Family Fun Days have started this summer at parks around Brentwood.
Brentwood Borough Council hosts the events every year during the school holidays offering a wide range of affordable activities.
Aimed at the under 10s, the events offer plenty for children to enjoy, including small funfair rides, bouncy castles, face painting, come and try sports, Punch and Judy, pocket money stalls, crafts, animal handling and many other fun activities.
For just £3.50 per child, a wristband can be purchased for unlimited rides and bouncy castle sessions throughout the whole event, and whilst some activities are chargeable, such as face painting, families can take part in many free activities provided by local organisations.
Chair of Health and Community Committee, Cllr Cliff Poppy, said: “Parents and carers are under pressure to keep children entertained during the school holidays, often struggling with the cost of days out.
“We want to encourage families to stay local, make a day of it and enjoy our beautiful green spaces, and connect to local organisations. We must thank BabyBallet and TuckIN Brentwood for their sponsorship which has allowed us to keep the costs down for local families.”
The Family Fun Days take place weekly from 10.30am to 3.30pm at the following locations:
Friday 2 August – Warley Playing Fields CM13 3AZ
Friday 9 August – Hutton Recreation Ground CM13 1BS
Friday 16 August – King George’s Playing Fields CM14 5AE
Friday 23 August – Bishops Hall Park CM15 9NP
Friday 30 August – King George’s Playing Fields CM14 5AE
Parking is strictly limited at each location and visitors are asked to walk or use public transport where possible.