Life's a beach for Wolverhampton seaside special event

By Charlotte Callear | Wolverhampton | Entertainment | Published:

Wolverhampton holiday-goers did not have to go far for some sunshine and sand as the beach came to them this weekend.

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside - DJ Dicky Dodd and Prof Clive Chandler

A giant sandpit took over Queen Square and families had a chance to enjoy traditional seaside attractions including entertainment from puppet favourites Punch and Judy plus dig into some fish and chips.

Lovers of a traditional fun fair could enjoy coconut shy and hook-a-duck plus more entertainment was provided through circus skills workshop, Jenga, Lego, connect 4 and a ball pool.

Visitors could also pose by a giant deckchair, get free face painting and enjoy a children's play area.

Plus there was a surfboard simulator for anyone who was brave enough to try.

On Sunday, families enjoyed the games and rides at Harry Jones' funfair.

Presenter Dicky Dodd, of Signal 107, hosted the free event which was organised by Wolverhampton BID for the fourth year and this is the first year the event has been held over two days following the success of the last few years.

It is part of their Enjoy Wolverhampton events programmed brought by BID and funded by local businesses.


Director of Wolverhampton BID Cherry Shine said: "We had a good turn out at the weekend with people getting up early on the Saturday morning to make some sand castles.

"The sun was out which is fantastic and Dicky Dodd was hosting to be the soundtrack for the days.

"We have worked with local business to bring bring the traditional British sunshine and lots of offers to local people.

"Thousands of people have been here across the weekend and we have been so lucky that the weather has been lovely.

"It was a great last chance for people to make the most of their summer break before heading back to school."

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Charlotte Callear

By Charlotte Callear

Reporter based at the Express & Star's Wolverhampton head office


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