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Play in the Park this Easter

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Tickets are now available for Play in the Park, which is returning for the Easter holidays!

The fun, free activity sessions for children aged 3–11, will run from Wednesday 3 April until Friday 12 April, in various public parks across Chelmsford and South Woodham Ferrers.

What is Play in the Park?

Play in the Park is brought to you by the council's Community Sport and Wellbeing team and provides free two-hour activity sessions for children during school holidays. Morning sessions take place from 10am to midday and afternoon sessions from 1pm to 3pm. Sessions are suitable for all children aged 3–11 including those with accessibility needs.

Activities vary each day, with arts and crafts workshops, face painting, inflatables, and parkour all in the mix this Easter! Entertainment will be provided by Let’s Get Crafty, Team Kinetix, Moving Canvas, Mister B and 1st2Bounce. You can find a full timetable on the Community Sport and Wellbeing page.

Each session will be supervised by our ‘playworkers’ but a responsible adult, parent, or guardian must be present (within the park/venue grounds) throughout.

Play in the Park is a great opportunity for children to meet other kids in their local area – and for parents to get a bit of a rest during the holidays!

How to secure your spot

Play in the Park is very popular (last year’s summer sessions had almost 9,000 children joining the fun!), so it is recommended that you book your place as soon as possible.

This year, bookings are slightly different with tickets available at ticketsource.co.uk. Please ensure that you select the ‘eticket’ option when booking. Your ticket will then be sent to you by email, which you can present to playworkers upon arrival.

Essential information

Children should wear suitable clothing; something comfortable and weather appropriate, as sessions take place outside. We suggest bringing a drink and a snack, too.

As well as fantastic guest-entertainers, there will be games, sport activities, and arts and crafts, all coordinated by playworkers at each session.

Further details, can be found at chelmsford.gov.uk/play.

Play in the Park is completely free, but booking is advised to secure your child's space. Tickets can be booked at ticketsource.co.uk/play-in-the-park.

If you’d like more information, contact the Community Sport and Wellbeing team on 01245 606569.

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Molly Smith
Molly Smith

Molly writes stories about public health, community safety, leisure, community sport, parking and Chelmsford Market.