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City Beach Returns to Millennium Square

· Joseph Sheerin · Culture

For one month only, Leeds will have its own city centre beach.

City Beach Millennium Square

Millennium Square is bringing the seaside to Leeds this summer as City Beach returns for the fourth year with oodles of family friendly fun.

Leeds is hours from the seaside in every direction, so it’s not always easy to escape to a sandy beach. Luckily, you won’t have to go that far, because City Beach is set to return to Leeds from Saturday 12th August until Sunday 3rd September 2017. Millennium Square will be transformed into a landlocked seafront complete with deck chairs, ice cream stalls and fairground rides for four long weeks of fun. It’s the perfect way to keep the kids entertained over the summer holidays.

The first thing you need to know about City Beach is that it’s free. You can go in, pull up a deck chair and chill out for the afternoon while the kids build sandcastles. They’re going to have their own soundtrack from Heart Radio, and in the mornings, the little ones will be able to play beach games and join in organised activities with the Heart Angels.

City Beach, Millennium Square

So far, it’s a cheap and cheerful day out, but if you want to make the most of everything they have to offer, you’ll have to put your hand in your pocket. They’ve got a whole host of fairground rides for you to try. Go bouncing on the Bamboo Bungee Trampolines, explore the Jungle Funhouse, take a spin on the Miama Surf or get behind the wheel on the Waikiki cars.

With so much to do, you’ll surely work up an appetite and they’ve got you covered with a beach BBQ – you can get all your favourites, without firing up the barbie yourself. Got a sweet tooth? They’ll also have a traditional seaside sweet stall where you can pick up a bar of rock and a slushie stall, in case you need to cool off.

City Beach will be at Millennium Square and is open from 10:30am to 6pm, every day from Saturday 12th August until Sunday 3rd September 2017. Free entry.