This Wednesday, the 3rd of August, is Playday 2022. A national day for play, with the theme this year being ‘All to play for – Building play opportunities for all children’.
This year’s theme aims to highlight that play is for everyone. Play happens everywhere, every day, and is the right of every child and young person. Playday encourages families, communities, and organisations large and small, to consider how they can build better opportunities for all children to play.
- Play is essential for children and young people’s physical and mental health.
- Play allows children and young people to make friends, develop relationships, and have fun together.
- Play enables children and young people to feel connected to their communities, leading to happier communities for all.
- Play has an important role in helping children and young people cope with stress and anxiety, deal with challenges, and make sense of what’s happening around them.
Here are some events taking place this week and this summer where your children can play and meet new friends:
- Play in the Park (Chelmsford) - Play in the Park Summer 2022 | Eventbrite
- Park Play (Southend, Wickford, Rayleigh) - East of England – ParkPlay (park-play.com)
- Holiday Clubs with ATF - Holiday clubs — Southend ATF (atfcommunity.com)
- Southend Family Centre activities - Southend Family Centres | Facebook
- Chalkwell Fair - Chalkwell Fair - Visit Southend
- 4th-13th August 1pm-10pm
- Inflatable Fun Day at Priory Park - Inflatable Family Fun Day - Visit Southend
- 9th August 11:30am-4:30pm