Play Rangers have returned to Aldwick this summer for days of fun for children.
Meynell Walter, the director of Meynell Games, runs the group meet-ups.
“It is the opportunity for children to play and that’s because play is fundamentally important.
“It’s about children doing what they want to do, in the way they want to do it – not controlled or directed by adults.
“Our whole aim is to create space and provide resources so children can play.
“We’re known as play workers, or play rangers.
“We have this belief that what’s most fundamentally important to children is the opportunity to play.
The play sessions have again been funded by Aldwick Parish Council because of their popularity in previous years. They have been taking place in the area since 2013.
The activities included on the play days are arts and crafts, woodwork and playing on the inflatable ring world.
“We bring plenty of things with us that children are familiar with, like sports equipment.
“But we also bring a few things that they might not have used before, like tools, inflatables and arts and crafts,” said Meynell.
Teacher and mum of three, Nicky Oakford, often comes along to the events with her children.
“This is the second week we’ve been to Play Rangers this year.
“In previous years we came at least once a week on average.
“The kids get to meet up with their friends, who they often miss during the holidays, and us parents get to have a chat while they play.
“One of the best things about Play Rangers is the variety of things to do. There is always something for all the children, depending on what they like.”
The Play Rangers are at West Park from 10:30am-12:30pm and from 2:30pm-4:30pm at Avisford Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays until August 29.