Visitors to land-locked Greenhead Park in Huddersfield were left all at sea when a beach suddenly appeared.

But it was not long before youngsters were flocking to build sandcastles at the pop-up seaside as part of a May Bank Holiday treat.

Families soon forgot they were not really beside the seaside as buckets and spades, deck chairs and a Punch and Judy show turned the park into a typical British holiday resort.

And one man who should know thought Huddersfield Beach – part of a travelling funfair – beat the real thing.

Holiday funfair at Greenhead Park, Huddersfield.

Puppeteer ‘Uncle Brian’ said: “I come from Scarborough but this is better because the sea doesn’t come in halfway through the day to stop all the fun!”

Little Jan’eye Annorville was one of the tots who felt right at home in the sand.

Proud grandma Susan Ali said: “It’s great to see something like this in Huddersfield. It’s a good day out.”

Watch a slideshow of more pictures!

Video Loading

The funfair – and beach – will be at the park every day until Sunday, June 5.

Dozens of traditional rides, including waltzers, dodgems and a carousel, kept thrill-seekers young and old entertained.

Visitors have to pay a £7.99 entry fee for a ride wristband, which includes use of the beach.

Holiday funfair in Greenhead Park, Huddersfield.

Stewart Robinson, co-director of International Funfairs which runs the fair, said: “It’s the second time we’ve brought the beach to Huddersfield and the sand is special and child-friendly.

“We’ve been putting on fairs in the town for a long time and we’ve got lots going on for all the family.”

Read more: May bank holiday weekend opening hours for B&Q, IKEA, Wickes and Argos

Read more: May bank holiday weather: Sunshine and showers forecast for weekend

Huddersfield Beach opens daily from 1pm until 8pm next to the miniature railway.

There is a £2.50 non-rider admission available for adults accompanying children.