This year, across the UK, children and families will have the opportunity to take part in national Playday on Wednesday 2nd August.
The theme for 2023 is ‘Playing on a shoestring – making every day an adventure’, which focuses on everyday, low-cost, and no-cost play for children to enjoy both at home and when they’re out and about this summer. Play is essential for all ages of children and sometimes, the simplest ideas are the most beneficial, allowing for imagination and problem-solving skills to develop.
On Playday itself, Super Roots, the Adventure Play specialists, will be hosting a play session at Rodden Meadow, 1pm – 3pm. Children and families will be able to participate in inclusive DIY play for all ages in the beautiful natural environment of one of Frome’s fantastic green spaces. Those coming along are welcome to bring a picnic along to enjoy.
Other exciting Playday news is the sighting of twelve magical fairy doors, spotted hiding amongst the trees in Welshmill Woods! Fairies from near and far have been able to set up home with the very kind help of Frome Town Council’s Wild About Trees Project Officer Helen Viner and the Frome Men’s Shed.
Project Office Helen Viner says “we are so excited that fairies have chosen Welshmill Woods to make their home this summer and we hope children and families are able to spend time exploring the woods, letting off steam and having their imaginations sparked by the doors and the magic that lies behind them!”.
More on our Play Strategy here: https://bit.ly/FTCplaystrategy