beach - Dewsbury on sea

Dewsbury on sea returns

beach - Dewsbury on sea

Dewsbury on sea

We all like to be beside the seaside – but hours in a hot car with a back seat playlist of ‘I’m bored’ and ‘are we there yet’ (that many games of I-spy can keep quiet), can take the sweetness off the much-anticipated ice cream.

Never fear, all the fun of the beach will be in the centre of Dewsbury on 29 August 2015 from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Whilst everyone else is stuck behind miles of traffic, you could be sat in a deck chair or beach hut and enjoying a wide range of activities for all the family:

Forget boring selfies – ‘on sea-ers’ can get the family together for some unique photo opportunities including a Giant Deck Chair and Peep Board.

And, everyone is sure to be entertained by Gawthorpe Junior brass band (12.30pm – 1.00pm), and some wacky street performers.

Kids will have a great time too; with fun fair rides, a climbing wall, games and sports, donkey rides and face painting

If you need a rest after all that activity can enjoy a traditional seaside punch and Judy show and marvel at the street art.

There will also be the chance to try out the town centre heritage open top bus tour. Your chance to hear lots of interesting info about the town’s history and buildings. The tours run at half hour intervals from 10.30am to 4pm (with a short break from 12.30-1.30pm). They will start and finish at the Long Causeway / Crackenedge lane bus stop (at the rear of Subway).

Throughout the day, Pulse Radio Roadshow will be creating a summery party atmosphere and cyclists can even pedal down and Pennine Cycle’s Dr Bike will give their bike an MOT.

With all that going on there is no reason not to flip flop the family down to Dewsbury on sea for a great day out.



I do like to be beside the seaside – starts 30 July 2015

Seaside activities

You don’t need to go to the seaside when the seaside can come to you in the shape of fun craft activities.

Over the summer, Dewsbury Museum is holding four weekly craft sessions, each with a different theme to make sure children can enjoy all of the fun of the seaside at home.

The ‘I do like to be beside the seaside’ activities are being held on Thursdays, 12noon-4pm,.

The first session is on 30 July and will involve making rock pools from recycled materials and filling them with handmade shells and sea creatures.

On August 6, children can design and decorate a swimming costume or trunks

On August 13, they will be able to make their own cardboard flip-flops, decorated with their own designs.

No trip to the seaside is complete without an ice cream, so on August 20 youngsters will be able to colour and decorate a paper cone to create their fantasy ice cream.

More Information on the seaside activities

The sessions are free and there is no need to book.

The activities are suitable for all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

For further information contact Dewsbury Museum on 01924 324766.