Hello! Welcome to a brand, shiny new season here in beautiful Blackpool. Well, we’ve had some terrible weather in Blackpool over the last couple of weekends but I’m delighted to say that hasn’t stopped the Blackpool Pleasure Beach Funfair from opening for their half price winter weekend specials. Pleasure Beach is only a few minutes walk from Lynmoore Guest House.
More good news from valentines weekend is that our favourite cafe-Cafe Rendezvous also reopened and both me and Julie can confirm that their full English breakfast is as good and tasty as ever. Cafe Rendezvous is now open every morning between 8am-12pm-a real treat to start your day off and as it is situated on Bond street, it is ideally slap bang in the middle of your walk towards the Pleasure Beach, South Pier and Sandcastle Waterworld.
Its still early days here in Blackpool 2020 so all plans for forthcoming shows etc. at all the major attractions are still rather thin on the ground. What we do know though is that the fabulous Hot Ice show will return for another summer run at the Pleasure Beach Ice Skating rink.
Big breaking news also from the other side of town is the the Blackpool Winter gardens will, for the first time in many decades play host to a Christmas Pantomine. Tickets for both these shows are available to purchase now at their respective websites.
Well, that’s enough from me for now and all that remains to be said…is, it’s never too early to start planning your Spring getaway…….Mark
So here we are into to the fifth month of the year already! Blackpool Football club host their final home game of the year at Bloomfield road stadium this weekend (5.30pm kick off). The last few weeks of the season unfortunately saw the football team unable to keep pace with the top six and they will have to settle for league one football for a third consecutive season. Hopefully by the time football season 19/20 kicks off at Bloomfield road later in August then new owners will be in place and the club will improve sufficiently to be in with a shout of promotion to the championship.
Changing the shape of the ball slightly, Blackpool welcomes rugby league fans to Bloomfield road on the weekend of 18/19th May for their annual Summer Bash and continuing in the sporting theme, the previous weekend sees Blackpool Promenade the Beaverbrooks 10km fun run.
For non sporting fans Blackpool has another jam packed calendar of events from celebrating Blackpool Tower’s 125th birthday plus shows every week at VIVA!, Winter Gardens and the Grand Theatre.
If live music is your thing then South Shore’s liveliest pub, The Waterloo Music Bar has a great line up catering for all tastes of music…..
Here is a full line up of things going on in Blackpool this May 2019…..
Things really beginning to get busy in Blackpool this April…The Blackpool Pleasure Beach Funfair begins to open during the week…..
So now we say goodbye to February and a big hello to March!
Blackpool enjoyed some lovely warmer weather during the school half term holidays and let’s hope it is a sign of great things to come for this year!
The promenade is finally reopened later today (1st March 2019), the area in front of the North Pier has been closed off to traffic for most of the Winter as workmen lay new connecting tram tracks to the existing tracks which will eventually lead up to North train station.
So marching onwards into a new month and there is great excitement in the town and further afield as the owners of Blackpool Football Club have finally been forced out and is now officially up for sale-anybody who follows football could not have failed to have seen all the drama unfolding with fans now expected to flock back to Bloomfield road Stadium for the Tangerines first home game since the announcement. The game takes place against Southend United on Saturday 9th March 2019 with kick off at 3pm. Average attendances for the last few years at Bloomfield road have barely reached 2,500 but next weekend it is expected to increase at least fourfold and it promises to be an absolutely bouncing afternoon out in South Shore with hopefully the team being able to produce a much needed win in pursuit of reaching the end of season play offs.
While compiling this month’s list of things to do in Blackpool, I noticed that local pubs in Blackpool, two in particular are Waterloo Music Bar in South Shore and Bootleg Social in Topping Street, Town Centre Blackpool are doing an excellent job at attracting some top bands and if you are ever in Blackpool and fancy doing something a bit different on an evening then simply scroll down the list below to see what’s happening at these and other live venues in Blackpool.
Some great shows this month at the Winter Gardens (where building works on the brand new adjoining conference centre continue at a speedy rate) starting with the well respected cooking duo ‘The Hairy Bikers’ showing off their culinary skills to a live audience and ending with ‘local lad’ Alfie Boe (he was born in Fleetwood, 10 miles north of Blackpool) bringing his own style of classical music to the Opera house.
Happy February everyone!
It has been a quiet last few months in Blackpool except for a couple of high profile football teams and their fans descending to cheer their team on. First we had Sunderland on new year’s day and then closely follow by Arsenal in the FA Cup. Unfortunately both resulting in defeats for the resort’s team and more misery for the long suffering fans, though in the league results have faired better and the team maintain a healthy chance of gaining at least a league one play off position.
Next, on Blackpool promenade work on extending the tram tracks up-to north train station continues to grind along, unfortunately the work opposite the north pier has taken a little longer than expected and the reopening of the prom junction has been slightly delayed by a few weeks until the end of February 2019 resulting in more frustration for drivers.
Now onto the positives… .and guess what? Would you believe after only a couple of months of winter closure the Pleasure Beach funfair reopens it’s doors on weekends only starting from Saturday 16th February 2019. Check out their website and book early for the best prices and unbeatable prices for the wristbands.
Here at Lynmoore guest house, the winter refurbishment is continuing, with two ensuite shower rooms having their shower cubicles and trays ripped out and being replaced with bigger units plus new shower cladding placed around associated walls providing maximum comfort.