And actually, the LOs didn’t seem to notice the difference at all…………
As part of Festival of Britain’s 60th anniversary celebrations, the South Bank has created a fabulous beach for everyone to enjoy right on their terrace ! Tonnes of fine white sand ( a whole stretch of 70 metres !!) , buckets, spades and even some lovely beach huts ….. one would almost be forgiven for mistaking it to be a real beach, especially with all the sea-gulls flying over-head and boats passing by !
If you get bored of playing on the beach, you could go and visit one of the 14 artist commissioned beach huts for a spot of shopping and a snack. Fish and Chips or maybe a Mr.Whippy ? From there, you may want to take a stroll down towards the new bandstand on Southbank Centre Square for some live music or maybe take a walk through a re-imagined landscape of the British countryside, complete with a giant straw fox and water fountains or the vintage inspired funfair ?
The Southbank centre will, throughout the summer, have a whole bunch of fun family activities as well as more adult events.
Check out there website to find out more.
Enjoy and see you down the beach !
Have you been there yet ? What did you think ? !
Ps. As you are there, you (or at least the LOs) should have a go inside the interactive fountain on the upper terrace and DON’T forget to bring a change of clothing because you/they will get soaked !