Making castles in the sand

Morecambe Sandcastle Festival
Morecambe Sandcastle Festival
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Morecambe’s annual beachside spectacular, The Sandcastle Festival, returns this weekend for its seventh year with a host of fun family holiday activities.

The festival, on the resort’s seafront tomorrow and 
Sunday, features bubble fun, sand art workshops, donkey rides, mud-dipping with the RSPB and other children’s activities,

And at the heart of the event is the huge sandcastle competition on Morecambe’s award winning beaches in which hundreds of families compete to produce the most imaginative creations.

Other highlights this year include Queen’s Guide to the Sands, Cedric Robinson, launching his brand new book, Time and Tide, which looks back on his amazing 50 years on the sands, on Saturday afternoon at 2pm, by the Visitor Information marquee.

Cedric will chatting to fans, signing copies and 
giving a talk about his experiences on Saturday at 3.15pm. Seats must be booked through Morecambe Visitor Information Centre on 01524 582808.

Internationally renowned sand artists Sand in your Eye will return to create amazing sand sculptures and lead a huge castle building practice session on Saturday in the run up to the competition judging on Sunday.

There will be children’s entertainers, donkey rides, a vintage tearoom, music from Lancaster’s Batala Samba Band and more.

And there are prizes of £50 in each category to be won when the sand castle competition is judged on Sunday.

For more info, or a 
competion registration form, call Morecambe and Lancaster Visitor Information Centres on 01524 582808) or on