Wrexham has taken part in the national celebration of Children's Right to Play.

The 2022 annual Playday took place from 12-4pm on Wednesday, August 3, on Queen's Square and Llwyn Isaf. 

The event saw a huge crowd of families and children take part in the fun. 

With volunteers from various organisations across North Wales, children were able to enjoy a range of activities from slip and slides, sandpitts, mazes, campfires, waterballoon throwing and more. 

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The event was organised by Wrexham Council and was free for all to attend. 

Ana Simeonova, a mother from Wrexham described the event as "lovely" and said it was "something different" for children in the community to do over the holidays. 

Jade Owen, a mother from Wrexham, felt the event could "help people that struggle financially to find something to do with their kids."

Volunteer Anwen Jones got stuck into the action and went into a medieval stock for the children to throw water balloons at. 

She said: "I think the kids are having fun, volunteers are having fun so it's a win win for everyone."

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. 

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

The council hoped the event will be a continuation of the local authority's 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. 

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.