If the heatwave we are experiencing is anything to go by, we are in for a long hot summer here in the Midlands. And Solihull beach is making a timely return as temperatures soar.
The town centre’s man-made beach, known locally as Costa Del Solihull, has been coming to the town centre every summer holiday for some years now. The beach is free to enter and will be open every day, giving local families a chance to enjoy some good old-fashioned British seaside fun without the hours of travel.
Make sure you pack your bucket and spade because the annual beach attraction is very popular with local families. It will be at Theatre Square in Solihull town centre from Saturday July 16 until Sunday September 4.
The free to enter beach will be open every day during Touchwood’s usual opening hours. And it will be a perfect spot to visit as temperatures soar in Solihull and Birmingham over the next week.
There will be a whole host of family activities and entertainment planned throughout July and August. Visitors can spend the day building sandcastles or soak up some sun in one of the many deckchairs post-shopping trip.
On opening day, Saturday July 16, visitors will be treated to performances from the Birmingham Jazz festival, with critically acclaimed Blues musician Ajay Srivastav playing alongside renowned tabla and Indian percussion player Vinod Kerai.
And to celebrate the Commonwealth Games coming to Birmingham, live action from the games will be broadcast directly to the beach on a giant screen between July 28 and August 8.
Touchwood’s ‘big summer beach party’ will take place on Saturday July 23, where there will be a live DJ, bubble machines, face painting and competitions for the kids.
Lucy Burnett, marketing manager at Touchwood said: “With the Commonwealth Games in town, this summer is going to be one to remember, and we wanted to make it extra special here in Solihull. Along with our locally loved ‘Costa Del Solihull’ beach, set up for relaxing and watching the games, we have invited local sporting groups to The Atrium where they will showcase their sports and provide interactive activities for visitors to get involved.”
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