East Lindsey District Council promotes summer of free local entertainment

There's a huge number of events taking place on Mablethorpe beach this summer.
There's a huge number of events taking place on Mablethorpe beach this summer.

A DODGEBALL tournament and slacklining will be two of the events on offer during a summer of free entertainment in the local area.

Residents and tourists on the Lincolnshire coast can look forward to a summer of free entertainment from East Lindsey District Council.

As part of their summer’s entertainment programme, the authority have organised a number of events for families.

A total of 17 locations across the district, including the beach at Mablethorpe, as well as inland areas of Alford and Binbrook.

Running daily from 11am until 4pm from July 23 until September 2, Play Rangers and others will be offering a host of activities.

Mablethorpe will be hosting a dodgeball tournament on July 21, in which you can enter a team for and a slacklining workshop and a family event with Lincolnshire Cricket Board on July 28.

As well as the events on the coast, the play rangers will be heading in-land to Alford and Binbrook amongst others, to offer children and young people the opportunity to try new activities and meet new friends through semi-structured imaginative, creative and adventurous play.

Councillor Doreen Stephenson, the district council leader, said: “We are delighted to announce this summer programme across the region.

“We’ve got an amazing summer of entertainment planned, which should appeal to everyone. We are encouraging all young people, friends, families and parents to get involved and try something new.

“This year, we are extremely lucky to be working with a number of National Governing Bodies, so we can provide an even better programme of events than last year.

“We are shortly going to be announcing the market towns’ street theatre programme for the SO Festival (Skegness) week (June 23 – July 1), so hope there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

“Both the play rangers and festival programmes are integral parts of our plans to support the economy by broadening the tourist offer and attracting additional visitors to our area.”

For more information on the play rangers and beach programme, please call East Lindsey District Council on 01507 601111.