Grantham becomes a ‘seaside resort’ - and get ready for the Dysart Park family fun day

Bucket and spade
Bucket and spade
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This weekend is set to be “a great few days” for Grantham.

The Market Place has now been transformed into a seaside resort. The 126 square metre ‘beach’ will be in place and open every day until Sunday, from 10am to 5pm.

Sounds of the seaside and music, free of charge buckets and spades and deckchairs, a giant deckchair feature and a traditional seaside cartoon peep through board will complement the attraction.

A helter-skelter and ice cream and candy floss outlets will be open on the Saturday and Sunday and there will also be free frisbee handouts.

The attraction is being organised by South Kesteven District Council. Business manager for venues and facilities Paul Stokes said: “It’s set to be a great few days of events for Grantham.

“The beach is here for three days and then there’s the Wonderland Family Open Day at the Guildhall Arts Centre tomorrow and the Dysart Park family fun day on Sunday.”

The family fun day and dog show starts at 11am on Sunday and entry is free. The day will feature plenty of stalls,

archery, reptiles, a falconry display, a beer tent, pony rides, Gravity FM and a raffle.

Entry to the dog show is £1.50 and registration must be by 11.45am for a noon start.

The Guildhall is hosting an Alice in Wonderland themed family open day tomorrow (Saturday). There will be a variety of free activities including face painting, croquet, crafts and theatre tours.

The venue will also be showing the Disney animated film of Alice in Wonderland at 2pm tomorrow. Tickets cost £1.