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Feel the magic at this year’s Summer Beach

Article date - 12 July 2017

Disney fans are in for a magical treat later this week when Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tinkerbell - as well as Moana, and Ariel from the Little Mermaid – visit St Helens town centre for the opening of the annual Summer Beach attraction.
Summer Beach Poster

Join them in Church Square on Saturday 22 July from 11 - 4pm for a meet and greet and take part in a range of fun activities including arts and crafts, glitter tattoos, face painting – and mini interactive shows and games.

A host of other much loved children’s TV characters will also visit St Helens while Summer Beach is on, including young superheroes for the animated series, PJ Masks, on Monday 31 July (1pm-3pm) – and tails will certainly be wagging when Chase & co from Paw Patrol call into town on Monday 7 August (1pm-3pm) and for Ben & Holly on Monday 14 August (1pm-3pm).

Complete with a large beach area for youngsters to tackle with their buckets and spades - and a fantastic children's funfair - Summer Beach will run from Saturday 22 July until Saturday 2 September in Church Square, 10:00am – 4:00pm.


The Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens, Councillor Joe and Sylvia Pearson will officially open Summer Beach at 12:00pm on Saturday 22 July.

While most of us enjoy the glorious weather and like to have fun in the sun, it is vital to remember the importance of staying safe.


Therefore, as part of St Helens Council’s ‘Think Before You Tan’ and ‘Smokefree Summer’ campaigns, posters will be displayed around the Summer Beach attraction with advice and messages on sunbed and sun safety – and how to quit smoking.


Gary Maddock, St Helens Council's Town Centre Manager said: "Summer Beach is just one of many red-hot attractions part of scorching schedule of summer events taking place in St Helens over the summer for the kids to enjoy. Several family fun days will take place in parks and markets across the borough, including Sherdley Park (23 July), Victoria Park (29 July & 29 August), St Mary's Market (5,12 & 19 August) and Earlestown Market (4,11,18 August).


"Then on Saturday 5 August, prepare to be amazed when the Newton Town Show returns to Mesnes Park. Highlights of this year’s event include a motorbike display team, thrilling helicopter tours, a spectacular parachute display, the traditional tug o’ war –and military action through firing displays by Royal Artillery 103 Regiment and a First World War battle re-enactment.


"St Helens is also set to stage its annual Summer Streets – an occasion of outdoor performances set against a carnival atmosphere on Saturday 12 August. Expect a line-up of top artists and attractions from the world of comedy, music, acrobatics, dance, magic and theatre. All the action will take place on the streets in the town centre and all the performances are free!"

For regular event updates on what’s happening where and when across the borough, check out What's On St Helens on Facebook and Twitter