Hundreds of visitors had fun in the sun when they enjoyed an action-packed day of family activities with Lancashire Adult Learning and Nelson and Colne College.

The annual Family Fun Day took place at Nelson and Colne College on Saturday and families who attended took part in a wide range of fantastic, free, and fun Lancashire Adult Learning activities, including Lego Robotics, Ozobots, Picture Animation and arts and crafts tasks.

On top of that, visitors had the chance to get up close to a variety of visiting farm animals including alpacas, lambs, Sandy the goat and a seven-year-old leopard tortoise called Norman at Wellybobs Mobile Farm. There was also a bouncy castle, face painting, hook a duck, a coconut shy, exercise challenges to get involved with, market stalls to browse, a food court and picnic area, and much more.

Lancashire Adult Learning’s Autumn course guide was also available to pick up on the day, and there was the opportunity for visitors to enrol onto one of the many new courses on offer across the county.

Victoria Horsfall, from Burnley, said: “I came last year and I thought it was fantastic. It’s great day out – I come for new ideas to take home for the children, and then share them with other mums, as you are always looking for something new to do with them. It’s really good for all of the family.”

Michael Middleton, from Colne, said: “The children loved the Lego Robotics and I thought the Ozobots were great – Artificial Intelligence is really cool. They also really liked the wax activity and the arts and crafts as they enjoy painting.”

And Christine Andrews, from Great Harwood, said: “I was searching for something to do with the grandchildren when I came across the Family Fun Day and I couldn’t believe what was on offer – all of the free activities. It think it’s wonderful – it’s a great way to spend the day and it’s good for educating children and adults and broadening your knowledge.”

Lancashire Adult Learning’s Associate Principal Tracey Baron said: “Once again, our Family Fun Day was a tremendous success and I’m absolutely delighted to hear the hugely positive feedback from visitors who came along and joined in with the fantastic, free taster family learning activities that were on offer to sample on the day.

“For those who want to know more about the range of courses we offer to the public, the new course guide for Autumn is now available and is full of high-quality courses to help adults across the county learn a new skill, start a hobby, or develop their career prospects.”

In February, Lancashire Adult Learning was named as the national Adult and Community Learning Provider of the Year winner at the Tes FE Awards.

As well as its targeted delivery and partnership work, Lancashire Adult Learning offers a huge range of planned provision across the Red Rose County, from Arts and Crafts to Humanities classes, Languages to Health and Wellbeing sessions and Functional Skills English and Maths and Employability courses.

For more information about LAL, contact 0333 003 1717 or visit