Fun Day attracts large crowds to Burnham-On-Sea
and spades were out in force when hundreds of people flocked to
Burnham's annual Seaside Fun Day on Friday,
of children took part in a variety of competitions and events,
including a sand castle building competition, quizzes, a tug of
war and treasure hunt.
teams fought it out in the highly competitive sand castle contest,
which was won by the Duggan family from London. Delighted Tom
(12), Kate (8) and Joe (6) are pictured here with mother Andrea.
prize for the most effort went to Kimberly Jenns, Jo Jenns, Paula
Hitchens and Jackie Taylor from Kidderminster for their fantastic
D-Day themed sand castle, pictured right, which even featured
soldiers and Union Jacks.
the prize for the most creative entry went to the Hill family
- Analise (10), Hayden (5) and Bethany (7) - who formed a car
in the sand. They are from Nuneaton in the West Midlands.
range of music kept the crowds entertained throughout the day
with Burnham and Highbridge Brass Band belting out a foot-tapping
line-up of stirring tunes for more than two hours during the afternoon.
strolling minstrel provided further lively music on the beach
and seafront. And there was light-hearted music and entertainment
from Chucklefoot and Stompie's Musical Medicine Show.
than 20 stalls lined The Esplanade around the Bay View Cafe selling
a range of crafts, local merchandise and charity items. With hot,
sunny weather throughout the day, there was something for all
the stallsholders was Burnham Youth Town Council (pictured) and
the Burnham's RNLI Supporters Group - both of whom said the day
had been very successful.
stalls included one from Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and
others selling jewellery, cards, prints and gifts.
Shore of the Burnham-based wildlife group, The Acorn Project,
was on hand to show off several animals and birds. And a special
sea safety exhibition was held inside the Tourist Information
were also opportunities for visitors to pose alongside traditional
seaside cut-outs to take photos. Donkeys, fair rides, face painters
and inflatable beach games also completed the line-up.
spokesperson from Sedgemoor District Council, which organised
the event, said it had been one of the best events ever. "With
superb weather and large crowds, it was a superb day," she
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