Families will have waves of fun at low-tide day

MAKING A SPLASH: Families enjoying one of the previous low tide day events in Seaham.
MAKING A SPLASH: Families enjoying one of the previous low tide day events in Seaham.
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FAMILIES will be able to dip into a day packed with activities held to celebrate our coastline.

Sunday will see the Durham Heritage Coast host another of its popular Low Tide Days at Seaham.

Families enjoying one of the previous Low Tide Day events in Seaham.

Families enjoying one of the previous Low Tide Day events in Seaham.

The sea-themed celebration includes a rock pool ramble on Seaham Hall Beach, giving children and adults the chance to find out more about the many interesting creatures living on the coastline.

There will also be live music from Murton’s John Wrightson Band, Punch and Judy, seaside songs for children, Tommy Craggs’ chainsaw carving, circus skills, face painting, crafts, medieval wood turning and the chance to meet some of the many people who help look after the coast.

Niall Benson, Durham Heritage Coast officer, says: “Low tide day is free for everyone to enjoy and there’s a great variety of activities that will appeal to children.

“It’s a fantastic day for the people of East Durham to come together and we’re really pleased to be helping host it once again.

Low Tide Day is free for everyone to enjoy and there’s a great variety of activities that will appeal to children.

Niall Benson, Durham Heritage Coast officer

“As well as a chance to get involved in all kinds of fun and creative activities, it’s a chance for local people to meet the Coastguard Crew, Coast Watch and Seaham Beach Cleaning Crew, who all do such a fantastic job of looking after us and our beautiful coast.”

In addition to the beach, low tide day will also be staged at Seaham Hall car park, between 10.30am and 3pm.

The rock pool ramble begins at 10.30am and wellies are recommended.

Durham Heritage Coast runs from Salterfen Rocks, near Ryhope, down to Crimdon Beck.

It is home each May to a breeding colony of Little Terns, one of Britain’s rarest sea birds.