visitors to Crich Tramway Village may be forgiven for thinking they’ve arrived at the seaside this Bank Holiday weekend (Sunday and Monday).
The village is being transformed into a family-themed seaside resort with a beach area, complete with buckets and spades for children to build their own sandcastles, a George Formby tribute act, Punch and Judy shows, a juggler and a stilt walker, ballroom dancing and seaside-themed menus in Rita’s Tearoom and The Red Lion pub.
Event organiser Andrew Willis said: “On Sunday, May 29, and Bank Holiday Monday, May 30, along with beach and family entertainment, visitors will be able to ride on Blackpool trams and meet the Skegness ‘Jolly Fisherman’ and visit the Skegness promotional beach hut, with deckchairs and authentic photoboards. There will also be a fairground, craft activities, candy floss and seaside rock.”
Along with unlimited trams rides out into the open countryside, indoor and outdoor play areas, fascinating exhibitions, a woodland park and sculpture trail, there is something to keep all the family entertained.
Admission prices are £12 for adults, £9.50 for seniors, £7 for children aged 4-15, and £35 for a family (two adults, three children). Call the information line on 01773 854321.