The Beach At Brent Cross

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Cool down in the heatwave with a trip to ‘the beach’ but without a long car journey

the Beach at Brent Cross

the Beach at Brent Cross - Credit: Archant

If you can’t get to the beach this summer - or want to avoid long queues down to the sandy hotspots - then The Beach can come to you.

Once again hundreds of tonnes of yellow sand have landed in Brent Cross to create a seasonal pop up in front of the shopping centre.

Park yourself in a deckchair while the kids make sandcastles, or paddle in the safe shallow pool, and you could almost be in Margate.

Alongside a beer garden, ice cream and fish&chips, there are funfair rides for all ages.

the Beach at Brent Cross

the Beach at Brent Cross - Credit: Archant


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Mine loved the traditional attractions like the dodgems, helter skelter, carousel, and those giant bungee trampolines that you can turn somersaults in.

For toddlers there is a soft play zone to keep them safe and happy, and for older ones there’s the beach slide, dune buggies, pirate ship - or if you don’t mind getting wet the log flume and river rafting.

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Older thrill seekers will enjoy the spinning rollercoaster, XXL or the Mach 5.

Entry is £3 per person and if you buy tokens in advance it’s 25 for £20.

As the heatwave looks set to continue it’s a hassle free trip out.

The Beach at Brent Cross runs until September 2. thebeachbrentcross.com

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