Picture Gallery: Weston street transformed for children's play day
PUBLISHED: 13:00 25 October 2011
A WESTON street was transformed into a children's playground at the weekend as parents, children and groups all helped put on a party.
The top half of Meadow Street was closed between 11am and 4pm for the ‘children in play day’.
Children of all ages played with Lego, made potato prints and played in the street.
Babies and toddlers were read bedtime stories by library assistant Anne Hockaday.
Dance group Chance2Dance hula-hooped for the crowds and got other children involved.
Lucy Loud and Alice Morgan, both aged 10, raised money for pandas and wildlife charity WWF by doing a panda trail where they placed letters of a word around the street and asked people to find them.
Sarah Turnbull brought her huge Lego collection along and let children build towers, while staff from Atlantic Fish Bar made fish-shaped balloons and ran a potato print stall.
Europe Café’s Pawel Piwowarsk, Magdalena Szyndler and Mocarska Agnieszka put up a stall selling continental foods.
The event, organised by North Somerset Council’s Neighbourhood’s Team saw a large turnout of mostly families and young children.
All but one car were moved from the street before the event, which the organisers are hoping to put on again next year.
Mary Morgan, an organiser for the event, said: “It was fantastic, a really good day.
“All the traders joined in and the sun shone and the children really enjoyed themselves.
“It was such a success that by the end of the day everyone was asking us when we will do it again.”
To view pictures of the event, click the gallery in the top right.