Circus skills and birds of prey as Playday returns to Chorley

Brothers Sam and Jamie Critchley at last year's event

Brothers Sam and Jamie Critchley at last year's event

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The popular annual Playday will return to Chorley on Wednesday.

More than 1,000 youngsters and families are expected to enjoy a whole host of attractions at the event, which is organised by Chorley Council at Coronation Recreation Ground, on Devonshire Road.

They can take part in circus skills, balloon modelling, magic tricks, arts and crafts, clay modelling, football, bowling and cycling from 11am to 3pm.

There will also be a Punch and Judy Show, a climbing wall, a painting wall, birds of prey and much more.

And youngsters are encouraged to take along a teddy bear for a teddy bears’ picnic at 12.30pm.

Coun Peter Wilson, who is responsible for events at Chorley Council, said: “Playday is a fantastic event for all the family to enjoy. This annual event has just got bigger and better each year and this year there will be even more free attractions and entertainment for people to get involved in for a fantastic free day out.

“There is so much going on you won’t want to miss anything, so why not come along for the day and bring a picnic?”

Playday is a national initiative to raise the importance and profile of children’s play and encourage families to enjoy a day out.