The beach is back - welcome again to fun at Halifax By The Sea!

Fun at last year's Halifax By The Sea
Fun at last year's Halifax By The Sea

Remember when we had a great time bringing the beach to Halifax last summer? Well, let’s get together and do it again!

That’s the message from Stewart Robinson, organiser of Halifax By The Sea, which opens at tea-time today at Savile Park and goes on until Sunday evening.

Stewart hopes people will grab their bucket and spade and get down to what promises to be a fun-packed resort, without the need to head to the coast.

With all the entertainments associated with your favourite fun-packed resort such as the Punch and Judy show, a beach, crazy mirrors, seaside sweets, arena events and its very own amusement park, visitors will be able to enjoy some of the greatest thrill rides in Europe such as the Devil Rock - or take a leisurely ride on the dodgems.

“Chill out in a deck chair or relax with an ice-cold drink – Halifax by the Sea has it all,” said Stewart.

The event will feature a huge sand pit, and special entertainment on both Saturday and Sunday.

A showcase arena which will see the Cumberland Giants of television’s It’s A Knockout fame battling it out in their own comedy routine on Saturday, while on Sunday there will be a huge spectacular stunt show including a dare-devil high dive act.

Both days will also see famous characters from children’s film and TV, as well as puppet shows, Punch and Judy and a children’s entertainer.

Kids will be able to test their skill at the Fun House complete with ladders, barrels and lots of fun. There will also be bungee trampolines, the amazing Zorbs, water boats and a variety of games.

The huge international fun fair will open tonight, Friday, June 27, from 5pm until 9.30pm, when all rides with the exception of Devil Rock, Bungee Trampolines, water attractions and Zorbs will be a maximum of 99p each, while the event will be open on Saturday, June 28, from noon until 9.30pm and on Sunday, June 29, from noon until 7pm, with entertainment and characters until 5pm on both days.

Car parking is free and admission to the event is £1, with free fun fair vouchers in return on Saturday and Sunday only.

Stewart said: “We are once again providing three fantastic days for the people of Halifax and surrounding areas and we are certainly proud to be able to bring this huge show back to the town for a weekend of fabulous entertainment. “