East Lancashire’s newest music festival is enlisting the help of Accrington children to name two family activity zones to encourage creativity and community fun amongst local kids.

Oak Fest's family zones are 'such an integral part' of the festival, that the Oak Fest team felt it was only right for local children to bestow them with names.

They are calling for any Hyndburn resident under the age of 12 to get creative and design a sign for both of the family friendly areas at the festival.

The designs must also include a name, and the two winning posters will be used on site as signage, so it's a chance for the winners to put their imprint on the festival.

Lucy Dusgate, head of culture and heritage for Hyndburn, said: “We’re thrilled to invite the children of Accrington to play a key role in shaping this year’s Oak Fest by naming family activity zones.

"This initiative is designed to spark creativity and put the community at the heart of the festival.

"We want as many entrants as possible so please encourage your children to get creative and submit their ideas.

"We can’t wait to see designs from the kids of Accrington.”

To enter, children need to get creative and submit their design and name using an A4 piece of paper by Sunday, July 14.

They can submit their entries via: posting/dropping off your creation at Hyndburn Leisure Centre, Henry Street, BB5 4EP, snapping a picture of their artwork and either emailing to culture@hyndburnleisure.co.uk, or posting to social media and tagging @oakfestaccrington.

The two winners of the competition will not only have their design showcased across the festival but will also receive a family ticket, granting entry for a family of four to enjoy the entire day's festivities.

Taking place on July 27 in Oak Hill Park, Oak Fest promises to be a calendar highlight for families this summer and includes a huge lineup of activities taking place for all ages.