It’s sandcastle time!

Get your bucket and spade ready and build your best sandcastle. From a traditional castle to a highly detailed sand sculpture, every one is a work of art in its own right. From planning and construction through to decoration and inevitable destruction, there is real skill involved in making the perfect sandcastle…and also real science.

Did you know? The world’s tallest sandcastle was 17.66 metres high (Germany, 2019). The maximum height of a sandcastle varies with its width.