Lytham St Annes Lifeboat 'Family Fun Day' and 'Open day'
Sunday 11 August 2019 11am until 4pm, free entry!
The annual Family Fun Day and Lifeboat Station Open Day is again being held in conjunction with the St Annes International Kite Festival which attracts a great following with their colourful and exotically shaped kites flying over the beach.
The venue is the All-weather Lifeboat House on South Promenade at the end of Eastbank Road, Lytham St Annes (“behind” the Swimming Baths, FY8 1SJ for satnav)
Live entertainment, music, games and children’s’ activities will take place throughout the day starting at 11am and continuing until 4pm.
Musician Roy Turner, the acclaimed Lytham St Annes Shanty Crew, Zumba Suzie and her dancers, Nicki Flash children’s show, and the Saxon Archers, along with others, will provide entertainment throughout the day. A bouncy castle, welly throwing and hook a lifeboat are just some of the attractions for children as well as a chance (age restrictions apply) for children to race round a course on a Bowker’s pedal Buggy and the fastest time on the day keeps the buggy kindly donated by Bowker’s.
There will be an opportunity to see the Station’s two lifeboats close up, the all-weather Shannon class lifeboat
Barbara Anne and the inshore lifeboat MOAM as well as their launch vehicles. Crew members will be on hand to answer any questions about the boats or the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and its life saving work.
For those who get peckish, a BBQ and a pop-up café with cakes and refreshments will be available to stop any hunger pangs.
With the kite festival taking place alongside the event, it will be a great day out for all the family. As well as having a great time you will be helping to save lives at sea as the money raised will go to the charity's funds.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.