Watch dolphins, fly kites and check out 'sand art' - all at St Bees beach

The Westmorland Gazette: Sand art at St Bees Sand art at St Bees

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 www.irishsea.org

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: www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/beached-art.

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.

 

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

2:22pm Mon 7 Apr 14

marianneb says...

Cumbria Wildlife Trust are encouraging young children to spend hours on the beaches where increasing numbers of radioactive particles have been found ...shouldn't people be made aware of this, at the very least by signs on the beaches as there are in Scotland ? and should CWT be encouraging this potentially dangerous activity aimed at young children.? https://mariannewild
art.wordpress.com/20
13/05/22/radioactive
-mermaids-why-should
-we-care/
Cumbria Wildlife Trust are encouraging young children to spend hours on the beaches where increasing numbers of radioactive particles have been found ...shouldn't people be made aware of this, at the very least by signs on the beaches as there are in Scotland ? and should CWT be encouraging this potentially dangerous activity aimed at young children.? https://mariannewild art.wordpress.com/20 13/05/22/radioactive -mermaids-why-should -we-care/ marianneb
  • Score: 3

3:27pm Tue 8 Apr 14

marianneb says...

Here is the report from the Health Protection Agency..outlining the radioactive particle finds at St Bees.. The content of the report is quite strong ..when I read it I thought how can the conclusion be so pathetic ? perhaps the report authors had been told to keep the conclusion low key? The report concludes with decision not to put warning signs up Despite increased findings of cancer causing alpha and beta particles on public and popular beaches. http://www.hpa.org.u
k/webc/hpawebfile/hp
aweb_c/1296685586018
Here is the report from the Health Protection Agency..outlining the radioactive particle finds at St Bees.. The content of the report is quite strong ..when I read it I thought how can the conclusion be so pathetic ? perhaps the report authors had been told to keep the conclusion low key? The report concludes with decision not to put warning signs up Despite increased findings of cancer causing alpha and beta particles on public and popular beaches. http://www.hpa.org.u k/webc/hpawebfile/hp aweb_c/1296685586018 marianneb
  • Score: 4

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree