Families are invited to a day of fun at Haigh Woodland Park as part of National Play Day celebrations.
The event, which is expected to attract more than 8,000 visitors, celebrates every child’s right to play and looks to highlight the importance of play in encouraging children to live happy and healthy lives.
Taking place this Wednesday (1st August) from 10am until 4pm, the eclectic programme of activities includes inflatables, a climbing wall, tug of war, face painting, fort building and storytelling shows.
Peter Burt, Managing Director of Inspiring healthy lifestyles, who organise the event on behalf of Wigan Council, said: “Year on year, this has proved to be one of the most popular events we run at Haigh Woodland Park. It’s packed full of exciting activities for youngsters, with parents and carers able to join in the fun, or just enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the park, while finding out more about some of the leisure and cultural activities that go on across the Borough.”
A wide selection of the sports, crafts and activity sessions will be completely free, with charges in place for some activities from external providers and the park’s fixed attractions, such as High Ropes and Adventure Golf.
Cllr Jenny Bullen, cabinet member for children and young people’s services at Wigan Council, said: “This event creates an opportunity for children to enjoy a beautiful outdoor space, while learning new skills and having fun. I’d encourage families to come along and make the most of the occasion and also use it to come speak to us and find out more about how they can work closer with us to improve their local area through The Deal.”
Vehicles can enter the park via the gateway at Copperas Lane (by the Balcarres Arms) and a one-way system will be in operation across the estate roads to help traffic flow.
Visitors are advised to arrive early to get the most out of what is expected to once again be an extremely popular day. For more information you can contact Inspiring healthy lifestyles on 01942 828 508.