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National Playday 2011 at Bedford Park

Hundreds of children are expected to descend on Bedford Park on Wednesday 3rd August to mark National Play Day 2011. 

The annual event has grown in recent years, with hundreds of children attending and enjoying the fun and games provided by Bedford Borough Council. 

The free event marks the annual celebration of children’s right to play and coincides with hundreds of other events happening across the country on Wednesday and throughout the rest of the summer.

Children aged up to13 years old, including babies and toddlers will be able to enjoy a huge range of activities including; giant painting, parachute play, water play, football skills, giant bubble making and story telling with the Bedford Library Service.

The Borough Council Play Rangers and Children’s Centres are working together to cater for the varied age group to show that play is fun but also encourages children’s learning. At the Playday in Bedford Park children will have a chance to experience many different types of play which encourage different aspects of children’s development.

All children are advised to wear old clothes and bring a change of clothes and a towel, as some of the games may be a little messy! Remember your hats and sun cream if it’s sunny, or your wellies and rain coat if it is wet!

Councillor Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said: “National Play Day is a brilliant initiative which gets children out of the house to enjoy the great outdoors.

“The event has become increasingly popular in the last few years and I know our Play Rangers and Children’s Centres are working incredibly hard to make this year’s event even better.

“The day out is completely free and offers a huge range of activities for children and I urge everyone to come to Bedford Park on Wednesday 3rd August and join the fun.”

The event will take place at Bedford Park, near the old café from 10am until 2pm. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

For further information, please contact the Bedford Borough Council Play Rangers by contacting Family Information Service 0800 023 2057 or email fis@bedford.gov.uk

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