Somersham-next-the-Sea – Carnival Week begins with Beach Games on 15th June

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The tide may well have gone out centuries ago, but with Somersham Carnival Week starting on 15th June, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy being ‘Beside The Seaside’ for a few days.

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First up are the Community Beach Games and the Carnival Quiz, which take place on Saturday 15th June.

The Community Beach Games, in collaboration with Friends Of Somersham Nature Reserve, starts at 12 noon at Station Land Field (the ‘Dog Field’) behind Somersham Lake. It’s free entry!

There will be plenty of activities for children and adults – with DASH sports coaches and volunteers organising beach games including volleyball, frisbee, and Tchoukball amongst others. For young children there’s also a ‘Wildplay’ session to encourage wildlife discovery.

Dogs can also take part too – with dog agility course, obedience training, and a flyball competition, organised in association with Big Walkies.

BBQ from 12 noon, with cold drinks and refreshments on sale – bring your own chairs, blankets, suncream etc!

See the event on our Facebook Page.

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Community Games and Activities at this year’s Somersham Carnival


The first of this year’s Carnival events has been announced, giving you the chance to have a go at beach games at Somersham Nature Reserve.

On Saturday 15th June, DASH sports coaches and volunteers will be organising beach games suitable for all ages including Volleyball, Rounders, Ultimate Frisbee, Cricket, Frisbee Golf, and Tchoukball, alongside a Swingball tournament and Fishing Line Cast competition.

The event will also include the more gentler games of hoops, bat and ball, beanbags and other games for all ages.

The event begins at 12 noon and runs until 5pm at the Dog Field behind Somersham Lake. It’s free entry for all. A BBQ will be available from 12 noon, and cold drinks and refreshments will also be available. There will also be a raffle.

Events for little-ones

Wildplay – wild-life discovery sessions will be available at the Nature Reserve for young children. These are being arranged by the Children’s Centre – please book places with Rachel and Louise on 01487 840225.

Events for dogs

The hounds of Somersham won’t be missing out either as they also get their own games – including a Flyball competition, a Dog Agility Course, and Obedience Training. There will also be a dog walk organised by Big Walkies.

So, whoever you are – come and join your fellow Somersham residents for an afternoon of outdoor fun activities. Don’t forget to bring your own deck chairs, blankets, suncream, sun hats and trainers!

Access to The Dog Field behind Somersham Lake for wheelchair and pushchair users can be found via Springfield Road and Station Approach (subject to ground conditions).