2016 - July 2016

Barnsley residents have fun at the beach with Barnsley by the Sea – 26/07/16

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From Wednesday 20 July to Saturday 3 September Barnsley will play host to Barnsley by the Sea for the second year running. The event, which sees a beach created outside the Semi Open Market, off Mayday Green, has already attracted adults and children alike, who have been busy creating sandcastles, enjoying the music and relaxing in the sunshine.

Henry Boot Construction have supported the event by providing the sand and the large bean bag seats for everyone to enjoy. There are also deck chairs and tables for parents to relax whilst children are building sandcastles with the buckets and spades. The opening ceremony last Wednesday was well attended, with Mayor Cllr Linda Burgess officially opening the event.

There is a programme of entertainment for the duration of the beach event, including donkey rides every Saturday until 27 August, along with a Punch and Judy Show. There will also be other entertainment throughout August, including free carousel rides, Stone Balancing and Nautical Nonsense.

The Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Linda Burgess, said: “I’m thrilled that Barnsley by the Sea is back this year, it’s a fantastic opportunity for families to get outside and enjoy some outdoor fun. It’s fantastic to have our very own seaside resort in the heart of our town.”

For more information contact:

Karen Fisher
Business Development Manager