If it barely seems five minutes since the long summer school holidays ended, some parents might not want reminding that the Autumn half-term is almost upon us.
When the schools break up again on October 27 for a week, young minds will need to be kept occupied with stimulating and adventurous activities. And if you’re looking for ideas, help is at hand courtesy of Cardiff Council’s Play Services team.
They’ve organised a Playday for all ages at Central Library Hub on The Hayes, Cardiff, on Thursday, November 2 between 1pm and 4pm.
Activities include junk modelling – making toys out of everyday household objects like egg boxes – and arts and crafts, den-building, story-telling, sensory and role play games plus a good old sing-a-long. What’s more, it’s all free to take part and it’s indoors – so it can’t be spoilt by the weather – and there’s no need to book: just turn up with your young ones.
Cabinet Member for Tackling Poverty and Supporting Young People, Cllr Peter Bradbury, said: “The National Playday that was due to be held in Heath Park last August has long been a key event for our Children’s Play Services team and everyone worked so hard this year to ensure it offered some great ideas about how your children can be kept entertained ‘on a shoestring’.
“Sadly, the weather put paid to it earlier this year but our Play Services team is putting on another wonderful event at Central Library Hub on November 2 that will demonstrate that play is fundamental for children’s enjoyment of childhood and vital for their health, wellbeing and development.”
To find out more about National Play Day, visit https://www.playday.org.uk/about-playday/whats-playday/
As well as hosting National Play Day, hubs and libraries across the city have a wealth of activities and events on throughout the half term school break. To find out what’s on at your local hub or library, visit https://cardiffhubs.co.uk/