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"Alfresco" family fun day at Blackpool Cricket Club.
"Alfresco" family fun day at Blackpool Cricket Club.
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Thousands of sun-seekers flocked to a family fun day in Blackpool to make the most of the bank holiday weather.

The alfresco event at Blackpool Cricket Club provided entertainment from FY Westcoast Street and Breakdance crew, while Fylde coast musicians also played to the crowds.

"Alfresco" family fun day at Blackpool Cricket Club. Dom Corcoran (left) aged ten with brother Joel (11)-from FY Westcoast Street and Break Dance Crew.

"Alfresco" family fun day at Blackpool Cricket Club. Dom Corcoran (left) aged ten with brother Joel (11)-from FY Westcoast Street and Break Dance Crew.

And the warm temperatures saw families bask in the sun at the West Park Drive ground as a fairground, face painters and craft shows kept young and old happy throughout the day.

Manchester-based DJ Mr Scruff was the headline act and performed a selection of tunes for the crowd.

The farm-themed day saw people relaxing on deck chairs and hay bails as the sunny weather lasted the whole day.

A rare eagle owl kept an eye on the crowd and was on display to youngsters who were eager to get their get their picture with the bird of prey.

"Alfresco" family fun day at Blackpool Cricket Club.

"Alfresco" family fun day at Blackpool Cricket Club.

Mark Davis organised the event for the third consecutive year.

It has rapidly grown from an event with just 200 people to a huge outdoor party which this year attracted 2,000 revellers.

Mr Davis said: “The turnout was incredible.

“The event itself is aimed at families, but not doing the traditional Blackpool event with bouncy castles.

“It was more creative with arts and crafts, while we had musicians looking after the adults.

“It was a great success and obviously the weather helped and the cricket club was a great place to host it.

“This is the third one we’ve done on the main bank holiday weekend.

“We’ve progressed to a point where we have 2,000 people and we are spending several thousand pounds on stage equipment because we want to be the North West’s best event.”

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