Down set to host Big Beach Picnic event this Saturday
National Trust will be holding a special beach picnic event at
Brean Down this Saturday (July 4th) to celebrate 50 years of public
support for protecting the UK's coastline.
Big Beach Picnic at Brean Down is one of 15 Big Beach Picnics
taking place across the South West on Saturday.
Trust says it wants as many people as possible to join in the
free event as possible, which starts at 12 noon.
Downs Big Beach Picnic is packed with activities
with resident artists on site to help visitors create their own
souvenirs using material found on the beach, sandcastle building,
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and beach games.
will also be storytellers telling local legends and solar astronomers
allowing visitors a closer look at the sun, and running childrens
activities on the beach.
of the key moments of our Big Beach Picnic will be the opportunity
to join us all to toast the coast. We will supply
the cups all you need to supply is the enthusiasm for our beautiful
coastline and a toasting tipple. Sneakily the toasting cups are
also rather suitable for collecting spare donation coins in afterwards,"
said a spokesperson.
not only will you have lots of fun at Brean Down Big Beach Picnic,
youll also be helping to raise essential funds enabling
National Trust rangers to carry out important conservation work
and habitat management."
Crawford, SW Coastal Engagement Officer said: "When I think
of taking my family to the beach, taking a picnic along is always
top of our list. Our Big Beach Picnics will be a terrific way
of bringing people together on the same day at one of our coastal
places for some fun but also to help us celebrate 50 years of
coastline care. Our National Trust rangers will be on hand to
share their love of the coast, explain whats important about
the area they care for and why we need that continued support
in order to do so."
is the 50th anniversary of the Neptune Coastline campaign, set
up in 1965 to protect the coast from the threat of development
and look after it for ever for the nation.
the last 50 years, public and partnership support have raised
over £65 million for the campaign, enabling the National
Trust to safeguard 775 miles of coastline across the England,
Wales and Northern Ireland (300 miles of which are in the South
Downs Big Beach Picnic will be signposted from Brean Down
car-park, where staff will also be there to greet visitors and
direct them. The event will begin at 12pm.