02:20AM, Sunday 10 August 2014
Beach life has once again taken over Norden Farm Centre for the Arts.
About 12 tonnes of sand have been delivered to the arts centre to create a beach, which is free to play in.
This is the third year the Altwood Road venue had gone coastal.
"It is becoming more popular every year," said marketing manager Sally Worman.
"The fact that it is free is a massive appeal to parents and it is something different in the local area."
There are beach craft activities and a display of mermaids and sea creatures made by children from 11 primary schools in the gallery.
Visitors can get creative by adding bits and pieces to the 'coral reef'.
Sea monster 'Splashy', decorated by visitors to Art on the Street in June, is also on display.
The beach is at the farm until the end of the summer holidays and the underwater exhibition runs until early September.
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