TORFAEN Council’s Play Service delivered a Snow Play Day at Glansychan Park yesterday.

During the session, which ran between 11am and 2pm, playworkers delivered play activities in wintry conditions, building snowmen, snow angels and igloos with children and young people.

Warm refreshments were also on offer for more than 50 children, young people and their families who attended.

This was a pilot project that stemmed from research findings of the Play Sufficiency Assessment, in which many parents and carers have expressed the need for safe staffed play opportunities during school closures.

It is intended that, due to its success, the project will roll out to other areas of the borough on future snow days.

Mum of two-year-old Amelia and seven-year-old Arwen, Paula Blacklock, from Abersychan said: “Today’s playscheme has been fantastic for both my girls. They needed to get out of the house. Great idea, more please.”

Another Abersychan resident, Geoffrey Jones, who attended with his daughter Laura, added: “This is a great idea. The schools are closed but the park is a winter wonderland with sledging and igloo building and hot chocolate – Terrific.”