These were the scenes in Blackpool on the hottest day of 2021 so far as lockdown restrictions ease

People made the most of the sunny weather by hitting the parks and beach front on the hottest day of the year so far yesterday.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 7:44 am
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 8:11 am
These were the scenes in Blackpool on the hottest day of 2021 so far as lockdown restrictions ease

This week people were given more freedom including being able to meet outdoors, play sport with friends outdoors and travel more freely.

In Blackpool sand castles were being built and ice creams were melting as temperatures reached 21C.

Our photographer was out and about on the streets of Blackpool to see how the day went.

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People queued for ice cream in Stanley Park.

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Looking cool in the warm weather.
It was all smiles in the town on Tuesday.
It was the perfect weather for training.
Friends and family met in the sun.
Parks across the region were packed, socially distanced of course.
People take a break along the promenade.
Layla Astley basks in the sunshine in Stanley Park.
Not a cloud in the sky.
You know it's warm when people are playing in the sea.
Skater Millie Coleman practising on the Comedy Carpet.
Tuesday was the second hottest recorded day in March.
They must have been sweltering?!
A young BMX rider in Stanley Park.