PICTURE GALLERY: All the fun of the seaside at Boston’s Central Park

Crowds have flocked to Boston’s Central Park today (Wednesday) to take part in all of the fun of the seaside.

This year’s event is made of of 30 tonnes of sand and is double the size of the previous one which attracted more than 4,000 people.

Beach in Central Park with Donkey Rides and children's activities. EMN-161008-145417001

Beach in Central Park with Donkey Rides and children's activities. EMN-161008-145417001

It includes the traditional seaside attractions such as donkey rides and beach-related arts and crafts, plus bouncy castles, circus skills, games and competitions,

This year’s event is again funded by Boston Big Local and supported by Mayflower Housing, Boston Children’s Centre, Transported Arts and Boston United in the Community.

The photographs in the gallery above have been taken by Standard photographer David Dawson.

If you missed out today, the action will be returning tomorrow (Thursday), from 10am until 3pm.

The fun then continues on Friday with the latest Family Fun free event in the Market Place where people can have a go on a giant and exotic musical instrument.

The Lincoln Community Gamelan is a genuine Indonesian instrument and creates entrancing music.

It is a 20-piece percussive instrument and will be available from 10am-3pm.

Have you been to the beach day today? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter feeds!