MORE than 7,000 people enjoyed a day of fun in the sun at the Apex Park Playday in Burnham-on-Sea.

The free event on August 1 saw visitors from across Somerset enjoy more than 40 activities including magic shows and bouncy castles as well as a visit from firefighters from Burnham-on-Sea Fire Station.

Burnham-on-Sea MP James Heappey attended the event as well as a number of local charities and businesses including Escape and Brean Splash.

A spokesman for Sedgemoor District Council, said the event was a big success.

"The ethos of playday is to allow families to have a free day out during the summer holidays and to allow children to take part in a wide range of activities which they might then take up in the future. It runs in line with National Playday up and down the country and ours is one of the largest in the country and has won awards previously.

"Whilst it could not be organised without a very active committee who raise over £6,000 to put on the event, Sedgemoor contribute £2,500 towards the event.

"This pays for toilets, a marquee, first aid and the climbing wall.

"Five of Sedgemoor’s staff were on hand during the day to deal with management of the event as well as the Clean Surroundings workforce who tirelessly replenish loos and service litter bins.

"Sedgemoor District Council would like to thank all the volunteers and organisations and most of all the PlayDay Committee who helped put on such a fantastic event."