Children across Wolverhampton are invited to celebrate national Playday 2017 at Bantock Park on Wednesday (2 August, 2017).

The free event will see the park transformed into a series of interactive themed play places aimed at children aged up to 11. Childcare providers are also welcome.

Attractions include fun physical activities such as rope bridges, space hoppers, move and groove and 'wellie wanging', while there will also be craft activities and storytelling along with information and advice for parents and carers.

The Playday takes place from 11am-3pm and is being organised by the City of Wolverhampton Council's Early Intervention service with support from the Healthy Lifestyles Service, Play Service, Trading Standards, Wolverhampton Library Service, the Strengthening Families Hubs and Parent Champions.

Councillor Val Gibson, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "We are pleased to be supporting the annual Playday with this fantastic free event for children and their families."

Playday is the national day for play in the UK, traditionally 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.

For more information on the Bantock Park event, please call Wendy Round on 01902 555983.

  • released: Monday 31 July, 2017