This page is a news release published by Wrexham County Borough Council.
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27 July 2012
National Play Day will once again be celebrated in Wrexham on Wednesday 1 August from 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm on Queen's Square and Llwyn Isaf. The event is organised by Wrexham's Play network and is open to people of all ages from babies to young at heart great grandparents.
This year's campaign is "Get Out and Play!" and it calls on everyone to make sure that children and young people across the UK have the time, freedom and space to play outdoors. As well as promoting children's right to play, the campaign highlights that outdoor play is crucial for children's health, well being and happiness and is a celebration of their right to play.
Cllr Mike Williams, Lead Member for Children's Services and Education, said:
"Children have a right to play and we must all recognise and support that right. "Get out and Play" aims to highlight the need to ensure children have the time and space necessary for playing within the communities in which they live. Previous events have always been very successful and I am certain that this year's event will see even more young and not so young people coming along and having a great time."
Last year over 2,500 people attended the event and organisers hope to make this year's event their best yet. All you need to take with you is a playful mood and some clothes you don't mind getting wet and messy. In the past families have brought picnics and stayed all afternoon!
Further information about the event is available from the Play Development Team on 01978 340740 or via firstname.lastname@example.org