Harborough by the Sea returns next weekend

Harborough by the Sea in 2015
Harborough by the Sea in 2015

Youngsters are being invited to bring their buckets and spades to town next weekend when the hugely popular Harborough by the Sea event makes a return.

The giant sandpit will be in its usual spot in The Square on Saturday and Sunday (July 30 and 31) and is open from 10am to 4pm on both days.

Organisers say that there will also be tables and chairs set out so people can relax and enjoy the atmosphere – or enjoy some food and drink.

Councillor Blake Pain, Leader of Harborough District Council said: “What a wonderful weekend of fun this will be for all the family.

“As ever, this event is expected to attract families from across the region all hoping for a flavour of the seaside and all the excitement and activities that come with it.

“Fingers crossed we get good weather for the occasion.”

Activities on Saturday running alongside Harborough by the Sea include a town cycling trail run by Leicestershire County Council with a prize draw to win one of Olympic medallist Dani King’s cycling jerseys, a temporary skatepark in Welland Park, river-dipping sessions run by Welland Rivers Trust who will be bringing along their mobile laboratory for children to view ‘bugs’ under a microscope, Xplorer orienteering for families taking place in Welland Park, free badminton sessions and a Halfords bike maintenance workshop from 11am to midday.

On Sunday the event is delivered in partnership with Churches Together and includes free craft activities, a songs of praise and an afternoon tea party with proceeds for Rainbows.