THOUSANDS of children from all over Denbighshire flocked to Rhyl for a free day of play.

The event at Rhyl’s Oak Tree Centre was organised by teams across Denbighshire County Council’s leisure department to help children enjoy their summer holiday as part of National Play Day.

Children took part in a host of activities including a new improved Water Zone area - which was supported by Prestatyn Nova and Rhyl’s SC2 waterpark which opens next year - messy play, ninja training camp, disability sports, soccerama, den building, arts and crafts, painting and much more.

The event is part of the Council’s work help young people develop behaviours that contribute to good health and well-being.

Cllr Bobby Feeley, the council’s lead member for Well-being and Independence, said: “It was great to see so many families from across Denbighshire take part in the play day in Rhyl.

“This year was the busiest and best Play Day event yet. At least 2,500 people attended this year’s event and the feedback from both children and parents was really positive."

Last year's event saw about 2,000 children from across the county take part.

“There was a great family atmosphere and the day was enjoyed by all.

“Play is a fundamental part of children's lives and promoting the well-being of children is one of the Council’s priorities.”