29/08/18: Wish you were there.... Successful beach weekend on the green
This August Bank Holiday weekend saw the green at Thetford Riverside Complex turned into a "pop-up seaside beach", offering residents of Thetford of all ages a 4-day seaside inspired event, filled with music, games and sand castle competitions!
The beach was free to use for children accompanied by parents throughout the weekend and despite some inclement weather, the sandpit proved a huge success welcoming over 1,500 visitors throughout the 4-days it was open to the public. The Riverside Complex also hosted a Club Tropicana Summer beach party on the Friday evening, which saw hundreds of visitors dance away the night to classic holiday tracks. As part of the beach experience, children could enter a sandcastle competition with a team of judges from The Light Cinema, Grand Central Restaurant and The Lively Crew faced with a tough decision after looking at hundreds of entries. The eventual winners were Theo and Taye Bell-Tye, with Bailey Arnold winning 2nd place and Amelia, Jagoda, Owen and Justin awarded joint 3rd place. The prize was kindly awarded by local resident, Joe Burns
The next major public event at the Thetford Riverside Complex will be "Harvest Time On The Green" on 8th September from 10am-4pm. Families will be able to see a host farm animals including calves, sheep, chickens and much more , as well as various craft, food and agriculture stalls. Visit the Breckland council What's On page for more details
Cllr Adrian Stasiak, Executive Member for Assets at Breckland Council stated "I am delighted to see the fantastic positive response to the "Beach On The Green" event at the Thetford Riverside complex and look forward to seeing future projects take shape on the green over the coming months. The Thetford Riverside Complex, which includes the Light Cinema, the Grand Central Restaurant and is about to welcome a new SNAP 24/7 Gym, is quickly becoming a vibrant leisure hub, which can be enjoyed by not only the local community, but tourists visiting Thetford."