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Leading hard landscaping manufacturer Marshalls plc recently teamed up with aggregate supply partner Tarmac to help create Yorkshire’s largest inland beach. The new beach was built at Eureka! in Halifax as a great additional summer attraction to the already highly acclaimed children’s museum.
Working in partnership, Marshalls and Tarmac provided 80 tonnes of high quality fine grain play sand so visitors could enjoy this unique seaside experience in the heart of the Pennines. The Eureka! Beach will now offer fun all summer long with its deckchairs, ice cream kiosk, donkeys, pirates, parties, sand sculpture workshops and games galore!
Eureka!’s relationship with Marshalls began in 1992 when the company helped supply and construct the ‘Yellow Brick Road’, which forms the approach to the Eureka! building. Eureka! then rekindled this relationship in 2007 during the planning stage for the Beach when Marshalls enrolled the help of Tarmac.
Neil Davidson, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Marshalls, commented:
“Eureka! is a fantastic creative museum for children and to be asked to help in such a worthwhile, fun scheme is an area which Marshalls is always pleased to support. We would also like to thank our supply partners Tarmac for their time and the gift of the sand.”
Leigh-Anne Stradeski, Director of Eureka!, commented:
“Without the generosity of all the sponsors the success of the Eureka! Beach project would not have been possible. The addition of our beach means that Eureka! really is the ideal place for families to visit this summer. If it’s hot and sunny, the Beach offers additional activities to enjoy outside, but if the rain clouds do appear Eureka! can bring the sunshine in, providing endless adventures for children aged 0 -11 in its award-winning galleries.”
Eureka! Beach was officially opened to the public on Wednesday 1st August 2007 with lookalike Captain Jack Sparrow, Simon Newton.