Get your skates on, York – and make the most of summer!
A new attraction, The YO1 Beach Club & Roller Rink, will be bringing a taste of the seaside to the city this year.
The YO1 Beach Club, such a hit when it made its debut in Tower Gardens last year, is moving to York Designer Outlet – complete with a brand new roller skating rink.
The new-look YO1 Beach Club & Roller Rink will comprise a wood-panelled covered beach café and bar.
This will have a veranda and boardwalk entrance across the beach area, plus picnic tables and deckchairs. Completing the nautical look, there will be lobster pots and surfboards, as well as colourful beach huts selling ice creams and seaside souvenirs.
The café will serve burgers, sausages, pizza and everybody’s beach favourite – fish and chips – as well as vegan and kids’ options.
At the bar you can order everything from coffees from The Baytown Coffee Company from Whitby, to soft drinks, alcoholic drinks and zero alcohol alternatives.
Milkshakes, coke floats and delicious Yorvale ice creams in a range of flavours will be available from the traditional beach hut.
With the 20x12m roller rink in addition to the beach area, it offers a fun attraction for all the family to enjoy.
James Cundall, organiser of the YO1 Beach Club & Roller Rink, said “We aim to offer somewhere that’s a bit different and fun for all ages, where visitors can enjoy roller-skating, a carousel ride, playing in the sand or just take time to relax and soak up the beach vibe with a tasty bite and a chilled glass of wine, prosecco, beer or G&T – and feel the sand between their toes!”
Paul Tyler, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York manager, said: “We know only too well how much centre guests love our annual Winter Wonderland and this new attraction will guarantee a fun time for the entire family alongside a premium shopping experience.”
The YO1 Beach Club & Roller Rink will be open from 9.30am until 7pm daily from 14 July to 4 September at the South Entrance of York Designer Outlet.
Admission to the YO1 Beach Club & Roller Rink is free, with tickets required for roller-skating (skates included) priced at £9.75 for adults and £8.75 for children (aged 16 and under).
There are discounts for families, with a family of three package priced at £27, a family of four at £35 and a family of five at £43.
You can book at the YO1 Beach Club website.
A charitable donation of 50p from every ticket purchased will be split between our two chosen charities – York Mind, the mental health charity, and Ryedale Special Families which supports families with disabled children and young people.