Lighthouse is best for ‘scary fun’, say kids

LANDMARK ... rockpools near Souter Lighthosue, inset, attract visitors to see creatures of the sea.
LANDMARK ... rockpools near Souter Lighthosue, inset, attract visitors to see creatures of the sea.

A SOUTH Tyneside landmark is the best at providing scary fun, according to children.

Souter Lighthouse in Whitburn has been named the best place to ‘hold a scary beast’ by youngsters.

The beacon was bestowed with the title as part of the National Trust’s list of ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’.

More than 1,700 kids voted for their top 10 outdoor activities from the list, and set about finding the best places to experience them.

Simon Colvine, visitor experience manager at the Coast Road lighthouse, said: “We are passionate about getting children outdoors and we want to encourage kids everywhere to play outside and connect with nature, so we’re thrilled at how many under-12s have been engaging with the 50 things initiative.”

The venue regularly hosts rockpool rambles, bug hunts and many more events, which allow youngster to get up close to nature.

Mr Clovine added: “There’s lots of things for children to check off their lists at Souter. They can check out the crazy creatures in a rockpool – Souter’s rocky shore is perfect for foraging in briney pools, but they must remember to check those tides though.

“Or they could skim stones – the Wherry is a beautiful bay to skim a stone or two.”

To find out more fun things to do, visit ww.nationaltrust.org.uk/northeast.

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