Summer of fun on Woolacombe beach

NATIONAL Trust Beach Rangers are organising a range of free and fun activities for families on Woolacombe beach. You can challenge each other to beach games like volley ball, cricket and beach football, or get up close and personal with wildlife on a rock

NATIONAL Trust Beach Rangers are organising a range of free and fun activities for families on Woolacombe beach.

You can challenge each other to beach games like volley ball, cricket and beach football, or get up close and personal with wildlife on a rock pool ramble. If art is more your passion, join in with an 'Art Attack' creating beautiful artwork from weird and wonderful salvaged beach junk or take the sandcastle challenge.

This is a new venture for the National Trust, Warden Jemma Lowin said: "we have always had Beach Rangers, but their remit was very much limited to helping tidy up the beach and protecting the dunes.

"However this year, thanks to funding from the National Trust's Neptune Coastline Campaign, we have been able to increase the number of staff we employ and offer free family activities throughout the summer holidays. It will be a great way for us to help families enjoy the holidays as well giving us a chance to tell them about us as an organisation and the work that we do here.'


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The National Trust's Neptune Coastline Campaign was established to protect our coastline from development so that it could be enjoyed in its natural state by everyone. As a result of this campaign and the generosity (which continues to this day) of our supporters, we have acquired over 370 miles of coastline in Devon and Cornwall.

As well as running a whole range of different ways of getting involved this summer from palying games on Woolacombe Beach to dry stone walling on a working holiday, we look after a beautiful section of coastline between Ilfracombe and Croyde. By working closely with a lot of local people, including Parkin Estates Ltd who own and lease the majority of Woolacombe Beach, we hope this area will remain this beautiful for many more decades to come'.

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Activities will run most lunchtimes and afternoons during the summer holidays, Supervised children (of all ages!) are welcome to drop in at any time. Look out for the National Trust banners flying high on Woolacombe Beach and come and join in the fun. If you belong to a group and would like us to run an event for you and your friends, give us a call and we'll see what we can arrange.

The Rockpool rambles are happening on the following dates and times at Barricane Beach and the National Trust would like to thank Coastwise North Devon for their support with these events. Friday 30th July at 2pm, Tuesday 10th August at 1.30pm, Thursday 12th August at 1pm with Coastwise North Devon, Tuesday 24th August at 1.30pm and Thursday 26th August at 2pm.

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