National Play Day 2017

Sensory Time UK were invited along for our 2nd year to attend the National Play Day at Apex in Burnham-on-Sea.

Sedgemoor Play Day was held, by tradition, on Wednesday 2nd August 2017, to celebrate children and their right to play.


Records as far back as 427 BC , document the value of play. Plato an ancient Greek Philosopher advocated the use of free-play, gymnastics, music and various other forms of leisurely activities as means of developing skills for life, and aiding supporting health and physical development.Plato in 422 BC said – ‘Enforced learning will not stay in the mind. So avoid compulsion and let our children’s lessons take the form of play.’


It estimated that an incredible 3000 children attended the Sedgemoor Play Day this year! It is great to see that so many families were not put off by the weather.


We were very excited to be attending and arrived bright and early to construct our new Sensory Time tipi. Unfortunately for us the wind did not agree with our tipi and despite our efforts we were unable to get it standing. We had to admit defeat. However we did leave some flags for the children and we stayed on to introduce ourselves to local families and other children’s activity providers.



Despite the weather, a great day was had by all and the rain was an added element of fun; splashing and jumping in the puddles.


For anyone that didn’t get the chance to see us this week, we hope you had a lovely day and would like to invite you to join us for a free taster session at either Brean Play or Kings Down Pavilion in Bridgwater. We are also attending Animal Farm Adventure Park kids fest bank holiday weekend.  

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We look forward to seeing you all soon!


Team Sensory