Families turn out in force for Sheringham carnival’s final day

Amber, Scarlett and Kelsey with their dolphin sand sculpture. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Amber, Scarlett and Kelsey with their dolphin sand sculpture. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

A giant ant, a mermaid and a pod of dolphins were among the designs dreamed up by youngsters and families taking part in Sheringham carnival's sandcastle and sculpture contest.

Mary, Henry and William with their giant ant sand sculpture. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Mary, Henry and William with their giant ant sand sculpture. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

The event was part of the final day's programme, which also featured a chalk-a-picture competition and a model boat contest which saw children of all ages race boats made from paper templates and create craft of their own design.

The winning ice cream sand sculpture, created by a team made up of seven local families. Picture: KA

The winning ice cream sand sculpture, created by a team made up of seven local families. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

The winning sand sculpture entry was a giant ice cream cone created by a children and adults' team made up of five local families.

The Wright family with their mermaid sand sculpture. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

The Wright family with their mermaid sand sculpture. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Carnival queen Abigail Dowsett-Olby, who judged the competition with the help of attendants Natasha Grand and Chloe Hambling said picking the winners was a challenge.

Sheringham carnival sandcastle and sculpture competition. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham carnival sandcastle and sculpture competition. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

'The adults seemed to enjoy themselves just as much as the children,' she added. 'There was a brilliant turnout and it was extremely tricky to decide as there were so many great entries.'

Amber, Scarlett and Kelsey with their dolphin sandcastle sculpture. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Amber, Scarlett and Kelsey with their dolphin sandcastle sculpture. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant


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Sheringham carnival sandcastle and sculpture competition. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham carnival sandcastle and sculpture competition. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

The Wright family with their mermaid sand sculpture. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

The Wright family with their mermaid sand sculpture. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

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The winning ice cream sand sculpture, created by a team made up of seven local families. Picture: KA

The winning ice cream sand sculpture, created by a team made up of seven local families. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Sheringham carnival sandcastle and sculpture competition. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham carnival sandcastle and sculpture competition. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

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