National Play Day at Addison Howard Park
Friday 30th July
Hundreds of children are expected to descend
on Addison Howard Park on Wednesday 4th
August to mark National Play Day 2010.
The annual event has grown in recent years,
with more than 600 children attending the 2009 event at Priory
Country Park and enjoying some of the fun and messy activities on
The free event marks the annual celebration of
children’s right to play and coincides with hundreds of others
happening across the country on Wednesday and throughout the rest
of the summer.
The day is aimed at children aged between five
and 13 years old and offers a huge range of activities including;
‘football surprise’, sand city, blind trail, giant games, tree
spirits, plenty of inflatables and much more.
Children under eight years of age must be
accompanied by an adult. 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!
Councillor Barry Huckle, Portfolio Holder for
Leisure, said: “National Play Day is a brilliant initiative which
gets children out of the house to enjoy the great outdoors.
“I was amazed how popular the event had become
last year and I know our Play Rangers 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 Addison Howard Park on Wednesday 4th August and join
in the fun.”
The event will take place at Addison Howard
Park in Kempston from 12noon until 3pm.
For further information, please contact the
Bedford Borough Council Play Rangers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.