Sandcastle competition makes a welcome return to Bamburgh

Bamburgh WI sandcastle challenge is back.Bamburgh WI sandcastle challenge is back.
Bamburgh WI sandcastle challenge is back.
Bucket-and-spade artists will be out in force again in Bamburgh this summer as the renowned sandcastle competition returns.

It could not be held last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic but makes a welcome return on Friday, August 13.

The event is organised by Bamburgh Women’s Institute and traditionally attracts teams from other WI’s across Northumberland, as well as local residents and holidaymakers.

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"It’s open to all and has proved very popular and a great day out for all family members,” said Judy Cowen of Bamburgh WI.

Sculpture creations can vary from the traditional castle and moat to the more unusual – the 2019 winner was a hippopotamus.

Competitors can register at the pavilon by the village green from 10am to 12pm and will receive their competition entry flag to be placed on their finished structure .

Free entry for the competitions and the winning castle and sculpture will each receive a prize, after the judging, at around 4pm.

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