A free, two-week beach bonanza to celebrate the great British seaside will launch at Dalton Park on Monday 15th August.

Inspired by the nearby stunning Heritage Coast, BeachFest will conjure up the nostalgia of a visit to the beach with everything visitors need for a summer’s day out.

There will be a sandy beach and play area, live music, fairground rides, hotdogs, churros and much more.

Beach Huts will be dotted along the mall with retailers such as The Fragrance Shop, Fat Face, Bedeck, Trespass, Crew Clothing and Cadbury taking up temporary residence with special offers and activities.

Those wanting to round off the day in true seaside style can pop into Codrophenia for some freshly made fish and chips.

Richard Kaye, Centre Manager at Dalton Park, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be bringing BeachFest to Dalton Park this summer.

“We are fortunate to be so close to the breath-taking scenery on our Heritage Coast and we wanted to bring the beach vibes inland for everyone to enjoy.

“We’ve gone all out to create an interactive and fun experience that showcases everything we love about the great British seaside.

“With the six-week summer holidays upon us parents will be looking for free activities to keep the kids entertained, so we hope BeachFest is on the to-do list!”

BeachFest opens on Monday 15th August and runs through to Monday 29th August. Entry to the beach and play area is free and there will be lots of delicious snacks available to purchase.

Live music will take place each weekend and will include acts such as a saxophonist, bongo drums and Caribbean steel drums.

For more information visit: https://www.dalton-park.co.uk/event/beachfest/