Giant sandpit to provide fun all year long

Published Friday 31 May 2019

Children will get to enjoy the fun of the ‘beach’, all year round, with the introduction of a giant sandpit to replace the Harborough by the Sea event.

Harborough District Council will officially unveil the sandpit in Welland Park in Market Harborough on Saturday 13 July 2019 in time for the school summer holiday.


The existing sandpit (Rose Garden end of the play area) in Welland Park’s play area will be increased in size and more sand added – and some ageing play equipment removed from the centre of the sandpit to provide more room for children to play in the sand. New benches, close to the sandpit area, will provide additional seating to enhance the experience and provide a spot for picnics.

The Council said the new sandpit will be an opportunity for families to make better use of the improved facilities all year long rather than for just a few days at Harborough by the Sea.

In the meantime, the Council is busy organising its Classic Car Show event, which will take place in Market Harborough town centre on Sunday 7 July 2019, which this year has already reached capacity for its vintage vehicle display and is set to be bigger and better than ever.

Councillor Michael Rickman, Harborough District Council’s Communities lead, said: “We have witnessed how much fun families have had at the Harborough by the Sea event in previous years, so rather than the short period over a weekend, we have decided instead to invest in the park to create a more sustainable, permanent sandpit, with added extras, so people can enjoy all the fun of the beach at any time of the year rather than for just a few short days.”