Lifeboat crews open doors for open day fun

Blackpool's RNLI crew
Blackpool's RNLI crew
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Blackpool’s lifeboat rescue station will once more be throwing its doors open to visitors on Saturday.

Blackpool RNLI lifeboat station recently featured in BBC One documentary Saving Lives at Sea and on visitors will have the chance to see the stars of the show in action as they launch the lifeboats for a rescue demonstration.

Youngsters will have an opportunity to find out what it feels like to be a real lifeboat crewmember by trying on kit and getting onboard the boats

Prizes are on offer in the raffle and tombola and there will also be live music, a bouncy castle, a visit from Blackpool Fire Service and lots of other activities throughout the day.

RNLI volunteer Nick White said: “We’re all really looking forward to welcoming everyone to our RNLI lifeboat station on Saturday.

“There will be lots of fun activities throughout the day and a rare opportunity for members of the public to explore the lifeboats, tractor and Land Rover.”

Blackpool RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, Keith Horrocks MBE said: “The family fun day is a wonderful opportunity for us to meet people from our community and show them our fantastic boats.”

Doors open at 10am.