LIFE’S a beach in Halesowen this summer as the town centre gets turned into a seaside paradise.

The ‘Halesowen Havana Beach’ will be installed in Sommers Square, with a variety of events taking place from Monday (August 13) to Saturday, August 25.

Rebecca Howard, town manager of Halesowen BID, who is running the event, said: “Activities include free crazy golf, beach games, limbo, hula hooping and more, hosted by our favourite black country radio DJ's playing summer tunes throughout.”

And between noon and 2pm each day, Anytime Fitness Halesowen will be holding beach volleyball games – all helping to raise money for St John’s Church.

Teams of three people can play against the Anytime Fitness team where they also have a chance to win a free gym membership, while all participants will receive a free goodie bag.

But every time team Anytime Fitness lose a game, they will donate £5 to the historic church.

Winning teams will also be entered into a prize draw to win a year’s free membership at Anytime Fitness Halesowen, for all three players - all gym members must be 18-years-old or over.

The pool of winning teams will go into a hat and one team will be drawn at random on Monday, August 27.

For more information about the events, email or call 07957 3617181, or further details on the gym membership competition contact