Calling all boys and girls - National Playday is nearly here

Published on 31st July 2014

Little girl in green trousers and pale top. Arms held out she's mid bounce on a bouncy castle

Pittville Park to host fun packed day

Once again, National Playday will be coming to Pittville Park on Wednesday 6 August, with a huge variety of exciting activities on offer for little ones.

Delivered by the Cheltenham Borough Council’s play development team, the annual play day is a firm favourite in the calendar and a great way to kick start the summer holidays.

Some of the entertainment on the day includes a bike hub, giant inflatables, go-karting and circus skills.  Youngsters can make some furry friends with Animal Mania, get their faces painted and bop along to tunes from Cheltenham’s Music Man.

Laura Loving, play development officer said:  ‘’Outdoor play is so important for children’s health and wellbeing, so we are pleased to be offering such a fun packed day of activities and entertainment. I hope to see lots of families on the day.’’

Councillor Rowena Hay, cabinet member for healthy lifestyles said: “It’s great that we are able to support National Play Day again this year. It is a highlight of the year for families in Cheltenham who come along, spend the day outdoors, have fun and get involved in lots of great activities. Please do come along if you can - it’ll be a lovely day out for the whole family.”

The day runs from 11am until 4pm. Wristbands cost only £2 per child, with under 3s going free of charge.  For more details, contact the team on 01242 774756.

The council’s summer holiday scheme runs until 29 August and offers a wide range of activities, events and day trips for children. The Playzone playschemes are also running every week day at Balcarras School and Rowanfield School for children aged 6 – 12 years.



For press enquiries contact: Katie Sandey, communications team leader, telephone 01242 775050, email



On National Playday, thousands of children and their families get out to play at hundreds of community events across the UK.

From small-scale events to thousands of children taking over Trafalgar Square – Playday is celebrated by each community in a way that suits them.

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

Playday is coordinated by Play England, Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Northern Ireland.