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Buckets and spades at the ready as the beach comes to Coalville for two days of summer fun!

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Would you love a family day at the beach without travelling for miles and miles? Then look no further than Coalville by the Sea which returns on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 August. 

North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) will transform Needhams Walk into the popular giant sandpit loved by children every year. 

Six tonnes of sand will provide ample sandcastle building material for families and has been generously donated by Coalville family builders merchant P&R Building Supplies. A plentiful supply of buckets and spades will also be available thanks to NWLDC. 

This year the free family event has been made extra special with the beach available for two days on both the Friday and the Saturday. 

Once the sandcastle building has been mastered, families can also enjoy a craft tent, face painting, a bouncy castle, bubbles, balloon modelling and children’s entertainment from Pinxton Puppets on the Friday and Vinny on the Saturday. 

Hermitage FM will provide the music and there will be plenty of ice cream and refreshments to enjoy. 

Councillor Alison Smith MBE, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community Services at North West Leicestershire District Council, said “Family days out are always special and even more enjoyable if they involve a day at the beach without the long car journey. 

“A huge thank you to P&R Building Supplies who have sponsored the sand again this year and make it possible for us to host this fantastic event. It’s really important to us that we can provide free family events to the community and, just like Picnic and Music in the Park last month, I’m sure this will be very well supported.” 

Lee Glover, Managing Director at P&R Building Supplies, said: “Coalville is our home and as a business we are made to feel very welcome here, and supplying the sand for Coalville by the Sea is one way of saying thank you! 

“We hope the sun shines and everyone has a fantastic day enjoying this free event that NWLDC make such a great job of.” 

Visitors and encouraged to use town centre car parks. Remember to bring something to sit on and be prepared for the weather. Needhams Walk can be found between Belvoir Road and the town centre car park off High Street, Coalville.

Published: Tue 24 July, 2018

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