HAIGH Woodland Park welcomed a record 14,000 visitors for its festival of play.
National Play Day, which celebrates children’s right to play, treated them to a wide selection of crafts, sports and leisure activities right across the park.
The fun-packed day of adventure saw little ones and big ones exploring the park to enjoy activities including den building, wall climbing, tug of war, dancing and storytelling shows.
Peter Burt, managing director of Inspiring healthy lifestyles, who organise the event on behalf of Wigan Council, said: “Once again, Haigh Woodland Park has welcomed thousands of children and adults to have fun and get active as part of National Play Day.
“A record number of youngsters, parents and carers enjoyed the attractions in beautiful surroundings, and we look forward to seeing all these residents again soon at the park or across our other leisure and wellbeing facilities throughout the borough.”
Jenny Bullen, cabinet member for children and young people’s services at Wigan Council, said: “National Play Day has proved once more to be a superb event at one of Wigan’s star attractions.
“Haigh Woodland Park provided a beautiful outdoor space for children to learn new skills, explore new surroundings, but most importantly have fun.”
Haigh Woodland Park can be enjoyed all year round, having recently introduced attractions including High Ropes and Adventure Golf as part of a multi-million pound redevelopment of the site.