A giant sandpit has opened for the summer in Burgess Hill today (July, 28).

Burgess Hill Town Council said the attraction, which it has called the Urban Beach, would bring a ‘taste of the seaside’ to the town.

The sand pit has been installed at the council Help Point in Church Walk.

It was officially opened by the mayor of the town and will remain at the site for four weeks, until August 28th.

Parents can being their children to play 7 days a week, from 10am until 4pm each day.

The project is funded by Burgess Hill Town Council.


Its leader Pru Moore said:

“For a couple of years, residents have requested we explore an urban beach.

“This followed a very successful trial in the town on a smaller scale.

“We decided to build our own, which is flexible, re-useable and we can offer it to other parishes.

“Hopefully, this will give parents a little respite while shopping in the town centre and provide fun for everyone.”

Burgess Hill Town Council said the sand pit would be covered overnight and checked every morning before it is opened to the public.