BARROW’S Playcations have continued to be a hit this summer.

BarrowFull, an arts and culture organisation and key player in the Arts Council’s UK-wide flagship programme Creative People and Places, have organised a series of festivals for Barrovians to enjoy arts and culture in their neighbourhoods.

Playcations are free to enjoy and are held from 11am-3pm.

The Playcations launched on Tuesday, starting at the Dock Museum before heading to Cavendish Park on Barrow Island on Wednesday.

One participant said: “Such a lovely creative day. The kids were full of smiles and particularly enjoyed having a try and being radio presenters.”

Another said: “A brilliant thing for us parents to take our children to in the holidays – and it’s free.”

Today the team will be at Hindpool Urban Park – this event also benefits from having a British Sign Language interpreter.

The festivities will resume next week at Barrow Park on Tuesday, Ormsgill Playing Field on Wednesday and Walney Community Centre on Thursday.

People of all ages can get creative with drop-in arts and crafts sessions, drama, music, film, and dance. There’ll be fun games to play and plenty of tea and coffee, plus free cakes.

The events will be supported and run with Barrow arts organisations, artists and practitioners including Signal Film and Media, Art Gene, Full of Noises, Theatre Factory, CanDo, and BarrowFull in-house artists Tori Davis and Danielle Chappell.

An exciting addition to the mix is performances from The Strong Lady, who uses circus physicality, laughter and feats-of-strength to tell the stories that real people have shared with her in interviews. She will be performing Strong Enough at 1pm each day of the Playcations.

Lolli Fallon, freelance producer, said: “Supporting the producing of this event in Barrow has been a wonderful experience. I’ve worked across the country on family arts events, and I can honestly day that the warm and welcoming people of Barrow are inspiring with their ‘can do’ attitude and huge amounts of creativity.”