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
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
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
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
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
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org