‘Lets play’ Rush family fun day

by Rose Barrett
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Families descended on Kenure Park in Rush to celebrate National Play Day. Let’s Play Rush & Creative Nature Family Fun Day gave little ones and their parents the chance to play, create and connect with nature. 

In Kenure Park, families explored different games to awaken their connection with nature. From blindfolded walks and park poetry, to treasure hunts and guess the animal, there were lots of activities for families to enjoy together. The fun continued back in Rush Library, where there was an Arts & Crafts Hub full of different creative projects: finger-painting, stencils, leaf rubbing, mandalas, potato printing – there was even ink made from crushing berries!

Let’s Play Rush filled Kenure Park with laughter, toys and activities that were enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Many families brought picnics with them and enjoyed music, boules, Jenga and giant Connect 4. Guests of honour on the day included Fingal Mayor Howard Mahony and Cllr Brian Dennehy. 

Lilian Whelan, Creative Ireland Co-Ordinator and Senior Executive Librarian said: “Encouraging creativity in the community is an important aim for Creative Ireland (Fingal) and we are delighted to be involved with Creative Nature and the Let’s Play Rush projects, which aim to make Rush a playful and creative place for all.”

Orlaith O’Sullivan said: “There are loads of proven benefits for us when we spend time in nature or do something creative. These activities boost our immune system, reduce anxiety, improve problem-solving and increase our happiness! It was wonderful to see parents colouring alongside their children and exploring together in nature.”

Save the date for the next Community “Let’s Play Rush” event on Saturday, August 6th.. More details to follow closer to the time on Rush Tidy Towns Facebook page. 

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