Moorbank House South Shore Blackpool

If you are looking for clean cheap family bed and breakfast accommodation in Blackpool Moorbank House will fit the bill.

B&B Blackpool

Moorbank House is Set in the Heart of Blackpool Close to All Major Blackpool Attractions

Moorbank House Offers Free Parking for Guests.

Blackpool Weekend Breaks

Blackpool is surrounded by some popular towns also worth a visit. Most if not all mentioned in this list can be reached within 30 minutes by car from your hotel or bed and breakfast in Blackpool.

Cleveleys

Lying on the Fylde Coast around 4 miles north of Blackpool Cleveleys is a typical Lancashire picturesque town. The Town’s promenade which abuts the sea and wide sandy beach lies at the end of the main shopping street Victoria Road West. There are views north to the Furness peninsular and the Industrial Shipbuilding sheds at Barrow and the mountains of the Lake District of England. To the South lies Southport beyond the Ribble estuary and on a clear day you can see the coastline and mountains of North Wales maybe even Snowdon herself. Victoria Road West is the main shopping street and has an abundance of market stalls selling anything from second hand paperbacks to fine lace material. The nearby Jubilee gardens is seen as the town park by locals and visitors alike and here you can sail on the boating lake or have a game of crazy golf. Nearby is Thornton which lies a little inland and has a significant windmill called Marsh Mill. It has recently been restored to its former glory and visitors are welcome to take a guided tour around it. Nearby is the Wyre Estuary Country Park which includes a Tourist Information centre and a base for the local Countryside Ranger Service. The park comprises the land around the whole estuary from Fleetwood and Knott End up river as far as Shard Bridge.

The New Promenade at Cleveleys at the end of Victoria Road West

The New Promenade at Cleveleys at the end of Victoria Road West

 

 

Also nearby to Cleveleys is an attraction always recommended by us to guests with young families is Farmer Parrs Animal World which lies between Cleveleys and Fleetwood. Founded in the summer of 1996 it is home to Llamas, emu, red deer and lots more animals children would love to get up close to and pet. In the summer they allow the animals to run free in a large outdoor enclosed space which is great for the families who wish to walk around and view the rare breeds.

Farmer Parrs is located on the Fleetwood Road Fleetwood FY7 8JP Tel: 01253 874389

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Annes on Sea

Is located approximately 3 miles to the South of Blackpool on the A584 trunk road. It actually comprises two towns Lytham and St Annes which lie nest to each other and is usually known as Lytham St Annes but is always abbreviated to St Annes and is called such by the locals. St Annes is the northernmost and as such is closest to Blackpool. It overlooks the Irish Sea at the point where the coastline begins to sweep eastwards to form the River Ribble Estuary. Lytham which lies further south and to the east following the line of the coast actually overlooks the River Ribble where it flows out into the Irish Sea.

The British Open will be played at Royal Lytham St Annes in July 2012

The British Open will be played at Royal Lytham St Annes in July 2012

 

 

 

Lytham St Annes is renowned around the world for its golfing heritage. It has four courses and links the most famous being the Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club which is one of the host courses for the Open Championship, commonly referred to as the ‘British Open’. The seaward side of the town has a peaceful charming personality which lends itself to a pleasant stroll along the promenade or a visit to the Victorian pier or bandstand. The centre of the town and the shopping area is centred around the railway station on St Annes Rd West and The Crescent. Lytham St Annes is seen as an upmarket area to live with some of the locals earnings amongst the highest in Lancashire. The nearby British Aerospace Systems factory at Warton, employs a significant number of highly trained technical staff such as engineers and scientists who consequently choose to live amongst the leafy avenues in the town. Consequently the shopping area in the town is seen a little more upmarket and boasts a few antique and designer outlets. Some would also argue that some of the best dining on the whole Fylde coast is also to be found in Lytham St Annes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fleetwood

Fleetwood lies around 8 miles north of the resort of Blackpool at the junctions of the A587 and A585 truck roads. The town once used to be a thriving fishing port but the loss of lucrative fishing grounds in the North Atlantic in the so called ‘COD Wars’ with Iceland seriously curtailed this industry throughout the 1970’s leading to the town partially re-inventing itself a seaside resort. Some fish is still landed and the town does still have a small fish market, although it tends to be for the restaurant trade around the North West of England. The town itself is a peninsular around 2 miles wide with the Irish Sea on its Western side and the River Wyre on its east. Fleetwood’s most striking feature is a seven acre park called The Mount  facing the Irish sea it was created from a huge sand dune which originally went by the name of Tup’s Hill. The Mount also incorporates a pavilion and offers great views across Morecambe Bay and further on to the green and blue Lakeland hills of Cumbria. The town has 2 other notable tourist attractions. Freeport Fleetwood opened in 1995 on the site of a former fishing dock and is named after the town of Freeport in the state of Maine.

Freeport Shopping Outlet Fleetwood

Freeport Shopping Outlet Fleetwood

 

It is a waterfront outletshopping village set around a yacht marina on the River Wyre. It is home to some of the best known British shopping names such as Marks and Spence, Next and Cotton Traders. The other attraction is the famous Fleetwood Market which for over 100 years has dominated the retail sector in the area. The market opens all year around 9.00am – 4.30pm Tuesday to Saturday and every Bank Holiday Monday. It can be found at Adelaide Street Fleetwood FY7 6AB Tel: 01253 771651

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The City of Preston

Preston lies around 15 miles east of Blackpool. The river Ribble provides the Southern boundary for the Town whilst the Forest of Bowland forms the backdrop to the North East. Preston is a largely manufacturing and industrial town and this is etched into its history where it was the first town in England to be lit by gas outside of London and is home to one of the oldest football clubs in the English league Preston North End. Notable attractions which may be of interest to the casual visitor are Samlesbury Hall which has over 700 years of history being in its time a school, a factory and a public house. It also boasts its own residential ghosts and has featured in UK TV ghost hunter programmes such as ‘Most Haunted. Samlesbury Hall can be found on the Preston New Road Samlesbury PR5 0UP Tel: 01254 812010. Another worthwhile visit is the Ribble Steam Railway and this will appeal to steam train enthusiasts. The railway has been open since September 2005 and gives visitors an opportunity to travel on their 1and a half miles of dock and riverside line and to look round the museums and workshops. The project is run completely by volunteers and visitors can learn about the history of Preston docks and the Mr Ribble Trail around the Museum whilst learning about steam engines and railways. The railway can be found on Chain Caul Road Preston PR2 2PD Tel:01772 728800.

Preston was the First Town outside London to be lit by Gas

Preston was the First Town outside London to be lit by Gas

 

High Jinx Magic and Illusion Show @ The Horseshoe Pleasure Beach Blackpool

Michael Jordan’s High Jinx Magic and Illusion Show is appearing at the Horseshoe Showbar in Blackpool Pleasure Beach This 2012 Summer Season.

Evening Shows will be held @7.45pm Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 23rd May  to 26th October 2012.

Matinee shows will will be at 3.00pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 6th,7th and 8th June 2012 (Jubilee Holiday and Half Term)

then 4th July till 31st August 2012 then again 24th,25th and 26th October 2012.High Jinx Appearing at The Horseshoe Showbar Pleasure Beach Blackpool

 

High Jinx are professional variety entertainers, their acts are a thrilling mix of Magic, Illusion, Escapology and Circus Skills delivered in a way that will leave you amazed, puzzled even scared but above all entertained.

The High Jinx illusion act is booked with Michael accompanied by Tamsyn

A truly Award Winning Magic and Illusion act. Michael started the act in 2004 when he created an illusion act with his sister Siobhan for the Magic Circle  Young Magicians Club stage competition, which they won. Since then he has continued to build on the act performing in many prestige places including ‘The Boston Plaza Hotel’ Boston, USA for the Society of American Magicians, ‘Blackpool Opera House’ to an audience of 3500 people, ‘The Sage’ Gateshead, and many other Theatres across the UK

In 2010 they appeared at Disneyland Paris and currently Tour Theatres with the High Jinx Magic and Circus Roadshow

They are past winners of the coveted International Brotherhood of Magicians British Ring Shield

In 2009 they were awarded best event at Buxton fringe Festival with their show “Deliverence”

In 2010 they were nominated for best Family event with their show.                                                                                          

“Misdirected” In 2011 Tamsyn joined the act to give greater flexibility and allow Siobhan to settle down to married life and follow her other passion music

In 2011 High Jinx were placed 2nd in the European FISM championships in Blackpool and will go on to represent the UK in the FISM world championships 2012.

High Jinx at the Pleasure Beach Blackpool

Book Tickets on-line Here

 

 

Elton John to Play Blackpool Saturday 16th June 2012

The Tower Festival Headland announces its second big name concert to play the Brand New Tower Festival Headland this Summer.

The Tower Festival Headland is situated opposite Blackpool’s famous tower and will house a spectacular open-air events space for up to 20,000 spectators. A new art installation entitled the ‘Comedy Carpet’ featuring comedy catchphrases etched in stone will provide a creative footpath stretching from the entrance of the tower onto the festival headland itself. A brand new Tourist Information Centre, cutting-edge wedding venue and beach café/restaurant is also based here.

Tower Festival Headland and Comedy Carpet

Tower Festival Headland and Comedy Carpet

 

Sir Elton John, undoubtedly one of the biggest artists in the world has announced that he will bring his unforgettable LIVE show to Blackpool this summer, for one special concert on Saturday 16th June 2012.
Elton John and his band will perform at the launch event of the NEW Tower Festival Headland in Blackpool on Saturday 16th June 2012. Elton will be the first ever artist to perform in this NEW and unique location. The show will be a fully seated event with the venue able to accommodate up to 20,000 people
Elton last played in Blackpool 30 years ago, back in November 1982, with his band at Blackpool Opera House. Elton said: “I have played over 3000 concerts – but I haven’t performed in Blackpool for thirty years! So I’m looking forward to revisiting this legendary seaside town and playing on the Golden Mile, right near the Blackpool Tower. See you in June!”
Managing Director of Marketing Blackpool, Natalie Wyatt said she is “delighted to be able to welcome Elton John to the resort… for what promises to be the most spectacular launch event for the Tower Festival Headland.”.
The show will open with special musical guests, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, the ultra-modern strings duo also known as 2CELLOS, who will warm up the crowds ahead of the main event. Elton’s live performance of over two hours, will include many hits from his back catalogue, such as, “Crocodile Rock”, “Your Song”, “Bennie and the Jets” and many more. Considered one of the world’s greatest and most successful live artists of today, Sir Elton’s LIVE shows are always a truly magical experience.
Elton John to Play Blackpool June 2012

Elton John to Play Blackpool June 2012

Tickets for this special LIVE show will go on sale Friday 24th February at 9am. Reserved seat tickets are priced £55.00 and £40.00. Premium tickets are also available. (Tickets sold subject to booking fee)

Ticket can be purchased by phone (0871 231 0835, 0844 847 2441) or online (www.seetickets.com www.ticketmaster.co.uk). For details on hospitality packages call 01253 478100.

Comedy Carpet Blackpool Festival Headland

Comedy Carpet Blackpool Festival Headland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    

McFly and The Wanted Come to Blackpool June 24th 2012

Concert to be played on Blackpool Tower Headland on the Afternoon of Sunday June 24th 2012.

Wanted on the Tower Festival Headland in June

The Wanted and McFly, two of Britain’s hottest boy bands, have this morning announced a special one off concert, live and outdoors on the new Tower Festival Headland, Blackpool. Playing in the shadow of Blackpool’s iconic Tower, the concert will be a special date in the bands’ Summer diary, and ticket demand is expected to be high.

McFly are an English pop rock band who first found fame in 2004. The band consists of Thomas Fletcher (lead vocals, guitar and piano), Danny Jones (lead vocals and guitar), Dougie Poynter (backing vocals and bass guitar) and Harry Judd (drums). They were signed to the Island Records label from their 2004 launch until December 2007, before creating their own label, Super Records.The band rose to fame after fellow boyband Busted helped launch them by inviting them to tour in March 2004.

 

The Wanted are a British and Irish boy band based in London, England. The band consists of Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes. Their debut single, “All Time Low”, was released in July 2010 and reached number one in the United Kingdom for one week.[1] Their debut studio album, The Wanted, was released on 25 October 2010 and peaked at number four in the United Kingdom.[1] The first single from their second album, “Gold Forever”, was released in aid of “Comic Relief” and reached number three on the UK Singles Chart.[1] The band’s second number one hit, “Glad You Came”, topped the singles chart in the United Kingdom for two weeks, and in Ireland for five weeks. Their second studio album, Battleground, was released on 7 November 2011.

 

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am. Click here to be part of a the Pre Ticket Sale of a Limited Numbers which will take place from Thursday 26th January AM (Via Facebook and a Like Page)

 

The Tower Festival Headland which will finally open to the public in 2012 is situated opposite Blackpool’s famous tower and can house a spectacular open-air events space for up to 20,000 spectators. A new art installation entitled the ‘Comedy Carpet’ featuring comedy catchphrases etched in stone will provide a creative footpath stretching from the entrance of the tower onto the festival headland itself. A brand new Tourist Information Centre, cutting-edge wedding venue and beach café/restaurant will also be based here.

 

 

 

McFly to play Blackpool

Celebrate Christmas in Style at Pleasure Beach Blackpool

Celebrate Xmas in Style in Paradise at Pleasure Beach Blackpool

Celebrate Xmas at Pleasure Beach Blackpool

Celebrate Xmas at Pleasure Beach Blackpool

Xmas Dinner and Entertainment….

Host and compere Maxwell Slater , sensational show with the Stageworks Dancers and the Wonderful Jamie Rae to dance the night away.

Close up table magicians will entertain you with amazing tricks whilst you dine.

 

Party Nights

Friday December 2nd

Saturday December 3rd

Friday December 9th

Saturday December 10th

Thursday December 15th

Friday December 16th

Saturday December 17th

Monday December 19th

Tuesday December 20th

 

£31.95 Per Person  Entertainment and 3 Course Dinner

For Reservation and More Information Please Call 0871 222 1234 (10p per minute on the BT network)

Festive Dinner Option £24.95 per person Monday 12th – Friday 23rd December Inclusive                                      Festive Lunch Option £13.95 Per Person Monday 12th – Friday 23rd December Inclusive

Festive Xmas Lunch Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Festive Xmas Menu Lunch Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Festive Dinner Xmas Menu Pleasure Beach Blackpool

Festive Dinner Xmas Menu Pleasure Beach Blackpool

Europe’s biggest nightclub shuts The Syndicate Blackpool — Don’t Fret Plenty Others Around!!

The following has appeared this morning on the Syndicate Website Blackpool..

Syndicate Blackpool

Syndicate Blackpool

 

Syndicate Nightclub the UK’s largest superclub has ceased to trade for the foreseeable future from today’s date.

Contrary to the inevitable speculation the cessation of trade is not as a result of trading, which has significantly enhanced over the last 6 months following the refurbishment, but is the result of a very difficult ,unforeseen, unmanageable external factor.  I would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly thank the whole of the Syndicate team that has worked tirelessly since the refurbishment this year to reinstate the club as one of Britain’s finest superclubs.  Their passion, commitment, soul and belief has generated a unique team.
There will be more details about the future of the Syndicate brand in the coming months.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of thousands of clubbers who have enjoyed the Syndicate experience each year for a number of years and we look forward to returning soon with another unique club offering.
Your support has been greatly welcomed and appreciated.
See you all soon
Paul Kinsey

As to what those difficult,unforeseeable, unmanageable external factors are we will add more when we know….

As the Blackpool Club Scene lets not forget the Town has a number of late night venues all playing a different taste in Music.

Blackpool Night Life and Night Clubs

There’s something for everyone round the clock in Blackpool. Once the sun goes down, that’s when the fun really begins. Blackpool has a wide selection of pubs and night clubs available providing a broad range of entertainment and music to suit most tastes. But don’t think the younger generation has all the fun. Blackpool Night Life welcomes you to Blackpool North West of England……

Club Sanuk

Club Sanuk

Club Sanuk

Welcome to club Sanuk Blackpool the ultimate in uk clubbing experience also home to the worlds biggest Celebrities and Superstar DJ’s.

Here you will find everything to create your perfect weekend away in Blackpool from special online Guest lists, to organizing your hen and stag weekend.

Sanuk hosts hundreds of stag and hen nights each month and we can help you organise a night or a weekend in Blackpool.

5 rooms 4 styles of music Funky house in the Main Arena, 70s/80s in the Studio, Chart/party in Buddha, R&B/hip hop in Smirnoff room, Plus a trendy VIP Gallery Smart Classy Venue! Sanuk means enjoyment and fun in Thai.

Rumours

Rumours Night Club

Rumours Night Club

The ultimate in sophisticated night life, Rumours is a wine bar, night club and party venue all in one. Recent refurbishment gives Blackpool’s club scene a fresh look and an atmosphere that caters for a chic, diverse crowd of more discerning clubbers.

Together with funky counterpart Hush, we’re redefining the way Blackpool spends its nights out. Here on our site you’ll find all the details you need, so have a look around. The word is out, and the rumours are true…

Decorated in sleek red and black, with 3 bars and a capacity of 800, Rumours has undergone a rebirth. Our atmosphere is constantly evolving: starting off as a cosmopolitan cocktail bar with a city feel, the evening unfolds into a whirlwind of party anthems, chart hits and great times, with state-of-the-art sound and light systems.

Holding a party? Hire our cream leather-clad VIP pod and enjoy your own dance area and a reserved area of the bar.

Hush is Blackpool’s ONLY urban club, with an exciting and fresh concept that has put the urban scene on the map in Blackpool.

CoCo

Che Bar & CoCo Nightclub is one of Blackpool’s most vibrant twin-scene nightspots; with its lively atmosphere presiding over its prominent position on Talbot Square on Blackpool’s Promenade.  The multi-million pound venue boasts two different concepts with equal amounts of appeal to both Blackpool’s visitors and its regularly frequenting locals.

 

 

Flares

Flares Night Club

Flares Night Club

Flares is the 70s Bar with the Grooviest Disco in Town

Flares is the grooviest bar and disco in town, famous for our 70s party atmosphere and our DJ crafted play lists of disco dance floor fillers.

 

Beat and Many Others From The Bierkeller to the Walkabout

Beat Nightclub is a dance club located above the Rose & Crown on Blackpool’s Corporation Street. Open late Fridays and Saturdays , it is also available for hire for private functions and can accommodate DJs and live bands. You can book your queue-jump entry to Beat alone or as part of a fantastic value multi venue Party Pass and get VIP entry to Blackpools best Bars and Nightclubs.

Walkabout Bar Blackpool

Walkabout Bar Blackpool

Blackpool Pubs and Bars

Blackpool has a wide range of pubs and bars which range from fun pubs to places where you can relax and watch SKY SPORTs. Most of Blackpool Bars and Pubs offer discounts on drinks and free shots to large groups either lads or girls and mixed. But don’t think the younger generation has all the fun. Blackpool Night Life welcomes you to Blackpool North West of England……

Look here for lots of options on what to do on your party nights in Blackpool