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Summer holiday activities at Pigg's Playbarn in Shropshire (25th June 2015)

Summer holiday activities at Pigg's Playbarn in Shropshire

A playbarn near Bridgnorth has plenty of activities to keep the children busy this summer. Pigg's Playbarn at Apley Farm Shop will have events running every Tuesday & Wednesday in the school holidays, starting with the Cardboard Box Club every Tuesday & a variety of craft activities every Wednesday.

"Our focus is on wholesome, inexpensive, traditional activities, whenever possible being outdoors & using recycled materials, raising environmental awareness amongst the children & their parents. Good fun doesn’t have to cost the earth!" explained Lady Hamilton, Marketing Manager.

Every Wednesday in the holidays, Playbarn staff will organize a different activity, starting with the Teddy Bears' Picnic on 22 July, plate butterflies on 29 July, egg box bugs on 5 Aug, sock puppet making on 12 Aug, paper tube cars on 19 Aug & another Teddy Bears’ Picnic on 26 Aug.

Lora Rogers, Playbarn supervisor added "It's great for children to meet new friends, have fun outdoors & learn how to recycled materials into a great new, handmade toy."

Just before term restarts, children are invited to sleepover in the Playbarn on Friday 28th – Saturday 29th August, organised by Educating Kids Outdoors (EKO).

The Pigg's Playbarn After-School in the autumn term will be a Textiles Club, starting on Thursday 3rd September. In the October half term, the Spookley Pumpkin Festival will help keep children busy & active.

So children have plenty of summer activities to look forward to. At Apley, parents know the children will be entertained & educated in safe environments, whilst enjoying they enjoy great coffee, delicious cakes, free wifi on big comfy sofas!

Cardboard Box Club will run every Tuesday (21, 28 July, 4, 11, 18 & 25 Aug) from 10-12noon & 2-4pm. It will be free with entry to the Playbarn. Summer craft activities will run every Wednesday (22, 29 July, 5, 12, 19 & 26 Aug) 10-12noon & are also free with Playbarn entry. Teddy Bears’ Picnics cost £6.50 for children (play & picnic) & £5.50 for adult picnics.

Activities are suitable for children aged 2-11. Parents must supervise children at all times. For some activities, places are limited, so booking is advisable. For more information or to book your place please visit or call 01952 730 345.

Tickets for the Teddy Bears’ picnics can be bought online at or in the Playbarn.