Seaside fun returns as City Beach officially opens this weekend
The great outdoor atmosphere of a visit to the beach will be available right in the heart of the city centre from this Saturday when the annual ‘City Beach’ returns to Leeds.
Now in its fifth year, Leeds own urban beach will once again transform Millennium Square into an oasis of fun by the bucket and spade full from Saturday 12 August until Sunday 3 September. Organised by International Funfairs in partnership with Leeds City Council, City Beach will be open daily from 10.30am to 6pm.
Entry on to the beach area is completely free with seating and deck chairs provided on a first come, first served basis. Event media partner Heart Yorkshire will be providing the summer sound track to the event via it very own ‘City Beach Radio’ and every Saturday morning the ‘Heart Angels’ will also be on hand to join in with the kids with various beach games and activities.
Around the beach will be a selection of pay on admission summer themed children’s rides and activities including the popular Jungle Funhouse, Bamboo Bungees, Miama Surf and Waikiki cars with discounted rides available for LEEDSCard and Breeze Card holders. A beach style BBQ swing grill together with a traditional seaside sweet and icy slush stall will also be available to provide much needed refreshments following a long lazy day on the beach.
Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council and executive member for Culture said:
“City Beach is always one of the highlights of the summer and it’s great to see the fun of the seaside return to Millennium Square.
“It’s an event which also brings together thousands of families at the heart of the city centre each and every year and helps them to make some wonderful memories.”
Roger Tuby of International Funfairs said:
“City Beach is a wonderful event that all of the family can enjoy and we are delighted once again to be able to support the council in bringing a taste of a traditional beach experience to the people of Leeds”