A sandcastle workshop is coming to Pendennis Castle

PUBLISHED: 15:52 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:52 17 July 2018

Source: English Heritage Photo Library

Source: English Heritage Photo Library

Source: English Heritage Photo Library - Picture Reference: J880288

A special sandcastle building workshop is heading to Pendennis Castle this weekend!

As part of its #LoveCastles season, English Heritage will be holding sandcastle building workshops at a number of its castles across the country 21-22 July, including Pendennis. Budding sandcastle builders can learn top tips from sand sculpture experts. It’s a great chance to have heaps of fun mixing up a sand and water recipe and creating the ultimate sandcastle. Buckets and spades provided!

Workshops run hourly each day from 11am (last one 4pm), and are available on a first come, first served basis for a £2 donation to the #LoveCastles appeal. The workshops are suitable for the whole family from age 5 upwards, with adult supervision needed for under 12’s - so grown-ups can join in the fun too! Under-fives will be able to get hands on with their own sand-table, open throughout both days for no additional charge.

Source: English Heritage Photo LibrarySource: English Heritage Photo Library

English Heritage looks after 66 castles in the country, including 8 in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly; more than any other organisation in the UK. English Heritage’s #LoveCastles crowd-funding appeal aims to protect our nation’s amazing collection of castles for future generations to enjoy.

To celebrate the #LoveCastles season, English Heritage are asking the public to build a sandcastle this summer, wherever they are, be it a beach in Margate or Malaga. To be in with a chance of winning a stay in one of English Heritage’s historic holiday cottages amongst a host of other prizes you need to build a sandcastle, place one of the #LoveCastles flags on top, and share the pictures on Facebook, Instagram (using the #LoveCastles hashtag) or by uploading it onto the Castles webpage: www.english-heritage.org.uk/castles

The Sandcastle workshops mark the start of a historic summer of events at Pendennis. Highlights include a brand new Tudor Pageant in July, the return of the ever popular Grand Medieval Jousts throughout August, an action-packed two days of Pendennis at War in August, and family fun and activities throughout the school holidays courtesy of the Hands on History Crew. For full details please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/pendennis

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