Hundreds enjoy national Playday at Shefford children’s centre

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

Children built the three pigs’ houses, mixed porridge for the three bears and panned for gold with the seven dwarves in Shefford on national Playday.

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

The event at the Shefford and District Children’s Centre last Wednesday followed the theme of Once Upon a Time, with hundreds of youngsters joining the fairytale fun as staff and children dressed as their favourite characters.

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

Children created stories from recycled materials, and there was forest school too – with activities and Little Red Riding Hood, as well as panning for gold with Snow White’s dwarves.

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

Centre manager Kirsty Maxwell said the families loved the fairytale puppet show by the Potton-based Theatre of Widdershins.

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

“It was lovely to see the children outdoors enjoying the sunshine with their families and promoting the value of play,” said Kirsty.

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant


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“The most enjoyed activity of the day was painting the children’s centre van. The children really enjoyed creating graffiti on the van, and cooling down after with a water fight.”

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC

Shefford and District Children’s Centre marks National Playday. Picture: SDCC - Credit: Archant

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