All roads led to Lough Key Forest Park on Sunday the 6th July for the 7th Annual County Roscommon Family Play Day. Celebrating the importance of play in children’s learning and development, Playday was officially opened by Councillor John Cummins, Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council. This Roscommon County Council and Department of Children & Youth Affairs Initiative, co-ordinated by Roscommon County Childcare Committee in association with Roscommon Sports Partnership, Football Association Ireland, Roscommon Leader Partnership, TUSLA and Lough Key Forest Park. Playday has been a phenomenal success over the last 6 years in County Roscommon, with everyone having an enjoyable and exciting day and despite the heavy showers the day was well supported with over 400 people in attendance.
There was a variety of events and games for all the family to enjoy including storytelling, soccer fun and games, admission into Lough Key Adventure play kingdom, Hip hop dancing, Irish Dancing demonstration, and The Big Blue Play bus. Lots of young tigers, butterflies, spider men, princess fairies and ninja turtles added to the sense of colour and fun.
As usual Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital Medical Research Centre was the nominated charity for the day and we would like to thank all those who gave so generously on the day. A total of €902.00 was raised for this worthy cause through the donations, face painting and the balloon race.