Events near you: East of England

National Playday

Date/Time:  01/08/2018 10:30 - 12:00
Venue: Plantation Wood, next to Kings Oak Academy, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4QJ
Contact: Friends of Plantation Wood
Open to the public: Yes

Join the Friends of Plantation Wood and guests for a range of free activities in the woods.

Make the most of this beautiful natural space in the heart of King’s Lynn with bug hunts, rock painting and storytelling. If you haven’t been to the woods before, then why not come along and experience this Woodland Trust site for yourself. There is free access all year round.

If getting stuck in is more your thing then please come to our pre-event Clean Up on Monday 30th July 10:00-12:00 when the Friends will be giving the woods a good tidy. Sturdy shoes are essential and children must be supervised by a responsible adult. Bags, gloves and litter picking sticks are supplied. There will be free tea and coffee for all volunteers.

Parking is available on Parkway PE30 4QJ. The wood is accessed via a cycle path two houses down from King’s Oak Academy. Many cycle paths from the town centre, Hardwick Industrial Estate, Fairstead and King’s Lynn Reach all converge on the wood.

The main paths are all wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Please note there are no toilets on site.

St Neots play date and open day

Date/Time:  01/08/2018 10.00-12.00
Venue: Treetops, part of Busybees group. 4, Marlborough Road. Colmworth Buisness Park. Eaton Socon. St Neots PE19 8YH
Contact: Mandy Davies
Open to the public: Yes

A variety of activities to motivate children to learn through play

Once upon a time

Date/Time:  01/08/2018 11-2
Venue: Shefford and District Children’s centre and playing fields, School Lane, Shefford. SG17 5XA
Contact: Shefford and District Children’s centre
Open to the public: Yes

A magical land of fairy tales. Fairy tale themed areas, including Little Red Riding Hoods forest school, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears porridge making, the 3 little pigs den building or join in the Mad Hatters tea party. There will be messy play, a giant sandpit, water play, giant football and archery. A puppet show performance of fairy tales, music sessions with Moo Music and Jo Jingles, Baby sensory and Pop Artherts activities, as well as a craft tent, baby feeding and changing area, refreshments, hotdogs and ice creams. Bring a picnic too. Fancy dress optional.

Wildmill youth club playday event

Date/Time:  01/08/2018 11-2
Venue: Wildmill community bridge d south wales cf31 1sp
Contact: Debbie bryn
Open to the public: Yes

Messy play, water slide, circus skills, African drumming, willow weaving, face painting, free play, den building and more


Date/Time:  01/08/2018 11am 4 pm
Venue: Hertford Town
Open to the public: Yes

Varieties of Activities, shows and arts and crafts

Hertford Playday

Date/Time:  01/08/2018 11.00 - 16.00
Venue: Hertford Town Centre
Contact: Nikki Smith
Open to the public: Yes

Stalls, entertainment, activities

Play in the Park Aylesbury

Date/Time:  01/08/2018 11am to 4pm
Venue: HP20 1RJ
Contact: Becky
Open to the public: Yes

Play in the Park aims to encourage and develop family play and provide a unique day of activities and entertainment for children aged 3 to 12 years to celebrate National Play Day.

This year’s event will feature fun and games including a climbing wall, circus skills, drumming and more! As well as activities, there will be refreshments and information from local organisations available.

The event is free to attend but certain activities have charges of £1 – £3. Tokens for activities can be bought on the day from the designated token booths.

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