Playday 2023 – this years event was put back a week due to poor weather and it was certainly the right decision as the event took place on a perfect summers day and the crowds came out in force! It was estimated 6000 children (not counting parents) attended.
As usual the Sedgemoor Model Boat Club was there with a large static display of approx 30 models on and off the water, plus we ran the children’s FREE have-a-go-boats which had a queue of excited children all day. As always these are popular as the boats which are wet bikes with a figure riding them can be driven to hit push pads on two islands on the lake. One has a lighthouse, when the pad is hit the Keeper appears from a doorway, the other has a kennel and its roof opens and two dogs appear!
As usual the entire 42 acre park was busy all day with various other attractions and activities for the Children – all of them FREE.
Hopefully Playday 2024 will go ahead, if it does it will be on the first Weds in August.
The event is the national day for play held at various venues all over the UK, most of them like the one at Apex is held on the first Wednesday in August. As well as a celebration of children’s right to play, Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives. Playday is coordinated by Play England, in partnership with Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Northern Ireland
For more information visit the National Playday website; http://www.playday.org.uk
The Sedgemoor Model Boat Club is proud to be a part of the event held at Apex and have attended every one since it started.
Here are few photos from previous years – see the club Facebook page for more;