MORE than 2,000 children and parents blew giant bubbles, cooked in a gloop kitchen and helped build a cardboard city at Conwy Playday.

Held at Rydal Penrhos playing fields, Colwyn Bay, last week, it was the 10th time Conwy has taken part in the National Playday scheme.

Conwy County Borough Council, and a host of other organisations including third sector groups, worked in partnership to provide a whole range of free opportunities for children to play.

Parents were transported back to their childhood and with their youngsters engaged in messy play, helped build a cardboard city, cooked in a gloopy mud kitchen, blew giant bubbles, created works of art and developed craft skills and did much, much more.

Organiser Gareth Stacey said: “The event highlighted that all children have a right to play, and demonstrated you don’t need expensive toys to play, a simple cardboard box can be a car, a den or a space rocket, essentially anything a child can imagine.”

Mayor of Colwyn Bay, cllr Steve Williams said: “It was great fun, I really enjoyed myself, and it all shows youngsters can let rip with their imagination and have a great time, they don’t need computers and tablets to have fun.

“I had fun making damper bread and it took me back to my childhood.”