Thousands enjoy fun in the sunshine as park is transformed

Play in the Park
Play in the Park

Thousands of people flocked to an Aylesbury park to enjoy a special play time in the sunshine.

Vale Park was transformed into a play extravaganza by Aylesbury Vale District Council’s (AVDC) communities team to celebrate National Play Day on Wednesday, August 3.

Complete with bouncy castles, go-karts, a climbing wall, arts and crafts and a giant sand pit to name but a few activities, all accompanied by the rhythmic soundtrack of the Umbanda drumming, this year’s Play in the Park was a great success.

It was the eleventh year AVDC have held Play in the Park and it’s become a calendar highlight for many families in the Vale.

Around 3,000 people attended to enjoy a fantastic range of activities, treat themselves to great food and drink on offer.

Cllr Angela Macpherson, AVDC cabinet member for leisure, communities and civic amenities, said: “We had some great new activities on offer this year alongside the old favourites as we try and have something for everyone to enjoy. Play is an extremely important part of a child’s development and here at AVDC we’re delighted to host this event and offer children the opportunity to play and be creative to their heart’s content. Thank you to everyone who took part and we hope you enjoyed it.”

Next up for AVDC’s communities team is the Paralympic Heritage Flame event at Stoke Mandeville stadium on Friday, September 2.