East Riding Council have sponsored the beach as part of the Welcome to Yorkshire stand at a cost of £4,000 for the duration of the event that takes place in July.
It will feature workshops with stone artist James Brunt from Responsible Fishing, using stones from Bridlington beach that will be returned after the Show.
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of the council, said :
“We on the East Riding coast know just how stunning the beaches at Bridlington really are, and our mission at the Great Yorkshire Show is to spread the word even further! I am delighted that we can work together with Welcome to Yorkshire to promote the delights that Bridlington has to offer – the beaches, Sewerby Hall and Gardens, The Spa, the new East Riding Leisure Bridlington, and so much more!”
Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive at Welcome to Yorkshire, said;
“Here at Welcome to Yorkshire we’re delighted that the magnificent award-winning Bridlington beach is being recreated for all to enjoy at the Great Yorkshire Show’s Welcome to Yorkshire stand, the largest at the showground.”
“This year is set to be spectacular as it’s the 160th celebration of this iconic agricultural event with over 130,000 visitors and more than 8,500 animals in attendance over three days. So come and enjoy this great Yorkshire beach … in Harrogate … build a sandcastle, ride a donkey, get involved in the exciting activities or just take a moment to chill-out on one of our Welcome to Yorkshire deckchairs. Combine coast and country, there’ll be something for everyone. Life’s a beach when you visit the Welcome to Yorkshire stand.”
The Welcome to Yorkshire stand – including the recreated Bridlington beach with staff from East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Visit Hull and East Riding – will be open on all three days of the Show, which is expected to attract around 130,000 visitors.
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