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Playday 2014 - Gorebridge
Playday is the national day for play in the UK, a celebration of children’s right to play and a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives.
Join local celebrations with a free day out for families and groups for children of all ages!
Wednesday 6th August, 10.30am-4pm, At Vogrie Country Park, Gorebridge, Midlothian, EH23 4NU
Come along to enjoy all that Vogrie Park has to offer, plus some additional play opportunities:
A large mud kitchen!
Junk obstacle courses!
Games inspired by the Commonwealth Games!
Tumble Tots soft play!
A bouncy castle!
If you will be attending with a large group (for example Brownies or an After School Club) please contact Hayley at the MAP office to let us know – 0131 663 2243 or email@example.com
The Playday 2014 Play is… campaign is spreading the word about why play is crucial for children and young people’s health, wellbeing and happiness. The campaign recognises that:
- Play supports children’s physical and emotional wellbeing.
- Play promotes children’s development, creativity and independence.
- Play allows children to find out about themselves and the world around them.
- Playing is fun and children and young people should enjoy themselves.
MAP’s Playday for Midlothian is particularly emphasising the physical health benefits of play, to link with the Commonwealth Games.
Children’s free play is naturally active, and builds strength and stamina, develops coordination and balance, and promotes agility. It can provide children with early foundations for an ongoing interest in being active and being outdoors. However we need to ensure that children have the space and time to engage in physically active play.
Bring your children along to get active at Midlothian’s Playday!