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This January the Isle of Wight is hosting their annual Sandman Snowman spectacular, giving local children and visitors staying in a Isle of Wight Hotel alike an opportunity to build their very own Snowman made of sand. The event, which is organised by the Isle of Wight environmental charity, Island 2000, is one that has been generated so that children aren’t deprived of one of life’s simple pleasures – building snowmen. But with recent weather conditions being as they are, most will have had the opportunity to build their very own snowman in the artic weather conditions that have hit the UK this week.

From Snowmen to igloos, Snow arches to snow benches I think this week has been a chance for people of all ages to have fun in the snow, something many of the younger generation have never experienced. But with the temperatures set to resume to normality in the coming weeks the 24th January could be the perfect opportunity for people to get back into the throes of creativity and make some interesting snowmen and other shapes on Small Hope Beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight. The event commences at 10.30am on the 24th and is just one of the many attractions visitors to the Island will experience this year whilst they stay in Sandown Hotels and other hotels on the Island.

Around 60 people joined in over a few hours last year, there were carrots and coal and enough hot chocolate to go around. All the necessary ingredients were in place for an excellent day and there were wonderful creations sprouting from the sand. Donations were made to Gift to Nature, a charity which supports the ongoing conservation work across the island and this years fourth Sandman Snowman Spectacular is set to be another great day. This time, there may even be a chance that the snowmen are actually made out of snow.

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