Stoke City Council Press & Pr department
.Hundreds of children from across Stoke-on-Trent are expected to converge on Hanley Park this Wednesday (August 4) to take part in a whole host of free activities as part of National Play Day.
Among the activities will be; games, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, climbing wall, face painting, and assault course and story telling. Children will also be able to take part in competitions throughout the day which is organised by the city council’s play services and aims to celebrate the importance of play for children.
Cabinet member for children and young people’s services, Councillor Debra Gratton, said: “Although it may seem the most natural thing in the world, this special day aims to recognise the importance of play for a child. We want to raise awareness in communities that children have right to play and that it’s vital for their development, health and happiness.”
The day will be hosted by Signal 1 radio presenters Perry and Louise while Stoke-on-Trent Lord Mayor Councillor Denver Tolley will officially open the event at noon. The day is supported by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.
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