Volcano Night

Open to public?
Open to public, no booking required
Hosted by:
River Aln Boat Club
2 June 2022
Alnmouth Lifeboat Station, Alnmouth, ALNWICK, Northumberland, NE66 2RN, United Kingdom
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Volcano Night is an annual charity bonfire competition on Alnmouth beach.

Teams of up to 10 adults and children bring shovels, wood and matches and are allocated a spot on the beach. When the whistle blows they have 15 minutes to build a large sand castle. The next 15 minutes are to build and light a bonfire on top of the sand castle. Only paper, wood and eco firelighters are allowed – no nails please!

Everyone then retires, usually with a picnic. Boats may sail past, depending on the weather. The last fire to be put out by the incoming tide is the winner of a free round of drinks at the Red Lion, Alnmouth (conditions apply).