Annual Nottingham beach is back this week

Entertaining families for more than ten years, the Nottingham beach is back at the Old Market Square in the city this week.

The attraction will be open to the public from 1pm on Friday, July 13 after the official opening ceremony conducted by Coun Liaqat Ali, Lord Mayor of Nottingham.

Nottingham beach is back this week

Nottingham beach is back this week

With sand, sea and a range of thrilling rides, traditional sideshows and great food and drink options, visitors can once again enjoy a trip to the seaside without leaving the city.

There is also a great ‘summer nights’ programme of entertainment, sports and fun activities after work, including movies, a variety night, volleyball tournament and a beach festival.

Comprising just under 300 tonnes of sand, with additional awnings and heaters, this year’s beach will be warm and dry enough to convince any visitor they are spending time in a foreign resort.

The heater system generates enough power to heat Real Madrid’s Bernabeu Stadium so long summer nights on the beach are definitely on the cards.

Alongside the traditional favourites, the crazy wave, sand dune racer, water balls, bungee trampolines and the F1 car ride, are the brand new reverse bungee and a chance to swing above the beach on the high ropes course.

There are also a range of quirky, fun activities on the decked areas with a photo booth with comedy props for a treasured take home souvenir.

This includes foot pool (try playing pool with your feet as a cue), ping pong, Jenga, limbo and quoits alongside the traditional sideshow games, such as archery and hook a duck and beach souvenirs.

Those wanting to relax with a drink or to sample of bit of beach cuisine will enjoy the option to order their food at the extended bar with jerk chicken and pulled pork among the tasty favourites on sale.

There will be seven cocktails to try including two Slush Puppy cocktails and beers from Nottingham Brewery and local brewer Abstract Jungle.

The beach is open until midnight on Friday, July 13, from 10am to midnight on Saturday, July 14, 10am to 10pm Sunday, July 15 to Wednesday, July 18 and 10am to 11pm Thursday, July 19.