Kettering by the Sea to return this month

Kettering by the Sea.
Kettering by the Sea.

Kettering by the Sea is making a splash again this year, bringing a taste of the traditional British seaside to the town.

As well as the popular beach area, there will be a host of activities including arts and crafts, live music, magic and theatre.

Peter Barratt will bring his Punch and Judy show to the event this year.

Peter Barratt will bring his Punch and Judy show to the event this year.

Activities will run from July 21 to August 13 every day except Sundays, from 10am to 4pm in the Market Place.

Among those providing entertainment is popular Punch and Judy puppeteer Peter Barratt, who will be at the beach on July 21 and 22 and August 3.

There will also be visits from West Lodge farm animals, Steve the Magician and the KBA Steel Band.

There will be free parking in the Kettering Council car parks at the Municipal Offices in London Road, Queen Street, School Lane, Wadcroft and Commercial Road on Friday, July 29, Friday, August 5, and Friday, August 12.

Guy Holloway, head of corporate cultural services at Kettering Council, said: “Kettering by the Sea is a great, free family event and we hope that the sun will shine so that everyone can have a great time at Kettering by the Sea this year.

“The wide range of free activities taking place ensures that there’s something for everyone, so we look forward to seeing you on the Market Place this summer.”

Cllr Lesley Thurland, Kettering Council’s portfolio holder for community and culture, said: “There are so many free activities during Kettering by the Sea and it’s fantastic that we are able to offer such a full programme for all ages every summer.

“I hope that people will also make the most of the award winning museum and enjoy Kettering by the Sea in the sun this year.”

To view the full programme of events, click here.