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Indoor beach returns to St George’s Shopping Centre

Posted on - 2nd August, 2014 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Preston City Centre, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
The first visitor to the indoor beach when it arrived last year

The first visitor to the indoor beach when it arrived last year

An indoor beach returns to a Preston shopping centre on Saturday for the month.

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St George’s Shopping Centre is shipping in 11 tonnes of sand, decking and a seven meter tall palm tree.

Shoppers can pull up a deck chair and take a break from the shopping in the 28 metre square beach.

Andrew Stringer, general manager at St George’s Shopping Centre, said: “Bringing back the beach with a new theme this year will once again help give visitors to Preston a fantastic shopping experience.

“The Beach Club will kick-start a series of large scale events. We plan to reveal a show-stopping student event in September while also supporting a city-wide fashion show to display the variety of brands and independent retailers available in City.”

Mark Whittle from Preston’s Business Improvement District, said: “Preston city centre has a strong retail and leisure offer but events on this scale, particularly when they’re family friendly, help to attract more visitors helping local businesses to thrive.”

A competition is being run for anyone visiting the beach to win £500 towards their next holiday.

The beach is free to visit and is open from 10am to 4pm until Saturday 30 August.

Did you go to the indoor beach last year? Will you visit this year? Let us know in the comments below

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