Beach back for the summer

May 03 2016

Life’s a beach for youngsters as summer sands come to Yate Shopping Centre

Life’s a beach for youngsters as summer sands come to Yate Shopping Centre
Summer is coming to Yate Shopping Centre, with the popular Central Square beach about to return.
The beach is a favourite with families, attracting children of all ages throughout the time it is in-situ.
This year it will be open from Monday, May 9, until the summer bank holiday on Monday, August 29.
Shopping Centre marketing manager, Tracy King, said: “The beach is without doubt our most popular summer event, attracting children of all ages and putting a real summer feel into the centre.
“There will be other school holiday time entertainment attractions running alongside it but whatever the weather, parents can always rely on bringing their children to play in the centre’s sand.” With Cineworld having just opened and many new restaurants recently launched at Yate Riverside, the shopping centre is fast becoming a popular leisure destination for families. Dean’s Diner, scheduled to open in the first half of May, will be the latest restaurant to welcome customers.
Centre manager, Andrew Lowrey, said: “It has always been our intention to make the shopping centre as much a leisure as a retail destination so that local residents have facilities on their doorstep.
“Whereas the cinema and restaurants are there all year round, the addition of popular attractions such as the beach adds that extra dimension for parents and children.”
Another popular attraction making a return after a recent short appearance will be Homecrafters, with craft workers selling their wares in units 6-8 North Walk from May to July.