Playday 2024 events

Playday 2024 events

Playday is the national day for play in the UK. This year’s Playday is taking place on Wednesday 7 August. It is an opportunity to celebrate children’s right to play and to remind everyone about the importance of play on Playday, and every day.

On Playday, organisations across Wales and the rest of the UK run events to celebrate children’s right to play. The events offer a great opportunity for children and families to go out to play. Playday events vary from a teddy bear’s picnic in the park to town centre-wide celebrations – and everything in between!

Events in your area

To help you plan for Playday, we are sharing information about some events that are open to the public and free to attend:

Anglesey

Event: National Play Day
Organiser:
Isle of Anglesey County Council Childcare and Play Team
Location: Clwb Rygbi Llangefni Rugby Club, Cae Smyrna, Glanhwfa Road, Llangefni, Ynys Môn LL77 7EU
Date: 7 August 2024
Start and end time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Contact: Kimberley Coll and Anne Williams, Isle of Anglesey County Council

Play is every child’s right – on Playday and every day. Here on Anglesey we are celebrating ‘The Culture of Childhood’ through working collaboratively with several organisations and making Playday as inclusive as possible for all to attend, celebrating diversity and building relationships. This event is free on entry for all.

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Blaenau Gwent

Event: National Playday
Organiser:
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Play Team and Aneurin Leisure Trust
Location: Bedwellty House and Park Tredegar, NP22 3XN
Date: 7 August 2024
Start and end time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Contact:
Sharon Cargill, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Play Team

Blaenau Gwent will come alive with the sounds of children playing to celebrate National Playday. Free entry and free activities for all the family!

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Ceredigion

Event: RAY Playday
Organiser:
RAY Ceredigion
Location: Square Field, Aberaeron, Ceredigion
Date: 7 August 2024
Start and end time: 11:30am to 3:30pm
Contact:
RAY Ceredigion

RAY Playday is an annual event to celebrate UK national Playday. The event is free entry and all activities are free. Over 30 local organisations attend who support children and families in the county and every organisation brings along free activities for children and young people.

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Neath Port Talbot

Event: NPT Family Fun Day 
Organiser:
Neath Port Talbot Family Team
Location: Cwrt Herbert Leisure Centre, Neath Abbey Road, Neath SA10 7BR
Date: 7 August 2024
Start and end time: 10:30am to 3:30pm
Contact: NPT Family

A free, fun family day out with a range of activities, crafts, bouncy castle, face painting and much more! New this year – a calm sensory room for those who find the noise and bustle of the main hall a bit overwhelming.

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Pembrokeshire

Event: Play Day 2024 
Organiser:
Pembrokeshire County Council
Location: Llys Y Fran, Clarbeston Road, Pembrokeshire, SA63 4RR
Date: 7 August 2024
Start and end time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Contact: Alys Lewis, Pembrokeshire County Council

A day to celebrate play – we have planned an exciting day, with free activities for the whole family. With face painting, bug hunting, bouncy castles and more! We can’t wait to see you there.

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Vale of Glamorgan

Event: Vale Play Team and Partners Celebrate National Play Day 2024
Organiser:
Vale of Glamorgan Play Team
Location: Gladstone Gardens, Gladstone Rd, Barry, CF62 8DD
Date: 7 August 2024
Start and end time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Contact: Play Development Team

Join Vale Play Team and partners to celebrate National Play Day 2024 with den building, junk modelling, a cardboard city, and lots more fun for all the family. We hope you can make it and look forward to welcoming you to our free fun-filled event for all the family!

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Wrexham

Event: Wrexham Playday 2024
Organiser:
Wrexham Play Network
Location: Queen Square and Llwyn Isaf, Wrexham city centre
Date: 7 August 2024
Start and end time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Contact: Wrexham Play Network

Join us for a free fun filled afternoon for all ages. Bring along a change of clothes and get stuck in with the water slide, art projects, giant sand pit, early years activites and go-karts.

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Please note: in the lead up to Playday we will update this page with new events as they are announced, so please check back reguarly.

 

Celebrating with friends and family

And, if there isn’t a public event happening near you, why not celebrate with your family at home, or meet up with friends at the park, play area or beach, to have a day full of play. If you are looking for playful suggestions, take a look at the Play ideas section.

For the latest updates – and to share how you are celebrating – use the #Playday2024 hashtag on social media.

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