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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

This Dizzy Mummy and Her Playday Experience

For those of you who don't know today is National Playday, sponsored by Savlon. I have written two posts about it here and here.

Due to it being holiday season and not many people being around, I decided to meet up with a friend and her girls and just have our own little Playday in the park, after all its not about how big your event is...its just about getting your children to play outdoors! Unfortunately her eldest has had a temperature since yesterday and is not very well so I had to have a change of plan.

Having recently looked up Playday's in this area, the nearest was Paignton. I wasn't too bothered about going there but this morning I randomly typed in Dartmouth Playdays and came up with this advert here. Distracted by my daughters and not reading the advert properly, I was thrilled to discover there was an event next to my Daughters nursery with face painting and a bouncy castle and all those things children love. So I packed a picnic, snacks and drinks and set off.

Unfortunately I did not check the date...when I turned up to the children's centre, the staff did not know anything about Playday or an event.  The very nice lady checked out the advert I had seen on the internet and it was in fact the right place but the date was 2007...whoops!! I felt very silly as you can imagine.

With an upset three year old who wanted her face painted, the park was not going to do, so I decided off to Paignton we would head. They had an event at the the local Community College organised by Torbay Council's Early Years, Play and Childcare Service. There was lots of planned events including archery, sports coaching, bouncy castle assault courses and paint your own pottery. There was even clowns with a magic show and balloon modelling, a "jungle Jim" ventriloquist show and a chance to meet some exciting animals.

Poppy had a great time. She especially loved the animals, the magic show and balloon modelling.Rosie had fun too. She loved crawling about on the grass and practising standing up and sitting down, her favourite past time at the moment.  I think she might be walking very soon.

Here are a few photos:

There was plenty to keep you busy but I think this particular one was aimed at older children. However, despite the day not turning out quite as planned I am glad we joined in and supported the event.  We even bumped into a family we knew.

Next year though, I would like to host my own event like my Sister Not Yet A Yummy Mummy and Mummy and The Beastie. Check out their sites for details of their joint event in Richmond Park.  I would have loved to join in with that one but its soo far away!

Hope you all enjoyed your day and that your children enjoyed playing outside.

Karen x