Life’s a beach at Calderstones Park!

Calderstones Beach has returned bigger and better than ever for the third successive year!

The beach is free to the public and twice the size this year with 30 tonnes of sand, more decking and deckchairs, and is in place near the former Mansion House all summer.

This year there are a number of additions including a canoe water feature, runaway train, children’s rollercoaster, inflatables and a hook-a-duck stall.

Lord Mayor, Cllr Malcolm Kennedy, at Calderstones Beach

There are a number of free children’s activities, including: Boogie Bounce Kidz, Discos, Rugby Tots, Irish Dance and the Pop Up Story Barn.

On Wednesday, there are 10 rides for £10 while at other times all rides and attractions are £1.50 each.

The Beach has been developed over the last three years, now including ideas from local people and visitors to the park.

Councillor Peter Mitchell, Mayoral Lead for Parks, who has worked on this and other Park events for three years, says: “Each year we try to improve the Beach, whilst maintaining its basic charm – that of spending time on the beach with the family, like I used to do on New Brighton beach – and keeping the price of the attractions the same for the last three years.

“Being the cheapest on Merseyside is something we insist on – we want to make sure that Liverpool families get the very best value, and the best quality. Some of the attractions this year are here for the very first time. So we are keeping things fresh, and introducing new ideas to help families find things to do in one of our most beautiful parks.”

Organiser Neil Pont, who has over 40 years’ experience of delivering family events throughout the UK and abroad, said: “We are thrilled as a family to continue our first class working relationship with Liverpool City Council. It is refreshing to be allowed to develop the beach concept, and Peter Mitchell, the Council Officers and the Reader Organisation have worked very closely with us to give the city a quality event that befits this wonderful park”.