Blackpool is just over half an hour from Lancaster House, making it an excellent base for a whole lot of entertainment. Here’s a little snapshot of what’s on offer.
World famous, the Blackpool illuminations shine out from the beginning of September until early January. Six miles of exuberant colourful lighting along the promenade – the atmosphere is thrilling for adults and children of all ages!
A date for your diary is the Blackpool Illumination Switch on Concert with a star-studded line up of music, comedy and entertainment.
Ben and Katie took their children for a day out to see the illuminations and discovered lots of other fun activities in Blackpool. Read their blog here.
It’s all about the view! Travel 380 feet straight up to the top of Blackpool Tower to find the exciting SkyWalk. Intrepid adventurers can walk onto the glass viewing platform and be rewarded with views to the Lake District in the north, as far as Liverpool in the south and across to the Isle of Man. Spectacular!
Blackpool Tower Ballroom
You have probably seen it on Strictly Come Dancing, this iconic ballroom is synonymous with the town itself. Join in one of their famous daily Blackpool Tower Ballroom afternoon tea dances, trip the light fandango and give the tango, waltz or foxtrot a whirl around the dance floor. There are also themed nights and family days out, like the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, to enjoy.
World Fireworks Championships Blackpool
If you want to witness probably the best fireworks display you will ever see, get yourself over to the beach in front of Blackpool Tower. The World Fireworks Championships Blackpool is a free event in the skies over Blackpool and is fantastic entertainment for all the family. Fireworks experts from all over the world will gather together to put on extravagant firework displays, all set to music. The events will take place on Saturdays during September and October and are well worth setting aside a weekend in your diary aside for this magical show.
Blackpool Hot Ice
A mesmerizing show featuring the world’s best skaters, electrifying special effects, bejewelled costumes, and intricate choreography. Blackpool Hot Ice runs between July and September and is guaranteed to provide a breath-taking entertainment and an unforgettable experience for all the family.