Looking for something exciting to do on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday afternoon? If games like Kubb, Frisbee, Frisbee Golf or Twister strike your fancy, you may want to head over to Klambratún park where the Kampur recreation centre has been wheeling out a couple of boxes full of toys and fun games for park goers to enjoy completely free of charge.
“The Toys box is designed to give the people in the city of Reykjavík something fun to do with their families and friends while putting this awesome park to good use,” Toys Box Project Manager Sigþór Ási Þórðarson says.
“The idea started four years ago after seeing all the different leisure activities available at Central Park and Washington Park in New York. It took a while for the project to gain headway in the city, but we now have funding and a lot of good will.”
With twenty to seventy people showing up depending on the weather, Sigþór is happy with the project’s initial success and hopes that they will have even more to offer at Klambratún next summer. He would also like to see a similar box at Hljómskálagarður, a grassy area in downtown Reykjavík.
“It’s been really fun to see all these people coming around to have fun and make use of our good summer weather,” Sigþór says. “It’s been people of all ages, including a lot of young kids from the nearest neighbourhood who have been showing up.”
Unfortunately the box will be packed up on August 14 until next summer, so hurry up and enjoy it while it lasts. And if you’re really lucky, you may be able to join the “Muggle Quidditch Society of Iceland” (Yes, that’s right) who will be there running around with broomsticks between their legs!
The box is available for use at Klambratún, free of charge on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 16:00 and 19:00 and on Sundays between 12:00 and 17:00.