Play Day 2019 is here!

And as part of the celebrations of play, and the importance of making sure children have places to play, Tŷ Pawb’s next exhibition – named PLAY-WORK – will see an adventure playground set up in the gallery.

Designed by play experts and artists, the exhibition – which will run from August 10 until October 27 – will highlight the contribution play makes to Wrexham.


Earlier in July, we put out an appeal for sponsorship to help cover the funds for playworkers who can supervise the exhibition.

We’re very pleased to announce that a local firm, based just half a mile away from one of Wrexham’s internationally-known play sites, has come forward to sponsor the exhibition.

Adam Netting, Tŷ Pawb; Jo Marsh, Tŷ Pawb; Paul Nicholls, Grosvenor Aptec; Ben Tawil, Ludicology; Norma Nicholls, Grosvenor Aptec; and Colin Powell, The Venture.

Grosvenor Aptec 

Grosvenor Aptec, a security firm based on the Whitegate Industrial Estate, Wrexham, has very kindly agreed to sponsor the exhibition.

The company provides and install electronic fire and security systems, as well as designing and building secure doors and windows for social housing around the UK.

The owners of the company have a personal connection to the Venture, in Queens Park – just half a mile away from where the firm is located.

Paul and Norma Nicholls, the founders of Grosvenor Aptec, said: “We are excited to support the Play-Work’ exhibition at Tŷ Pawb.

“Play is integral to the development of learning in childhood and it means a great deal to the company to be able to support a project that highlights the importance of the adventure playgrounds in Caia Park and Plas Madoc.

“Within a multi-disciplinary company like Grosvenor it is essential that lifelong training and learning is ingrained in the company culture.”

Founders Paul and Norma grew up in the Caia Park area of Wrexham, where the company is now based.

The funding from Grosvenor Aptec will allow creative play sessions within the gallery, where children will be able to take part in building and extending the playground installation.

They will have the chance to use a variety of materials including wood, fabric, paint, cardboard and fixing materials including duct tape and wood tacks, to create and reinvent the playground environment in the gallery.

“Hugely grateful”

Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said: “We are hugely grateful for the support Grosvenor Aptec is providing to this exciting project.

“The company’s contribution will significantly enhance the involvement of children and young people’s involvement, and we are delighted that a local company is choosing to give back to the community in this way.”

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