26 Jul 2016

Children and Young People

College Green to turn into a cardboard playground for Bristol Playday 2016

Bristol’s College Green will be turned into a cardboard playground to mark national Playday on Wednesday 3 August. 

For Bristol’s 13th Playday event, children and families will be challenged to explore their imaginations as large amounts of cardboard boxes will be brought out on College Green.  The aim of the day is to encourage children be creative and create forts, dinosaurs or whatever they can come up with using these boxes.

Families are invited to come down to College Green for the day, bring a picnic and create something imaginative with cardboard.

The event will last between 12pm and 4pm and is part of the national Playday initiative which aims to celebrate children’s right to play.

Cllr Clare Campion-Smith, Bristol City Council’s cabinet member for people, said: “Play is essential for a child’s healthy development.  It allows them to use their minds creatively and practice social skills through playing with other children. 

“I am delighted to see that this year’s event will allow children the creative freedom to design their own fun.  Creative play can allow children to open up new ways of thinking and it challenges them to think differently.  I hope to see many families on College Green this year creating and designing all manner of forts, spaceships or cars and seeing where their imagination can take them.”

The Bristol Play Network will be running the event in partnership with Bristol City Council.

More information about the national celebration and the Bristol event can be found on the Playday website (www.playday.org.uk) or by phoning the Children’s Scrapstore on 0117 908 5644