The Seaside is a popular theme at events and galas these days. No Seaside event would be complete without sand. This is how the organisers of a Seaside Day in Ripon, North Yorkshire tackled the problem. A large plastic sheet was laid on the grass and planks were set up on three sides to create a boundary and to contain the sand which was tipped onto the sheet. There were also small inflatable paddling pools set out round this, also containing sand. I took this photo at the end of the afternoon just as the event was closing. Earlier on it would have been impossible to take a picture as it was crowded with children digging and building sand castles etc
Seaside Day Sand Pit
Seaside Day Sand
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A park in Barnsley was transformed into the seaside for an event organised by Tuckers Funfairs. In addition to a fantastic range of fairground rides and attractions there was also a massive sand pit to represent the beach complete with plastic seats and deck chairs for parents and grand parents to sit in whilst the kids played. There was a main stage with pop bands playing throughout the day, a balloon seller, face painting, side stalls of all kinds and even a Fortune Teller. Food and drink including fish and chips were on sale too.
Of course no seaside event would be complete without ice cream, donkey rides and Punch and Judy.
Jolly Good Productions were employed to provide the Punch and Judy Shows on one of the days and the donkey man even brought a little land train which also fitted well into the theme as rides like this are often operated on the sands at seaside resorts.
It was a great idea to try and do something different. Everyone loves a trip to the seaside so why not have the seaside event brought to your doorstep. If you fancy having an event like this for your local community and you’ve got some suitable land why not call Dunny Tucker on mob 07976271516.
Punch and Judy
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