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Swansea Shopping Centre Beach

Aug 14, 2015   //   by Steph   //   Blog, Indoor Beaches, Temporary Beach Build, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments


Swansea beach

The rain hasn’t stopped people in Swansea having fun on the beach – thanks to the Quadrant Shopping Centre.

An eight metre by four metre stretch of golden sand has appeared at the centre and children have been making the most of it this week even as the skies outside have darkened.

Among those having a great time building sandcastles on the indoor beach have been cousins Jake, four, and Ellis Richards, two, who were there with their grandmother, Gloria Richards, from Fforestfach, Swansea.

She said: “They’re having a lovely time and really enjoying it. There are loads here, about 20 little ones all playing in the sand.

It’s a fabulous beach. We didn’t know it was here but as soon as they saw it they wanted to play and they’ve been here for an hour now having lots of fun.”

Sarah Temple, from Swansea’s Penlan, has been there this week with her son Danny, eight, and her niece and nephew, Taylor, eight, and Rowan, nearly two. She said: “It was nice to have a coffee in peace today while they were busy in the sand.

“They’re really enjoying themselves making sandcastles. It’s perfect for them and we’ll definitely be coming back.”

Quadrant Shopping Centre deputy manager Lindy Emms said of the new arrival: “The weather has been a bit miserable outside but in here the children have been having a lovely time.

“We supplied plenty of buckets and spades and they’ve done the rest and Thorntons are on hand with ice creams as well so the seaside has well and truly arrived at the Quadrant Shopping Centre in Swansea.”

The indoor beach has been provided by Beach Events who were involved in installing the 2012 London Olympics Beach Volleyball courts.

And the company has built “urban beaches” all over the country.

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Private Beach Party

Dec 12, 2013   //   by Steph   //   Blog, Indoor Beaches, Temporary Beach Build  //  No Comments

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Private Beach Party in Henley

Beach Events erected a pop-up private beach at a client’s house to help deliver a ‘vintage surf themed party’ for a very lucky birthday boy.

The beach was dressed to perfection and looked amazing. Party-goers were delighted and bemused to get to wiggle their feet in the sand in November in Henley-upon-Thames.




Shopping Centre temporary beach

Sep 18, 2013   //   by Steph   //   Beach Builds, Blog, Indoor Beaches, Temporary Beach Build, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments


lakeside 1The Lakeside Shopping centre in West Thurrock gave its shoppers a pleasant surprise back in August with its very own urban beach.


Featuring deckchairs, sand art, buckets and spades and a bespoke face in the hole, the Lakeside visitors experienced a real taste of the seaside.


A great beach at a great shopping centre.


No Ordinary Party

Jan 17, 2013   //   by Steph   //   Beach Entertainments, Blog, Indoor Beaches  //  No Comments

Beach Events joined forces with Ellie Kelly and JWT last week to create an authentic pirate themed children’s party for Calpol.

The lucky birthday boy had won the competition by writing about when he had missed a birthday party because of a nasty cold.

So we built a mini beach in a village hall using 2 tonnes of sand and covered the walls with a beach themed scene setter, provided the branding, and removed it all afterwards!

Ellie Kelly and JWT  organized the pirate themed banquet, goodie bags and other pirate paraphernalia that perfected the theme.

Jasper had a great time and it was the best birthday party ever!


Pirate Party

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