The ‘best ever’ Playday was held at Scolton Manor last week in glorious August sunshine.
More than 2,600 children and their families enjoyed the day of fun activities celebrating children’s right to play.
Parental feedback included ‘so much to do’ and ‘really good day out’, and some of the children’s comments including ‘liked being out with my family’ and ‘we loved all the activities’.
More than 33 free play activities were provided by a wide variety of organisations and projects, from samba drumming to toasting marshmallows, archery, learning to fish and much more
The event was organised by Pembrokeshire County Council.
Damian Golden, Play Sufficiency Officer, said: “This has been the best year so far due to the fantastic weather, the number of projects and partner agencies who selflessly gave up their time to provide their wonderful play activities, the increase in the number of families attending and many more families using the free bus.
“I would especially like to thank local families and visitors to Pembrokeshire for supporting us in celebrating this year’s Play theme: ‘A child’s right to play’.”
The Mayor of Milford Haven, Cllr Rose Grey, said it was a ‘fabulous day’,
“We really enjoyed ourselves as did the other families that joined us. There was certainly something for everyone to enjoy! We had a go at pretty much everything. I look forward to the next one!!”
Kate Evan-Hughes, the Director for Children and Schools, said she was delighted with the success of the day and how it highlighted the importance of play in children’s development.
Playday is an annual event highlighting the importance of play in children's lives and is celebrated at hundreds of community events across the UK.
Pictured are some of the children visiting Playday with members of Samba Doc; Kate Evan-Hughes, Director for Education and Schools, organiser Damian Golden and Hayli Gibson, Senior Leader for Early Years and ALN reform.