Crowds turn out for Highbridge play day despite bad weather

PUBLISHED: 17:30 11 August 2017

Rugbytots coach Paul with some youngsters.

Rugbytots coach Paul with some youngsters.


Wet and windy weather failed to put off hundreds of families enjoying a play day in Highbridge.

Face painting.Face painting.

The 10th Apex Park Play Day, in Marine Drive, saw crowds of people take part in an array of water-based activities including model boating and turbo paddlers.

Whittling magic wands.Whittling magic wands.

For those who didn’t wanted to stay dry there was also plenty of fun to be had on dry land, from face-painting and inflatables to wall climbing and paintballing.

Dressing up at 'Stange Old Things' the Mobile Museum.Dressing up at 'Stange Old Things' the Mobile Museum.

A fire crew allowed visitors to have a look inside their engine while those feeling brave enough were able to hold a snake.

Coastal Archers taster sessions.Coastal Archers taster sessions.

The event was put on thanks to a £2,500 donation from Sedgemoor District Council while Burnham and Highbridge Town Council has also contributed a grant of £1,250.

Richard Ballinger Magic Show.Richard Ballinger Magic Show.

The Burnham Lions, Admiral Blake and Tynte Masonic Lodges also gave money in support of the event.

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