Apex Park Playday in Highbridge returns on August 1st
organisers of Highridge's Apex Park Playday are hoping for a bumper
attendance on Wednesday 1st August.
free fun-filled day will be held from 10am-3pm, with over 42 free
activities on offer, including den building, model trucks, fizz
pop science and slime making, model boats, face painters, inflatables,
a climbing wall, paddle boarding, music, magic, and zorbs.
gives parents a chance to have a day-off from spending their hard-earned
money to keep the kids entertained during the summer holidays, as
well as allowing families to spend quality time together having
a picnic and exploring one of Sedgemoors most beautiful parks.
District Council contributes £2,500 towards the event, with
Sedgemoor staff also attending to marshal on the day.
staff have also helped the organising committee with key tasks in
the months before the event. £2,550 was gratefully received
from The Big Lottery and £1,000 from Groundwork, the Tesco
bags for help scheme.
Pike, Chair of the Playday Committee, said: "All of the volunteer
committee are really looking forward to Playday, it is sure to be
another fantastic event."
am so grateful to all of the help we have received from Sedgemoor
District Council, the committee and all the volunteers - Apex Playday
is one of the largest in the country so it is especially important
we have a great team working hard behind the scenes."
forget your sunscreen, sun hats (or wet-weather gear!) and water
as it is sure to be an action-packed day!"
must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Refreshments will
be available to purchase on the day or visitors can bring along
are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times during the event
with any mess cleared up immediately. Should the weather be hot
we would ask dog owners to consider leaving pets at home in the
parking will once again be available at Cassis Close playing fields,
adjacent to the Bay Centre, (a short, flat walk from Apex) with
free parking at Apexs Marine Drive car park reserved for disabled
visitors. A £1 per car fee is being levied at the Cassis Close
car park again this year, the profits will be split equally between
the Playday Committee (and put towards Playday 2019) and Burnham
Rotary who are managing the car park on the council's behalf. The
charge will therefore support the future of the event, local good
causes as well as provide much-needed car parking management during
the event, which becomes more popular each year, to reduce risk
to visitors. The car park will be open from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
are reminded to be considerate of other road users and not cause
road congestion by attempting to park at Apex Park unless a member
of their party is disabled.
are also requested to avoid parking in near-by residential streets,
please support future Playday's by parking in the official car park
at the Bay Centre for just £1. Alternative pay and display
parking is also available in numerous locations in Burnham town
centre (10 -15 min walk from Apex depending on location used). To
reduce congestion as much as possible wed encourage everyone
who can to walk, cycle or use public transport to reach the event.
committee will be issuing wristbands for children to wear with their
responsible persons phone number so that if children should
become lost, they can be reunited as quickly as possible. The Lost
Child point is going to be situated by the play park in the green