PICTURES: Sand and sun fun in Boston’s Central Park

Beach day at Boston's Central Park EMN-150813-104454001
Beach day at Boston's Central Park EMN-150813-104454001

Hundreds of visitors to Boston’s Central Park were treated to a day at the seaside last week.

Part of the park was covered in sand on Wednesday and Thursday, with visitors being able to take part in a number of traditional seaside activities including donkey rides and Punch and Judy shows.

Beach day at Boston's Central Park EMN-150813-104434001

Beach day at Boston's Central Park EMN-150813-104434001

The free day, which also included bouncy castles, games, competitions, crafts and theatre performances, was funded by part of the £1 million Boston Big Local grant and supported by Boston Borough Council, Mayflower Housing, Family Action, Boston Children’s Centre and Boston United in the Community.

Activities officer for Boston Borough Council Fran Taylor said: “There is an awful lot of people here today which is fantastic and everybody’s very very happy with everything.

“It gives children and families an opportunity to come and take part in things they may not always be able to do.

“It’s not every family that can go to the beach for the day but to bring the beach to the community in their own home town is just amazing.”

Beach day at Boston's Central Park EMN-150813-104711001

Beach day at Boston's Central Park EMN-150813-104711001

Chairman of the Boston Big Local Residents Partnership Richard Tory said: “Everybody seems quite happy with it and all the children seem to be enjoying themselves so it seems to be a success.”