THE golden sands on the Headland were a hive of activity as excited kids dug for treasure.
Dozens of youngsters playfully burrowed down into the sand in the hope of a discovery.
But there was a reason behind the children deciding to spend their day digging at the Fish Sands - it was the latest event in this year’s Headland Carnival.
Monday’s dull weather had threatened to put a bit of a dampener on proceedings when the sandcastle design competition had to be cancelled.
But the sun was shining on the beach as families turned out in force for the fun hunt for treasure.
“Our treasure hunt is always very popular,” said a Headland Carnival committee spokesman.
“It’s good fun, the kids always enjoy it.”
While the beach was packed out on Tuesday, Headland Social Club is expected to be full to the rafters for the Carnival Princess competition due to be taking place this afternoon.
The contest is running from 1pm-5pm at the club, in Throston Street, and princess hopefuls can enter at the club before the competition gets underway.
Meanwhile, Headland Carnival committee members say it’s not too late for people to register a float for this weekend’s parade.
To get involved with the parade call John Cambridge on (01429) 297462.