One day – Wednesday 3 August – has been officially designated as ‘play day’ in Mid Ulster with 3 places offering free activities for children.
Helping to mark National Play Day, which this year has the theme ‘play matters’, the free events in Dungannon, Fivemiletown and Ballyronan, all focus on providing entertainment for children in an outdoor setting, with crafts, magic shows, workshops, face painting, treasure hunts and games among the activities lined up for children across the three locations.
Encouraging families to enjoy Play Day 2016, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Trevor Wilson said:
“New technology and busier lives mean sometimes we don’t make enough time for our children just to play and on this one day, we are helping to promote the importance of play, particularly outside where we all benefit from the positive physical impact and improved mental wellbeing.
“When Mid Ulster is lucky to have so many great parks and outdoor spaces, there’s no excuse – other than the weather! – not to get out and enjoy them”.
The play days take place on Wednesday 3 August from 12noon to 4pm at Ballyronan Marina, Dungannon Park and Round Lake, Fivemiletown. For further information visit www.midulstercouncil.org/playday