Rain set to stop for a day as Nottingham beach prepares to open

Nottingham beach prepares to open tomorrow with the weather set to stop raining......for one day
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Nottingham beach is one of the highlights of the city’s events during the summer months. The beloved beach which is filled with amusements, bars, food stalls and games along with giant water slides is set to open tomorrow in what has been a very wet July.

The Met Office forecasts that Nottingham’s weather is set to lift for one day with tempretures of 19 degrees and ‘partial sun.’ The sunny intervals will change to cloudy by lunchtime on Tuesday, July 25. However the forecast for the week ahead appears to be a mix of sunny spells mixed with scattered showers.

Nottingham’s beach in slab square is set to return this week.Nottingham’s beach in slab square is set to return this week.
Nottingham’s beach in slab square is set to return this week.

The city-by-the-sea event will feature traditional seaside attractions, food and drink when it returns to Old Market Square from Tuesday, July 25 until Sunday, September 3.

A giant 55-metre slip ‘n’ slide will take centre stage in slab square, with a huge six-lane waterpark available for customers to race down The Arrow or enjoy Little John. Hourly ticket slots can be booked in advance or on the day. To obtain a Nottingham city residents discount, tickets must be booked online via the Nottingham Beach website.

Other rides and attractions this summer will include:

  • Starflyer
  • Convoy
  • Bungee trampolines
  • Hook-a-duck and darts
  • Seaside penny pusher machines

The site will be open daily from 10am, with free entry for visitors who want to enjoy the beach and paddling area.

A variety of stalls will be available offering food, drinks and sweet treating including the Beach Bar, where visitors can try Nutella-filled crepes or Greek gyros.

Rides and attractions are set to open to the public as a summer of fun gets underway.Rides and attractions are set to open to the public as a summer of fun gets underway.
Rides and attractions are set to open to the public as a summer of fun gets underway.

The Beach Bar will offer table service through its app for those who want to enjoy an ice-cold beer or crisp glass of wine. Or in this case, shelter from the more wintery weather spells.

The weather caused chaos at Splendour Festival last weekend as music fans were caught in a downpour all day on Saturday, July 22 before being treated to a sunnier morning on the Sunday. However, by 5pm, the rain had set in again but attendees were determined to have fun and enjoyed performances throughout the afternoon.