A summer of successful Playdays in South Somerset

Over the course of this summer, South Somerset District Council has hosted free Playdays across the district for children to attend.

Sixteen communities held their own event and a grand total of 12,795 people made their way to one of the various locations to see what the Playdays had to offer. With activities such as go karting, axe throwing and circus skills, parents could be assured that there was plenty happening to keep their children entertained.

The South Somerset National Playday event alone attracted 6,000 attendees who were able to participate in activities varying from tree climbing to viewing a Punch and Judy show, allowing them to truly get into the spirit of National Playday and celebrate the importance of play in childhood.

Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said, "This summer, these Playdays have been wonderful, not only because they're keeping children busy through their time away from school, but because they're bringing our communities together. The attendance levels are impressive and offer great encouragement for future summer holidays."

Playdays this summer have been a great success, providing everyone that went with the opportunity to make new friends, enjoy the summer outside and get involved with the fun activities available for them right on their doorstep.

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