More visitors are expecting to visit Johns Square to see Blackpools very own big wheel at 33m high taking pride of place in the revamped area and will be opened on the 15th April.
Big wheels have been popular in other towns and cities and it will be in Blackpool, also it will be a focal point in Blackpools St Johns Square during the season,The Pleasure Beach also attracts a lot of people but this will be a big boost to the town centre Read more »
Blackpool unveils new attractions aimed at bringing more families to the town and trying to get rid of the image of stag and hens these are still welcome but without the anti-social behaviour.
New attractions to visitors include Nickelodeon Land, and a revamped Tower, and also a range of other shows on offer aimed at young families. Blackpool Council tourism and regeneration said the move would bring an end to peoples old perception of Blackpool. Read more »
The new wedding chapel on Blackpool promenade is taking shape and changing the look of the sea front is well underway.
The main timber body of the building is firmly in place boasting a unique design.
The number of visitors coming to blackpool last year hit 13 million the figures coming from a national survey suggest the regeneration work which has been carried out in the last few years is starting to pay dividends. The 13 million visitors compared to 10 million last year spent
Discerning travellers have named Blackpool as one of their favourite destinations.
Readers of the Rough Guide have put the resort in the top of the nations favourite small cities and towns, Blackpool is ranked eighth ahead of Stratford and Cambridge,in the list topped by York.
Respondent to the survey singled out Blackpools beaches, piers and stanley park, among the towns highlights. Read more »
BLACKPOOL Showzam was a great success drawing 25,000 people into the festival, 50 per sent up on last year while behind the scenes tours were sold out.
The annual celebrations of Circus, Magic and new variety in a 10 day event.
We programmed lots more free activity making the festival accessible for everyone and from the fantastic feedback we have received, have started marketing for next year. Read more »
A strong stomach is needed for scaffolders at the top of Blackpool Tower, the men renovating the Tower have been working 500ft above the ground. Scaffolding lines the top of the iconic attraction giving a view of the Tower never seen before.
The group started work in December renovating and painting in what has been there highest job to date,Bob Green from Crest Scaffolding said its been a real privilege working on Blackpool Tower.
The men had to have height safety training before they started work as the tools have to be secured with harnesses as extra precaution. Read more »
Blackpool was heralded as British Orlando boasting more top attractions than any other resort in Europe.
Merlin Entertainments which operates The Tower compared the town to Floridas leading destination and welcoming entertainment legend Bruce Forsyth to Merlins new Madame Tussauds attraction and said Blackpool would be Europes premier family resort. Read more »
Blackpools big wheel 33 mtr,high will be drawing shoppers and tourists into Blackpool town centre this year. The wheel has been secured at no cost to Blackpool Council.
It will sit in St Johns Square, the wheel is the same as seen in Manchester and Southport in recent years, with the ability to carry 144 passengers.
The BID Blackpool Council and all the businesses would like to see St Johns Square enlivened and utilised by the public the big wheel will go a long way to achieving this.
There will be a market and other events to make St Johns a family square. Read more »