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Free event to celebrate National Playday

Swansea will be celebrating National Playday with a fun free event with lots going on for children and young people to enjoy.

National Playday (generic)

National Playday (generic)

Activities at the National Waterfront Museum will include circus skills, arts and crafts, sports, lots of different types of games, a toddler zone and Welsh language led songs and rhymes.

This year there will also be a quiet hour for children and families that benefit from less noise and stimuli to take part in the play opportunities.

Open to all on Wednesday August 3, it is being organised by Swansea Council as part of its commitment towards play sufficiency, with support from partners.

The celebration will run from 11am to 2pm with the quiet hour preceding it at 10am.

Hayley Gwilliam, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Community Support, said: "We know that the summer holidays can be a fun yet expensive time for families which is why Swansea Council puts on a variety of free activities.

"We have celebrated and supported National Playday for many years and it's always an excellent and really popular day.

"Play is how children make sense of the world around them - how they learn about themselves and what they are capable of.

"Significantly, a lack of play opportunities has been shown to have a massively detrimental impact in terms of development and social skills.

"With ever increasing pressures on children's opportunities to play - time, parental fears, traffic, lack of play space, among many others - it has never been more important to support every child's right to play."

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