The Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan MS, visited Ceredigion on National Playday on Wednesday 02 August 2023.

Councillor Catrin M S Davies welcomed the Deputy Minister at the Square Field in Aberaeron where RAY Ceredigion were hosting a play day for children of all ages, with organisations from across Ceredigion providing various play activities for children and their families to enjoy free of charge.

The visit included the Deputy Minister and Councillor Catrin M S Davies talking to Gill Byrne of Ray Ceredigion and visiting a number of the organisations present and witnessing the various activities that were on offer.

Councillor Catrin M S Davies, Cabinet Member responsible for Culture, Leisure and Customer Services, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Julie Morgan, Deputy Minister to Ceredigion once again and specifically Aberaeron. It was wonderful to see the children smiling, laughing and enjoying the day as they were given opportunities to play in as many ways as possible. Play is key to the mental and physical health of children of all ages and on behalf of Ceredigion County Council I’d like to thank Ray Ceredigion for organising the Play Day and making it truly inclusive. Thanks also to all bodies and organisations and the staff at Ceredigion who contributed to the success of the day.”

Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Social Services, said: “I was delighted to be able to celebrate National Playday with the children and families in Aberaeron. The Welsh Government places great value on play and the importance it has in the lives of children and families. It was great to see all the families having fun and getting involved in the play activities. I thank Ceredigion County Council and Councillor Catrin M S Davies for the fantastic welcome.”

Numerous Ceredigion County Council services supported the day including the Employment Support Team, Flying Start, Carers Team and Ceredigion Actif. Together they provided children with the opportunity to take part in multi skills sessions, balance bike activities and various sports including tennis, archery and cricket; face painting and arts and crafts.