Bournemouth Beach hosts Easter Family Fun Day with a Conscience

As the Easter holidays continue, the Leave Only Footprints team will be holding a family fun day filled with beach games and environmental education on Bournemouth Beach Wednesday 17 April.

With the promise of warmer weather on the horizon, the Leave Only Footprints campaign will be launching on Bournemouth Beach on Wednesday 17th April from 11am – 3pm. Expect a fun filled family day with free beach games including frisbee, wild play and heaps of environmental education!

The Leave Only Footprints team will also be there on hand to answer any questions and to share information on local and coastal litter efforts.

For those wanting to do their bit for the environment, from 1.30pm – 3pm the team will be hosting a beach clean.

The unusually warm weather in 2018 saw thousands flock to Bournemouth’s sandy beaches to soak up the sunshine. For the past year, under the banner, Leave Only Footprints, beach-goers have been invited to enjoy the UK’s best beaches* and to help keep them fabulous by clearing up at the end of the day, putting rubbish in the bins provided.

Emily Fergusson, Leave Only Footprints Engagement Coordinator said: “With the fantastic efforts from the seafront and Leave Only Footprints teams, 2018 saw a considerable uplift in community beach cleans, litter picks and education sessions across both resorts, proving that the community is truly behind the campaign.”

There will be lots of Leave Only Footprints activity throughout the summer across the resorts. For more information, please visit www.bournemouth.co.uk/leaveonlyfootprints.

Upcoming events for 2019

Saturday 27th April: Great Dorset Beach Clean at Bournemouth Beach.
10am start – staff will be onsite until 2pm. Free event. No need to book but if bringing large group please contact emily.fergusson@bournemouth.gov.uk
Part of Litter Free Coast and Sea’s weekend event, base-camp can be found on Pier Approach.

Sunday 28th April: Great Dorset Beach Clean at Sandbanks Beach.
10am start – staff will be onsite until 3pm. Free event. No need to book but if bringing large group please contact emily.fergusson@bournemouth.gov.uk
Part of Litter Free Coast and Sea’s weekend event, base-camp can be found outside Sandbanks Beach Office.

Saturday 25th May: Leave Only Footprints at the Great Wildlife Exploration, King’s Park.
10am-4pm. Free event. No need to book.
Engagement stand and scheduled litter picks to support this huge wildlife recording event.

Monday 29th July: Seashore Safari and Beach Clean at Hengistbury Head.
1-3pm. £2 per person, no charge for under 5’s. Booking essential on 01202451618. Pushchairs not advised due to terrain.
Meet outside visitor centre. Discover Dorset’s coastal treasures on this guided walk, combined with a chance to protect this beautiful landscape.

Thursday 1st August: Leave Only Footprints at Boscombe Beach.
1-3pm. Free event. To sign up, please contact emily.fergusson@bcpcouncil.gov.uk
Starting from Boscombe Pier, join the Leave Only Footprints team for a litter pick along Boscombe Beach.

Thursday 15th August: Leave Only Footprints at Southbourne Beach
1-3pm. Free event. To sign up, please contact emily.fergusson@bcpcouncil.gov.uk
Starting outside Southbourne Surf Life Saving Club, join the Leave Only Footprints team as we litter pick our way along Southbourne Beach.

Friday 16th August: Seashore Safari and Beach Clean at Hengistbury Head.1-3pm. £2 per person, no charge for under 5’s. Booking essential on 01202451618. Pushchairs not advised due to terrain.
Meet outside visitor centre. Discover Dorset’s coastal treasures on this guided walk, combined with a chance to protect this beautiful landscape.

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