Local families, groups of friends and holiday makers are invited to get busy on the beach this month by entering the Tregenna Sand Castle Competitions.
The fun takes place on Sunday 31st July on Porthminster Beach with teams to compete in the “Beat The Tide” competition, whilst there will also be a “Best Castle” competition for smaller children.
Registrations for the team event will take place from 10.30am on the beach, with the competition starting shortly after depending on high tide times. Whilst entries into “Best Castle” will have all day to make their creations, until the judging by the Mayor and Tregenna Castle at 3pm.
The family day is being organized by Tregenna Castle Hotel and St Ives Surf Lifesaving Club to raise funds for the local charity.
Sheila Barker, General Manager for Tregenna Castle is excited about the event:
“We know so many local children through our ‘Castle Kids’ daycare that we thought it would be good for the event to benefit a local children’s charity. Many local families have children who enjoy St.Ives’ Surf Lifesaving Club and a day around the sea seemed a perfect fit for this charity.
“We are delighted that other businesses have been keen to support us with some brilliant prizes. As well as a Sunday Roast at Tregenna for the winning team of six, ‘I Should Coco’ have come up trumps with a fantastic trophy for the winning team in “Beat the Tide”. Fabulous Kids are donating a prize for “Best Castle”, along with three swimming vouchers for the runners up at our facilities at Tregenna Castle - so we’re all set for a fantastic day.”
David Bonar, Chair of St.Ives Surf Lifesaving Club is delighted that the club will benefit,
“What a great way to support the local community! Thanks to the money raised by local businesses such as Tregenna Castle, we can continue to offer excellent lifesaving tuition to our members.”
Teams of six are invited to build a giant sand castle to beat the tide. The last team left standing on their sand castle, untouched by the incoming tide, will be awarded a Sunday Roast for six at Tregenna Castle and the special trophy - a sand castle hand-crafted out of the finest chocolate by local artisan chocolatiers ‘I Should Coco’.
Everyone is welcome to take part in the giant sand castle race, whilst keen young builders aged under six years can enter their own competition in which they are invited to build their best sand castle for a chance of winning a special prize from Fabulous Kids, as well as three swimming vouchers at Tregenna Castle’s facilities for the runners up.
The cost to enter is £2.50 per person in either of the competitions, with six being the maximum you can have in your “Beat The Tide” team. All proceeds will go to the St.Ives Surf Lifesaving Club.
To join in the fun, please sign up at the Registration Desk on Porthminster Beach on the morning. Competitors are reminded to bring buckets and spades, although the beach takeaway also sells them.
There will be face-painting through the day with a BBQ run by Porthminster Takeaway.