amilies visiting Newport city centre over the August bank holiday weekend can look forward to seaside fun for all – including free sticks of rock.
Newport Now Business Improvement District has revealed more details of its Life’s A Beach Event, which takes place on Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27. The BID – the company run by city centre businesses to help encourage more visitors and trade in the area – is bringing an urban beach to John Frost Square from 10am to 5pm on both days.
The 23m x 4m beach will include 50 deck chairs, 50 bucket and spade sets, a giant deck chair, a ‘peek-through’ board for fun photos, and 600 sticks of special ‘I Love Newport’ rock will be given away across the weekend.
There will also be other entertainment across the weekend organised by Newport Now, including exhibitions by a football freestyler and buskers playing on both days, along with other musical entertainment.
Newport Now BID manager Kevin Ward said, “The package of entertainment we have planned for Life’s A Beach offers something for all the family. Children will enjoy playing on the beach and we think everyone will love the exclusive sticks of rock we’ll be giving away – the rock is black and amber with the words ‘I Love Newport’ running through it. The other entertainment on both days ensures there will always be something going on across the weekend.”
Life’s A Beach is the latest in a series of city centre events organised or funded by Newport Now BID.