The City Beach Returns To Leeds City Centre With A Series Of Fun Events

The Light in Leeds is bringing the popular City Beach to Cookridge Street once again this summer after its huge success in 2021 and 2022. 

The beach will be open to all with plenty of themed fun for kids throughout the summer to drop in for a day at the beach, giving parents a free activity for the kids during the summer holidays.

The City Beach this year will host a series of events, entitled Summer Sessions for families and cocktail lovers alike, throughout the month of August.

The beach is in Leeds until 3rd September with four free, headline events organised over the next few weeks.

National Play Day – 2nd August

Celebrate National Play Day with a day at the beach, without the long drive to the coast! There will be children’s games and activities including a dance party with foam, bubbles and glitter face paint, provided by Boom-Chikka-Boom, ideal for pre-school and primary school aged children.

The City Beach pop-up is the perfect place to entertain restless kids for a few hours, with huge beach-style props, including a giant deck chair, and family-fun games and activities.

There is no booking required, simply turn up and enjoy the activities between 10am and 3:30pm!

Spritz Session – 19th August

Are you partial to an Aperol or St. Germain Spritz? Perhaps a white wine spritzer is your fave summer tipple?

The Spritz Session at The Light will feature local band The Live Notes performing from 3-6pm and food and beverages available from Firelake Grill’s outdoor bar at The Radisson – it promises to be a spritz-filled evening to remember!

Family Beach Day – 24th August

Leeds Children’s Charity will be joining in the Summer Celebrations and bringing with them a variety of fun and interactive beach-themed activities, including arts & crafts, games, and giveaways for everyone to enjoy!

Pop down with your little ones between 11am and 4pm on 24th August to get involved.

Stephanie James, Marketing Manager at The Light commented: “We are thrilled for the City Beach to return to Leeds this summer and are equally excited to offer such an exciting array of activities for all ages!

“With the beach freely accessible right up until the end of the school holidays, parents will be able to keep their children entertained and occupied, whilst being able to enjoy some of the best bits of the seaside, right here in the city.

We’ll be hosting themed events throughout August to appeal to all audiences and can’t wait to introduce live music and cocktails for our adult audience this year at the beach.

Stephanie continued: “With options to dine, drink, entertain and play just a stone’s throw away at The Light to enhance your day out – we hope to see you down by the seaside this summer!”

The City Beach this year is part funded by the UK Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund – allowing it to be a staple in city centre once again. For more information, keep your eyes on The Light social media channels!   

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