Station open days

Visit a station, meet the crew, see the lifeboats and play games, for a free, fun, family day out!
Shoreham lifeboat crew

Photo: Chris Buggins

Shoreham lifeboat crew and station volunteers standing in front of the Tamar class lifeboat

Every summer, lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland invite you to celebrate their lifesaving work during their station Open Day or Lifeboat Week event.

Every station’s event is different, but typically you’ll be able to meet the crew, see the lifeboats, play games, buy souvenirs, and try the local food and drink.

We welcome curious locals and holidaymakers alike, whether the sun’s out or you’re looking for a hands-on rainy day activity.

Visit our events pages to find out when this year's station open days are taking place.

In the meantime, do pop in and show your support. Many of our lifeboat stations welcome visitors all year round. Check the station listing in our 'Find your nearest' section for details on visits.

Please note, operational requirements at our stations may mean events are cancelled at short notice.