The great british seaside swept into Keighley Town Centre this summer and made a splash with a special three day event hosted by Keighley Town Council and Keighley Business Improvement District (BID). Traditional seaside activities took over church green on Saturday and Sunday (30 and 31 July) and residents and visitors were treated to a pirate show, donkey rides and a punch and judy show. The Keighley Bus Museum Trust put on free vintage bus rides which started from Cavendish Street and drove around the town centre all day on Saturday. There was even an open top bus, allowing families to make the most of the lovely summer sunshine!
On Monday 01 August, visitors enjoyed face painting and balloon modelling and special guest Spongebob Squarepants made an appearance, even posing for photos. Spongebob also met Danny mylo and Rosie Madison from Pulse 1. The radio presenters were hosting a special Yorkshire Day roadshow and made the day even more special with competitions, live music, performers and a visit from special guest Keighley Cougers head coach Paul March.
The Airedale Shopping Centre was transformed into a beach throughout August with sandcastle building workshops for all the family. Keighley Town Council is looking forward to working with the Keighley BID on future events.
Keighley by the Sea took place from 30 July 2016 to 28th August 2016.
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