Life’s a beach in Rotherham town

Joining in the Rotherham by the Sea fun in All Saints Square are Billie-Jo Cooke, aged six, Britney Wilson, aged eight, Courtney Wilson, aged nine, and Macey McCartney, aged six.
Joining in the Rotherham by the Sea fun in All Saints Square are Billie-Jo Cooke, aged six, Britney Wilson, aged eight, Courtney Wilson, aged nine, and Macey McCartney, aged six.
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ALL the fun of the seaside is bringing a ray of sunshine to South Yorkshire.

Ten tonnes of sand has been used to turn All Saints’ Square, in Rotherham, into a mini-resort which has been pulling in the crowds.

As youngsters build sandcastles, striped deckchairs have been provided for mums and dads to relax.

Entertainment includes bingo, face-painting, a fun fair and even a traditional knobbly knee contest.

The Rotherham By The Sea event has been entertaining families in the town centre every school holiday for the last decade.

The beach is open daily this week from 10am until 4.30pm.

Coun Amy Rushforth, the Rotherham Council cabinet member for culture, said: “Rotherham By The Sea has been bringing the beach to our town for ten years now.

“What an amazing ten years it has been.

“In that time, over 1,000 tonnes of sand have been used, 250 games of bingo have been played, thousands of ice creams have been sold and hundreds of sandcastles have been built.

“Rotherham By The Sea has become a real tradition in the town centre.”