Clay Footprints Workshop

Last month we hosted a family friendly event at Ainsdale Discovery center where we invited members of the public to come and be part of the Sculpture Trail.

We displayed a selection of flora and encouraged people to choose the plants which they liked the best.

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They then used rolling pins to impress the plant into some clay

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and then it was shoes off as people, large and small, created footprints in the clay…

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Even our little furry friends making some too..

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We then very carefully peeled all the leaves off…

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To reveal lots of fantastic clay feet impressions

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and lots of happy faces!

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A huge thanks to everyone who bared their feet to take part in such a fun filled day – and to our wonderful helpers Jayne and Melanie.

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Free Family Friendly Workshop

FREE family and pet clay workshop

Sunday 13th September 10.00-12.00 & 14.00-16.00

Ainsdale Discovery Center


The fifth sculpture along the sculpture trail will be located around the Formby Point area and relates to the prehistoric man and animal Footprints found in this area.

We are inviting members of the public, all ages, and their pets, to come and take part in creating a foot print which will form part of the permanent sculpture trail. We aim to create multiple footprints during the day which, once fired, will be imbedded in resin within a timber structure.

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The Formby footprints are fascinating marks of people from another time –

Come and leave your own mark for future Sefton Coast visitors to enjoy!

This workshop is free and all ages are welcome and we are encouraging people to bring their pets to make animal foot prints.

Spaces are limited so please do book via this website or our Facebook page