Fun was the name of the game at Towcester’s National Playday, with hundreds of children descending on the town’s Recreation Ground last Wednesday to join in an action-packed day.
A total of 615 children were spoilt for choice with outdoor activities including football, African drumming, arts and crafts, play buses and animals. The day was organised as part of South Northants Council’s (SNC) popular summer SPLAT (Sport, Play, Leisure and ArTs) programme. Portfolio holder for community engagement and wellbeing, Karen Cooper, said: “It was a great day out for the whole family. The event went very well and we had lots of positive feedback from children and parents. “With almost 900 people attending in total, this makes it our most popular Towcester National Playday to date.” National Playday celebrates children’s right to play under the UN Convention of Human Rights. The Towcester event was one of about 500 that took place in the UK. For information on other SPLAT events, see www.southnorthants.gov.uk/SPLAT.htm