Nottingham Beach will be making a welcome return this year for everybody to enjoy over the summer holidays. Engulfing Old Market Square in summer fun, it will open on Monday 25 July and run until the end of the school holidays on Sunday 4 September.

New for 2022 is the Giant Slip ‘n Slide, a ticketed attraction within Nottingham Beach that comprises two giant inflatable waterslides:

  • The Arrow is the largest inflatable urban waterslide in the UK. A 55m long, 14m wide, 13m high, two-lane waterslide where you can race against your friends.
  • Little John is a 22m long, 18m wide, 7.5m high waterpark with 6 lanes of slides. Splashing in to an 18m x 10m pool that can also be used for general paddling.

Visitors will require a ticket to enjoy the Giant Slip ‘n Slide with tickets bookable in advance online. There is a limited stock of complimentary wetsuits and bodyboards available. Tickets enable unlimited rides for one hour. Note that a small amount of time within this hour will be designated for changing and leaving

Nottingham Residents can book at a discounted rate of £10, the full rate is £12 per hour. Tickets are on sale now at:]  To obtain the discount, tickets must be booked in advance online and will require a Nottingham City Council tax Reference number and postcode.

The free to access beach has also been extended for 2022 with over 390m2 of sand, and to help beach goers cool down a 105m2 accompanying wading pool.

Alongside a revamped mix of children’s rides and side-games, The Starflyer will be back to challenge the grown-ups. Towering 40m into the air, it offers amazing views over the whole beach and city beyond.

There will also be a wide range of food and drink choices catering for all tastes from slushies and ice cream through to the Filthy Vegan and the ever-popular Melt and Grill. The popular small beach shack bar will also return.

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Cllr Pavlos Kotsonis – Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture, and Planning at Nottingham City Council said: “We are very happy to be able to bring the Beach back for the people of Nottingham. It is a great place to spend time with the family in the summer and to have a fun day out and a great holiday experience for free. People can spend the whole day there or just pop out for a break at lunchtime or after work.”

The company behind this summer’s entertainment in Old Market Square is the Mellors Group. 

Edward Mellors, a director of the Mellors Group said: “After our extended break, it is wonderful to be back and we hope that people enjoy the return of the popular Nottingham Beach with the added excitement of the brand-new attractions. We think that there will definitely be something for everyone in Nottingham city centre this summer.”

Further information

  • For further information, including detailed FAQs, please visit
  • The build period is between Sun 10 July and Monday 25 July
  • Mellors Group is working with and raising funds for ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ to create experiences for children and families living with chronic illness
  • Specific low-density sensory pool sessions will be made available for those with cognitive impairments
  • The minimum age for the Giant Slip ‘n Slide is five years old
  • Local acoustic artists will perform in the beach bar area on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. There is no entry fee

Opening Hours:

  • Event Site
    Monday to Saturday from 10am until 11pm
    Sunday from 10am until 10pm
    The Pool/Beach area will close at 7.30pm daily.
  • Giant Slip ‘n Slide Attraction
    11am – 6pm every day
  • Beach Bar
    Mon – Fri: 12pm – 2300
    Sat: 10am – 2300
    Sun: 10am – 2200