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National Playday 2011 – Carmarthenshire events
LITTLE children - and big kids - are being encouraged to play the day away this Wednesday, August 3.
People across Carmarthenshire are being urged to join in the UK-wide celebrations of Playday 2011.
The national event is aimed at celebrating children’s right to play and is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives.
Hundreds of communities across the UK will put on local Playday events.
Here in Carmarthenshire, the county’s Children’s Partnership is supporting a number of activities that are being held close to the date.
On Thursday, July 28, a Families Together Group event is taking place at Pembrey Country Park from 10am-3pm.
On Thursday, August 4, the Carmarthenshire Family Centre Network is hosting a sports day at Peoples Park, Llanelli, from 10am-3pm.
On Friday, August 5, Felinfoel Communities First is holding a play day from 1-6pm, and on Wednesday, August 10, the Kidzone/Teenzone at Llwynhendy Integrated Children's Centre will host den building sessions from 4-8pm.
Cllr Gwynne Wooldridge, Executive Board Member for children and young people, said: “This is a great event which encourages children to play and socialise together. Playing is an important part of childhood – it helps keep children fit and healthy and also encourages social interaction with others. I hope lots of children and families across Carmarthenshire will join in with activities being held in their communities.”
Anyone planning on hosting their own event – large or small – is being encouraged to log on to the PlayDay 2011 website for ideas, advice and resources including event planners and promotional posters. Visit www.playday.org.uk
For further information about services for children and families in Carmarthenshire, including lists of approved playschemes, visit