Ever longed to step about a real RNLI lifeboat? (You could always pretend you’re doing it for your kids.)

The annual Fowey RNLI Lifeboat Open Days kick off on May 14 and continue every two weeks, when you can step aboard and be shown round the iconic vessel. Not to be missed!

The dates are May 14 & 28, June 11 & 25, July 16 & 30, August 13 & 27 and, last chance, September 3. The open days run from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

The Fowey Maurice & Joyce Hardy lifeboat is moored at Berrils Yard (continue through town on Fore Street towards Caffa Mill – you’ll spot the familiar RNLI livery on the river).