On Wednesday, August 4, National Play Day will be coming to Abergavenny Castle Grounds from 11am – 4pm.

MonLife recognises the importance of children’s play for their physical and mental health and wellbeing. Indoor or outdoor play is important to children’s development and being outside also allows children to appreciate nature, the environment and feel part of their community.

This year’s Play Wales theme is Summer of Play and recognises the challenges children and young people have faced over the past year and the need to enjoy time for play with their friends, having fun.

A range of activities are taking place in Abergavenny Castle grounds on Wednesday including clay play, badge making and archery. Children will also be able to take part in the Play Wales Storybook Treasure Hunt. Around the castle grounds will be hidden storybook packs containing books and some added surprises. Most importantly it’s all free!

Photos posted on social media will provide clues as to where the packs are hidden and children and their families can have fun exploring the grounds and finding the treasure.

Booking is required for the clay play, badge making and archery.

Councillor Lisa Dymock, Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing and Social Justice said: “We’ve got plenty in store this National Play Day, with fantastic activities to be discovered at Abergavenny Castle. It’s also a great opportunity to make the most of our fantastic leisure facilities across the county, whether it be the indoor play centre at Monmouth Leisure Centre or the Mon Games which are happening across all four sites with a range of different activities for all ages. We encourage you all to get involved on this National Day, which is arguably one of the most fun celebration events of the year!”

For more information about the activities available in Monmouthshire visit: https://www.monlife.co.uk/monactive/

For more information about National Play Day and activity ideas, please visit: https://www.playday.org.uk/