Enjoy a day of family fun on National Playday

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The Stephen Park Centre and Forest Den Cafe in Gisburn Forest are celebrating National Playday on Wednesday August 6th with a day of “Have a go” activities including field games, a climbing wall, an adventure playground and a sand pit for the younger children.

All the activities on that day are free with one purchase from the Forest Den Cafe, to cover basic running costs.

Now in its 27th year, Playday is a celebration of children’s right to play and the charity campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of play in children’s lives. It looks to show why play is fundamental for children’s enjoyment of childhood, and that it is vital for their health, wellbeing and development.

Not for profit enterprises The Stephen Park Centre and Forest Den Cafe are run by the charity “To Inspire”, which provides holidays for disadvantaged children and families across the Northwest. All profits made from the centre and the cafe go towards providing as many holidays as possible for as many children and families as they can.

Manager Steve Cook said: “The right for all children to play and enjoy the outdoors is at the forefront of everything we do. In celebration of this fundamental right we have introduced a summer of ‘Have a Go’ sessions that are launching with the ‘Playday’ on August 6th.

“For the rest of the summer the ‘Have a Go’ sessions will include a host of activities and these fun-filled days will be available for less than £3 per activity, with any profits made going to help the children across the North West have, in many cases, their first holiday.”

For more information call 01200 446533 or visit www.stephenparkcentre.com