Hundreds of children and families enjoy fun, games and sunshine in Holloway

Lilia, 8, and her brother Lyes, 6, showing off the car they built

Lilia, 8, and her brother Lyes, 6, showing off the car they built - Credit: Archant

More than 1,000 children and families enjoyed fun, games and lots of sunshine at a playday.

The event at Paradise Park, in Sheringham Road, Holloway, last week saw youngsters and parents try their hand BMXing, arts and crafts, a tug-of-war and spend some time in Cardboard city.

Cllr Joe Caluori, Islington Council’s executive member for children and young people, said: “It is fantastic to see so many families trying out a wide range of free activities, from water candles and bottle rockets to building and racing go-karts.

“Islington Playday is a great event, and I lost count of the number of happy faces I saw there.”

The Playday in Islington is part of a series of events across the country which are held every year to highlight the importance of children playing.