Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week at various venues

  • Category: Family Fun
  • Dates: Friday, 26 July 2013 to Friday, 02 August 2013

Families could be tempted to book a luxury Dorset hotel break to coincide with Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week, which takes place from July 26th to August 2nd 2013.

Organised annually to support the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), the event promises a week full of fun activities for people of all ages, taking place at venues throughout Lyme Regis.

Attractions include swimming in the bay, pavement art showcases, a classic car exhibition and live music on most nights, as well as a teddy bear's picnic, an emergency services day and various military displays.

One spectacular highlight will involve the appearance of the RAF Red Arrows and the RAF Falcons parachute team, who will take the skies above Dorset and amaze audiences with their skills.

Other events include a raucous bath tub race, a sandcastle competition, a kite-making workshop, an ale-drinking contest, a crab fishing session and shanty singing, before the programme culminates with a beautiful fireworks display at 22:00 BST on the final evening.

Guests can rest assured that profits from the event will be donated to the RNLI, a volunteer service that provides a 24-hour search and rescue service in the UK and Republic of Ireland from 236 lifeboat stations.

It also has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 180 beaches around the country and operates a specialist flood rescue team, with at least 140,000 lives having been saved by the organisation since its foundation in 1824.

Last year, Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week helped to raise around £35,000 for the RNLI, demonstrating the major contribution visitors can make to this crucial organisation.

The Summer Lodge Hotel could be a perfect base of operations for those planning to attend the  festivities, especially for those booking a Family Adventures Start Here deal.

With this offer, guests will receive all sorts of special perks, including access to games, DVDs and children's menus, plus tennis, croquet, cycling and swimming sessions.