Fun for all the family at National Play Day celebration
PUBLISHED: 15:00 09 August 2019
Families enjoyed a day of fun in the Royal Docks as part of National Play Day.
Thames Barrier Park hosted more than 30 different activites, from sports such as football, tennis and cricket to building blocks, mural painting and a soft play area.
The event, on Wednesday, August 7, was attended by more than 650 children who sampled paddle sports, boxing and a traversing wall.
It also featured a stage where talented Newham youngsters could perform, while a time capsule - due to be opened in 2069 - was buried, with children filming the occasion.
Kevin Jenkins, founder of charity Ambition Aspire Achieve who organised the event, said it was "a brilliant day for all concerned".
He added that the event had been supported by Royal Docks Festival and Royal Docks Trust.
National Play Day, held every year on the first Wednesday in August, sees hundreds of community events held across the country to promote the importance of playing for children.
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