CUMBRIA Wildlife Trust is inviting families and creative-types to take part in a fun-filled day of sand sculpture and nature based activities at St Bees beach near Whitehaven.

The event on Saturday May 10 includes whale and dolphin watches, kite flying, rock pool rambles, face painting, crafts and lots more.

The theme for the event is Irish Sea wildlife, and the sculptures will show all the wonderful plants and animals found in Cumbria’s sea.

The sculptures are to be made using only sand and natural materials found at St Bees.

There is inspiration available for budding sculptors on the website

There are a host of exciting prizes on offer to the most talented creators including a set of garden furniture from Hayes Garden World, family tickets on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway, family passes to the Lake District Coast Aquarium, a cruise along the shores of Lake Windermere and a pair of Opticron Savanna binoculars.

This annual event has previously proven very popular; therefore if you would like to book a plot in advance you can do so by visiting:

A minimum donation of £3 is needed to secure a plot.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust hopes the event will help to inspire families to get outside and appreciate the wildlife on offer in the county.

It takes place between 12pm-5pm.

This event is suitable for all ages and experiences and has been funded thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund.