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Blackpool RNLI Lifeboat Station Open Day

Lifeboats News Release

Blackpool volunteers invites everyone to the Lifeboat station on Sunday 27 August at 10.00am

Open Day 2023 Poster


On Sunday, the volunteers will opens their doors between 10am until 5pm for a family packed day at the lifeboat station on Blackpool's seafront.

Admission is free of charge and there will be plenty of activities, including having the opportunity to look at the lifeboats, as well as the tractors used to transport the lifeboats from the station to the sea.

This year we will be having a special guest, from Britain's Got Talent, the amazing Steve Royle. A Comedian, actor, juggler, and all-round entertainer from Chorley, Lancashire.

There will also be plenty of fun activities for all the family throughout the day. The RNLI’s mascot Stormy Stan will be greeting people at the lifeboat station. Also during the day, a Tug-of War competition on the beach, Sandcastle competition, ‘soak a crew member’ (in the stocks with wet sponges!), children's magic show and the Scout Gang Show production. Lots of stalls selling homemade cakes, biscuits, raffles, tombola, homemade gifts, BBQ and Bar.

The RNLI shop will be open and the station will be joined by other emergency services from HM Coastguard, Blackpool Beach Patrol (Jet Ski's), Fire Brigade, Police and North West Ambulance service.

Come along and have a great day out



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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.