Vale "Playday" event a huge success

“Playday” – the national day for play in the UK – was marked in the Vale this week with an event at Romilly Park in Barry.

 

Traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August – Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives – and this year’s event took place on August 1st.

 

Now in its 32nd year – Playday is made up of hundreds of community events across the UK – attended by thousands of children and their families.

 

The event at Romilly Park was organised by the Vale of Glamorgan Council – in conjunction with Play Wales.

 

South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies – who attended the event – praised the organisers for the variety of activities available – and described it as a “huge success”.

 

Mr Davies said, “It was great to join the team from Play Wales and the Vale Council to mark Playday 2018 – and see the large number of activities on offer.

 

“We should never underestimate the importance of play and recreation in a child’s development– and the fact the event at Romilly Park was so well attended is a real positive.

 

“It was fantastic that Playday 2018 was such a success – and I hope even more families take part next year.”

 

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[Picture: South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies joins the team from Play Wales and the Vale of Glamorgan Council at Romilly Park to mark Playday 2018]