That’s how Ian Brown said it, right? No? Well, it does now! Opening just outside of The Orient quarter at the Trafford Centre, Summer Daze boasts a fantastic, family-friendly 600 sqm beach – promising plenty to see and do over the summer and suitable for Mancs of all ages.
Experience the sand between your toes right here in Costa Del Manchester, with deck chair seating, tons of live music and entertainment in store, sports, fun pop-ups and even a retro fairground. Children and grown-ups alike are invited to enjoy the nostalgic array of rides on-site, including Waveswinger, Don Sapo, Sea Storm, Bumper Boats and Big Apple Rollercoaster. Better still you can cool off at not one but two splash parks which boast multiple water jets.
If that wasn’t all, guests can expect a food and entertainment hub with bars, a stage and a big screen as well as tons of food and drink from the Trafford Centre’s thriving food court. You’ll also find food stalls dotted around the site including a grill house and pop-ups serving burgers, doughnuts, crêpes, coffee and ice cream.
A covered stage area will play host to a packed schedule of summer fun, including free crafting, face painting, hair braiding, summer tattoos costume characters and live entertainment. Every Thursday at Summer Daze, free crafting workshops will run from 12pm to 4pm including decorating your own beach bucket or tote bag; designing a seaside family photo frame or rainbow kite for Manchester Pride; as well as making your own windcatcher.
Other rides featuring at the Summer Daze fairground include: Crast Test rollercoaster, Waterballs, Pony Adventure, Kidzone, Balloon Ride, Racing Cars, Mini Chairs, Train Ride, Tea Cups, Bumper Carz, Inflatable Circus, Funhouse, Flying Elephants, Miami Surf, Jumping Frog, Starflyer and Bungee Trampolines.
Summer Daze kicks off at the Trafford Centre from July 22, and is open from 11am to 8pm daily right up until September 3. Tickets cost £3 per person if booked in advance (includes booking fee) and £4 on the door. Ride tokens must be purchased separately. You can book ahead here.