Beach Week

Published on 03 August 2018

Bedford is going to have a beach for a spectacular week from Wednesday 8th to Tuesday 14th of August on Harpur Square.

The area will be transformed into a beach complete with a giant sand pit, deck chairs, children’s fun fair and a fish and chip vendor. 

Gumbles Amusements, who are the organisers of the Bedford Beach, have arranged special shows and entertainment for all of the family to enjoy. The beach will run alongside Bedford’s -Charter Markets offering a range of products from independent traders.  

The event is also being supported by BedfordBID businesses under the Love Bedford brand. The Love Bedford team will be on hand Thursday 9th and Tuesday 14th August between 11am and 3pm  so you can: 

Pick up a free Love Bedford balloon
Find out about the Mini Map-Makers Symbol Spot Bedford town centre summer trail
Log on to enter the WIN A TRIP TO NEW YORK Free Prize Draw.
Last chance to pick up the Little Book of BID Offers packed with money off vouchers valid until 31st August. 

There will be a special Punch and Judy performance at 11am on Wednesday 8th, and one every hour until 3pm. This will be repeated on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Monday 13th of August. 

On Thursday 9th there is a chance to ‘Meet a Minion’ and a Free Glitter Arty Face painting between 11am – 3pm.

Come along to Bedford’s Harpur Square between Wednesday 8th and Tuesday 14th and enjoy some seaside fun for all the family. 

Dave Hodgson, Mayor of Bedford Borough, said: “With the good weather we have been having it’s no surprise the beach coming to Bedford this August adds a summer feel to the air and promises to be lots of fun for those of us who are unable to get to the beach this summer!”

“Our thanks go to Gumbles Amusements, who take the time and have organised some great events that people of all ages can enjoy!”

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