Swindon Fire Station is preparing to open up its doors and welcome visitors for a day of fun, games, demonstrations and more.

The open day, which will take place on Saturday, June 29, will see firefighters from Swindon give live demonstrations on how they deal with hot oil fires, road traffic collision extrication, using the aerial ladder platform and more.

The event, which will run from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, will also offer raffles, tombolas, games, vintage displays and refreshments - all to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity.

Other attractions will include a penalty shoot-out area, a bouncy castle, and vital advice about first aid and CPR from the South West Ambulance Service.

“We want this to be a great day for the whole family so, while we do want to raise as much money as possible for the Fire Fighters Charity, most of the activities are free and the price of refreshments has been kept low," said Station Manager Dave Slawinski.

"Last year’s open day was a great success so we’re looking forward to seeing lots of people.”

Those attending the open day should use public transport where possible but car parks are also available at Holy Cross Primary School on Queens Drive or St Joseph's College on Ocotal Road.

The fire station will also be holding a 'quiet hour' from 10am to 11am for guests who may find busy crowds, flashing lights or sirens challenging.

Anyone who feels they would benefit from the quiet hour should email Swindonopenday@dwfire.org.uk.