National Playday makes a splash in Plymouth

Posted by / Thursday 18 August 2016 / Events
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Action for Children centres in Plymouth marked national Playday on August 3rd with a range of activities for the local community – who turned up in their thousands.

Manor Street and Green Ark Children’s Centres provided fun for under-fives, including giant bricks, dominoes and lilly pads in the shadow of landmark Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse. It proved to be a great opportunity to engage in play away from TV, phone or computer screens.

"It was a blustery day but we managed to dodge the rain. The toys and games we brought along were weather appropriate, from past experience!"

Sally Stopperton, Community Development Co-ordinator, Green Ark Children's Centre

Playday is a national event which takes place every August. A number of organisations working with children and young people came together in Plymouth this year to mark the occasion with fun play activities young people of all ages.

Action for Children’s Plymouth City Cluster consists of Manor Street and Green Ark Children’s Centres. They offer a range of activities for pre-birth to under 5’s in Stonehouse, City and Devonport, and work with some of the city’s most vulnerable children. Visit www.plymouth.gov.uk and search for 'Children’s Centres' to view their current summer activity programmes.

"Technology is an often necessary part of the lives of children and parents alike, but it’s important to maintain a balance with other activities and quality family time."

Carol Iddon, Director of Operations, Action for Children

You can find more ideas for activities for children and young people here – or search for a centre near you and join the fun!

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