With the holidays sadly drawing to a close we need to squeeze out every last drop of Great British summertime and there is no time like the present.
The last summer bank holiday (31st August) brings with it many opportunities for fun and frolics; so grab a pen and pencil, get comfy and read on for our list of great ways to spend the bank holiday weekend.
The National Trust has long championed our British coastline, beautiful scenery and wildlife. 2015 is The National Trust’s year of the coast, so we are celebrating everything that makes the seaside special.
For the photographers out there, the coast makes the perfect scenery for shots of one of nature’s best gifts. Whether you are an amateur or an expert, there is so much beauty to be captured.
Another of our favourite things to do at the beach is to craft a treasure hunt. Perfect for children and adults alike, create a set list of items to find. For example a shiny stone, a pretty shell and some driftwood. For happy hunting just make sure that wildlife is not disturbed.
Sandcastle building competitions are held in great esteem by competitors, who, whilst taking part in this seaside activity, will prove that age really is just a number! Whether you go ‘freestyle’ or create your sandy empire by using a bucket and spade you are guaranteed to have a good time, just try not to let your competitive streak take over too much!
When spending a day at the beach a lovely thing to do is to bring a picnic. Everybody can gather round and share a special mealtime together. There’s no need to bring fancy food, just ensure there is enough to eat and drink for everyone!
Although not the most glamourous of beach activities, picking up rubbish is an important part of keeping our coastline clean. Be sure to take home any rubbish you create whilst on the beach and make an effort to remove any other waste you spot.
There are so many ways to enjoy a day spent by the sea. Whether you indulge in fish and chips by the shore or spend the afternoon rock pooling, we want to know how you enjoyed your bank holiday weekend on the coast!