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Hundreds come to Castle Cary for a free day of fun

PUBLISHED: 11:37 01 October 2010 | UPDATED: 17:55 20 February 2013

Hundreds come to Castle Cary for a free day of fun

Hundreds come to Castle Cary for a free day of fun

450 people flocked to Castle Cary to get hands on with circus skills, exotic animals, paintballing and music workshops. The free play day was organised by South Somerset District Council as part of a three-year scheme funded by the Big Lottery Fund

450 people flocked to Castle Cary to get hands on with circus skills, exotic animals, paintballing and music workshops. The free play day was organised by South Somerset District Council as part of a three-year scheme funded by the Big Lottery Fund



Children enjoyed petting bearded dragons, snakes, giant snails and guinea pigs in the Eduzoo tent before trying their hand at juggling, skating and puppet making.


A miniature beach was created especially for the event, which was also attended by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.


Stuart Talbott, South Somerset District Councils Big Lottery-funded Community Play Officer was pleased at the turnout and said, "There was a great sense of community spirit and everyone seemed to enjoy the opportunity to try something new, like the drumming workshop. Im pleased so many came along to the penultimate play day of thissummer."


Cllr Sylvia Seal, Leisure and Culture Portfolio Holder added, "These events are all about bringing the activities out to the community and encouraging a bit of free play and fun. The Big Lottery funding allows us to provide these at no cost to the council taxpayer which in this time of austerity can only be a great thing."


South Somerset District Councils final play day this year will be at Curry Rivel C of E Primary School on 25 September from 12 noon until 4pm. For more information about play days visit www.southsomerset.gov.uk/playdays

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