Playing fields in Adlington has been granted a ‘royal seal of approval’ and the whole community is invited along to a special event to celebrate.

The fields, next to Fairview Youth and Community Centre, have been designated as a Queen Elizabeth 11 Playing Field as part of the lasting legacy of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and keeping alive the spirit of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

And on Wednesday, May 29, a commemorative plaque will be unveiled, and a Royal Oak sapling grown from an acorn from the Crown estate will be planted, as part of a day of family fun and activities.

Youngsters are invited to come dressed as princes and princesses with prizes for the best dressed, and there will also be a Punch and Judy show, birds of prey, inflatables, and a range of children’s activities, plus stalls and stands in the Community Centre.

The event has been organised by Chorley Council in conjunction with Fairview Youth and Community Association.

The fun is being held from 11am to 4pm with the official unveiling of the plaque at 12 noon.

Parking is available only for blue badge holders and event vehicles, so people are urged to come along on foot or use public transport.