Seaside-style fun at shopping centre in August

The Swansgate Shopping Centre in Wellingborough
The Swansgate Shopping Centre in Wellingborough

There will be free activities and entertainment throughout August at the Swansgate Shopping Centre in Wellingborough.

Starting on Wednesday, August 8, every Wednesday the centre will be holding a different activity for children ranging from craft workshops, making sand art and seashell photo frames to Punch & Judy shows with live entertainment.

Each week there will also be free children’s face painting, a sand pit to create sandcastles in and deck chairs for mums and dads to relax in.

There will also be a traditional Peep-Through seaside board and all the pictures of ‘Swansgate Beside The Seaside’ will posted onto the shopping centre’s Facebook page and website each week.

The centre’s ‘beach’ will be located outside Clinton Cards every Wednesday from August 8 to August 29.

Swansgate Shopping Centre manager Lindsay Tickner said: “This summer, instead of jetting off on holiday, we are bringing the beach to our shoppers.

“Although we cannot guarantee the sun, we can guarantee that there will be lots of fun. We hope to see lots of families come along and join in with all the different activities.”

For more information on what’s happening each week visit