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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events November 9th - 15th

Ticket Box Office 01253 546 058 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here     Friday 9th     Grand Theatre - The Comedy of Errors 1:30pm & 7:00pm Funny Girls - ICONS 7:00pm Regent Cinema - Pitch Perfect 7:30pm Winter Gardens - The Best of Billy Ocean 7:30pm Tower Ballroom - Soul Weekender 8:00pm     Saturday 10th     Pleasure Beach - Nicktoons Christmas Grotto 10:30am North Pier Merrie England - Elvis Competition 11:00am Tower Ballroom - Soul Weekender 1:00pm Grand Theatre - The Comedy of Errors 1:30pm Funny Girls - ICONS 7:00pm Winter Gardens - The…

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Blackpool Transport's Free Bus and Tram Travel for Service Personnel

Blackpool Transport are offering free travel for Service Personnel of the Armed Forces on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November 2018   The local transport company will give service personnel, their spouses and children, free travel on all Blackpool Transport service buses and trams on production of a Mod 90 service card or veterans badge.   The company have also purchased 100 Poppy lapel pin badges directly from the Royal British Legion to mark the centenary of Armistice Day. The pin badges will be gifted to 100 customers on board both trams and buses in the lead up to Remembrance…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events November 2nd - 8th

Ticket Box Office 01253 546 058 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here     Friday 2nd     Funny Girls - Halloween Show 7:00pm Viva - Roy Chubby Brown 7:30pm Regent Cinema - Dirty Dancing 7:30pm Winter Gardens - Saturday Night Fever 7:30pm Grand Theatre - The Meat Loaf Story 7:30pm Grand Theatre - Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 8:00pm     Saturday 3rd     Pleasure Beach - Nicktoons Christmas Grotto 10:30am Bloomfield Road - Blackpool FC vs. Bristol Rovers 3:00pm Blackpool Tower Circus                              1:00pm & 4:00pm &  7:00pm   Funny Girls - Halloween Show 7:00pm…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events October 26th - November 1st

Ticket Box Office 01253 546 058 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 26th     Blackpool Tower Circus                              1:00pm & 4:00pm Funny Girls - Halloween Show 7:00pm New Bonney Street - RUSH Lightpool 7:30pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Regent Cinema - Harry Potter 7:30pm Heritage Tram Stop - The Ghost Tram 7:30pm Pleasure Beach - Circus of Horrors 5:00pm & 8:00pm Winter Gardens - The Greatest Showman 5:00pm & 8:00pm     Saturday 27th     Illuminations Depot - Lightworks Heritage Tour 11:30am Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 6:00pm Blackpool…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events October 19th - 25th

  Ticket Box Office 01253 546 058 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 19th     Viva - High Jinx 6:00pm Funny Girls - Halloween Show 7:00pm Winter Gardens - Michael Bolton In Concert 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Regent Cinema - Sleepy Hollow 7:30pm Heritage Tram Stop - The Ghost Tram 7:30pm Grand Theatre - Dad's Army Radio Hour 7:30pm Viva - Jim Davidson 7:45pm     Saturday 20th     Winter Gardens - Sequence Dance Festival All Day Bloomfield Road - Blackpool vs. AFC Wimbledon 3:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events October 12th - 18th

Ticket Box Office 01253 546 058 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 12th     Funny Girls - Halloween Show 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Regent Cinema - Jumanji 7:30pm Grand Theatre - My Mother Said I Never Should 7:30pm Viva - Wannabe: The Spice Girls Show 7:30pm Grand Theatre - Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 8:00pm     Saturday 13th     North Pier - Oktoberfest 12:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 6:00pm Blackpool Tower Circus                              1:00pm & 4:00pm &  7:00pm   Funny Girls - Halloween Show 7:00pm Grand Theatre…

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Blackpool Trams Win Team of the Year Award

  Blackpool Transports Tram Engineering team have been named as joint winners of the Team of the Year award at the recent Global Light Rail Awards.   The award, which was presented at the Global Light Rail Awards in London on Wednesday 3 October, celebrates and rewards the most outstanding contributors to the Global Light Rail industry.    The Team of the Year award recognises the collective efforts of those who have gone above and beyond to deliver excellence within the Light Rail industry.   The efforts of the Engineering Team along with everyone else involved at Blackpool Transport haven’t…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events October 5th - 11th

Ticket Box Office 01253 546 058 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 5th     Comedy Carpet - Sooty Meet and Greet 6:00pm Comedy Carpet - Sooty Illuminations Switch On 7:00pm Funny Girls - Halloween Show 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Regent Cinema - Hocus Pocus 7:30pm Heritage Tram Stop - The Ghost Tram 7:30pm Viva - Roy Chubby Brown 7:30pm Comedy Carpet - Sooty Stage Show 7:40pm Grand Theatre - Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 8:00pm Comedy Carpet - Sooty Lightpool Projection 8:15pm Comedy Carpet - World Fireworks Winner Announced 8:25pm…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events September 28th - October 4th

Ticket Box Office 01253 546 058 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 28th     Winter Gardens - Enterprise Vision Awards 6:00pm Funny Girls - Summer Show 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Regent Cinema - War of the Worlds 7:30pm Heritage Tram Stop - The Ghost Tram 7:30pm Grand Theatre - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 3:30pm & 7:30pm Viva - Joe Pasquale 7:45pm Promenade - World Fireworks Champ. (Canada) 8.30pm     Saturday 29th     Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 6:00pm Blackpool Tower Circus                              1:00pm & 4:00pm & 7:00pm  …

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events September 21st - 27th

Ticket Box Office 01253 546 058 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 21st       Funny Girls - Summer Show 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Oktoberfest ft. Bavarian Stompers 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Regent Cinema - Aliens 7:30pm Heritage Tram Stop - The Ghost Tram 7:30pm Viva - An Evening With Paul Stewart 7:30pm Viva - Eyes & Teeth: Keith Harris Tribute 7:45pm Promenade  - World Fireworks Champ. (Canada) *Postponed until 28th due to exceptionally high winds 8:30pm     Saturday 22nd       Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events September 14th - 20th

Ticket Box Office 01253 546 058 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 14th   Winter Gardens - Madagascar:The Musical 7:00pm Funny Girls - Summer Show 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Regent Cinema - Invasion of The Body Snatchers 7:30pm Grand Theatre - Oliver! 7:30pm Heritage Tram Stop - The Ghost Tram 7:30pm Viva - Cannon & Ball 7:45pm Promenade  - World Fireworks Champ. (Romania) 8:30pm     Saturday 15th       Winter Gardens - Coast Town 12:00pm Winter Gardens - Gin Jamboree 12:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 6:00pm Blackpool…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events September 7th - 13th

Ticket Box Office 01253 546 058 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here     Friday 7th     Funny Girls - Summer Show 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Hot Ice 2:30pm & 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Regent Cinema - Forbidden Planet 7:30pm Grand Theatre - ABBA Mania 7:30pm Heritage Tram Stop - The Ghost Tram 7:30pm Viva - Roy Chubby Brown 7:30pm Grand Theatre - Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 8:00pm Promenade  - World Fireworks Champ. (France) 8:30pm     Saturday 8th     Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 6:00pm Blackpool Tower Circus …

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events August 31st - September 6th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here     Friday 31st     Tower Headland - Illuminations Switch-On 4:00pm Pleasure Beach - Steve Hewlett Show 6:30pm St Annes Beach - International Kite Festival 7:00pm Funny Girls - Summer Show 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Hot Ice 2:30pm & 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Regent Cinema - E.T. 7:30pm Grand Theatre - ABBA Mania 7:30pm Viva - Billy Pearce 7:45pm Viva - High Jinx 7:45pm     Saturday 1st     St Annes Beach  - International Kite Festival All Day  Pleasure…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events August 24th - 30th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 24th     Pleasure Beach - Steve Hewlett Show 6:30pm Funny Girls - Summer Show 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Hot Ice 2:30pm & 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Regent Cinema - The Lion King 7:30pm Grand Theatre - ABBA Mania 7:30pm Viva - Joe Wildy Showband 7:30pm Viva - High Jinx 7:45pm     Saturday 25th     Winter Gardens - North West Motorbike Fest. All Day Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 6:00pm Blackpool Tower Circus                              1:00pm &…

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LuceMajicus - New Blackpool Attraction on Bond Street

  We’re proud to announce the introduction of a new attraction to Blackpool’s South Shore.   LuceMajicus is the newest of the Blackpool attractions - an immersive and interactive experience, perfect for families and captivating for any age. This attraction is unique in how it unites the latest technology with the Chinese tradition of lantern craft to create an illuminating walk-through attraction and is truly an experience not to be missed.   Walk through the illuminated garden area, see the live reptiles, the aviary of beautiful birds and then the aquarium of tropical fish. Meet with Luce the Lizard, an…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events August 17th - 23rd

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here     Friday 17th     Blackpool Tower Circus - Wrestling 6:00pm Funny Girls - Summer Show 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Hot Ice 2:30pm & 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Regent Cinema - Labyrinth 7:30pm Heritage Tram Stop - The Ghost Tram 7:30pm Grand Theatre - ABBA Mania 7:30pm Winter Gardens - Fame The Musical 7:30pm Viva - High Jinx 7:45pm Viva - Faith: The George Michael Legacy 7:45pm Grand Theatre - Be My Baby 8:00pm     Saturday 18th    …

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Paper Lace at North Pier's Merrie England Bar

  Hit 70s band Paper Lace are reunited and coming to Blackpool for one night only this September. Reuniting original member Carlo Paul Santana, with Chris Raynor, John Raynor and Graham Wyvill, they will be playing all the hits on Saturday 22nd September at Blackpool North Pier's Merrie England Bar.   Paper Lace formed in the lace city of Nottingham in 1968 as "Music Box." A name change in the early 1970s led to a winning run on the Hughie Green presented talent show Opportunity Knocks. History was being made. Paper Lace catapulted to world fame with their massive worlwide # 1 hits...   Billy -…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events August 10th - 16th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 10th     Winter Gardens - Gin & Rum Festival 2018 All Day Pleasure Beach - Steve Hewlett Show 6:30pm Funny Girls - Summer Show 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Hot Ice 2:30pm & 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Regent Cinema - Ghostbusters 7:30pm Heritage Tram Stop - The Ghost Tram 7:30pm Winter Gardens - The Play That Goes Wrong 7:30pm Grand Theatre - ABBA Mania 7:30pm Viva - High Jinx 7:45pm Viva - The Fizz (Formerly of Bucks Fizz) 7:45pm…

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One Man Bond at The West Coast Rock Cafe

EDIT: Unfortunately, this event has been Cancelled   The popular West Coast Rock Cafe, opposite the spectacular world-famous Winter Gardens, will host a series of matinee and evening shows between 26th August and 28th October. The show was recently staged at the world famous Pinewood Studios (home of the Bond movies), the 2018 Starburst Media City Festival in Salford, and was a Greater Manchester Fringe Festival award nominee just last month.   'One Man Bond: Every Bond Film In 60 Minutes' is written by, and stars, Brian Gorman as over 200 characters, including every James Bond from Sean Connery to Daniel…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events August 3rd - 9th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 3rd     Winter Gardens - Rebellion Festival 2018 All Day Viva - High Jinx 6:00pm Pleasure Beach - Steve Hewlett Show 6:30pm Funny Girls - Summer Show 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Hot Ice 2:30pm & 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Regent Cinema - Mary Poppins 7:30pm Heritage Tram Stop - The Ghost Tram 7:30pm Grand Theatre - ABBA Mania 7:30pm Viva - Roy Chubby Brown: The Second Coming 7:30pm Grand Theatre - Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 8:00pm  …

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events July 27th - August 2nd

  Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 27th       Viva - High Jinx 6:00pm Pleasure Beach - Steve Hewlett Show 6:30pm Funny Girls - Summer Show 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Hot Ice 2:30pm & 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Winter Gardens - MatchPlay Darts Quarter Finals 7:00pm Winter Gardens - Summer Holiday 7:30pm Regent Cinema - Karate Kid 7:30pm Heritage Tram Stop - The Ghost Tram 7:30pm Grand Theatre - ABBA Mania 7:30pm Viva - Paul Zerdin: All Mouth 7:45pm     Saturday 28th  …

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events July 20th - 26th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 20th     Lytham Festival - George Ezra & Emeli Sande 6:00pm Funny Girls - Summer Show 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Hot Ice 2:30pm & 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Winter Gardens - Kevin & Karen Dance 7:30pm Regent Cinema - Fight Club 7:30pm Heritage Tram Stop - The Ghost Tram 7:30pm Grand Theatre - ABBA Mania 7:30pm Viva - High Jinx 7:45pm North Pier Sunset Cinema - The Goonies 8:00pm     Saturday 21st     Irish Sea -…

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Spooky Summer with Blackpool Ghost Walks and The Ghost Tram

Throughout the holiday period join The Victorian Ghost Hunter, aka Haunted Blackpool author and founder of the award-winning Supernatural Events, Stephen Mercer, on the spooky strolls or the haunted heritage tram to learn about Blackpool and the Fylde Coast’s “darker” history and its many ghostly goings-ons!       Blackpool Ghost Walks take place from Wednesday 18th July to Saturday 27th October (Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings). They start at the Blackpool Tourist Information Centre at 7.30pm and wind their way around streets and lanes in the town centre stopping at some of Blackpool’s most important (and most haunted) buildings, attractions and outside spaces with those in…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events July 13th - 19th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here     Friday 13th     Funny Girls - Summer Show 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Hot Ice 7:00pm Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Winter Gardens - Titanic: The Musical 7:30pm Regent Cinema - Stand By Me 7:30pm Viva - Showaddywaddy 7:45pm Viva - High Jinx 7:45pm Grand Theatre - Jon Richardson 8:00pm Viva Vegas Diner  - Lionel Vinyl Decades Party 9:00pm     Saturday 14th     Winter Gardens - Afternoon Tea 12:00pm Blackpool Tower Circus                              1:00pm & 4:00pm   Pleasure Beach -…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events July 6th - 12th

  Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 6th     Tower Headland - Blackpool Festival All Day Viva - High Jinx 6:00pm Funny Girls - Summer Show 7:00pm Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Hot Ice 7:00pm Winter Gardens - 140th Gala Dinner 7:00pm Regent Cinema - Wizard Of Oz 7:30pm Viva - The Osmonds 7:30pm Grand Theatre - Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 8:00pm     Saturday 7th     Tower Headland - Blackpool Festival All Day Illuminations Depot - Lightworks Heritage Tour 11:30am Stanley Park - Wordpool Family Day…

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Kings & Queens at Central Pier - Tickets Available Now

  One of our main summer ticket selections for 2018 is Kings & Queens at the Central Pier Showbar. Having partnered with Blackpool Piers, we now have the opportunity to sell for one of the hottest items in the resort's event roster at our Ticket Office.       Kings & Queens returns for its 5th season with all of the artists back together for the 2nd year running. Expect to see stellar tributes to Michael Jackson, Elvis, George Michael, Whitney Houston and ABBA. The tribute acts are the closest recreations of the original artists you can find and showcase amazing talent.  …

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events June 29th - July 5th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 29th     Winter Gardens - Blackpool Elvis Celebration All Day Winter Gardens - Prosecco Festival 6:30pm Funny Girls - Summer Show 7:00pm Regent Cinema - Saturday Night Fever 7:30pm Viva - High Jinx 7:45pm Viva - Sing Baby Sing: Sounds of The Stylistics 7:45pm     Saturday 30th     Tower Headland  - National Armed Forces Day All Day Winter Gardens - Blackpool Elvis Celebration All Day Winter Gardens - Prosecco Festival 12:30pm Blackpool Tower Circus                              1:00pm & 4:00pm   Blackpool Pleasure…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events June 22nd - 28th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here     Friday 22nd     Stanley Park Bandstand - Midsummer Nights Dream 6:30pm North Pier - Sunset Cinema: Jaws 7:00pm Funny Girls - Summer Show 7:00pm Regent Cinema - A Clockwork Orange 7:30pm Winter Gardens - Beautiful The Musical 7:30pm     Saturday 23rd     Rigby Road Depot - Totally Models Weekend All Day Blackpool Tower Circus - Wrestling                              12:00pm & 3:00pm   Grand Theatre - Peppa Pig's Adventure 10:00am & 1:00pm & 4:00pm Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 6:00pm Blackpool…

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Blackpool Transport's 18 New Enviro200 Palladium Buses

You wait for one bus and 18 new ones come along!   Blackpool Transport Services will officially unveil 18 brand new Enviro200 buses on 25th June 2018.   Finished in the ‘Palladium’ brand, the buses offer free Wi-Fi, USB charging points and phone holders, fancy seats and next stop audio/visual announcements amongst other features.   The delivery of these 18 vehicles, which are supplied by British manufacturer Alexander Dennis, and are a single deck version of their fellow Enviro 400’s which Blackpool Transport currently have in their fleet, brings the total new buses brought into the fleet since 2015 to 73.…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events June 15th - 21st

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 15th     North Pier - 3rd Annual Beer & Cider Festival 12:00pm Winter Gardens - International Soul Festival 3 12:00pm Funny Girls - Summer Show 7:00pm Grand Theatre - The Commuters 7:00pm Regent Cinema - The Godfather II 7:30pm Viva - The Lionel Richie Songbook 7:45pm     Saturday 16th     Grand Theatre - Theatre Heritage Tour 11:00am North Pier - 3rd Annual Beer & Cider Festival 12:00pm Winter Gardens - International Soul Festival 3 12:00pm Bond Street Chippy - Carnival…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events June 8th - 14th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here     Friday 8th     South Promenade - AirgameZ (Crane Jumping) 10:00am Funny Girls - Summer Show 7:00pm Grand Theatre - UK Pink Floyd Experience 7:30pm Regent Cinema - Superman 7:30pm Viva - Ceri Dupree - Live & Proud! 7:45pm     Saturday 9th     Pride Blackpool All Day South Promenade - AirgameZ (Crane Jumping) 10:00am North Pier - The Big Pier Watch Day 11:00am Blackpool Tower Circus                       1:00pm & 4:00pm   Blackpool Pleasure…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events June 1st - 7th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here     Friday 1st     Winter Gardens - May Dance Festival All Day Illuminations Depot - Lightworks Tour 1:30pm Blackpool Tower Circus                              2:30pm Viva - High Jinx 6:00pm Funny Girls - ICONS 7:00pm Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Grand Theatre - Me and My Girl 7:30pm Regent Cinema - Enter The Dragon 7:30pm Winter Gardens - Fat Friends 7:30pm Blackpool TIC - Ghost Walk 7:30pm Grand Theatre - Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 8:00pm     Saturday 2nd     Blackpool…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events May 25th - 31st

  Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here     Friday 25th         Winter Gardens - May Dance Festival All Day   Funny Girls - Spring Show 7:00pm   Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm   Grand Theatre - The Kite Runner 7:30pm   Regent Cinema - The Breakfast Club 7:30pm   Winter Gardens - Shrek The Musical 7:30pm   Blackpool TIC - Ghost Walk 7:30pm   Viva - Greatest Hits of Motown 7:45pm   Viva - High Jinx 7:45pm       Saturday 26th    …

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Keeping Britain Tidy - Blue Flag Blackpool

    Keep Britain Tidy has today announced the winners of 65 Blue Flags and 125 Seaside Awards, with our very own Blackpool South Beach making the list for the third year in a row. The award recognises and rewards beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management and means those visiting them can be sure that they are clean, safe and meet the highest environmental standards. Alongside this, Blue Flag beaches have to run a minimum of five educational activities for the local community and visitors to make people aware of the importance of looking after the natural environment.  …

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events May 18th - 24th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here       Friday 18th     Funny Girls - Spring Show 7:00pm Regent Cinema - Rita, Sue And Bob Too 7:30pm Winter Gardens - Shrek The Musical 7:30pm     Saturday 19th     Blackpool Tower Circus 1:00pm &  4:00pm Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 6:00pm Funny Girls - Spring Show 7:00pm Fleetwood Marine Hall - Pink Floydian 7:30pm Winter Gardens - Shrek The Musical 2:30pm &  7:30pm Viva - Comedy Station Club 8:15pm Viva - Viva Vegas Live 8:15pm    …

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events May 11th - 17th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here       Friday 11th         Grand Theatre - The Jungle Book 7:00pm   Funny Girls - Spring Show 7:00pm   Regent Cinema - Die Hard 7:30pm   Viva - An Evening with Kevin Keegan 7:30pm   Winter Gardens - Grumpy Old Women 8:00pm       Saturday 12th         Winter Gardens - Spring Brass Band Festival 8:00am   Grand Theatre - Play Reading 1:30pm   Blackpool Tower Circus 1:00pm & 4:00pm   Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Evolution of…

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Wordpool - Blackpool's Festival of Words

  Returning for its twelfth year, Wordpool - Blackpool Arts and Libraries Festival of Words - promises to be yet another fantastic year in 2018.      During the festival week in May they'll be reflecting the mood of the nation and sharing the romance of the impending Royal Wedding with an evening of bestselling romantic fiction at Stanley Park’s Art Deco Café on Tuesday 15th May from 6pm. So don those formals and florals and join internationally best-selling authors Carole Matthews and Fiona Walker with host Hayley Kay of Radio Wave for a fundraising launch event that has all the romance, food, music and…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events May 4th to May 10th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 4th       Funny Girls - Spring Show 7:00pm Blackpool Ghost Walks - Departs from Tourist Information Centre 7:30pm Regent Cinema - The Goonies 7:30pm Viva - High Jinx Magic 7:45pm Viva - The Upbeat Beatles 7:45pm Grand Theatre - Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 8:00pm     Saturday 5th       Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Comic Con World 10:00am Grand Theatre - My First Ballet: Swan Lake 11:00am 2:00pm 5:00pm Blackpool Tower Circus 1:00pm     & 4:00pm Blackpool Pleasure Beach -…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events April 27th - May 3rd

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 27th       Winter Gardens - Gary Barlow           SOLD OUT 6:30pm Funny Girls - Spring Show 7:00pm Regent Cinema - Educating Rita 7:30pm Grand Theatre - The Rat Pack 7:30pm     Saturday 28th       Blackpool FC vs. Shrewsbury Town 3:00pm Blackpool Tower Circus 12:00pm & 3:00pm Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 6:00pm Winter Gardens - Gary Barlow            SOLD OUT 6:30pm Funny Girls - Spring Show 7:00pm Blackpool Tower…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events April 20th - 26th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 20th       Grand Theatre - Dinosaur World Live 2:00pm & 4:30pm Funny Girls - Spring Show 7:00pm Regent Cinema - Zulu 7:30pm     Saturday 21st       Grand Theatre - Dinosaur World Live 11:00am & 2:00pm Blackpool Tower Circus 1:00pm & 4:00pm Blackpool Pleasure Beach Evolution of Magic 6:00pm Funny Girls - Spring Show 7:00pm Viva - Comedy Station Club 8:15pm Viva - Viva Vegas Live 8:15pm     Sunday 22nd       Grand Theatre - Dinosaur World Live…

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Next Stop Blackpool with Virgin Trains

  ​ Virgin Trains is preparing to introduce 35 additional services per week between London and Blackpool next month, following electrification of the route by Network Rail.   Launching on Monday, 21st May, ahead of Blackpool’s peak tourism season, the electric Pendolino services will strengthen connections to and from the city six days a week, providing eight direct services each weekday and six services on a Saturday. The move has been hailed as a “step change in connectivity” by tourism leaders and follows Virgin Trains’ move to reintroduce direct rail services to London back in 2014.   The extra weekday…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events April 13th - 19th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here     Friday 13th           Funny Girls - Spring Show 7:00pm   Winter Gardens - Twinkletoes Dance Production 7:00pm   Regent Cinema - Alfie 7:30pm   Grand Theatre - Legally Blonde The Musical 7:30pm   Blackpool TIC - Ghost Walks 7:30pm   Viva - High Jinx 7:45pm       Saturday 14th           Winter Gardens - Afternoon Tea 12:00pm   Grand Theatre - Play Reading 1:00pm   Blackpool FC vs. Fleetwood Town 3:00pm   Blackpool Tower Circus…

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Skool of Street's Arti at The Grand Theatre - Official Accommodation Provider

Arti is reviewing the situation in this spectacular fusion of Spoken Word, Physical Theatre and Dance. Enter the Deep Dark underground world of the villainous CC and The Catz crew, follow the playful Protojayz as they are unlawfully educated in the hustle of the streets by the Bad Influence of their master Fazin. Will The Fortune sisters be able to Save any of these orphans from their immoral life style?   The tale of a young boy, entangled in a life of crime, twisted in the chaos and corruption of two adults who both want to win his loyalty. 'Arti'…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events April 6th - 12th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here     Friday 6th       Blackpool Tower Circus 2:30pm Funny Girls - Spring Show 7:00pm Winter Gardens - Peter Kay's Car Share 7:00pm Regent Cinema - Get Carter 7:30pm Grand Theatre - Priscilla: Queen of The Desert 7:30pm Grand Theatre - Laugh out Loud Comedy Club 8:00pm Blackpool TIC - Ghost Walks 7:30pm Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Evolution of Magic 7:30pm Viva - High Jinx 7:45pm Viva - Cannon & Ball 7:45pm     Saturday 7th       Blackpool Tower Circus 1:00pm…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events March 30th - April 5th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here       On All Week           Winter Gardens   Blackpool Junior Dance Festival         Friday 30th           Blackpool Tower Circus   1:00pm & 4:00pm Blackpool FC vs. Doncaster Rovers   3:00pm Funny Girls - Spring Show   7:00pm Regent Cinema - Jaws   7:30pm Grand Theatre - Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde   7:30pm Blackpool TIC - Ghost Walks   7:30pm Viva - High Jinx   6:00pm Viva - Roy Chubby Brown   7:30pm Pleasure…

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Project Elephant Base Camp at Blackpool Zoo

  Little Touches was treated to an exclusive Press Launch on Friday 23rd March, giving us a sneak peek at a much welcomed addition to Blackpool's visitor offering .   The multi-million pound elephant facility, which has been named Project Elephant Base Camp, will open to the public on Saturday 24th March. It combines the UK’s largest indoor elephant house with a huge outdoor habitat and an immersive themed visitor experience through Asia.     Visitors will find themselves at eye level with the herd of elephants, which currently consists of Kate, who has lived in Blackpool for 46 years, Tara,…

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Marvel Super Heroes at Madame Tussauds

  On Thursday 22nd March, Little Touches were proud to be invited to the unveiling of the new Marvel Super Heroes attraction at Madame Tussauds. The new multimillion pound extension features some of your favourite Marvel characters in what will be one of the most exciting new additions to Blackpool this year.     The new characters on display include: Thor The Incredible Hulk Groot Nick Fury ​ ​You can find them in well-designed sets from the films, such as Thor's ice cave to the streets of New York - which all adds up to the perfect photo opportunity. Try to lift…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events March 23rd - 29th

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 23rd       Winter Gardens - Blackpool Beer & Cider Festival All Day Funny Girls - Spring Show 7:00pm Regent Cinema - Kes  7:30pm Grand Theatre - Son of a Preacher Man 7:30pm Blackpool TIC - Ghost Walks 7:30pm Viva - High Jinx 7:45pm Viva - Noasis: The Definitive Oasis Tribute Band 8:00pm     Saturday 24th       Winter Gardens - Blackpool Beer & Cider Festival All Day Blackpool Carers Centre - Easter Fair 12:00pm Blackpool Tower Circus 1:00pm  &…

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Little Touches ® Sponsors National B&B Day

  Little Touches are proud to be taking part as a sponsor of National B&B Day - a day to recognise all the incredible achievements and the contribution that independent hosts and hoteliers make to the hospitality industry. There are over 20,000 B&Bs in the UK that contribute over £2 billion annually to the UK economy, something we think is worth celebrating.   Little Touches champions B&Bs in Blackpool and around the UK so we are proud to sponsor National B&B Day and celebrate such a vibrant part of the hospitality industry.     The event will celebrate the best of Britain’s small…

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All Aboard the Blackpool Heritage Ghost Tram

  Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours and Supernatural Events have joined forces to create a new attraction for the holiday seasons throughout 2018. If you’re feeling brave then step aboard The Ghost Tram and you will be taken on a “dark” journey from Blackpool along the Fylde Coast to Fleetwood and back to hear stories of ghosts, hauntings, myths and the macabre!      Blackpool and the Fylde Coast has long been a favourite for holiday makers and visitors. For many, the area conjures up cosy images of theme parks, beaches, donkey rides, candyfloss and ice-creams. However, the popular resorts of…

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Weekly Goings-On - Blackpool Events March 16th - 22nd

Ticket Box Office 01253 420 121 Reserve Viva show tickets online with a 15% discount here   Friday 16th       Funny Girls - Spring Show 7:00pm Regent Cinema - Withnail and I  7:30pm Grand - 20th Century Boy The Musical 7:30pm Viva - Rose Marie 7:45pm     Saturday 17th       Funny Girls - Spring Show 7:00pm Grand - 20th Century Boy The Musical 3:00pm & 7:30pm Viva - Comedy Station Club 8:15pm Viva - Viva Vegas Live 8:15pm     Sunday 18th       Viva - Hot Foot Dance Spectacular 6:00pm Funny Girls - Spring…

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Easter in Blackpool - Project Elephant & Madame Tussauds Marvel

  The Easter holidays not only mark the start of two weeks off school for many children in England and Wales, but is the beginning of Blackpool's busy period - which extends all the way until the Illuminations go off in November. Alongside all the old favourites, there's plenty of new introductions to the scene this April.     Blackpool Zoo   The UK's largest elephant house and a brand new enclosure is due to open by Easter, housing a new herd of Asian elephants as well as our old favourite, Kate. Dubbed Project Elephant, the multi-million pound facility will open up…

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Revival Music Festival 2018 - Official Accommodation Provider

The Blackpool Tower is hosting new Indie and Rock music festival Revival on March 24th 2018.   Revival 2018 will transport festival goers to the indie and rock scene that dominated the nineties and noughties and will be housed inside the world famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Some of the UK’s top award winning tribute acts, Antarctic Monkeys, Oasish, the Stereotonics, Green Date and The Hot Red Chilli Peppers perform monster hits from the popular bands. Doors open at 4PM and after all 5 bands have performed, there will be after show DJ sets playing to keep your night rocking until the early hours.     Standard or…

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Bed & Breakfasts in Blackpool - Find Your Fit

  When people want to enjoy a seaside stay in Blackpool, not everyone feels the attraction of large hotels and prefer instead a more local, homely Bed & Breakfast. Here at LittleTouches.com, we're famous for championing the independent hotelier, bursting with character and individuality. As such, we have a great Accommodation Type filter to help you find your fit.      Find your fit here   There's plenty of accommodation types on offer at Little Touches, from the staples of Guest Houses, Hotels and Apartments to rarities like Cottages, Castles and Villas. We invite you to use all of the…

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Blackpool Beer and Cider Festival

  Liverpool-based Real Ale Events are bringing back a Beer & Cider Festival to Blackpool this coming March. The company organise large scale beer festivals and after their success across the North West, branched out to Blackpool.   Last year saw over 2000 guests come along to the festival, and they’re hoping for even bigger numbers this year.   The festival is running from Friday 23rd to Saturday 24th March 2018, with two day-long sessions. It will be held inside the Olympia room at Blackpool Winter Gardens. It’s not the first time Real Ale Events have hosted a festival in…

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Top Family Hotels in Blackpool

  It almost goes without saying that Blackpool is a family resort at heart. Every year, thousands of young couples and families arrive to experience all of the attractions and shows the UK's Entertainment Capital has to offer. Here at Little Touches, we have our very own Families & Couples specialists across Blackpool B&Bs, Guest Houses and Hotels. These Masters of Their Niche provide everything you need to make the most of your break.     North Shore Just on the fringes of the Blackpool Town Centre shops, shows, Winter Gardens and Tower, North Shore is an area of Blackpool a little…

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Blackpool Vegan & Green Festival - Official Accommodation Provider

    The inaugural Blackpool Vegan and Green Festival takes place on Saturday March 10th 2018 from 10am to 5pm at St. Thomas’ Church Parish Centre, just 10 minutes walk from Blackpool North train station. Paul from LT GOLD’s Kings Seafront Hotel and Faringo’s Vegan restaurant is one of the team behind this exciting new event to hit the resort and we recently caught up with him to get the inside scoop on what to expect.     Of the 50 stalls on the day, around: 70% will be for Food Products – homemade burgers, sauces, cheeses, general artisan food…

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Shrek The Musical - Coming to Blackpool and Llandudno

  The critically acclaimed Shrek The Musical is coming to two Little Touches seaside destinations in Summer 2018.    Blackpool Winter Gardens May 15th - 27th   Venue Cymru, Llandudno August 21st - September 2nd       Fresh from the West End and Broadway, Shrek The Musical will be making a few stops by the sea on its huge nationwide tour. It brings to stage a musical retelling of the 2001 Oscar®-winning animated film, with over 100 much-loved fairytale characters and a 14-foot dragon in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.     Starring Steffan Harri as the beloved swamp-dwelling ogre ‘Shrek’, actor and recording artist Amelia Lily…

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Blackpool Hotels with Parking - Parking in the Pool

  It's no coincidence that one of the most common things people want to know about Blackpool is which hotels have parking. Being able to park at the property gives Guests that all-important peace of mind and allows them to focus on the fun with much less faffing to find a space.    Dedicated Parking Some of our hotels have dedicated parking, so there's a guaranteed space reserved for every room they have. We highly recommend our GOLD properties Canberra and Queen Victoria who have dedicated parking for all their Guests.          Other Hotels that have dedicated parking for their Guests…

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There's Nowhere Quite Like Blackpool

  There’s nowhere quite like Blackpool. Where else in the world can say they have a complete set of three piers, a Tower, a theme park, a waterpark, a zoo, a waxworks, an aquarium and a mix of historic and contemporary entertainment venues? If that wasn’t enough, all this full-on full-throttle leisure action takes place against the backdrop of what was named the second-best shoreline in the world in a Royal Caribbean survey - not bad considering Dubai took the top spot and the Gulf Coast was third.   Although Blackpool is proudly all things, to all people, within that…

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Cheap Blackpool Hotels - Seaside from just £20

  The beauty of Blackpool is that there's accomodation to suit every pocket. On LittleTouches.com, you'll find our price range filter pride of place at the top let hand corner when you're searching. We know sometimes people don't want to break the bank, so we offer cosy, highly-reviewed seaside accomodations as low as £20.   You can view our lowest-price hotel rooms here.   For the very best deals, the golden-rule remains that you head to the coast midweek. We actually have a dedicated Midweek Blackpool page you can head to here. Having said that, even during the weekends over winter you…

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Guest is God Awards Class of 2018

  Hold tight as we proudly unveil the recipients of our Guest is God Award for 2018. 61 properties spanning Blackpool Hotels, B&Bs, Guest Houses and Apartments are service superstars, with Southport, Scarborough, Whitby and Llandudno accommodation providers also well-represented in the overall 77-strong quality cohort too.   Guest is God as a philosophy comes from our founder’s time spent working at what many people see as the pinnacle of hospitality and service – Walt Disney World in Florida. Beginning his “Traditions” induction training back in June 2009, the leader of the group made it clear that “it is always Guest with…

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Top 11 Blackpool Seafront Hotels

           Allow us to be upfront about our Blackpool hotels on the Golden Mile seafront. Top 10 lists are a very popular trend, but here at Little Touches we always want to give that extra something, so here's our Top 11.   As ever, our GOLD properties come with our highest endorsement - in this case Rockcliffe Hotel and Kings - however the list in general is in no particular order.      Rockcliffe Hotel   Garvey's Promenade   Oakwell   The Bromley Hotel   South Beach Promenade   St. Albans Hotel   Kings   Crystals…

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Blackpool 2017 - A Year In Review

As the year comes to a close, it’s common to reflect on the achievements and events from the past 12 months. 2017 marked many milestones for Blackpool – from the return of the Blackpool Carnival, the opening of the Viva Vegas Diner to Stanley Park being voted the best in all of Britain. We’ve created a list of what we view as the most important events and news from each month this year, so without further ado, here’s the Year In Review:   January – For the first time in 5 years, Britain’s Got Talent returned to Blackpool to film…

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Spotlight On Goldsoul Blackpool & Whitby - Kev Roberts

  With Goldsoul's Blackpool and Whitby events a mainstay of the events calendar in two of our flagship destinations, we saw it as only right to shine a spotlight on the man behind the rekindling of music memories - Kev Roberts.    What is the history of Goldsoul events and how did it first come about ?   Goldsoul came about in the early 90s as a vehicle to improve the customer experience at Soul events. There was too much emphasis on "scene behaviour" without a welcome sign and better facilities. We sought superior venues and started to research heavily.     …

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Blackpool's Stand-Out Shoreline - World's 2nd Best

  When it comes to shorelines, it is now a sure-thing that Blackpool's is a stand-out. Leading psychologist Dr David Holmes and travel blogger Laila Swann teamed up to head up a study into the world's top sandy stretches, with Blackpool being crowned the second greatest in the Royal Caribbean investigation.   The resort is in good company on the official list, with esteemed destinations such as the Gulf Islands (including Florida and Mississippi) and Dubai keeping closeby in third and first place respectively. The formula responsible for the rankings is as follows:   (SC+CH) X (IF+SQ) X100/21.33 AQ+C+W Sea Colour (SC), Sand…

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Cancer Survivorship - Official Accommodation Provider

Well before the exciting prospect of the pull the new Winter Gardens conference centre will have on bringing big ticket political and industry meetings to the resort from 2019, Blackpool hosts a prestigious global health and medical event - the Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Conference on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th November 2017.    Having been held for one day in Liverpool in 2016, one has now become two days as the visionary behind the conference, Chris Curtis, brings it to his hometown of Blackpool. Day 1 is dedicated to Health Professionals coming together, with Day 2 being for Patients and…

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Dog & Pet Friendly Hotels in Blackpool - Reserve for Rex

    Paws for thought ! Wouldn't it be nice if you could find a quality conscious list of pet friendly places to stay in Blackpool, all in one fully filtered resource ?    Well, if you holiday or take short breaks away with your four-legged furry friend, we're on hand to guide you to the perfect accommodation choice, so that your pet can feel at home in Blackpool's home from home B&Bs, Guest Houses, Hotels and Apartments.    Speaking of which, the property which comes with our highest endorsement should you wish to bring your dog to the resort is our…

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100K Pack The Prom for the 108th Blackpool Air Show

  Over 100,00 people attended the two-day Blackpool Air Show spectacular on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August.   The 2017 Air Show - the very definition of a mainstay of the Blackpool events calendar with its 108th outing - saw a packed promenade from South Pier to North Pier and pavements ten persons deep across the resort were a regular sighting all weekend long.    Closing each day at around 4pm, the RAF Red Arrows dazzled droves upon droves of residents and visitors alike with their ups and downs and round and rounds in the sky.  Moving the Air Show from…

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DON'T MISS Joe Pasquale - The Devil In Disguise at Viva Blackpool

We all have a good side and a dark side, and a backside, so come and witness Joe showing off all three, in a show that defies description...He's been away searching for the fabled ancient merkin (Google it) of Macedonia, once owned by Genghis Khan's Nan (Maud), who used to wear it for special occasions, but only if she was going to Lidl on the way home. Witness Joe explain the mysteries of why the four horseman of the apocalypse will be arriving on my little ponies, and what Action Man held with those gripping hands...it'll be a show you…

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Supernatural at The Seaside with Blackpool Ghost Walks

  For Blackpool Ghost Walks host Stephen Mercer, his interest in the supernatural has spanned over three decades, yet the turning point for him pursuing his passion in a new format came in Halloween 2006 when he was due to perform a night-time tour at The Grand, where he believed 30 were registered to attend. In the end, it turned out they'd missed a nought off, as the actual tally was 300 visitors all eager to know more about the past presences lurking in the theatre billed as architect Frank Matcham's Matcham Masterpiece.   From that sell-out, a series spawned that would see Stephen…

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BUMPER BUNDLE with Merlin's Blackpool Big Ticket

    Bumper Bundle   Plump for the Merlin Blackpool Big Ticket and make collective savings of more than 50% on the individual standard admission prices.    7 Attractions, Valid for 90 days at just £45 for Adults and £32.50 for Children.    Call 01253 420 121 or pop into the LT Ticket Office at 110 Bond Street. Reserve a Room, Right this Way

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Let's Go See The Wizard at North Pier Blackpool

  Proving that pantomime can work just as well in summer as the more traditional Christmas scheduling of the family favourite, back for a fifth year in a row is The Wizard of Oz at Blackpool's North Pier.    It's fun for all the family in the 1500 seater North Pier Theatre every Wednesday until 23rd August, with double helpings as there will be performances at 2.30pm and 7pm.    Expect lots of slapstick and silliness from Reece Sibbald, who leads the cast as Scarecrow alongside Pippa Smith as Dorothy. Jordan Carling is the Cowardly Lion, Alex Smith the Tin Man and Duke DeMilo the main man, The…

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Step Back In Time at Blackpool's Regent Cinema

  The words Established 1921, Reclaimed 2016 are what greet all visitors to The Regent Cinema, located on Church Street in the heart of Blackpool Town Centre. Following its heyday as a cinema, the venue carried on the entertainment baton as it spent some time as a bingo hall, later being the home of pay as you go snooker before closing in 2011.    Fast-forward to 2017 and within just a year of reopening The Regent Cinema has quickly become part of the things to see and do furniture once again. It's full marks for familiarity as the roster of classics is…

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Hot Ice - 81 Years and Counting at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

    From the off, Hot Ice makes it clear to expect nothing less than elements on aggregate throughout: detailed costumes, masterful music, ingenious choreography and well-crafted lighting and effects, giving rise to a collective entertainment clout akin to musicians in an orchestra in perfect harmony.     There's interaction with the audience in all the right places, particularly from those that don the production's trademark feathers, which all adds up to fun for all the family whether attending the afternoon matinee or evening performance.    Light and shade, day into night, you never quite know where in the Arena the stars of the show will…

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DON'T MISS An Intimate Evening With Christina Bianco

  Blackpool has pulled off the unthinkable: Streisand, Bassey, Cher, Adele, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Shakira, Christina Aguilera and many more superstars all on the same bill, in one venue, on the same night.   It's all been made possible thanks to the one-woman whirlwind that is actress, singer and impressionist Christina Bianco. The "woman of a thousand voices" returns to Viva Blackpool on Thursday 20th July to unleash her extensive repertoire of vocal impressions in the UK's Entertainment Capital once again.    We're delighted to be welcoming back the hugely talented Christina Bianco to Viva Blackpool.    Christina is…

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Wine and Dine at LT GOLD's Vegan Friendly Faringo's

                                                      Picture the scene.... It was breakfast time at LT GOLD's Kings and a family of four had taken their seats for a hearty way to begin their day. Getting to know his Guests, host Paul White discovered that dad was a carnivore, mum was vegetarian, the eldest daughter was vegan and the youngest sibling didn't eat much at all.     Exploring the opportunity more closely, Kings - Master of the Families and Couples Niche…

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Children's Afternoon Tea at The Blackpool Tower

  Friday 21st July is almost in sight and as soon as it hits, Blackpool is ready to help schoolchildren from across England and Wales celebrate.    On Saturday 22nd July, The Blackpool Tower Ballroom launches its Children's Afternoon Tea. Characters from classic children's books will welcome and entertain Guests from midday onwards. Afternoon Tea is about creating happy memories and making everyone feel special. We want all our visitors, regardless of their age, to feel like royalty for the day.    Kenny Mew,  General Manager The Blackpool Tower     Designed by kids, for kids the new service is the…

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FAVOR UK Recovery Walk - Official Accommodation Provider

  For almost three decades, International Recovery Month, which takes place every September, has raised awareness of alcohol and drug use disorders and promoted the benefits of prevention, treatment and recovery support services.    Faces and Voices of Recovery UK (FAVOR UK) is the only organisation in the UK supporting, unifying and mobilising the UK Recovery Movement.   In 2017 FAVOR UK is going about its great work in three ways: the launch of a Recovery Month Toolkit and the relaunching of the short film We are you - the affected, culminating in the UK Recovery Walk on Saturday 9th September in Blackpool when…

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Two Years On The Trot - Blackpool's Blue Flag Beach

  A post shared by Little Touches (@littletouches) on May 26, 2017 at 12:09pm PDT The sands of South Beach are simply sublime. That is the verdict for a second consecutive year from the world-renowned Blue Flag mark of exceedingly good coastlines. Furthermore, Seaside Awards have also been maintained by the three other Blackpool beaches - North, Central and Bispham - for the fourth year in a row.   Blackpool is one of the privileged few when number crunching the accolades granted, as the national totals are just 68 Blue Flags and 117 Seaside Awards. Neighbouring St Annes to the south and Fleetwood's Marine…

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Wine and Dine at LT GOLD's Famille

LT GOLD's Families and Couples Master Hotel Famille, situated within Blackpool's Restaurant Quarter in Bispham, North Shore is home to two in-house restaurants spanning casual to fine dining: Bellagio's and Oliver's on the Prom.      We want to take chefs' skills to the max, take them to what they want to be   Mark Collier, Head Chef     Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Bellagio's is where you can immerse yourself in New York Italian surroundings: a Big Apple theme on Bispham's Queens Promenade. Expect nothing less than the finest pizzas, burgers, steaks and ribs served throughout the day and…

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Game Mania - Official Accommodation Provider

           New to Blackpool for 2017 is an event that has been brewing in the creative mind of organiser Nigel Moran for many a year. For him it all started with an Omega Spectrum, before an introduction to the iconic Sega Megadrive and all the must have consoles as time marched on.    Such was his enthusiasm for all things gaming, that he even volunteered at a games company in his native Southport. Today, Nigel spends most of his time at Comic Cons up and down the country selling toys, T-Shirts and memorabilia, and it was…

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Easter Feast of Things To See and Do

April in Blackpool is what you'd expect...and then some ! As of 1st April, the Pleasure Beach is now open daily until 5th November. The same rule of thumb applies to the Tower Circus too, with the exception of most Fridays.   Needless to say, attraction wise the rollcall of ready is our stable of tried and tested, who tempt families and couples back year after year with their offering: Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool Zoo, Illuminasia and Merlin's Tower, Dungeons, SeaLife and Madame Tussauds - to name but a few.    Described as a combination of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass, Wonderland:…

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LT Official Partner: Viva - Blackpool's Vegas Venue

  Viva is the Vegas venue in the heart of Blackpool. Three stunning rooms are filled with some of the very best entertainment Blackpool has to offer throughout the year.   From the highest quality shows produced and delivered by their own cast of incredibly talented performers and technicians, to some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, there truly is something for everyone at his fabulous venue.   We are proud to be an Official Partner of Viva Blackpool, a high-quality entertainment product like no other.   Reserve a Room, Right this Way

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Come Marvel at March in Blackpool

  The start of March saw the Winter Gardens Empress Ballroom host Lancashire's premier business ceremony the Red Rose Awards which sets the tone for all that's about to spring up this Spring to entertain the resort's many visitors.   Pleasure Beach WOW Weekends continue until the end of the month, so Saturdays and Sundays are fun days on the 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th. It's then not much of a waiting game for the UK's leading amusement park to be open 7 days a week, as from 1st April daily doses of white knuckle thrills are on tap until…

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Wine and Dine at LT GOLD's Kenley

Mark and Josie, owners of LT GOLD's Families and Couples Master The Kenley, situated within a quality cluster on St. Chad's Road, South Shore, Blackpool are pleased to announce the opening of their new in-house licensed steak restaurant Love Me Tender.      We think this is what Blackpool needed, rustic and a little retro with a touch of french cuisine along with veggie, coeliac and vegan options.    Mark Solomon, Executive Chef         With starters like Mark's famous King Prawns, Lancashire Black Pudding and Bacon flash fried topped with melted cheese, mains including Duck Breast in a secret sauce, a…

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Fab in Feb - Far From Shuttered, More Full Steam Ahead

January was far from a quiet one in Blackpool. With the resort hosting the 45th Royal Pigeon Racing Association Show of The Year - the 40th to be held in Blackpool - that event alone brought 25,000 visitors to the Winter Gardens.   Prior to the UK's largest gathering of pigeon fanciers, WG's Opera House welcomed Britain's Got Talent for their annual auditions tour for the first time in five years, meaning another entertainment juggernaut making a beeline for Blackpool when it comes to outside broadcasts that require added razzmatazz.    The evidence is certainly amounting that Blackpool is far…

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The Lesser Seen Side of Blackpool - Sunsets & Greenery

Blackpool would not be Blackpool without its well-knowns: The Tower, fish and chips, donkeys, piers, amusement arcades and the rides and slides of Pleasure Beach and Sandcastle Waterpark. Yet the resort has a best kept secret that provides the perfect picture-postcard backdrop to all of the full-throttle leisure action: sparkling sunsets and gorgeous greenery.   Join us on our journey from South Shore to North Shore in the UK's Entertainment Capital, taking in all of Mother Nature's finest bestowments on a certain 52 Week Resort situated on Lancashire's Fylde Coast.   South Shore Home of LT GOLD's Families and Couples…

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Supercharged Super Saturday

  Saturday 19th November saw the very first Festive Fun Day from Blackpool BID, culminating in the Switch On of the Town Centre's Christmas Lights. As the action in and around St. John's Square came to a close, the day was topped off with the added razzmatazz of BBC light entertainment juggernaut Strictly Come Dancing broadcasting live from the Tower Ballroom to 12 million people.   The goings-on may have been heightened, but at heart Supercharged Super Saturday still had all the "typically Blackpool" hallmarks that visitors have come to expect from the country's foremost year-round resort.   All of…

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Bustling Blackpool - October Half Term

All Little Touches ® Destinations are open annually for 52 weeks, as peak is prolonged each and every year from 1st January to 31st December. Here at LT, 365 days is unashamedly "the season." Having said that, if we were to single out one part of the year for Bustling Blackpool in terms of an extra helping of visitors, it would be October Half Term.    For 2016, Autumn is once again awesome as The Entertainment Capital of the United Kingdom has far from "shut up shop" as we march towards Winter.    West End at Winter Gardens: SHOUT ! The Mod Musical…

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Miss Inform - South Beach's Alternative Tour Guide

  Miss Inform, equipped in her "hi-vis" not-so-typically tourist guide outfit is the alternative hostess with the mostess to the sights and sounds of South Beach.    Performed by Jenny Wilson of Irregular Arts, the tours have been developed by South Beach Beacons, a local community group who are also behind the upcoming Blackpool Carnival. In their own words they are "working to improve the area and bring it back to being a sparkling asset for Blackpool and a joyful and colourful place to live."   The Miss Inform project is funded by LeftCoast, the Blackpool and Wyre arm of the Arts Council,…

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A Warm Blackpool Welcome

What links Blackpool to fellow seaside resorts Skegness and Great Yarmouth, plus Liverpool City Region ? Blackpool has recently joined the privileged places in achieving WorldHost Recognised Destination status.    WorldHost is the gold standard training programme for customer service and approval for the resort as a destination as a whole means visitors can be assured of a warm Blackpool welcome at turnstiles, transport, theatres and theme parks throughout the town.    The ambitious vision has been realised through a committed consortium in the form of Blackpool Tourism Academy: flagship travel, hospitality and leisure operators working together to ensure a seamless visitor…

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Vincent & Flavia - The Last Tango at The Grand Theatre

    A review by Pat Hayes, Corporate Members Officer, Blackpool Civic Trust   In their farewell tour and final flourish around the dance floor, Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone are certainly leaving their audiences wanting more. Blackpool's Grand Theatre provided the perfect intimate setting for the poignant story of The Last Tango.    This simple but moving love story is told through the reminiscences of George, played by Teddy Kempner, who is sorting through his attic as he prepares to move out of the house where he has lived for most of his life.    Each item has its own tale…

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Comedy Carpet - Laughs Beneath Your Loafers

  Unveiled in 2011, Blackpool's Comedy Carpet has fast become one of the resort's favourite free things to see. Central Pier to the left, North Pier to the right and top and tailed by the Tower and Spanish Steps, the Carpet has rapidly established itself as a meeting and eating hub for many visitors to Blackpool.   It is of little surprise, given that you can choose to take a leisurely stroll through the scripts, eat a sarnie with a side-order of shenanigans or say to your nearest and dearest "I'll meet you at the Doddy section at half two."…

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Peachy Beaches and MORE - Summertime in Blackpool

Heading into the peak summer season in Blackpool the resort is on a high, hot on the heels of receiving the world-renowned Blue Flag accreditation for South Beach, alongside Seaside Award status for North, Central and Bispham beaches.   All the key anchor events return for 2016, complemented by exciting new additions from now until September.  The biggies are back: Blackpool Pride​ Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June   70 market stalls, 5 Stages of Entertainment, 1 Pride Parade Armed Forces Week​ Monday 20th to Sunday 26th June   Thanking our serving military personnel, veterans and cadets Hot Ice​ Thursday July 7th to…

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Flag and Flyover

  The announcement on Thursday 19th May that Blackpool's South Beach has achieved Blue Flag status heralds the start of a sensational summer in the resort. On Saturday 21st May, that very beach will be brimming with visitors wishing to catch a glimpse of the Royal Air Force Red Arrows, who are in town to celebrate the first anniversary of the Pleasure Beach Skyforce ride.    The display starts at 6.30pm and lasts approximately 20 minutes   Blue Flag Blackpool has been made possible by a collaborative effort from: Blackpool Council United Utilities Environment Agency LOVEmyBEACH Hundreds of businesses and volunteers…

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Blood Brothers

    Lyn Paul may have started her career off as a supporting child actress playing ball in front of the corner shop in the very first episode of Coronation Street, but she is most certainly the centre stage stalwart in Willy Russell's Blood Brothers.    The Winter Gardens Opera House played host to a diverse audience, with a noticeable sprinkling of students who were not necessarily bypassing BBC Bitesize, but seeking to go a peg better with the ultimate revision guide for GCSE English Lit.     So did you hear the story of the Johnstone twins ?  As like each…

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BPL @ Easter

Christmas time, mistletoe and wine. Easter time, eggs and hot cross buns. Yet in Blackpool there's much more to proceedings at this time of year than scoffing your face !    Just opened Ascent Trampoline Park on Monday 14th March.  Facts & Figs Location:  Prestige House, Cornford Road, near the M55 Size of site:  40,000 sq ft   Number of Trampolines:  Over 100   Other features include:  Ninja Assault Course, Foam Pit, Giant Air Bag, Flip Zone and Toddler area     Prices start at:    £9     Roll up, roll up For the Silver Jubilee of the Tower…

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Joe was Joseph

  I last saw Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat around 10 years ago at Tameside Hippodrome in Ashton. A decade later and it is still doing the rounds, and boy oh boy are we grateful that it made a stop in Blackpool.    The Winter Gardens was alive with a good mix of young and old ready and waiting to see headline star Joe McElderry of X Factor fame, alongside narrative lynchpin Lucy Kay of Britain's Got Talent 2014.    The PA announcement set the tone for our Saturday matinee performance, with the gag that phones or cameras weren't yet on the scene in the book…

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Wham, Bam, Showzam !

I caught him at the interval of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in the Winter Gardens Floral Hall and I caught him after on Church Street, captivating locals and visitors alike. Who am I talking about ? Lougarock, the werewolf that likes to roam the streets of Blackpool on his steampunk engine.  A roaming werewolf @showzam https://t.co/6HtTURPkpA #Blackpool #Lancashire — LT Details Club (@LTdetails) February 13, 2016 Now in its nineth year, Showzam - Blackpool's Annual Festival of Circus and Performance - is stronger than ever, taking place from Saturday 13th to 20th February. Many of the circus sights are free, and those which are not…

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12 Rooms of Winter

The 12 Rooms of Winter flung open their doors to the public on Saturday 23rd January as part of what has now become an annual Access All Areas event at Winter Gardens Blackpool.   We explored:   - Empress Ballroom   - Opera House Which is home to the BarryDOOR...                                  And played host to the 2009 Royal Variety Performance...       - Pavilion Theatre - Horseshoe - Spanish Hall Which reminds me of Gene Kelly's rooftop antics...     - Baronial Hall Which takes…

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One for R'Jack

He can be found in wax form alongside his "little puddleduck" wife Vera down at Madame Tussauds, but this weekend's events at the Winter Gardens would have been a sure-fire hit with a certain Mr Duckworth.    Corrie's Jack loved pigeons and he loved Blackpool, and with the 39th annual Royal Pigeon Racing Association Show of the Year getting underway this weekend in the resort, his two loves have clearly become intertwined.    Facts & Figs Takes place:  15-17 January Venue:  Winter Gardens   Pigeons on Parade:    2,500   People on Parade:   15,000   Range of transactions:   Tenner…

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Full Board

Unveiled in 1989 to celebrate Blackpool Opera House's centenary, the Roll of Honour board situated inside the Winter Gardens Church Street entrance is a who's who of British showbusiness. A single word per entertainer sums up the calibre of performers over the years: Chaplin, Formby, Bassey, Forsyth and Cilla.   Occasionally an entire production gets to dominate a particular year on the board, such as 2009's Royal Variety Performance and 2011's Calendar Girls. Speaking of Calendar Girls, its famous "considerably bigger buns" line is now relevant for the Winter Gardens, as they need a considerably bigger yearly legends board following one final addition.   …

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Super Saturday

It was of case of lights on and legs out on Saturday 21st November as St John's Square saw the Switch On of Blackpool's Christmas lights and a hop, skip and a jump away at the Tower Ballroom, flagship BBC entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing rolled into town.   Crowds gathered...   Image courtesy of Blackpool Gazette   Britain's Got Talent's The Neales met X Factor's reigning champ... Backstage with Ben Haenow and the Neales Blackool's lights switch on. pic.twitter.com/M5ljTayzpc — Blackpool Gazette (@The_Gazette) November 21, 2015   Followed by another Cowell united photo with BGT's Jack Pack... #Blackpool u…

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Return of The Mc !

Jane McDonald wowed audiences this summer at Blackpool Opera House as Grizabella in CATS and she is set to do so once again at the Winter Gardens venue in 2016.    Yorkshire once again meets Lancashire as the ultimate all-round performer brings Making Memories to the resort on 30th June next year. Expect classics, original songs and plenty of Jane's trademark one-liners.    Earlier this year... A fascinating interview with Jane McDonald in July's magazine about her life and starring role in 'Cats' @Blackpool pic.twitter.com/hD8RX2DFV6 — Lancashire Magazine (@lancashiremag) June 11, 2015 Review of CATS and interview with Jane by Alex Belfield...  …

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They Think It's All Over

The 2015 Blackpool Illuminations may have ended on Sunday 8th November, but the year is far from over with all the exciting things on the way over the next couple of weeks. Saturday 21st November:   Christmas Lights Switch On 2015 by X Factor winner Ben Haenow, alongside Britain’s Got Talent’s dad and lad quartet The Neales and kings of swing Jack Pack. Proceedings kick off in the town centre’s St John’s Square at 3pm and finish at approximately 5.30pm Strictly Come Dancing live from the Tower Ballroom, featuring Take That. The entertainment juggernaut broadcasts from its spiritual home bringing…

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Baby When The Lights Go Out

Not long left to see the 2015 Blackpool illuminations, as it is L-E-D O-F-F time on November 8th. I attended the Switch On at the Tower Headland on September 4th and below is a selection of pictures from the event.   Music was provided by Professor Green, Lawson and The Vamps, but Toploader’s classic Dancing in the Moonlight was the musical hit that pushed the 14,000 strong crowd’s buttons the most.   Legendary Hollywood director Tim Burton flicked the big switch, aided by a crab claw that looked like it had come fresh from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.   Coming…

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Welcome to Little Touches ® Details Club

We are pleased to announce that after months of planning, preparation, dedication and hard work, that our new travel portal is now live!   The goal for the website is to have one central reservation engine that seaside B&Bs, Guest Houses and Hotels can use to sell their rooms without incurring the large monthly costs of other Online Travel Agencies.   There is also much more to read about too, such as destination updates, news items and blogs to keep up to date on coastal goings-on, initially in Blackpool and Southport, then Morecambe, Llanduno, Scarborough and Whitby too.    Briefly, we seek…

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