Something for the whole family this bank holiday

The Spitfire display at Fairhaven Lake.
The Spitfire display at Fairhaven Lake.
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A feast of bank holiday fun on the Fylde includes everything from planes to pints.

On Sunday, there is a chance to find out more about the history of aviation on the Fylde Coast and see wartime vehicles close up at the site of the Spitfire memorial at Fairhaven Lake.

Re-enactors will be at the memorial site between 11am and 4pm and admission is free, but donations are invited and any funds raised will go towards the Memorial’s upkeep and the project to site an aviation museum on the Fylde.

John Coombes, who is behind the Spitire memorial project, said: “It will be a great day out for all the family, with plenty of land vehicles to see as well as the Spitfire and plenty of information about the history of aviation on the Fylde and the part the area played in the Second World War.

“We also intend to repeat this event on Sundays every four weeks or so through the rest of the season and into autumn and we hope to see plenty of people there.”

Meanwhile, Fylde Rugby Club hosts its second annual Beer Festival over the weekend, complete with entertainment every day.

The event, in a specially-erected marquee at the club’s ground in Blackpool Road, Ansdell, will feature more than 50 different ales and ciders and a club spokesman said: “We were delighted with the success of the first festival last year and we hope this will be another real weekend to remember.”

The Festival runs from 6 to 11 pm tomorrow (Friday), noon to 11pm on Saturday and Sunday and from noon on Monday. There will be live entertainment on the opening three days and an open mic session on Monday afternoon.

On the Sunday afternoon, the club is also hosting the Lancashire Colts Cup Final.

Entry costs £5 per person and there is a weekend pass available. Details from (01253) 734733.

On Bank Holiday Monday, Penny Farm at Westby stages a fun dog show and your pet is invited to take part.

Entries can be made on the day for the classes including prettiest bitch, best trick and child’s best friend – there are prizes for all the dogs and rosettes for the class winners.

The ‘Have a Go at Dog Agility’ ring will be open all afternoon and there are relaxing walks to be had around the paddocks.

There are six classes to enter with registration running between 11am and 12noon. Entry is £1.50 per dog per class and competitions start at 12.30pm.