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The Nottingham Beach 2018

Old Market Square, Nottingham, NG1 2BY
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The Nottingham Beach 2018


Old Market Square
Friday 13 July–Sunday 2 September 2018​​​​​​

Entertaining families for over ten years, the Beach is back and better than ever as the City Council and Mellors Group bring this well-loved attraction back to Old Market Square.

With sand, sea and a range of thrilling rides, as well as traditional sideshows and great food and drink options, visitors can once again enjoy a trip to the seaside without leaving the city!

There's also a great ‘Summer Nights’ programme of entertainment, sports and fun activities after work.

Comprising 300 tonnes of sand, with additional awnings and heaters, this year's beach will be warm and dry enough to convince any visitor they're spending time in a foreign resort. The heater system generates enough power to heat the Real Madrid's Bernabéu Stadium, so long summer nights on the Beach are definitely on the cards.

Ride-wise, alongside the traditional favourites – the Crazy Wave, Sand Dune Racer, Water Balls, Bungee Trampolines and F1 Car Ride – are the brand new Reverse Bungee and a chance to swing above the beach on the High Ropes Course.

There's also a range of quirky, fun activities on the decked areas with a Photo Booth with comedy props for a treasured take-home souvenir. This includes Foot Pool (try playing pool with your feet as a cue!), a free Ping Pong Table provided by Nottingham City Council’s Ping! project, Jenga, Limbo and Quoits, alongside traditional sideshow games (archery, hook-a-duck) and beach souvenirs.

Those wanting to relax with a drink or sample a bit of Beach cuisine will enjoy the option to order their food at the extended bar, with jerk chicken and pulled pork among the tasty favourites on sale. There'll be seven cocktails to try, including two Slush Puppy cocktails and beer from Nottingham Brewery and local brewer, Abstract Jungle. Watch out for the summery lemon pale ale...

Full programme of FREE entertainment each evening

  • Monday – (from 7pm) – Movie Night: vote for the movie you want to see online
  • Tuesday – (5–9pm) – Variety Night: open mic to showcase local talents
  • Wednesday – (from 6pm) – Volleyball tournament in association with Hooters and salsa lessons with Todo Latino Dance Company
  • Thursday – (from 6pm) – Kids Movie Night: princesses and pirates welcome! Vote for the film you want to see online
  • Friday – (from 4pm) – Friday Night Fever: relax into the weekend with a great line up of live acts
  • Saturday – (from 4pm) – Saturday Beach Festival: the festival line-up without the festival price tag
  • Sunday – (from 4pm) – Sunday Chill Sessions: relax and unwind with acoustic singers

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