Get out and play for Playday 2015


Published 20 July 2015


The Vale Council’s Sports and Play Development Team, along with Barry Town Council, will be celebrating Playday, the national day for play in the UK, on Wednesday 5 August.


A Family Fun Day, funded by Barry Town Council and supported by Communities First, will be held at Romilly Park, Barry from 3pm to 7pm.


During the event children and young people will have the opportunity to try a variety of activities for free including arts and crafts sessions, sports activities, junk modelling and den building, and DJ Stirling will also be providing the entertainment, along with the Nearly Wild Animal Show and the Paint Bike.


In addition, the Sports and Play Development Team are running a series of Play Ranger schemes funded by Wick Community Council, Penarth Town Council, and Llantwit Major Town Council, giving children aged 5 to 11 years the opportunity to participate in a range of outdoor activities including den building, outdoor games and bark rubbing.


On 21 and 23 July, and 18, 20, 25 and 27 August Wick Sports Pavilion will be hosting Play Ranger sessions from 2pm to 4pm. Sessions will also run at St David’s Crescent, Penarth, also from 2pm to 4pm, on 31 July and 7 and 14 August, and at Dyfrig Court play area, Llantwit Major on 3, 10, 17 and 24 August. There will also be sessions on 10 and 17 August at the Salisbury Road play area, Barry.


The Sports and Play Development Team are also running play schemes at different venues across the Vale, delivering play activities and different sports sessions each day.


This year’s Playday campaign, ‘play more’, is calling on everyone to help make sure that children and young people across the UK have the time, freedom and space to play more often. As well promoting children's right to play, the campaign is highlighting that playing more is crucial for children's health, well-being and happiness.


Research shows that through play children learn about themselves and the world around them, and develop confidence, self-esteem and creativity.


Further Family Fun Days are also being held during the summer. Llantwit Major Town Council will be funding a fun day at Lorna Hughes Park, Llantwit Major from 11am to 3pm on 14 August, and Penarth Town Council are funding a fun day at The Kymin, Penarth from 11am to 3pm on 28 August.


To find out confirmed dates, times and venues for all of the activities in the summer sports and play programme please contact 01446 704793, e-mail, or visit the Sports and Play page.