No paws for fun on Fylde!

PICTURES MARTIN BOSTOCK'Judging at the Blackpool Championship Dog Show.
PICTURES MARTIN BOSTOCK'Judging at the Blackpool Championship Dog Show.
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Every dog - and human - can have its day and all the fun of the fair with a plethora of events on the Fylde coast this weekend.

A packed calendar of family activities kicks off with the 75th annual Blackpool Championship Dog Show tomorrow at Crown Fields, Westby.

The event – which also takes place Saturday and Sunday – will see hundreds of pampered pooches compete to be top dog.

Stephanie Bentham, president and chairman of the show, said: “With the weather being very good, we are expecting a bumper number of entries this year and we’ve had a great response from members of the public. We expect a lot of spectators, as people can bring their pet dogs along to watch.”

Saturday sees Fleetwood Carnival, with a parade through the town and fun all afternoon at the Marine Hall.

Freckleton Club Day also takes place, with the crowning of the rose queen and a fun fair, followed by the annual half-marathon and marathon the next day.

Blackpool Civic Trust will host an indoor street party at St John’s Church in Blackpool, from 11am, and there will be a big screen in the square, with seating for a sing-a-along a cinema event.

A summer festival is being held at Arnold King Edward and Queen Mary School, organised by the Church of England in Lancashire.

There will be fun activities for all the family – including a bouncy castle, rodeo sheep and a climbing wall, with a ceilidh at night and a focus on evangelistic mission on Sunday, with a pilgrim service and walk.

The RSPB is holding its big sleep out, from 3pm on Saturday, at Ribble Discovery Centre, Fairhaven – a camping experience for families to get up close and personal with nature, as well take part in moth-trapping, bat walks, crafts and learn survival skills.

Finally, Sunday has a vehicular theme when the Totally Transport event takes place from 11am, on South Promenade, outside the Solaris Centre, featuring the largest display of motor vehicles in the UK, while a mega Mini meet will be held at Lytham Hall, from 10am.