Grab your sunglasses, dig out your bucket and spade and pop your flip flops on as the great British weather won’t be spoiling your trip to the beach this Summer!
The Mall Blackburn is taking away the headache of entertaining the kids during the inevitable downpours during the holidays by creating a free stunning traditional seaside getaway in the heart of the shopping centre.
A beautiful beach complete with soft play area, balloon modelling, face painting, deck chairs and a Punch and Judy show is currently under construction and will be unveiled on Friday 22nd July.
The beach will be open seven days a week until Sunday 4th September and from Monday 15th August until Sunday 28th August there will be additional free summer crafts available for all.
Loraine Jones, General Manager at The Mall Blackburn, said: “On Friday this week school bells across the county will ring for the last time this term and children will be looking forward to the seemingly endless six weeks ahead!
“Our Lancashire weather hasn’t really lived up to our summer dreams so far this year and a drizzly day at the beach isn’t everyone’s idea of fun. To combat this, we have brought the beach to Blackburn and made sure that no amount of rain will spoil things for families.
“The whole concept has been designed as a traditional seaside day out and we are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to our beach, which will be located in Victoria Court behind our Ask Me Point.”
Beach opening times are 9.00am until 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10.30am until 4.30pm on Sundays.