Merton children celebrate National Playday

More than 200 children, young people and families took part to celebrate National Playday 2013 last week (Wednesday 7 August).


National Playday is the annual celebration of children’s right to play. The theme for this year’s Playday was ‘Playful Places’, which was aimed at making sure there are great places for children to play.

A Playday event was held at Merton’s Acacia  Centre (IGC) which gave children from 0-16 the chance to enjoy a wide range of activities and play opportunities including the popular adventure playground and a bouncy castle.

Cabinet Member for children’s services, Councillor Maxi Martin said: “It was good to see so many children and families celebrate National Playday at the Acacia Centre – a great place to play. There are a range of activities here throughout the holidays which local residents of all ages can get involved in.”

For more details of activities taking place over the summer at the Acacia Centre visit

For more information about Playday, please visit