8 Aug 2019
Yesterday, thousands of families from across the Vale visited Aylesbury’s award-winning Vale Park for a fun-filled and unforgettable day at ‘Play in the Park’.
Organised by Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) to celebrate national Playday, the event offered a range of fantastic activities, including: electric go-karts, petting farm, climbing wall, face painting and bouncy castles.
There was also an appearance by acclaimed children’s entertainer Colonel Custard — who demonstrated and taught some of his breathtaking circus skills — and Professor Diamond, who captivated visitors with his traditional Punch & Judy show.
Cllr Paul Irwin, Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure, commented:
“The amazing range of activities on offer at this year’s Play in the Park gave children the opportunity to play and be creative to their hearts’ content. Play is a crucial part of a child’s development, so it was great to see so many children enjoying their time at the event. I’m also proud of our Communities Team for organising this wonderful event, and I wish to say thank you to everyone who came along and helped make the day a big success.”
Comments from visitors on the day included:
“My 3-year-old son is having a great day. To be honest, I’m struggling to get him to leave!”
- Erica T, Stoke Mandeville
“I’ve never been to Play in the Park before, and I’ve been amazed at how much fun stuff there is for my kids to enjoy. I’ll definitely be bringing them back next year!”
- Claire B, Whitchurch
This was Play in the Park’s 13th year, and the event has gone from strength-to-strength and is now recognised as the Vale’s premier play day.