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Hundreds join in the fun on National Play Day

HUNDREDS of children descended on Whitehall Recreation Ground to join in the fun on National Play Day.

National Play DayThe celebration was organised by Rugby Borough Council's Play Rangers team, and included a host of fun and games to keep youngsters entertained.

Activities on offer at Wednesday's (3 August) event included a climbing wall, sumo suits, an inflatable assault course and a bouncy castle.

Youngsters also had the chance to try out archery, boxing, cricket and football, and compete in a Space Hopper Grand National and foot pool.

Staff from Rugby Art Gallery and Museum joined in the fun by offering a range of arts and crafts activities.

The event was brought to a close by Icarus Falconry, who put on a display featuring a number of birds of prey, including a Hooded Vulture, Black Kite and a Milky Eagle Owl.

The Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Sally Bragg, attended the National Play Day celebration, and said: "National Play Day promotes the importance of play for children, encouraging youngsters to enjoy the great outdoors and embrace a healthy lifestyle.

"I was delighted to attend this year's celebration and meet so many of the children who had turned out in force to have fun in the sun at the council's Whitehall Recreation Ground.

"It was also a pleasure to hear their good manners when asking for the complimentary sugar-free squash which went down so well given all the physical activities on offer."

Photo caption: The Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Sally Bragg, met Orion, a Milky Eagle Owl from Icarus Falconry.

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