In England you don't get many sunny days, more importantly you don't
get many sunny days when its also not raining. So what do you do, jump in the car and drive for 2 1/2 hours to the nearest coast with sand. I live in the middle of England and its a long way in every direction. We traveled South to Weston Super-mare.
If you ever happen to find your self at a beach with a sturdy shovel, make sure to create your own complex of holes fit for child makers (well, unless you also happen to have an excavator handy). After a bit of hard work and concentration , you will find your self with a super hole in no time at all.
Step 1: Starting to Go Beneath the Surface
Wow, prestine English beach sand. DIG!
Check for other children being close!
Check for other families and adults for being too close!
Thats it start digging.
Step 2: Dig More........
The art to digging a big hole is well a lot of digging. The more times that you motion your spade at the ground the deeper the hole will go. I started to fid that water was filling the bottom of my hole after a while and this was causing the bottom of my hole to widen on its own.
Step 3: Get a Friend or Sister to Dig More......
It quickly gets the the point where the water ingress gets too much and you need to call in the troops. My sister was on hand so I roped her into building a secondary hole that we could join up.
Step 4: Enjoy Your Hole and Then Leave It to the Mercy of the Tide (or Other Children in Our Case)
After a few hours of toil not only did we have a hole that we could get into but we had had lots of fun. I love cooking and baking and my sister loves making but the most important thing is just to have fun and enjoy other company.
Being a little tired we left the beach and our wonderful hole to the goblins (other children) and made out way to the icecream parlour.
We noticed that not many children knew how to play on the beach and with sand. This is why I decided to write an instruction on how to play at the beach.