Celebrate National Playday With Sunshine Events

Celebrate National Playday With Sunshine Events
Event Ideas & Inspiration, The Fun Experts | 04-08-2014 | Posted By Sunny Sandwell

Everyone here at Sunshine Events are madhatters- we love having fun and sprinkling joy across the UK as the Fun Experts.

So you can imagine how ecstatic we were when we found out that today is National Playday!

A whole day dedicated to playing- who could want anything more?

Origin of National Playday

National Playday started way back in the UK in 1986 when money was tight and adventure playgrounds were under fire to have budget cuts. The idea arose for the great British public to have one day a year, usually the first Wednesday every August, in which they could enjoy the playground activities and highlight how important they are to society.

Well 27 years later the national day is still going strong and it is bigger and better than ever before! It is coordinated by Play England, Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Northern Ireland. 

Why is playing so important?

Playing is essential to a child’s learning and development. It teaches sharing, it encourages confidence and more importantly, it allows them to have an enjoyable childhood.

It is vital for the emotional, intellectual and physical development and it offers children of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to play together. 

But that doesn’t mean that adults can’t get involved and be ‘big’ kids for the day.

Get involved with the help of Sunshine Events

Whether it is a low-key get together with family and friends or a big party in your street, get involved and play games with our help. 

After all, you deserve to act child-like every once in a while too! With working, house chores and looking after the little ones, you ‘ought to grab this day with both hands and have a fun-packed day to remember. 

Not sure what to do? Here are 6 funtastic ideas for all the family:

Interested in hiring one or more of this entertainment equipment? Brilliant to hear, we know you’ll have a whale of a time! 

Give the Fun Experts a call on the number above or ‘Add to My Event’ and a member of the team will get in touch with a competitive quote for your enquiry.