Barnsley to be transformed into a beach resort

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Barnsley town centre is to be transformed into a beach in a bid to attract more visitors to the town over the summer.

A sandy beach will be created, there will be donkey rides, Punch and Judy rids and ice cream on sale.

Street performers will mingle with shoppers and sunbathers and there will be a number of shows available to watch.

Barnsley councillor, Roy Miller, Roy Miller, said: “If you can’t take Barnsley to the beach, bring the beach to Barnsley.

“This is a great chance for people to experience having their very own seaside resort in the heart of our town.

“Barnsley by the sea will be a fun-filled, family friendly few weeks that will give people a chance to come together to relax and enjoy themselves.”