Oldham Council is encouraging pancake-loving young youngsters to take part in ‘The Big Flip’.

The event will take place on Shrove Tuesday, February 17, inside Tommyfield Market Hall, Albion Street, Oldham, between 11am and 3pm.

The team want to see how many times you can flip a pancake in 30 seconds.

The competition will take place at intervals throughout the day: 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm – opposite Denton’s jewellers and Stationery Corner.

The winner will receive £20 worth of shopping vouchers to spend at the traditional market. The competition is for six to 12 years old. There will be two categories: six to nine and 10-12, and the participants will only have one attempt to bag the prize.

A DJ pancake chef will be on hand to dish out a good dollop of fun – while spinning discs and feeding hungry shoppers.

Learn how to make – and taste – a pancake the right way and take home free recipe cards.

In addition to this, there will be entertainment in the market hall throughout the day, 11am – 3pm, including free face painting; free balloon modelling and more.

Everyone can get involved in the action on social media by using the hashtag #LoveOldham. Send in pictures, videos and tweets from the day.

To find out more about events in Oldham visit: www.visitoldham.com