Young Peoples Officer, South Somerset District Council
01935 462408

Issued by:
Martin Hacker, South Somerset District Council Communications Team
Tel: 01935 462130