Celebrate Creative Play at Town Hall Arts Trowbridge
August 02, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Playday is the national day for play, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August so in 2017 it is Wednesday 2 August.
Playday highlights the importance of play in children’s lives. It is the biggest play event in the UK, and who knows maybe even the World?
At Town Hall Arts we will be offering creative play from 10am until 1pm and we will be encouraging children to use their imaginations in a variety of activities - some outdoors and some indoors.
No need to book, just come along.
Please stay with your children and join in the fun which will include Fortbuilding, chalkboarding, painting, drawing, bubbles and streetgames.
Build and decorate your own cardboard house, spaceship, boat or car, or get together with friends to build a cardboard fort.
Help us decorate a cardboard 'pavement' with chalk drawings in the old Court Room.
Join in with water play in buckets of bubbles.
Help to paint (possibly) the biggest picture in the world?
Make models out of playdough.
Play hopscotch and try on a funny hat!
Have yoru face painted.
History of National Playday
Back in 1986, rumours were rife of imminent cuts on school-based play centres and adventure playgrounds in London. In response, a group of playworkers called a meeting to see what they could do. At that meeting Mick Conway, Paul Bonel and Kim Holdaway put their heads together and came up with the notion of having a day for play.
What happens on Playday?
To celebrate Playday, children, young people and communities get out and play at hundreds of community events across the UK.
Playday events range from street parties, festivals in parks or village greens, mass adventures in woodlands, fields, even beaches, and public events at community venues. From small-scale events to thousands of children taking part in events organised in parks and open spaces – Playday is celebrated by each community in a way that suits them.
Playday is coordinated by Play England, in partnership with Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Northern Ireland. See more on the Playday website