Life's a beach
Lydia Baker takes to the sand when a beach was created in Peter Pan Park for the West Hull Family Festival two years ago
A sandy beach will give families an experience of being at the seaside - right here in Hull.
40 tonnes of sand will be spread over a grassed area by Rishworth Close, off Lothian Way in North Bransholme.
The 240-square-metre beach will be the ideal place to build a sandcastle, have a game of beach volleyball or bury your friends up to their shoulders in sand.
Or you can just sit on a deckchair and eat an ice cream, and enjoy traditional seaside fun and games, including Punch and Judy and knobbly knees competitions.
There will also be paddling pools and a pond to sail model boats.
All this is being provided as a free and safe place for children and families to play after Hull City Council's North Carr Area Team worked alongside members of the local community to successfully apply for a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
"People can come along and have a traditional day out at the beach," says Ian Boughen, the North Carr Area Team's manager for sustainable communities.
"This will be a seaside experience without the extra costs of travelling.
"People can still enjoy the seaside atmosphere and its fun and games just without the sea.
"The beach will be a great place to spend time, especially if the weather is right."
The sand will be open from 10am on Friday August 22 and throughout the bank holiday weekend.
The organised fun activities are for Friday only.