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Free Punch and Judy, sandcarving and pop-up picnic site for Bank Holiday in West Bridgford

Rushcliffe residents are reminded they can enjoy free seaside themed fun this Bank Holiday weekend with sights and sounds of the seaside in West Bridgford.

 

Punch and Judy shows, caricaturists, a sandsculpting workshop, circus skills and chance to enjoy a pop-up picnic site are all on offer over the next two days on 29 August and 30 from 11am to 4pm on both days.

Courtesy of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the project is among events aimed at encouraging residents to safely re-visit their high streets following COVID-19 restrictions.

Hosted by Rushcliffe Borough Council, it sees features for residents and visitors to enjoy on the Croquet Lawn adjacent to Central Avenue in the town.

Residents of all ages and their families are encouraged to come and enjoy the wonderful seaside performances and sample the great activities that are taking place on both days to celebrate some Bank Holiday fun.

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The activities on Sunday and Monday include:

 

Sunday August 29 – all on the Croquet Lawn, Central Avenue, NG2 5GS

  • Sandsculpting workshop – have a go at sculpting your own sand art, 11am-4pm.
  • DJ and pop-up picnic benches to enjoy a drink or bite to eat from one of the brilliant local businesses or bring your own.

 

Monday August 30 – all on the Croquet Lawn, Central Avenue, NG2 5GS

  • Punch and Judy shows, performances at 11am, 1pm and 2pm.
  • Caricature artists – come and have a free portrait sketched in a comic way for you to take home – 11am-4pm.
  • DJ and pop-up picnic benches to enjoy a drink or bite to eat from one of the brilliant local businesses or bring your own.

 

The Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change Cllr Abby Brennan said: “We know so many families and individuals are enjoying the best of British this summer as many holiday in the UK, so we thought why not bring some free sights and sounds of the seaside to West Bridgford this Bank Holiday Weekend.

“It promises to give those young and old some fun free activities to enjoy whether it’s passing by to enjoy a spectacle or show or sitting down and enjoying a picnic in one of our wonderful open spaces.

“Come and enjoy part of your weekend in West Bridgford and enjoy features that will be the buzz of the Bank Holiday in the town centre.”

 

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