Throughout the summer the East Coast Bays Community Project has provided regular free family beachfront events in a different bay each time. Supported by Hibiscus and Bays Local Board the Toy Van set up on Browns Bay foreshore on the afternoon of Friday 18th January with a fantastic array of games and activities for children, and their parents, to enjoy. The play equipment suits newly walking toddlers to older children who could try out many challenges, keeping them busy and active. Being late afternoon means a family picnic dinner can be included in the outing. Many more Summer in the Bays dates are scheduled along with Music in the Bays on Sundays. See www.ecbcp.co.nz for the full calendar.