Torbay Lifeboat Week is a whole week of family fun in aid of the Torbay Lifeboat, and the programme centers around Torbay Lifeboat Station in Brixham. You’ll find the lifeboat station not far from the jutting Breakwater, and the fun starts on 3rd August.
The week starts on Friday 31st with the annual Lifeboat Service, which will take place beside The Old Fish Market with the all-weather lifeboat alongside. The Brixham Town Band and Kingsbridge Old Gaffers will provide the music while the lifeboat and its crew are dedicated to the service of saving lives out at sea. If you want to do something active to help raise money for the cause then you’ll be able to take part in the daily Breakwater Mile walk. Pay £2 and wander your way to the Breakwater Light and back, and you’ll be free to complete the walk at your leisure from 10am each day.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be aboard a lifeboat? On Tuesday 4th you’ll have the chance to step aboard and look around an all-weather lifeboat. You’ll need to book this popular event advance at the Lifeboat Station kiosk as it’s limited to 8 people aboard at any one time. The lifeboat will also be open to visitors from Friday to Sunday, and the volunteers will be there to answer any questions and tell you just what it’s like to be out at sea in the most challenging of conditions.
Other activities include the chance to try kayaking, a folk night at Ernie Lister bar on Thursday evening, and the lighting up of Brixham Breakwater – which sees crowds gather with candles. Click here for the full event programme.