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Holiday activities

City Beach

9 August 2014 - 31 August 2014

Have fun on the beach without leaving the city!


No need to queue in the traffic to get to the beach this summer; as City Beach returns to Millennium Square for a second summer season. Organised by International Funfairs in partnership with Leeds City Council, our popular city centre venue will be transformed.

Taking centre stage will be a traditional Ferris Wheel, overlooking the real sand area surrounded by boardwalk style decking, complete with deck chairs and palm trees!

There'll be a wide range of themed activities, rides and stalls for all the family to enjoy, including Bamboo Bungee trampolines, Tropical Jungle adventure funhouse, beach slide, Waikiki cars, Seaside Carousel and water attraction favourites - Pirate Boats, Aqua Balls and the all NEW water cannons. For those of a more adventurous nature, a number of thrill rides will also be on offer including the Crazy Wave and Beach Buggie dodgems.

A new feature this year will be a programme of weekend entertainment on the beach, including various beach games and activities organised by the Heart Angels, plus a series of live Punch and Judy shows each Saturday and Sunday from 12.00noon. Our very own City Beach Radio, courtesy of Heart, will be playing a wide range of popular hits and summer tunes throughout the day on Saturday 9 August and Saturday 23 August.

Visitors will be able to sample a selection of delicious treats and refreshments including a beach style BBQ swing grill, traditional seaside sweets and an old fashioned ice cream parlour. Existing street café areas will operate as normal within themed licenced areas.

Opening times: 10.30am to 7.00pm

Price:   Free admission - charges for attractions and rides

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

Additional information:  

Millennium Square 

Calverley Street


Leeds' award winning outdoor public space and live entertainment venue



Millennium Square can be accessed off Portland Gate / Portland Crescent, Cookridge Street, Rossington Street, Great George Street or Calverley Street with level / sloped access provided at each of these points. Exact entrance and exit arrangements will vary depending on specific events. The Square itself follows the natural topography of the surrounding ground levels and slopes down from North to South. Seating is provided to the North and West edges of the Square in the form of metal benches which incorporate back rests and arm rests. When a large event is being held in the Square and public toilets underneath the Broderick Terrace to the North East of the Square are in use for that event, two disabled persons toilets with a choice of right and left handed transfer and can be accessed via radar locks will be available, and are accessible via a ramped approach. Otherwise the nearest disabled persons toilets are located in the Leeds City Museum which is on the Eastern edge of the Square (subject to museum opening hours): The nearest Changing Places toilet to Millennium Square is located in the Leeds Gallery Shop & Café, Central Library and Art Gallery, The Headrow, LS1 3AA. Nearby on street designated disabled persons parking (4 hour time limit, no return within 1 hour) is available on: Portland Gate (to the North side of the Square) Portland Crescent (to the North side of the Square) Rossington Street (to the South East side of the Square) Cookridge Street (to the South side of the Square) Alexander Street (to the South side of the Square) Calverley Street (to the West side of the Square) Woodhouse Lane multi storey car park also provides non-time limited designated disabled persons parking on Levels 1 and 7 which is free for blue badge holders.

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