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Let the games begin – celebrate National Playday at these adventure playgrounds

Free Adventure Playgrounds in the UK

Playday, the national day for play is held on the first Wednesday in August (this year Wednesday 6th). National Playday came about in 1987 after cuts to play centres and adventure playgrounds in London and started with just a few events in the capital.
It went national in 1991 and in 2013 there were more than 850 events across the country.
This year there are more events planned to celebrate playtime, so get involved and spend the day playing with your kids!
To help get you in the mood for playing, we’ve found some of the best free adventure playgrounds across the UK where you can take your family to play.
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Riding in cars with kids – surviving long car journeys with the family

Long journeys with children in the car

The dreaded summer holidays usually mean hours spent in cars driving up and down the motorway to the seaside, or to the grandparents’ house for some much needed space.
All too often you’re only ten minutes into a three hour journey when a little voice pipes up “are we there yet?”
Then of course there’s the arguing with siblings over everything and nothing, something often difficult to control if you’re the only adult in the car and you’re driving!
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Treat the kids this summer – top family days out in the UK

Spend the day at Chessington, Alton Towers, Legoland, the Harry Potter studios or Woburn Safari Park

The summer holidays may almost be over but if you’re a parent you might still be tearing your hair out trying to think of a few more weeks’ worth of activities to keep your children entertained.
Hopefully the weather will be good this weekend so make a picnic and treat your kids to a fun day out.
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