Thousands enjoy Aylesbury's Play in the Park
Archived press release
Date Published: 08/08/12
Play in the Park
Thousands celebrated National Play Day in Aylesbury last Wednesday at Vale Park. Over 2,500 local children aged between 3 and 12 came along with their families, making this the busiest Play in the Park event to date.
Over 47 businesses, charities and organisations were on hand, offering a fantastic range of activities including pedal go karts, a surf simulator, climbing wall, bouncy castles and lots of opportunities for children to create and play. Despite a brief rain shower the park was packed all day as families flocked to the park to enjoy the free activities on offer.
Families also had the chance to discover a series of plaques that have been installed across Vale Park to celebrate London 2012, showing fun facts about Olympic and Paralympic sports.
Play in the Park also hosted the final of the Aylesbury Vale Digital Games, a youth project that has been running over the last few months in various locations across the district. Young people took part in a Nintendo Wii tournament taking place at various youth clubs, youth centres and cafes across Aylesbury Vale.
829 young people attended the youth group sessions, with 415 young people playing on Mario and Sonic’s London 2012 Olympics game. 150 young people took part in the Final, which included four tournaments on the Nintendo Wii, and prizes were awarded to the overall winners. Young people also enjoyed other activities including the sports cage, Skate Park and I-van.
Diana Carlick Senior Community Development Officer 01296 585224 email@example.com
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