The aim of Playday is to highlight children’s right to play, encouraging people to recognise the value of playing to children, their families and their local communities.
Playday 2020 will run this year, however it will be very different. Due to the current Covid19 outbreak it is unsafe to hold large gatherings and over the years, Playday Wrexham has become one of the largest events held in the town centre, however this does not mean Playday has to be cancelled instead we will be having an on-line presence so that children from across the county (and maybe further) can join in with many of the organisations who support Playday, so that they can take part in play activities at home.
The aim of Playday is to highlight children’s right to play, encouraging people to recognise the value of playing to children, their families and their local communities. In doing this Wrexham’s Playday event is part of the local authority’s continued commitment to try ensure all children across the county borough have enough time, space and permission to play. The National theme for Playday this year is “Everyday Freedoms, Everyday Adventures” so we will be aiming to bring Playday into the everyday spaces that children are currently in.
We hope that the children, parents and carers of Wrexham will continue to support us and come together (virtually) to celebrate children’s right to play. So please add Wednesday 5th August to your diaries and join us for some fun. We will be joining in with organisations from across Wales as they link in with Play Wales to make a noise for play at some point during the day, we will be posting updates closer to the time as we get more information. If you are part of an organisation who would like to offer a Playday activity then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.