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Celebrate Play

PlayWorks presents Celebrate Play – a free Family Play day on National PlayDay!

Every year PlayWorks holds a celebration of Play on National Play Day. The event is held in the Arboretum in the heart of Nottingham with all activities being free and easy to recreate at home, especially if you join as a member and make use of our amazing ScrapStore. Take a look at our video and see some of the wonderful activites you can expect at Celebrate Play and indeed from PlayWorks all year round.


Celebrate Play 2018 

Over 2000 people attended this years Celebrate on Wednesday 1st August 2018. 

Check out the event on Facebook to see some highlights of the event.

Activities on the day included:

  • Lots of Arts & Crafts.
  • Featuring PLayWorks projects, ScrapBand, PlayBack and Playing Out Nottingham
  • Families tried a range of Sports Activities
  • Traditional GamesCircus Skills, and outlandish Giant Games!
  • Children braved the PlayWorks’ Obstacle Course Challenge
  • Leaf-Fossils with the Park Rangers
  • Word, Play and Poetry in the Literacy Volunteer Yurt!
  • For the Younger ones there was the Under 5’s area, including activities and Sensory Play with The Toy Library
  • And lots more!!

Affordable food was provided onsite by Super Kitchen. Supporting social eating spaces, and cooking for their communities with love.

We would like to say a massive thank you to our supporters who joined us on the day including The Toy Library, Literacy Volunteers, Nottingham City Council Play Teams, Nottingham Playhouse, Framework/SSBC, The Tennis Centre and many more!

Special thanks to Nottingham City Council, Nottingham Together and Castle Cavendish for their support this year.  

And Thank You to all of the volunteers (especially Experian’s HR Team!), for the extra help on the day!

Celebrate  Play 2017

Over 1,600 people joined us to celebrate Playday on the Nottingham Arboretum on 2nd August  2017. Take a look at some of the fantastic photos from the day!


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