Time to celebrate!

People enjoy the weather on a packed Seaton Carew beach
People enjoy the weather on a packed Seaton Carew beach

EVERYONE is invited down to Seaton Carew for a packed day of fun on the beach tomorrow (Saturday, July 26).

The event called Seaton Celebrates will feature sand sculpting, volleyball, kite making and a host of other activities.

It is being staged by Hartlepool Borough Council to mark the end of a 14-month project to improve Seaton’s sea defences.

World champion sand sculptor Nicola Wood from children’s television’s Deadly Art will create amazing works of art on the beach.

Hartlepool Volleyball Club will be there to let children and adults try their hand at the beach sport.

Visitors will be able to take part in all kinds of crafts including creating your own fish and jellyfish to display in an Under the Sea cabin.

Or why not try to make and fly a kite to take away for a small fee.

Hartlepool’s popular Groovy Babies will stage a beach disco hourly from 12.30pm.

Visitors can also show off their creative side in a sand castle competition, street theatre and singing of sea shanties.

Yoga and tai chi groups will add to the relaxed atmosphere of the day by holding free sessions.

And children are invited to take along their toy bears for parachuting teddies.

And a visit to the seaside would not be complete without fairground rides.

It all promises to be a great day, especially if the sun shines.

Seaton Celebrates takes place from noon to 5pm.

Seaton’s sea defences have recently been upgraded along a 700-metre stretch of the coastline, from the Station Lane access ramp to the coach park.

The construction, which has taken a total of 14 months and had to be carried out in two separate phases, involved excavating the beach to a depth of five metres and replacing it with a stone foundation which is buried under the sand.