Free fun for kids at Play Day festival in Whitworth Park next week

As part of Our Year 2022, Manchester City Council have organised a day jam-packed full of free activities and opportunities for children to enjoy next Wednesday 3 August at Whitworth Park.

Timed to celebrate the start of the school summer holidays children of all ages from the tiniest tots to teenagers, will be able to dabble in a wide range of activities and entertainment- there will even be a special visit from TV Stars Milkshake’s Pip and Posy!  

From messy play and sensory activities for younger children, to a climbing wall, a DJ and circus skills workshops, the day will be filled with fun from start to finish with something for all to enjoy - and all of it free.   

The event coincides with Playday - the national day for play, celebrated each year across the UK on the first Wednesday in August. The Council recognises that play is essential for children and young people, as it allows young people to make friends, to channel their creativity and to feel connected to each other.  

Play is recognised under the UN Convention of the Rights of the child, and as Manchester moves to becoming a UNICEF UK child friendly city, it is more important than ever to make sure Children have the right to play.  

Young fun seekers and their families are also encouraged to come and say hello to TV stars Pip and Posy, from Magic Light Pictures’ hugely popular and award-winning animated pre-school series on Milkshake! and Sky Kids. Pip and Posy are the best of friends whose lives revolve around a wonderful world of play. Packed with warmth and humour, the series is full of laughter and games, and the challenges that friendship’s journey brings. 

Pip and Posy will be bringing their special brand of play to Manchester’s Playday Festival in Whitworth Park on Wednesday 3 August with exciting goodies and entertaining activities for children to have some fun! 

Next week's Play Day event in Whitworth Park is part of Our Year 2022, which is a council initiative to create more activities, opportunities, experiences and support for children and young people in the city. 

 Councillor Garry Bridges, Executive Member for Early Years, Children & Young People, said:  

“ National Playday is a great day where we can celebrate the importance of coming together to play and in true Manchester fashion, we are hosting a full day of exciting activities and entertainment.  

"We're hoping that children and young people from all over the city will come along and take part in the event, maybe uncover a new hobby, and even make some new friends.   

"It promises to be lots of fun, and it's free - so come on down and join in!" 

For more information on Our Year 2022 please visit:  

To follow Pip and Posy visit:  Instagram @pipandposyworld Facebook @pipandposy  You Tube  @pipandposy 

Pip and Posy also feature in a fun resource pack designed with Playday and available online at Filled with inspiring Pip and Posy themed ideas, tips and downloadable activities, the pack will help families, carers and communities create their own fun-filled Playdays. 

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