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Blackpool isn’t just about the rides, the rock, the pubs and the tower, it’s an historic town in it’s own right with more than just the usual ‘roll off the tongue’ attractions to see, there a few hidden…. and not so hidden gems. In this BLOG we’d like to highlight some of the ‘non mainstream’Continue reading “Top 5 non-mainstream Blackpool things to do.”
Be it social, be it financial be it….well…. something else, here are a few of our Blackpool top tips for a trip to Blackpool from a locals perspective…… Don’t buy anything that says ‘tourist offer’ Let’s face it, why would anyone want to exclude the permanent residents of the town in favour of the tourists?Continue reading “5 Blackpool Top Tips”
Having read on various social media forums questions about moving to Blackpool; what’s the best areas, what are schools like etc etc….. we thought we’d do a little BLOG on what we think are the main positives and negatives of living in Blackpool. We love Blackpool so may be a little bias but we’re alsoContinue reading “Fantastic ups and depressing downs of living in Blackpool”
Blackpool has oodles of ‘spit and sawdust’ type pubs stretching all the way from North Shore to South shore. In Blackpool, historically demand has been geared towards ‘cheap and cheerful’ pubs to cater for the stag and hen trade. These pubs have been more interested in volumes and keeping costs down rather than the qualityContinue reading “5 Top ‘Couples’ Blackpool Bars.”
Come on, everyone loves Blackpool Karaoke Bars don’t they?? Even if not doing it, it can be such fun to watch the good, the bad and the down right terrible take to the stage and belt out ‘I did it my way’ ….but where in Blackpool are the best places to go to make aContinue reading “Top 5 Blackpool karaoke bars”
Holidays in Blackpool can be expensive or, as a lot of people will know from ‘bargain loving brits‘, can also be remarkable value for money! With loads of venues competing for the tourist pound during the season there are always deals to be had and discounts you can get by either just asking, planning aheadContinue reading “How to get £100s worth of great Blackpool Discounts”
There’s loads to do in Blackpool, the whole town is geared towards entertainment and there are plenty of opportunities out there to free yourself of your hard earned cash, even little things add up, an afternoon in an arcade on penny pushers and donkey derby will add up quite quickly if you don’t keep anContinue reading “5 Budget Friendly Blackpool Attractions”
Blackpool Town centre has a plethora of pubs to choose from and with the Town Centre being fairly small, there’s loads within easy walking distance of each other and a multitude of possible pub runs you could do (hence calling out the main roads hosting the pubs for this crawl). For this BLOG we startContinue reading “Blackpool Town Centre Pub Run (Talbot/Topping Street)”
Amongst other things Blackpool is famed for, it’s famed for its pubs! Blackpool has a massive variety, from your posh bars serving cocktails …..and clientele looking just as posh, through to your typical ‘spit and sawdust’ type bars frequented from first opening in the morning through to kicking out time at night, by those lookingContinue reading “South Shore (mainly) Backstreet Pubs Crawl”
Is there such a thing?? The Blackpool illuminations are very popular and get very busy, especially at weekend. We see every year cars coming off the motorway and heading into long queues of traffic just to get to the start of the illuminations ……never mind the 2 miles an hour you drive for along mostContinue reading “Stress free Blackpool illuminations?”
Blackpool is famous for being ‘cheap and cheerful’ and was the subject of the recent Channel 5 documentary, ‘Bargain Loving Brits in Blackpool’ but what can you do for free in Blackpool to fill your time? Well, being a tight northerner from a tight northern family myself, a lot of the time I was entertainedContinue reading “6 of the best things in Blackpool that are free!”
Families are becoming the mainstay of the Blackpool tourism industry and the town is catching up with the change in the town’s marketing and design efforts with more and more family friendly locations opening. In terms of eating establishments, there are loads, and we mean loads, of places a family can go to eat inContinue reading “5 Top family friendly restaurants in Blackpool.”
Blackpool has grown to be much more family focused in recent years, where as say 10+ years ago, families with children wouldn’t be allowed in any but a select couple of pubs away from the front, (….and to be fair, even if families were allowed in, you’d probably think twice whether to go in anyway),Continue reading “5 Top family friendly pubs in Blackpool”
Welcome to our tour of the Great Promenade Show as of November 2020. In this article we will look to show you the installations (well, what’s left of them) along the Great Promenade Show and give you some brief views on them and a little history. We also have a VLOG covering this over onContinue reading “10 installations of ‘The Great Promenade Show’”
What to do on a day trip to Blackpool! Following a quick poll in the facebook group we have, we decided it might be useful to do a quick guide to a day trip to Blackpool and how you can ‘live your best life’ and get to see / experience the best things but takingContinue reading “Day tripper!”
In this Blog we’ve gone a bit random and asked round a few friends what they think tourists do in Blackpool which they wouldn’t. We’re talking ‘in the main’ here, there will alway be exceptions to the rule but we think, the vast majority of people brought up as a Blackpool local, wouldn’t generally doContinue reading “Things a Blackpool local wouldn’t do…… maybe :-)”
As a family having lived in Blackpool all our lives, we’ve experienced over the years most of the things the town has to offer, some widely known, some not so. The town has loads to offer, you could write a book on it (in fact, I bet someone already has) but if you want to ensureContinue reading “Top 5 things to do in Blackpool!”
So, the phrase ‘Blackpool, more than just a front’ was the slogan the council used to advertise the town a good few years back and whilst is was more aimed at bringing to the town more business investment, is also stands true for the tourism industry. Think of things to do in Blackpool you thinkContinue reading “Off the beaten track…….”
North, Central, South….. everyone has their favourite pier in Blackpool….. don’t they? Well, maybe not but they do form such a fundamental role in the make up of the town, everyone has an affinity towards them. Our personal favourite is the North Pier…. partly because ‘Dad’ in his younger days worked in the bar atContinue reading “What to do on the fantastic………. North Pier.”
With the Great British weather we all know and ‘love’, whilst you can plan for brilliant sunshine in the summer, you should also have a ‘plan B’ up your sleeve for when that hot sunny day that was forecast, turns out to be a torrential downpour day instead! You could of course head for theContinue reading “Blackpool when it rains! – 5 exciting things to do!”
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