|The Galleries 2012 Summer Beach!
The Galleries beach
The Galleries Award Winning Summer Beach is back for 2012!
From 30 July until 2 September, the FREE Summer Beach returns to Woodcock Square at The Galleries Shopping Centre, making it a great attraction during the school holidays.
At 11am on Monday 30 July, when the beach officially opens, shoppers young and old will be entertained with party music, games and the chance to climb the 8 meter high climbing wall in Atherton Square. With 10 tonnes of sand, palm trees, deckchairs and decking, the beach will also play host to a number of activities on Wednesdays throughout the summer period including; donkey rides, punch and judy shows, get fit for summer classes, face painting, football, volleyball, limbo competitions, balloon modelling and children’s activity workshops.
Richard Paxton, centre director of The Galleries commented:
“The Galleries Summer Beach is now in its 5th year and has proved to be extremely popular attracting over 40,000 visitors previously. Our award winning summer beach provides free family fun throughout the summer holidays. Visitors are able to have a break from their shopping and relax on a deckchair, or even join in with one of the many events we have planned.”
“The Summer Beach started in 2008 when we wanted to put on a summer event which is suitable for the whole family. With Wigan being over 20 miles away from its nearest sandy beach (Southport), we thought that it would be great to have our very own beach right here in Woodcock Square.”
The beach is open daily from 10am - 5pm until (30 July until 2 September). For further information and details of the weekly Wednesday activities, please visit www.galleriesbeach.co.uk or telephone 01942 825 734.