Maidenhead has a beach this summer

Maidenhead has a beach this summer

Nicola Hine

Maidenhead has a beach this summer

Dig out your buckets, spades and suncream and head down to the only beach in Maidenhead this summer.

An outdoor space at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts has been transformed to provide a British seaside experience for all without the long car journey to the coast.

Since Saturday adults and children have been able to enjoy 11 tonnes of sand surrounded by a colourful mural of swimmers and fish to represent the sea at the venue in Altwood Road.

More than 500 children from Maidenhead primary schools have taken part in craft workshops and used materials including driftwood to create pirates, seagulls, and other seaside structures to decorate the area.

Similar beach craft sessions are running at the arts centre until Tuesday, excluding Saturday, from 10.30am-12.30pm and cost £3 per person.

Free story-telling sessions are also running every day from 1-1.30pm until the beach closes on Sunday, August 12.

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