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Dull weather failed to cloud Playday

PUBLISHED: 13:44 08 August 2010 | UPDATED: 11:55 16 September 2010

DULL weather failed to cloud the fun at Playday 2010 in Great Yarmouth this week.

Laughter and smiles lit up the annual event at St Nicholas' recreation ground on Wednesday.

DULL weather failed to cloud the fun at Playday 2010 in Great Yarmouth this week.

Laughter and smiles lit up the annual event at St Nicholas' recreation ground on Wednesday. Children shook off their excess energy enjoying an assortment of fun and games throughout the day.

Organised by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, the event was one of hundreds taking place across the country to celebrate national Playday.

The council's play development worker Adrian Barnes said: “One of the great things is that everything is free. So much of children's time is mapped out, but here they just get on and play.

“Palmers' department store dropped off some cardboard tubes, which just gives the children a chance to use their imagination.

“The rain has held off and it is better being here than on the beach in weather like this.”

Coaches ferried children and their mums and dads to the event from around the borough.

Alison Grimmer took her children Oliver, five, and two-year-old daughter Darcey along for the day from Caister.

She said: “The children are keeping themselves amused and it was an opportunity to get them away from the TV. We are just back from our family holiday but there are still another five weeks of the school holiday to go. So it is good to find things like this for them to do.”

The Playday included a Bewilderwood Twiggle trail and the Snug play equipment. The event was supported by Starbucks, EDF energy, the police, GFS Platform and St John Ambulance.

For more information about children's activities visit www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/play

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