Shop and enjoy the beach

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YOU don’t have to go to the seaside to enjoy the beach.

For the beach has arrived at a shopping centre and will be staying until Sunday.

Whiteley Shopping Centre has created its own seaside, with an area around the Treehouse turned into a tropical beach with palm trees, deck chairs and buckets and spades.

In the Treehouse space there is a selection of giant games such as Jenga, Chess, Connect 4 and Kerplunk.

There are also traditional seaside fairground games and rides such as hook a duck and target the jar, including an old-fashioned children’s carousel.

Retailers are joining in the fun by showcasing summer products and sampling delicious treats.

Plus there are prizes donated by traders to be won such as a £40 hamper from The Body Shop.

For more information go to whiteleyshopping.co.uk.