Sunny seaside is on its way to Wakefield city centre

Seaside in the city event at Cathedral precinct, Wakefield.
Tracey, Thomas and Caitlin Watson
Seaside in the city event at Cathedral precinct, Wakefield. Tracey, Thomas and Caitlin Watson
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When you think of sandy beaches, donkey rides and flip-flops, you may not think Wakefield.

But this weekend, the Cathedral precinct will be transformed into a coastal resort when Seaside in the City returns.

Families are invited to bring a bucket and spade and enjoy a sandy beach.

Other attractions include free donkey rides, face painting, balloon modelling, workshops, Punch and Judy shows and stalls while stilt-walking lobsters and walkabout pirates will be on hand to offer even more coastal-themed entertainment.

There will be a TV screen, sponsored by First Choice Recruitment, showing Toy Story, Happy Feet and Madagascar.

A caricaturist will be drawing visitors at The Ridings Shopping Centre and there will be a Victorian Carousel for visitors to enjoy.

Coun Les Shaw, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport at Wakefield Council, said: “This is always a hugely popular event and I hope once again lots of families will come and join in.”

The free event takes place from 10am until 5pm tomorrow and 10am until 4pm on Sunday.