Coastal fun at family heritage day

Join the sandcastle competition
Join the sandcastle competition
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VIEW undersea life, build a giant sandcastle or decorate pebbles and rocks at a free family heritage fun day tomorrow.

Taking place at The Spring Art Centre, Havant, the Pebbles Rocks & Shells event has a host of activities for all ages to enjoy, from 10am.

First, relive memories connected with the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from 10.30am-3pm, Guests are encouraged to retell their first experiences in a boat on the water or speak about an unusual bird they may have seen in the area, with the staff from Chichester Harbour Conservancy.

Then, from 11am until 2pm, anyone can enter the Sandcastle 2011 competition, with a prize awarded for the best sandcastle (winner announced at 3pm).

Children aged from three to 12 can use their creative skills to decorate pebbles and rocks to make doorstops and paperweights, from 11am until 2pm.

Events throughout the rest of the day include a talk by South East Marine Conservation Manager Jolyon Chesworth on the conservation work being carried out locally, and experienced local diver, underwater photographer and active marine conservationist Tony Dobinson will give details of the diverse and vibrant community of marine plants and animals we have living on our doorstep in East Hants and West Sussex.

Throughout the day, families can enjoy the Pebbles, Rocks and Shells Museum Trail.

See for more information.