More than 2000 local children and their families enjoyed free games, sports, art and competitions as part of our Play Day 2017.

They took place in Burgess Hill, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath.

This year the play day was based around 'Wheels in Motion' - giving local youngsters fun activities to enjoy during the summer holidays.

“Our free Play Day events just keep getting better and it’s great to see more and more people supporting them each year,” said Councillor Bruce Forbes, Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council.

“We had another fabulous turnout this year and I’d like to thank all the mums, dads and children who came along to support each event. The weather wasn’t great for two out of the three days but the fact that so many of you braved the wind and rain showed just what tremendous community spirit we have in Mid Sussex.

“It’s a wonderful thing when the whole community comes together to enjoy a local event; there really is nothing like it. We work really hard to make our Play Days a success and when you see the joy on the faces of children jumping on the bouncy castle, or the excitement as they get their faces painted, we know it’s all been worthwhile.”

The Play Day events were held on 1, 2 and 9 August as a celebration of Children’s right to play - a campaign highlighting the importance of play in children’s lives.

Organised by Mid Sussex District Council with support from:

  • Clarion Futures
  • Burgess Hill Town Council
  • East Grinstead Town Council
  • Haywards Heath Town Council
  • Burgess Hill District Lions
  • Haywards Heath Lions
  • Places for People Leisure
  • East Grinstead Youth Council

Contact us

Community Development Officer
Regina Choudhury
Tel: 01444-477495

Last updated: 29 June 2018