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Holiday activities

City Beach

10 August 2013 - 1 September 2013

Have fun on the beach without leaving the city!


City Beach brings the excitement and fun of the seaside to Leeds city centre for three weeks during the school summer holidays. This urban beach event takes place on Millennium Square and features a wide range of summer activities including a real sand beach, deck chairs, and various seaside themed rides and stalls such as; a traditional helter-skelter, ‘Bamboo Bungees’ trampolines, a tropical jungle adventure funhouse, seaside swing boats, beach slide, ‘Waikiki’ cars, seaside carousel and parasol teacups together with ‘Pirate boats’ and ‘Aqua Walker balls’ water attractions.

For those people who like their visits to the beach to be fast and furious, there will also be chance to experience some thrill rides including the ‘Crazy Wave’ and ‘Beach Buggies’ themed dodgems ride.

Snacks and refreshments will also be available in wooden beach style themed stalls which will be specially constructed for the event. Visitors will be able to sample a selection of delicious treats and refreshments including a beach style BBQ swing grill, traditional seaside sweets and ice cream, and the ‘Sorrento Café’ pizza bar by neighbouring restaurant Casa Mia. Existing street café areas will also operate as normal within licenced areas.

City Beach will be open from Saturday 10 August to Sunday 1 September with thefollowing operating hours:

Monday - Wednesday 11am - 9pm*

Thursday - Saturday 11am - 10pm*

Sunday 11am - 7pm

* the beach, decked area and water attractions will be close daily at 7pm

Price:   free admission - charges for attractions, rides and deck chairs

Contact details:   events@leeds.gov.uk
0113 3950891

Additional information:  


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Calverley Street


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