East Riding of Yorkshire Council will be recreating Bridlington beach at the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate this year!
The council will be sponsoring the beach as part of the Welcome to Yorkshire stand at the Show, which runs from Tuesday, 10 to Thursday, 12 July.
To encourage visitors to the Show to come and sample the delights of Bridlington, the stand will have an Active Coast theme to reflect the council's summer programme to get active, be healthy and enjoy life on the coast. It will feature workshops with stone artist James Brunt from Responsible Fishing, using stones from Bridlington beach (which will of course be returned after the Show).
Active Coast staff will also be running driftwood keyring workshops and on each of the three days, they will be giving out 250 beach buckets filled with goodies including John Bull seaside rock, offers and discounts at a range of local attractions, and full details of the extensive Active Coast programme run by the council over the summer.
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of the council, said : "We on the East Riding coast know just how stunning the beaches at Bridlington really are, and our mission at the Great Yorkshire Show is to spread the word even further! I am delighted that we can work together with Welcome to Yorkshire to promote the delights that Bridlington has to offer – the beaches, Sewerby Hall and Gardens, The Spa, the new East Riding Leisure Bridlington, and so much more!"
Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive at Welcome to Yorkshire, said "Here at Welcome to Yorkshire we're delighted that the magnificent award-winning Bridlington beach is being recreated for all to enjoy at the Great Yorkshire Show's Welcome to Yorkshire stand, the largest at the showground. This year is set to be spectacular as it's the 160th celebration of this iconic agricultural event with over 130,000 visitors and more than 8,500 animals in attendance over three days. So come and enjoy this great Yorkshire beach ... in Harrogate ... build a sandcastle, ride a donkey, get involved in the exciting activities or just take a moment to chill-out on one of our Welcome to Yorkshire deckchairs. Combine coast and country, there'll be something for everyone. Life's a beach when you visit the Welcome to Yorkshire stand."
The Welcome to Yorkshire stand – including the recreated Bridlington beach with staff from East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Visit Hull and East Riding – will be open on all three days of the Show, which is expected to attract around 130,000 visitors.