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Parks and Open Spaces


Play Day; 16th September 2023

Play Day is a national initiative aimed at promoting play and recreation opportunities for children and young people all over Ireland.  Outdoor play has a positive impact on children’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical wellbeing. Kildare County Council is proud to support this creative play initiative which is co-funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. Play Day is organised and run for the past 10 years by the Parks Department.  If you have feedback or suggestions please let us know!

The 2023 Play Day was a very successful free family event held on Saturday 16th September.  Despite the inclement weather, it was estimated that 3,500 visitors attended on the day, and over 1000 of these were children!

The theme for Playday 2023 was “Wonder and Discovery” chosen to represent the wonder and discovery that unfolds when children play outside. 

The Parks Department of Kildare County Council along with volunteers, workshop facilitators, entertainers and emergency services delivered an exciting and fun filled day including live stage acts and over 30 activities held both indoors and outdoors including attractions for all age groups.   Accessible features such as quiet entry and wheelchair friendly access, sensory suite and accessible toilets were all available on the day.

Play Day 2023