National Playday comes to Winchester

National Playday will be coming to Winchester on Wednesday 4th August with a range of activities on offer to suit all ages.

Playday is an annual celebration of children’s right to play. Now in its 23rd year, it seeks to highlight the importance of play in children’s development.

The event in Winchester will take place at West Walk Woodland in the Forest of Bere near Wickham between 10am and 4pm. Activities on the day will include den building, mini beast hunts, drumming workshops, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, woodland games and more. There will be activities to suit all ages and it will offer a perfect opportunity for families to enjoy a fun day out together.

The natural playground at West Walk Woods is part of the Big Lottery Funded It’s Okay to Play project set up in partnership by Winchester City Council and the Forestry Commission.

Playday is coordinated by Play England with the help of hundreds of organisers from across the country. Anyone can join in with Playday celebrations, from babies through to great grand parents!

For more information about the Playday activities at West Walk Woods, contact Emily Weller on 01962 774 883 or email You can also find out more about Playday at