Looking for something to do this summer, but don’t fancy heading down to the coast? You’re in look! Halifax is transforming the sprawling 18th-century cloth hall courtyard into a beachfront complete with traditional seaside attractions that will bring the sights and sounds of a beach holiday to you.
Brought to you by First Bus and Piece Hall this summer, the Grade I listed building is set to be one of the main attractions in West Yorkshire. Taking place from the 23rd to the 27th of July, the beach will feature 75 deckchairs, as well as buckets and spades, amusements, a ‘promenade’ and other such things to recreate the traditional seaside experience.
Nothing says seaside visit without ice cream and Piece Hall haven’t disappointed. There will be pop-up food and drinks stall, ice cream stands and beach-themed events.
The commerical director of First West Yorkshire, Martin Hirst, said: “We’re really excited about this partnership with The Piece Hall and our shared ambition to support the local economy and build on life returning to the streets of Halifax.
“This collaboration is about us working together to connect local people and communities to great events and experiences in the heart of the town.
“We know that Halifax can come back stronger and local people getting out, getting involved and getting to do the things they enjoy will be essential in helping achieve this over the summer and the months ahead.”
Stephen Bullock, chief operating officer of The Piece Hall Trust, also said that: “The support from First Bus really helps us offer family entertainment such as Sandy Summer Daze. It’s so important, after the past 18 months, that families can reconnect, meet their friends and enjoy themselves in a safe environment, which is exactly what The Piece Hall offers.”
It’ll be open from 10 am to 6 pm for free entry, and tickets will be available from The Piece Hall website here, from the 19th of July. Families can book 75-minute slots throughout the day to relax.