Beach to return to Northampton Market Square

Beach in Northampton Market Square
Beach in Northampton Market Square
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Part of Northampton’s Market Square is set to be turned into a beach again this summer.

The giant sand pit, complete with deck chairs and buckets and spades, will be unveiled next Tuesday and activities will include a penny arcade, ‘boating lake’, children’s rides, games and stalls.

The privately-run attraction will be open from 10am until 4pm, seven days a week throughout the summer until Saturday 5 September, weather permitting.

Councillor Brandon Eldred, Northampton Borough Council cabinet member for community engagement, said: “We are delighted to welcome Northampton’s very own beach back for the fourth year running.

“We hope that as many people as possible will take advantage of the free parking in the town and come along to enjoy a taste of the seaside and all that the market has to offer.”