The seaside arrives in Daventry

DAVENTRY By The Sea has got underway today (Wednesday) in Daventry town centre.

From Wednesday August 15 to Saturday August 18 the top of Sheaf Street will be transformed into a seaside playground, including a beach, open from 10am to 4.30pm.

As part of the summer fun little ones can build sand castles (buckets and spades provided), have their faces painted, enjoy children’s craft activities (provided by Angel Daycare), whizz around on some children’s rides or laugh at the ‘Punch and Judy’ show.

Adults who fancy a break from work or shopping may just want to sit back and relax in their very own deck chair with their toes in the sand.

Sally Halson, Manager of Daventry Business Partnership and organiser of the event said: “Daventry by the Sea gives everyone the chance to enjoy the beach during the school summer holidays – but without the travel, saving time, fuel and money!

“It is always one of the most popular events attracting hundreds of additional visitors into the town centre at what traditionally can be a quiet time of the year for many businesses.”

For pictures, see the Daventry Express this week (August 16).