Milton Keynes children prepare to take part in Campbell Park’s play day tomorrow

Play Day in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes
Play Day in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes

The biggest play event in Milton Keynes will take place at Campbell Park tomorrow (Wednesday) between 11am and 4pm.

MK Play Day 2014 aims to be bigger and better than ever, with free activities for children and young people up to 19 years old, including soft play, water slides, face painting, den building, fairground rides, a mobile library and a sports zone run by MK Dons.

A Children’s Centre Village will also play host to messy play, baby sensory, story-telling and singing groups.

The event is organised by the MK Play Partnership which is made up of Milton Keynes Council, MK Dons, MK Play Association and The Parks Trust. MK Play Day is MK’s contribution to National Play Day, a campaign supported by the four nations, Play England, Play Wales, Play Scotland and Play Board Northern Ireland.

Emma Stace from the council’s Conniburrow Children’s Centre has been involved in the planning Play Day.

She said: “Last year’s event was the biggest to date with thousands of children, young people and their families joining us.

“This year we’re aiming to smash that with more activities and even more visitors than ever.

“There really is something for everyone. We can’t wait to see you there!”

The Milton Keynes event will be one of hundreds taking part across the country, promoting the importance of play for children and young people of all ages.

Andy Grout from MK Play Association added: “By taking part in MK Play Day locally, we are calling on everyone to help make sure that children and young people across the UK have the time, freedom and space to play outdoors.

“As well as being tremendous fun, outdoor play is crucial for children’s health, well-being and happiness.”

This year’s event has been made possible thanks to a grant from MK Community Foundation and funding from Milton Keynes Council.