Wrexham Council has announced it will celebrate National Playday with a family friendly event in August. 

The event will take place at Queen's Square and Llwyn Isaf on Wednesday, August 3 from 12pm to 4pm.

The annual playday has taken alternative forms over the past two years due to the pandemic including an online event in 2020 and an interactive app event in 2021. 

Wrexham joins numerous other councils and areas across the UK to host an event that encourages children to play and have fun freely. 

The exciting play event will include waterfights, a giant sandpit and other activities. 

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The council is advising parents to dress children in clothes they don't mind getting wet and messy. 

The free event is open to all ages from babies to grandparents. 

The council hopes the event will be a continuation of the local authorities aim to ensure all Wrexham children have enough time, space and permission to play. 

According to the United National Convention on the Rights of the Child all children have rights to play. 

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The legislature says: "Every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts."

The national charity Play Wales believes play can have a significant impact on the fitness and wellbeing of children.