A Taste of the Seaside at YO1 Beach Club and Roller Rink

by Handy Mag
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At McArthurglen Designer Outlet, York

A new attraction, The YO1 Beach Club & Roller Rink, brings a taste of the seaside to York Designer Outlet, with a roller-skating rink, a vintage carousel and funfair game stall, a café, a sandy beach and even a boat for kids to play in.  The YO1 Beach Club & Roller Rink will be open every day until 4th September at the South Entrance of McArthurGlen Designer Outlet.

The YO1 Beach Club made its debut on the banks of the River Ouse at Tower Gardens in York last summer, and this year its move to a more spacious setting at York Designer Outlet allows for a 20x12m roller rink in addition to the beach area, offering a fun attraction for all the family to enjoy, alongside a premier shopping experience.

The new-look YO1 Beach Club & Roller Rink will comprise a wood-panelled covered Beach Café and Bar, with a veranda and boardwalk entrance across the beach area with 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 Beach Café will serve freshly cooked food including burgers, sausages, pizza and everybody’s beach favourite – fish and chips – as well as vegan and kids’ options.  The fully-licensed bar* will offer a range of refreshing drinks, including coffees from The Baytown Coffee Company from Whitby, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks as well as zero alcohol alternatives.  Milkshakes, coke floats and delicious Yorvale ice creams in a range of flavours will be available from the traditional beach hut. 

The YO1 Beach Club & Roller Rink can provide the perfect solution for an original and exciting celebration – for children, under-18s and adults alike – whether it be a birthday, baby shower or family and friends gathering.  A range of packages are available or can be tailor-made to suit a variety of occasions and budgets.

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, Centre Manager at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York comments: “The time has come to get your skates on and head down to the YO1 Beach Club & Roller Rink – the first time we’ve hosted a summer themed roller skating and beach event in the Centre. 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 14th July to 4th September at the South Entrance of York Designer Outlet, just off the A19/A64 interchange.

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).  We offer 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.  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.  We offer a 50% discount for disabled and carers (proof of PIP or DLA required).  Online booking fees apply.

The 20x12m roller rink has a strictly limited capacity of 80 people per one-hour session so booking is recommended at www.yo1beachclub.co.uk.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office on site one the event opens, subject to availability.  Sessions will run on the hour from 10am, with the last session at 6pm.  Tokens for the carousel and game stall can be purchased on site at £3 per person.

*subject to license

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