Family

Blackpool has always been a great place for families to visit.  Sure, there’s a busy nightlife and plenty of things for couples to do, but we have many landmark attractions for families to visit, so why not dedicate an entire section of our site to families!

Ride The Lights 2017

This year's Ride the Lights event will be taking place on the 29th of August from 7pm to 10pm. The Ride the Lights event operates every year and it is a family friendly and fun way to preview the illuminations before they are officially switched on.  You can ride along the promenade from Starr Gate…

Tower Dungeon Video

Last week we were invited by the management at the Blackpool Tower Dungeon to review their VIP and Press evening. We've never actually been around the dungeon so naturally we jumped at the chance. We knew this tour would take us around the gory gruesome history of the Fylde coast but weren't prepared for what…

Ska Face – Bands Return To The Park!

The Stanley Park Bandstand is the place to be on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer months.  Each week, local bands play to a huge audience, enjoying the music and sunshine here in Blackpool. Right beside the lake, the bandstand is a picturesque landmark in the park.  Surrounded by a large seating area in the form…

Coming Up This Summer: The Blackpool Air Show 2018

It’s not long now until one of Blackpool’s most anticipated FREE Summer events. Yes, that’s right. In just a few weeks, it will be the weekend of the Blackpool Air Show! This is an event that the BPL Bible looks forward to every year and it never disappoints! [caption id="attachment_1135" align="alignright" width="300"] Crowds line the…

Blackpool’s Summer 10k

So who's entered into this year's Summer 10k?  The Fylde Coast Runners' hottest event of the year takes place this Sunday and with the forecast suggesting temperatures of around 27 degrees with not a cloud in the sky, this year it's going to be a scorcher! If you want to support the runners as they…

Dangers on Blackpool Beach

The great weather has more and more people heading to the beach, especially with the school holidays starting very soon.  We thought we'd share with you a few of the dangers that might be lurking on Blackpool beach so that you and your family can enjoy the warm weather without incidents. [caption id="attachment_2444" align="alignleft" width="300"]…

Pay Your Age Day at Build – a – Bear Blackpool

Build - a - Bear workshop in Blackpool is one of the stores across the UK, USA and Canada taking part in the "Pay Your Age Day".  This is the first event of it's kind for the company, where guests will be able to pay their age for a bear.   You can find out more…

The Blackpool Air Show 2018 Schedule

Back once again for another spectacular weekend is Blackpool’s popular air show.  In association with Northern Rail, the Blackpool Air Show 2018 promises to bring an action packed weekend of impressive aircraft and heart stopping stunts and the best bit about it is that this air show is still COMPLETELY FREE! When is it? If…

Free Pleasure Beach Diamond Pass This Christmas

Once again, the Pleasure Beach will be offering it's Santa's Grotto offer.  From 3rd Nov - 24th Dec 2018, you will have the chance to visit Santa's grotto.  The Santa's grotto ticket entitles you to receive a present from Santa for each child aged 11 and under.  You will also get skate hire and ice…

Compagnie Bilbobasso Return to Lightpool

Returning to Blackpool's Lightpool Festival for 2018 is Compagnie Bilbobasso. This company of talented French performers is made up of dancers, musicians and fire artists, who bring an explosive and dramatic theatrical display.  This year's performance is 'Polar' which combines fire and Tango to tell a tale of a woman, trying to evade a killer…

First Menopause Cafe Event Planned for The Fylde Coast

Menopause is a subject that people don't like to talk about.  It's a personal condition and up until now, it's not something that people have ever considered coming together as a community to talk about.  But things are about to change with the introduction of the Fylde's first Menopause Cafe event. The newly opened Moments…

Haunted Blackpool – Illuminations Depot On Rigby Road

Today's ghost story features the old illuminations depot on Rigby Road, where the illuminations were once stored, cleaned and maintained when they were not being used.  Said to be one of the most haunted places in Blackpool, lets take a look at some of the tales that come from this historic building. Once upon a…

Historic Pub Gets A New Lease Of Life

Blackpool's Halfway House pub is situated at Squires Gate just opposite the business park.  It has a long history as a pub in Blackpool and long before the business park and the supermarket, it was once the favourite watering hole for the carriages as they arrived at Blackpool's borders in the 19th century. The Halfway…

Train Delays Due To Debris Dumped On Tracks

Following the rail strikes on Saturday, further delays have been experienced this weekend by passengers attempting to travel by train between Blackpool and Preston due to debris being left deliberately on the railway tracks. British Transport police had been notified last night of ballast being deliberately placed on the train tracks.  Two separate reports were…

Soap Favourite To Turn On Blackpool’s Christmas Lights!

Now that Halloween is over and tonight is bonfire night, we thought it is finally getting to the point where it's not too soon to be mentioning the C word!  With 50 days until Christmas, it's time to think about Christmas shopping, making plans for visiting family and planning that perfect Christmas outfit! To help…

Remember, Remember The 5th of November!

Remember, remember, the 5th of November The Gunpowder Treason and plot; I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot. Tonight is the night where people light bonfires and set off fireworks.  OK, I've heard people setting fireworks off for about 2 weeks now, so just in case you're one of those people, it's…

Remembering the Fallen on The Centenary of Armistice Day

Today is November 11th  2018, or Armistice Day as it is called, which is a significant day in Britain.  This year it falls on a Sunday, making today also Remembrance Sunday.  Not only this, but it also marks 100 years since the End of the First World War. Armistice Day is commemorated annually in Britain. …

Get a Free Letter From Santa!

Writing a letter to Santa is a great activity to do with the kids for Christmas. It's fun, but it's educational too. There aren't many opportunities these days to physically write a letter since most communication is electronic now. So writing a letter to Santa will give your kids that rare opportunity to practise laying…

Date Set For Local Library Reopening

Poulton Library, funded by Lancashire County council, has suffered a short closure.  It was suddenly closed a few weeks ago due to structural damage.  Quite often, we see council funded establishments such as this being closed for lengthy periods during to funding cuts causing a loss to the community of a valuable resource. We are…

20,000 Free Wristbands Up For Grabs!

20,000 free wristbands for this year’s illumination switch on are up for grabs! One of the most popular parties on the Prom is set to go ahead again this year.  The Blackpool Illuminations Switch On Concert will once again be supported by MTV and will take place on Friday 30th August 2019.  This show that…
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