The Big Beach Day with the National Trust

In Sand Sculpture, Workshops by Tom Bolland0 Comments

Jo giving a few pointers. Photo by Shaun Cook

Jo giving a few pointers. Photo by Shaun Cook

Early on a stormy morning, myself and Jo headed to Robin Hood’s Bay joining in with the National Trust’s ‘Big Beach Picnic’ day. After a tricky drive through the rain and down the steep cobbled road, we met with the National Trust guys, had a brew and then got to work.

Thomas the turtle

Thomas the turtle

For 50 years, the National Trust have been working on a project called ‘Neptune’s Coastline’ where they have purchased over 500 miles of British coastline and continue to maintain it so everyone can enjoy the beautiful landscape.

A great photo from the sea wall. Photo by Shaun Cook

A great photo from the sea wall. Photo by Shaun Cook

We took to the beach gathering water, digging sand ready for the workshop and we started to show people how to make a sand turtle. As the day went on and the weather got warmer, the crowds gathered and soon the workshop was full of budding sculptors.

Everyone chipping in to get the dolphin finished. Photo by Shaun Cook

Everyone chipping in to get the dolphin finished. Photo by Shaun Cook

Everyone who took part throughout the day left us some amazing sea creatures that looked fantastic at the end when they were all complete. People of all ages joined in and it was great to see so many families working together and the sun even came out in the end!

Celebrating 50 years of looking after Britain's coastline

Celebrating 50 years of looking after Britain’s coastline

We were really happy that everyone had a great time at the event and making the sculptures with people even coming back to the beach the next day to make more sculptures. A big thank you to Kate and the rest of the team at the National Trust.

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