Market Place in Grantham to be transformed into a beach

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Grantham will have its own beach this summer when the town’s market place is transformed into a seaside resort for a weekend.

A 126 square metre beach will be located in the town’s market place from Friday, July 1, to Sunday, July 3, with sounds of the seaside and music on offer to visitors. There will also be buckets and spades and deckchairs provided for free use.

A helter-skelter, a giant deckchair feature and a traditional seaside cartoon peep-through board will complement the attraction along with catering facilities where visitors can buy ice cream and candy floss.

It will be open every day to the public from 10am to 5pm but primary schools and nurseries in South Kesteven will be invited to attend the first day of the feature.

SKDC’s Business Manager for Venues and Facilities Paul Stokes said: “This promises to be a great summer attraction for families and individuals in Grantham bringing a taste of the seaside to South Kesteven.

“We’re obviously hoping for dry weather for the three days but whatever the weather the attraction will remain open.

“This will build on the taster of Grantham by the sea in Wyndham Park as part of the Carnival Weekend on June 18 and 19.

“There are also events on at the Guildhall Arts Centre, join us for the Wonderland Family Open Day on Saturday July 2 and also visit Dysart Park for their Family Fun Day on Sunday, July 3.

“It’s going to be a packed weekend of events across the town for people to enjoy.”