The Pleasure Beach is coming to town for Bolton Food and Drink Festival.
During the August Bank Holiday (Aug 26 to 29), visitors to the Octagon Theatre’s first-ever Pleasure Beach weekend will be able to feel the sand between their toes, meet some donkeys, and indulge in some ice cream - whatever the weather.
The Pleasure Beach weekend is taking place as part of Bolton Food and Drink Festival, which is organised by Bolton Council in association with Aldi.
All of the activities during the weekend are free of charge, and will take place daily from 11am to 4pm.
The auditorium floor will become a sandy beach, with running water flowing around the outside. Here visitors will be able to send a message in a bottle around the auditorium. To ensure that everyone can take part in the event, there will also be a pathway through the sand.
If you fancy a boogie, you can join in with party dances on the hour, every hour. And, of course, there will be Pin the Tail on the Donkey and a coconut shy.
There will also be face-painting, henna, sand castle building.
Fairy Tales on Foot will also take place in the main auditorium and across Bolton town centre.
Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Cliff Morris, said: 'There’s guaranteed to be lots of fun in store for all the family at this year’s festival. It’s great that the Octagon Theatre are on board again this year.
'They are a key partner and their activity really adds another family-friendly element to the weekend, together with the Mad Science Zone on Le Mans Crescent.'
Octagon Theatre Artistic Director Elizabeth Newman added: “We want this summer to be spectacular no matter what the weather is like, so we have decided to bring the seaside to Bolton!
'Our main auditorium will become a colourful, vibrant, and fun-filled space with exciting activities and plenty of sand! We can’t wait to welcome people from Bolton and beyond to our very first Pleasure Beach.’
For more information, visit https://octagonbolton.co.uk/145/Octagon-Pleasure-Beach/787 or visit www.boltonfoodanddrinkfestival.com, follow the Bolton Food and Drink Festival page on Facebook or @boltonfoodfest on Twitter.