Lichfield children enjoy a day of play

Harvey Hall and Isabel Stanley on the inflatables

Harvey Hall and Isabel Stanley on the inflatables

Lichfield children had bags of fun as they joined in a nationwide Playday.

The event is part of Play England’s annual celebration of the right of children to play.

The city’s very own Playday took place on August 6 and was organised by Lichfield District Council, in partnership with North Lichfield Community and Learning Partnership and King Edward VI Community and Learning Partnership, held a Playday for children at Beacon Park.

Hundreds of children came to the city centre park to take part in all the free fun and games, including bouncing on giant inflatables, fun and games with the council’s Mobile Leisure team, Panna football, beat the goalie and target challenge, messy play, skateboarding on a mobile skate park, face painting, storytelling, arts and craft, wild play activities with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, and much more.

Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, said:

“I am delighted the weather has been so fantastic, meaning that hundreds of children could come along and have such a fun time at our Playday. This was a wonderful celebration of children’s right to play, and I am sure everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”

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