Head to Vernon Hills for the Worldwide Day of Play Sept. 15

  • Young participants in a previous Vernon Hills Worldwide Day of Play event at Century Park North compete in a sack race. This year's event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

    Young participants in a previous Vernon Hills Worldwide Day of Play event at Century Park North compete in a sack race. This year's event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Daily Herald File Photo

  • The 2016 Vernon Hills queens demonstrate synchronized Hula-Hoop during that year's Vernon Hills Worldwide Day of Play at Century Park North.

    The 2016 Vernon Hills queens demonstrate synchronized Hula-Hoop during that year's Vernon Hills Worldwide Day of Play at Century Park North. Daily Herald File Photo

 
Daily Herald staff report
Posted9/11/2018 3:40 PM

Local children are invited to put down their electronic devices and head outside for some "unplugged" fun when the Vernon Hills Park District hosts its annual Worldwide Day of Play event on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Festivities are planned for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Century Park Pavilion, 1400 Indianwood Drive, Vernon Hills.

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The idea for a Worldwide Day of Play was originated by the cable television station Nickelodeon in 2005, to encourage children and their families to take some time away from the television and play outdoors.

The Vernon Hills Park District has taken that idea to heart, providing an annual day of family-friendly outdoor activities.

Park district staff will lead participants in old-fashioned picnic games, like sack races, hula hoop contests, and an egg toss.

No registration is necessary. The event will be canceled in the case of inclement weather.

For information, visit www.vhparkdistrict.org/event/worldwide-day-play-2.

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