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Beach weddings

Nov 21, 2016   //   by Steph   //   Blog, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments

Urban Beach Weddings

Beach weddings are a dream for many of us but the thought of packing everyone off to the other side of the world is sometimes overwhelming.

So the solution, build your very own urban beach anywhere you like, indoor or outdoor, and create your very own sandy haven from which to get wed or celebrate the best day of your life!

With creative back drops, screens, beach props, authentic tiki bars and the sand trickling through your toes, you can create your perfect dream beach right here at home.


Beach Weddings


We all dream of beaches, we bring them to life……


Red Bull Beach Party

Oct 3, 2016   //   by Steph   //   Blog, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments
Red Bull Beach Party

Red Bull Beach Party


Urban beach party for Red Bull at Woburn Abbey.

Beautiful beach graffiti!

Market Square beach

Sep 22, 2016   //   by Steph   //   Blog, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments

 Wellingborough Town Centre’s seaside extravaganza

The town might be more than 70 miles from the nearest beach, but for three weeks in August this summer the BID’s ever popular Beach was built on the Market Square.

The beach opened on 6 August and ran until 27 August from 10am until 4pm and was even bigger and better than previous years.

As well as a lovely sandy beach with buckets and spades for the children, deckchairs for the parents and music for all, there was a Helter Skelter and aqua boats and swing boats, Punch & Judy shows, a photo wall, cake sales, tombola and more!

All in all, a beach designed to make sandy young visitors very happy!

Wellingborough Market Square Beach

Wellingborough Market Square Beach

Shopping Centre Beach

Sep 22, 2016   //   by Steph   //   Blog, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments

SAMBA music and carnival fever made its way to the borough of Solihull this summer at Touchwood Shopping Centres “Touch of Rio” themed beach.

Lucy Burnett, Marketing Manager at Touchwood, said: “Touchwood’s touch of Rio was the perfect way for guests to celebrate the Olympics, and at the same time take advantage of enjoying a summer holiday experience without having to travel”

Shopping Centre beach

Touch of Rio

Hastings Urban Beach Build

Jul 15, 2016   //   by Steph   //   Blog, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments

Lovely sandy urban beach build at Priory Meadows Shopping Centre in Hastings.

Priory Meadow

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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Watford Big Beach

Aug 3, 2015   //   by Steph   //   Beach Builds, Beach Entertainments, Beach Events, Blog, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments

Taken from the Watford Observer- Beach build and Concessions delivered by Beach Events

Watford town centre is set to be transformed into a big beach for a week, with 100 tonnes of real sand to be set around the pond in The Parade.

The free beach – measuring 20 metres long by 15 metres wide – for residents and visitors to relax on as if they are at the seaside.
Elected Mayor of Watford Dorothy Thornhill said: “This beach is going to be great fun for everyone. Why go all the way to the seaside when we are going to bring the beach here? You can go to some brilliant shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs as well when you visit our beach in Watford.

“Plus we’re going to have a whole range of free activities going on every day at the Big Beach – from a children’s pirate party to a 40-piece brass band. Everyone’s welcome to join in, and they’re for all ages. Plus there will be beach huts and beach food here.”

The Big Beach will run from Saturday, July 25, to Sunday, August 2, staying open from 9am to 9pm every day. It is one of a series of major community experiences the council is staging as part of the Big Events series to celebrate its refurbishment of The Parade.

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On the Big Beach’s launch day, there will be face-painting, magic and even some yoga. Plus Everyone Active will lead an exercise class at 12.30pm and 2.30pm to help people get fit for summer.

The beach will be transformed into a pirates’ paradise on Sunday, July 26, when Fizz Kids hold a Pirate Party. There will be a pirate fancy dress competition and a host of swashbuckling games, including the limbo and a pirate themed magic show at 2.30pm.

Watford Beach

Haringay Urban Beach

Jul 21, 2015   //   by Steph   //   Beach Builds, Blog, Temporary Beach Build, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments

Haringay beach 1Beach Events would like to present Haringay’s very own urban beach.


The CA Beach is taking place on 20-24 July 2015, at Ducketts Common, Green Lane, N8.



It will bring together over a dozen local food stalls and vendors, an anticipated visitor total of around 4,000 and a huge array of additional fun activities and entertainment for all ages including:

  • an urban beach and sports arena
  • steel bands
  • beach volleyball
  • a 75ft long pop up assault course
  • daily keep fit activities and demos (e.g. Zumba)
  • children’s entertainers
  • games
  • music
  • song and dance
  • Free Entry


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Haringay Beach

The Beach at JW3

Jul 9, 2015   //   by Steph   //   Beach Builds, Blog, Temporary Beach Build, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments

Beach events are proud to have been chosen to build JW3’s beach again this year.

This year complete with a beach Tiki bar and paddling area.

JW3 Tiki Bar  JW3 Beach 2015








JW3 reported:-


Sunday 5 July – Monday 31 August

Join us, throughout the summer for your summer getaway, on the Beach at JW3.

Relax with a cocktail on a deckchair, see who can build the most elaborate sand castle or enjoy great Beach food from ZEST, our acclaimed restaurant, café and bar.

Just pop in when you need some time on the sand, book onto one of our many specially planned Beach activities.


Sundays – Thursdays: 9am-10.30pm

Fridays: 9am-5pm

Except weekdays 27 July – 21 August when the Beach opens at 12noon

Saturdays: Closed

Leighton City Beach

May 19, 2015   //   by Steph   //   Beach Builds, Blog, Urban Pop Up Beaches  //  No Comments
Leighton Urban Beach

Leighton City Beach


Beach Events and Solutions have just completed a Multi Purpose City Beach Facility for Leighton Linslade town council.

The urban beach has been built in Parsons Close Recreation Park in Leighton Buzzard and will be used for general beach activities, relaxation and beach sports.

This 20m by 20m bespoke city beach will be in Parson Close Park for the rest of the summer, with the added option of becoming a permanent fixture if wanted.






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