Buckets and spades at the ready – the beach is back

30/07/2018, PR8850

Seaside in Wakefield

There’s no need to travel to the coast this summer, Wakefield Council is bringing the beach back!

The beach and seaside entertainment is returning to Wakefield city centre on Saturday 11, 10am-5pm, and Sunday 12 August, 10am-4pm and to Castleford town centre on Saturday 18 August, 10am-4pm. The Seaside events offer a chance for families to have all the fun of the seaside close to home.

Dig out those flip flops as both seaside events will have a big beach for making sandcastles. There’s also free donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows, face painting, a helter skelter and much more.

New this year - children's TV favourite, Peppa Pig, will also be making a guest appearances at the Wakefield seaside event. Peppa will meet and greet her young fans twice on each day in Wakefield, whilst also making regular appearances on stage.

Jacquie Speight, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport

Cllr Jacquie Speight, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: “We all love to be beside the seaside, so get your flip flops ready and grab your buckets and spades for a weekend of free family fun. Last year saw over 51,000 people enjoying the seaside entertainment, and this year is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet.

“The Wakefield seaside will be boasting its biggest beach yet and we’re delighted to announce kid’s TV favourite - Peppa Pig - is also coming along for some seaside fun. Then there’s even more thrills and excitement as the beach visits Castleford the following week.”

There will also be free family fun workshops taking place and a variety of market stalls and food on offer.

Visitors can share their photos on the events Facebook page
www.facebook.com/eventsinwakefield or using #WakefieldSeaside or #CastlefordSeaside on Twitter.

For more information about both seaside events visit

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