Sheringham BeachLife activity weeks gears up for bumper crowds

Just Regional
Aug 22, 2013 3 mins read

The BeachLife activity outreach for children and young people will take place on Sheringham sea-front at the end of this month. The mission will build on the success of last year’s event, and the organisers are gearing up for a bumper attendance this year.

The four days of fun packed activity will be taking place from 28-31 August. The event, which is endorsed by Scripture Union, is open to all, from toddlers up to age 17, but those younger than reception year should be accompanied by an adult. Activities will include sports, drama, creative bible teaching, crafts, beach games, inflatables, and a magician.


The fun will start at 10.30am each day with the “Beach Special”, where all ages will come together at the cliff-top marquee at “The Leas”  on the Esplanade for music, games, drama and laughter, and to introduce the day’s theme, which will be one of the miracles of Jesus. The children and young people will then split into age-groups for their “Going Deeper” to explore that day’s theme in more depth before breaking for lunch.


The afternoons will consist of team challenges and competitions, and the visit on Thursday of Christian magician Steve Price. The fun will conclude on the Friday with a circus-themed afternoon and barbecue on the Leas, with music and circus skills. Last year’s event attracted nearly 100 children and young people on the final afternoon, and the Leas resounded with laughter as they enjoyed circus activities, stocks, plate-spinning, sumo-wrestling, space-hoppers, and a bouncy castle.


Evening activities from 6pm for over-8’s will include a treasure hunt around the town on the Wednesday, and beach sports and laser games on the Thursday. Over 11’s will also enjoy the beach sports and laser games from 7pm on the Thursday, as well as a putting challenge on Tuesday and “Sheropoly” competition around the town on the Wednesday from 7pm.


“Last year’s BeachLife was a huge success” said youth pastor Pete Skivington, the event co-ordinator, “Large numbers of children and young people had loads of fun whilst finding out more about God, and feedback was been extremely positive, so we are expecting even greater numbers this year. We cannot guarantee sunshine, but we can offer an exciting fun-packed week in which they get the opportunity to discover what Jesus can bring to their lives.”


Visit for more information, or contact Peter Skivington at or phone 07919415554.


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