national play day

Fun and games for children of all ages are on the agenda next week when the popular Play Day returns to Burnley.

On Wednesday, 2nd August, the town will be joining the rest of the country in a national Play Day – a day where thousands of children and their families get out to play at hundreds of community events across the UK.

As well as a celebration of children’s right to play, Play Day is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives.

Here in Burnley, Scott Park will be transformed into a hub of activity between 1pm and 4pm with a variety of sports activities, music, and games.

Children will have a chance to meet the Ice Queen, Cinders, Spidey and Beauty.

For the youngest visitors, there will be an under 5s’ area featuring a puppet show, soft play, storytelling, and arts and crafts.

Those feeling adventurous will be able to take up an Xplorer orienteering challenge as well as get involved in a host of other sport and play activities.

Youngsters will also be able to practice their circus skills with stilts, spinning plates, juggling and riding unicycle.

Michelle Grimes, events and funding officer at Burnley Leisure, said: “Once again Burnley is hosting a fantastic day of play and celebration for children and young people and their families.

“This free event unites local communities and we are pleased to see different organisations coming together to help us deliver a day of wonderful play experiences for children and young people in Burnley.

“So come along, enjoy a great day out and find out about sports, hobbies and activities that can keep children occupied and interested all summer long.”

The event has been organised by Burnley Leisure’s Get in2 team and supported by Burnley Council, and Giant Leap Childcare and Learning Centre.

For more information about the event, or about the summer activities on offer for children at Burnley Leisure, please contact Get in2 team on 01282 477167 or email

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