School holiday fun as Playday returns to Haigh Woodland Park

School holiday fun as Playday returns to Haigh Woodland Park

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Children will be able to enjoy giant bubbles at Haigh Woodland Park as part of Playday 2022

Fun and games will be the order of the day at Haigh Woodland Park as part of a special family event next month.

Playday 2022, the annual nationwide celebration of play, returns with a variety of activities from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday, August 3.

Attractions include orienteering, crafts, inflatables and pop-up adventure play, while there’ll also be woodland wizards and storytellers, circus skills, and a giant bubble workshop… plus plenty more!

Councillor Chris Ready, Wigan Council’s portfolio holder for communities and neighbourhoods, said: “Play is so important for our children’s physical and mental wellbeing. It helps them make friends, develop relationships and cope with the stresses and anxieties of growing up.

“That’s why we’re proud to support Playday 2022. The theme of this year’s event is ‘All to play for’, which is about building opportunities for all children – and as a council we passionately believe that every child has the right to play in a happy and safe environment.

“It’s shaping up to be a fantastic day at Haigh Woodland Park, with so many activities to experience and enjoy, and we hope families from across the borough can come along and enjoy a brilliant day out.”

Although car parking is available at Haigh Woodland Park, families are encouraged to walk or cycle to the event where possible – and anybody travelling by bike can also get a free service from our ‘Dr Bike’ workshop.

Playday, which takes places on the first Wednesday of August each year, is coordinated by Play England, Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Northern Ireland.

Find out more at Playday.org.uk (external link).

Posted on Thursday 21st July 2022

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