Kids make a summer splash in warm weather

Heatwave: Kids paddling around in the fountains at Clifton Park in Rotherham.                                                                        Picture: Claire Lewis.
Heatwave: Kids paddling around in the fountains at Clifton Park in Rotherham. Picture: Claire Lewis.
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KIDS made a summer holiday splash at a Rotherham park yesterday as they cooled down in the hot weather.

The children paddled around in the fountains at Clifton Park as South Yorkshire basked in bright sunshine and warm temperatures.

Thermometers hit 23 degrees Celcius in some parts of the county, though cloudy skies meant it turned muggy and less sunny later in the afternoon.

Today is expected to be cooler but still dry, with top temperatures of 19 degrees, while the weekend should be warmer, with sunny spells tomorrow.

There’s a chance of light showers later on Sunday.

The seaside experience in Clifton Park was a taste of things to come for Rotherham residents.

The town centre will be covered in 15 tons of sand in just over two weeks’ time when the Rotherham-by-the-Sea event returns for its ninth year.

The fun events in All Saints’ Square will be staged from August 8-13.

Last year thousands from around the region enjoyed deckchairs, fish and chips and building sandcastles.

Promised events include a funfair, face painting and cheerleading workshop, and each day will have a special theme.

The Imperial Building hosts a helter skelter and craft workshops.