An East Lancashire estate agent has invited more than 9,000 schoolchildren to a family fun day in Burnley this weekend.

Children from 24 local primary schools will descend on Towneley Park for the Uniformed Services Family Fun Day this Saturday (June 22) at the invitation of Pendle Hill Properties.

Taking place between 10am and 4pm, Pendle Hill Properties will be giving out 250 Hershey bars and 250 toy parachutists on a first come, first served basis.

 The goodies will be handed out to Under 12s from an extra special WWII jeep, as Pendle Hill Properties commemorate the Candy Bomber, Col. Gail Seymour Halvorsen, an American pilot who gained fame for dropping 23 tons of candy to German children during the Berlin airlift of 1948 by tying a handkerchief to the candy bar and dropping it out of his plane.

 This is the second time that the Lancashire estate agent has attended the Family Fun Day and once again have been named print sponsors for the event.

Alongside their WWII jeep and exciting giveaway, Pendle Hill Properties will also have an open-top double-decker bus from Great Harwood's Town and District Transport Trust as part of their activity, with youngsters able to drop their new toy parachutists from the top, as well as enjoying a bird's eye view of Towneley Park.

In what is an exciting day of activities for all the family, the Uniformed Services Family Fun Day will also feature an army assault course, military vehicles, fairground rides, face painting, food stalls, orienteering activities, displays, performances and much more.

Thomas Turner, sales director at Pendle Hill Properties, said: "This is a fantastic community event and one that we are delighted to be part of again this year. Andrew and the team at Healthier Heroes have organised another incredible day and we are all really looking forward to it.

 "Ahead of the event we have been visiting local primary schools to tell them about the event and our activity, where we will be handing out 250 Hershey bars and 250 toy parachutists on a first, come first served basis. Make sure you get down early!"

 Andrew Powell, managing director and co-founder of Healthier Heroes CIC, said: "The big day is nearly here and we are very excited to welcome everyone back to Towneley Park for another event to remember.

 "We would like to thank everyone involved in making the Family Fun Day such a great success and we can't wait to see another packed out day.

 "Thank you once again to our fantastic print sponsors Pendle Hill Properties, who will be running a fabulous giveaway for local schoolchildren from their WWII military jeep!"