Beach holiday experts, On the Beach will be bringing the beach to Manchester and brightening up the city over the coming months as they launch On the Beach’s Great Northern Summer, a full season of family-friendly activities taking place in Great Northern Square.
The Manchester-based holiday company is sponsoring the Great Northern’s summer of events, which kicks off on Saturday 4th May with a Mancunian May Fair, and includes the return of the giant sandpit to the amphitheatre – a firm favourite with families during last year’s heatwave, when On the Beach constructed a huge sandcastle sculpture.
On the Beach will be bringing a taste of the seaside to proceedings with their huge, oversized deckchair – perfect for taking a load off on sunny days and for snapping photos of the kids.
Picnic tables in the amphitheatre will provide the perfect place for families to take a seat and watch the kids play in the huge sandpit, grab some shade from the sun or to enjoy a summer picnic in the heart of the city.
Visitors to On the Beach’s Great Northern Summer will also have the opportunity to win a £1000 On the Beach holiday voucher just by tagging @onthebeachholidays (Instagram and Facebook) or @onthebeachUK (Twitter) in their deckchair and sandpit photos, using #OTBGreatNorthernSummer.
On the Beach will also be running a series of events and activities throughout the summer months, including sandpit storytime and sensory beach play sessions – more details coming soon.
The holiday company – which was founded in Macclesfield in 2003 – opened its brand new Digital Headquarters in the city centre last November.
Alan Harding, Marketing Director at On the Beach said: “As the beach holiday specialists, it was fantastic to bring a little bit of the beach to Manchester last year. Now that we’re based in the city centre, we are even more delighted to be working with the Great Northern once again to create a fabulous outdoor space where families can get together and children can let their imaginations run wild in the heart of the city.
“We’re sure that On the Beach’s Great Northern Summer will prove incredibly popular and get Manchester residents and visitors alike in the mood for their summer holidays”