Wales

Wrexham sandpit encourages child Playday in town centre

Sandpit in Wrexham

A giant sandpit has been installed in Wrexham town centre to encourage child play as part of a national event.

Hundreds of free activities are taking place across Wales to mark Playday, held annually in August across the UK.

Play Wales director Mike Greenway said play helped children learn how they fitted into the world.

"Unfortunately, because it's more fun than school some people think it's less important - nothing could be further from the truth," he said.

He said this year's Playday theme marks the "benefits of playing outdoors".

'Messy'

A sandpit has been installed temporarily at Queen's Square in Wrexham which opens on Wednesday at noon.

In Swansea, there is a den building session at Cwm Level Park, Landore.

In Caerphilly, Morgan Jones Park is hosting "messy play" sessions while RAY Ceredigion Play Forum is organising activities at Sgwar Alban, Aberaeron.

In Rhyl, there are activities planned at Christchurch playing fields next to the Oak Tree Centre.

And Conwy council's Play Development Team are organising outdoor activities including cooking on a fire, pond dipping and "computer deconstruction" at Eirias Park in Colwyn Bay.

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