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Enjoy afternoon tea in spectacular style at Blackpool Tower Ballroom

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Tuck into afternoon tea inside this architectural gem in Blackpool

 

The whole family can enjoy afternoon tea in style
The whole family can enjoy afternoon tea in style at Blackpool Tower Ballroom (Image: Blackpool Tower Ballroom)

Quaint sandwiches, fluffy cream scones and a lovely cup of English breakfast tea is how most of us probably picture afternoon tea.

And sometimes if you’re lucky, you can enjoy this traditional delight in a stunning country house or village cafe on a cobbled street.

But you’d be hard pushed to find a more fabulous and grand setting than the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

The world-famous venue has introduced afternoon tea packages for all ages, with guests also welcome to have a twirl on the dancefloor.

A selection of sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam and a variety of cakes complete with an image of the Blackpool Tower are all included in the price, which is £50 for two people and family packages are also available from £59.

As you eat, you’ll be treated to live music played on the famous Wurlitzer theatre organ.

Tables inside this architectural gem are available in 90-minute time slots, however, if your dancing feet have really come to life, then you are welcome to stay in the ballroom area for as long as you wish.

A selection of cakes and treats at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom afternoon tea
A selection of cakes and treats at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom afternoon tea (Image: Blackpool Tower Ballroom)

You can also include a trip to Madam Tussauds and immerse yourself in the Strictly Come Dancing experience with the ticket valid for 90 days from when you visit the ballroom.

This deal is £35 for adults and £29 for children when booked online but there are plenty of family packages available too.

 

 

How pieces of Blackpool Tower helped create a Lake District hotel bar

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Why Storrs Hall Hotel in Cumbria has named its bar after Blackpool Tower Ballroom

 

A view of the bar at Storrs Hall Hotel in Cumbria
The stunning bar at Storrs Hall is named after Blackpool (Image: Storrs Hall)

A stunning bar in a Lake District hotel has a little-known link to Blackpool Tower Ballroom – and it’s nothing to do with dancing.

The Storrs Hall Hotel bar’s entire striking design was installed using wood and glass taken from the Lancashire coastal-town’s world famous ballroom.

As a result, it is named The Tower Bar – and the Bowness-on-Windermere hotel says it brings a ‘quintessentially British eccentricity’ with hand carved detailing, colourful glasswork, gothic, thick wooden beams, all enhanced by intimate lighting.

“Its Victorian OTT’ness enhances the hotel and makes for a relaxed, cosy space,” a spokesperson told LancsLive.

“It adds another dimension to weddings and celebrations here at Storrs. We love it”.

A view of the bar at Storrs Hall Hotel
The Tower Bar in Storrs Hall hotel has an interesting link to Blackpool (Image: Storrs Hall Hotel)

Its unclear when or how the bar was transported from Lancashire to Cumbria, with Storrs Hall, which became a hotel in the 1890s, awaiting further information from Blackpool Tower’s archives.

The huge bar fills the space at the back of one of the Georgian ground floor rooms at the luxury four-star establishment.

Storrs Hall also has its own boathouse, stone monument, rotunda, terraced suites, jetty, garden pavilion and is nestled within 17-acres of private land.

Non-residents are welcome to visit the bar and enjoy lunch or an early evening meal from the ‘pub style’ menu, which is popular with families.

Food is served from 12.30pm to 9pm.

 

Jack’s dream to light up Blackpool Tower for Illuminations comes true

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From Lady GaGa’s costumes to lighting up his hometown, Blackpool artist Jack Irving has quite the portfolio and visitors to this year’s Illuminations will soon get their first-look at his latest creation  –  a state-of-the-art laser show on Blackpool Tower.

Jack Irving

Jack Irving

London based Jack will present Astral Dreams – an ambitious light depiction inspired by abstract dreams.

It will be beamed directly on the front of the Tower nightly during the Illuminations season.

It is one of two extraordinary new features with Illuminations’ creative curator and renowned interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen creating a brand new water feature which will be displayed at South Beach Promenade and turn into a drag-themed sound and light show, Venus Remixed. Two of Britain’s leading designers are preparing to bring a unique twist to Blackpool’s annual Illuminations display.

George CornesGeorge Cornes

Both will be unveiled for the first time at the Switch On event on September 3 with Switch On 2021 star Shirley Ballas.

Jack, 27, a graduate of London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins art school, said: “The Blackpool Illuminations are a huge part of my life and have been since I was a child as I grew up here.

“The lights were always such a huge driving inspiration behind my work so they mean so much to me.

“It’s so incredible to work on this laser show and to be able to use the Blackpool Tower building as our canvas for the installation is amazing.

Laurence Llewelyn-BowenLaurence Llewelyn-Bowen

“The show is a journey through light and sound and a depiction of the abstract visions we have when we dream.”

Five high-powered lasers will beam the display on to the historic frontage, accompanied by a new soundtrack composed by local music composer and producer, George Cornes.

George, who is based in Fylde, added: “The Astral Dreams project has brought together a group of artistic-minded people to construct a laser show unlike anything Blackpool has ever seen before – with original musical scores and tailored laser programming to give a unique experience to those who attend.”

Laurence, who has just seen the revival of show Changing Rooms alongside new host AnnaRichardson on Channel 4, said: “This year, perhaps more than any other year, switching on Blackpool’s Illuminations marks an important moment of brightness as the country moves into autumn and winter.

Turning the lights on has always inspired an optimism and positivity of which Blackpool is understandably proud.”

Other immersive light-based installations include a Spiro Light Tunnel on Tower Festival Headland to provide some ‘selfie and Instagram moments and Sandcastle and Beach Balls, two giant seven metre pixelated beach balls – made up of 7,000 tiny lights.

Other features to watch out for in 2021 include:

n Princess Parade the closest to our modern-day Illumination displays first appeared in May 1912 to commemorate Blackpool’s first royal visit as Princess Louise opened the new section of promenade named after her – Princess Parade.

n Spitfire Island – back by public demand, a replica Spitfire returns to Gynn roundabout courtesy of Blackpool’s Hangar 42 Visitor Centre. For this year’s display, the fighter plane will once again

be tastefully illuminated with sweeping search lights

This year’s Illuminations season will run every night from Friday 3 September, 2021 to Monday 3 January, 2022.

 

Blackpool Illuminations Switch On 2021: It’s Strictly Shirley! Strictly Come Dancing icon Shirley Ballas is ready to bring all the glitter to Blackpool Tower Ballroom as Switch On star

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Strictly Come Dancing icon Shirley Ballas has picked up many honours in Blackpool Tower Ballroom but is to lay claim to her biggest most prestigious title to date as Illuminations Switch On star 2021.

 

The Queen of Latin and multi-winning world dance champion, who has competed at in the resort throughout her glittering career, will be the first-ever star in the history of the Lights event to pull the switch in the world-famous Tower Ballroom.

Shirley, who will join the extensive roll call of famous stars including Robbie Williams, David Tennant, Shirley Bassey Tim Burton and the late Dame Barbara Windsor, has spoken of her joy in scoring the golden call up to light up the Fylde coast.

Guaranteed to bring some sparkle and dance magic to the proceedings, she said: “I have been coming to Blackpool since I was a child and it will always have such a special place in my heart.

“I’m honoured to be asked to turn on the iconic Illuminations this year, I can’t wait.”

But the 60-year-old, originally from Wallasey, Merseyside, who has served as head judge on the BBC’s award-winning entertainment programme Strictly Come Dancing since 2017 won’t be returning to the ballroom with Strictly for its 19th series,

Strictly Come Dancing show bosses have revealed they have been forced to pull the plug again on the series highlight, with competitors missing out on their annual outing to the resort and chance to dance on the famous sprung dancefloor.

The decision has been made to scrap the Blackpool special due to ongoing production constraints against the pandemic.
Queen of Latin Shirley Ballas has served as head judge on Strictly Come Dancing since 2017 picture: BBC PicturesQueen of Latin Shirley Ballas has served as head judge on Strictly Come Dancing since 2017 picture: BBC Pictures

Show executive producer Sarah James said: “We are all so sad that we won’t be able to get to Blackpool this year but can’t wait to be back dancing at the one and only Blackpool Tower Ballroom in the future.”

Organisers have hailed Shirley’s role in this year’s Illuminations concert – hosted by VisitBlackpool and MTV – as ‘very fitting’ given her deep-rooted connections with the resort and her success on the world dance stage.

She is the only person to have ever won the British Open to the World Latin American Championships in Blackpool with two different partners and reached the finals 17 times.

Her titles include three-time ‘British Open to the World’ Latin American Champion, 10-time US Latin American Champion, and multiple-times British National Champion.

Strictly Come Dancing star and world dance icon Shirley Ballas gets Blackpool Illuminations bosses vote as first celebrity ever to light up the Fylde Coast in 2021 from the world famous Tower BallroomStrictly Come Dancing star and world dance icon Shirley Ballas gets Blackpool Illuminations bosses vote as first celebrity ever to light up the Fylde Coast in 2021 from the world famous Tower Ballroom

A spokesperson said: “We are thrilled and honoured that Shirley is switching on this year’s Illuminations.

“For the first time in history, the event will take place in the magnificent setting of the Tower Ballroom and given Shirley’s unrivalled success in the world championships in Blackpool we cannot think of a more fitting person to grace our Switch-On stage.”

This year’s Switch On concert will welcome a host of musical talent to the ballroom stage with KSI and Wes Nelson already announced to play in front of a 1500 strong live audience on the evening of Friday September 3.

Free tickets to be a part of the historic event, which will once again be streamed to a global audience, are available through the annual ballot. Applications close on August 2.

More acts are soon to be announced over the coming weeks.

Blackpool’s six miles of Illuminations will run from Friday 3 September to Monday 3 January, 2022.

People can register to enter the ballot for free tickets (maximum of four per person) at www.visitblackpool.com/switchon. The live stream will start at 8pm on Friday 3 September and can be viewed free of charge at: visitblackpool.com/switchon, youtube.com/mtvuk and facebook.com/mtvmusicuk.

Blackpool Tower Circus performances suspended due to Covid

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Blackpool Tower Circus has informed visitors its performances will be put on hold for a week due to a positive case of Covid.

 

Visitors were told all performances would be suspended until Tuesday August 3, but were invited to rebook for another performance in the next year.

A spokesman for the Tower Circus said: “Due to a member of our circus production testing positive for Covid-19, unfortunately we have had to suspend all performances of The Blackpool Tower Circus until Tuesday August 3.

“Please accept our sincere apologies, we know how many people look forward to visiting the Circus.”

Blackpool's Tower Circus performances have been suspended for a week due to a case of Covid.Blackpool’s Tower Circus performances have been suspended for a week due to a case of Covid.

A link to rebook tickets was sent to affected customers, and VIP seat or Royal Box ticket holders were advised to contact the circus directly by email.

 

Amazon’s new Cinderella trailer starring Pierce Brosnan reveals spectacular scenes in Blackpool Tower Ballroom

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It appears the world-famous dancefloor was used for Cinderella’s enchanting ball

The stage in Blackpool Tower ballroom which has the inscription "Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear" above it was used for the Sony Pictures film adaptation of 'Cinderella'

The stage in Blackpool Tower ballroom which has the inscription “Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear” above it was used for the Sony Pictures film adaptation of ‘Cinderella’ (Image: 2021 – Amazon Prime Video)

One of Blackpool’s most iconic landmarks has become the setting of an enchanting new Amazon remake of the classic tale Cinderella.

Speculation was rife early last year when Hollywood actors were spotted on the Promenade wearing elaborate costumes.

A teaser trailer released yesterday (July 1) has now revealed Blackpool Tower ballroom was used to host scenes in the Sony Pictures new adaptation of ‘Cinderella’ streamed by Amazon Prime.

It has now been confirmed by Blackpool’s tourism board that the world-famous dancefloor was used for Cinderella’s enchanting ball.

Hollywood actors on the mahogany, oak and walnut dancefloor of Blackpool Tower ballroom

Hollywood actors on the mahogany, oak and walnut dancefloor of Blackpool Tower ballroom (Image: Screenshot of teaser trailer for ‘Cinderella by Sony Pictures – 2021 – Amazon Prime Video)

Written and directed by Kay Cannon, the film stars Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel, Nick Galitzine, Missy Elliot, Minnie Driver, Pierce Brosnan, Maddie Baillio, Charlotte Spencer, John Mulaney, Romesh Ranganathan along with James Corden.

The musical comedy re-imagines the traditional ‘Cinderella’ story in which the heroine is an ambitious young woman whose dreams are bigger than the world will allow.

Billy Porter makes an entrance as the gender neutral fairy godmother to help her achieve her dreams.

Five years ago, director Tim Burton filmed much of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children in and around the Tower buildings.

To view the teaser trailer for Cinderella, set to be released on February 5, 2021, please visit YouTube here.

 

First trailer released for new Amazon Cinderella movie with preview scenes of Blackpool Tower Ballroom

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The first teaser trailer for Amazon Studio’s new fairytale Cinderella with Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Camila Cabello playing the star role has been released and offers more than a  glimpse of a radically transformed Tower Ballroom where some of the magical scenes were set.

 

Lead actress Cabello, 24, celebrated her birthday in the resort while last March filming the new musical adventure, which will be released worldwide on Amazon Prime Video on September 3.

Details behind the major production’s visit to the Tower were kept firmly under wraps but extras from the film, directed by Kay Cannon and produced by James Corden, were captured at the time in full costume.

Insiders revealed scenes were being shot inside the Ballroom which has recently undergone a £1 million refurbishment. The dance floor is highly recognizable in the preview scenes.

Following the release of the one minute and 15 second clip, Cuban born Cabello shared a post with her 53.5 million fans on Instagram which read: “This was one of the most magical experiences of my life. I cannot wait for you to see it.”

She later updated her Instagram to thank all her supporters for their “kind reactions” to the trailer.

Visit Blackpool bosses also shared a tweet with shots of the ballroom scenes, adding: “Exciting news! The first trailer of @Cinderella has just been released, starring @Camila_Cabello

“The major production came to Blackpool last year to film in the world-famous Tower Ballroom. We can’t wait to watch it!”
Key scenes in the new Camila Cabello vehicle, Cinderella, were filmed in Blackpool. The film is out in September Picture: Amazon Studios
Key scenes in the new Camila Cabello vehicle, Cinderella, were filmed in Blackpool. The film is out in September Picture: Amazon Studios

The classic story has been given a contemporary rewrite and features an A-List Hollywood cast including Frozen star Idina Menzl, former James Bond Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver, and Tony Award winner Billy Porter.

Cabello stars as princess Ella, who starts out as a peasant with big dreams. With a passion for dressmaking, she longs to become a famous designer where she’ll sell some of the best dresses the kingdom can buy.

Broadway star Porter will play her fairy godfather – dubbed Fab G.

Jennifer Salke from Amazon Studios said: “Cinderella is a classic we all know and love, but this time … the filmmaking team have taken this beloved fairy-tale and revamped it with a fresh, empowering perspective that will resonate with audiences and families around the world.

The Grammy nominated Cuban singer-songwriter described filming the musical as a 'magical experience' Picture: Amazon StudiosThe Grammy nominated Cuban singer-songwriter described filming the musical as a ‘magical experience’ Picture: Amazon Studios

“We couldn’t be more excited for our global customers.”

Ticket ballot still open for Blackpool Illuminations 2021 switch-on ceremony in Tower Ballroom

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Blackpool Tower’s world-famous ballroom will host the Illuminations switch-on concert for the first time this year.

 

Following the success of last year’s virtually streamed ceremony, broadcast to more than 225,000 people, Switch On bosses said viewers far and wide will once again be able to tune in from home.

But for 2021, 1,000 tickets will also be made available, via a ballot, with registration open until Friday, July 30.

The resort’s tourism chief, Coun Gillian Campbell, said: “While we would love to be able to bring back a full-scale concert with thousands of people partying on the headland, there are still too many uncertainties over the logistics of being able to do that in a safe and controlled way.

Blackpool Tower's world-famous ballroom will host the Illuminations switch-on concert this year.Blackpool Tower’s world-famous ballroom will host the Illuminations switch-on concert this year.

“We are fortunate that we have a world class ballroom which is currently undergoing a £1m renovation and which will provide a truly fitting stage for the 2021 Switch-On concert.”

The Switch On will be held on Friday, September 3 and will launch four months of Lights, which will shine until Monday, January 3 – and, for the first time, over Christmas and the New Year.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach welcomes back Evolution of Magic for 2021 and it promis…

The line-up for the show, organised by tourism chiefs and MTV, has yet to be revealed, as has the traditional Switch On star.

Corona Heroes of last year's ceremony switching on the Lights.

Corona Heroes of last year’s ceremony switching on the Lights.

A group of ‘Corona Heroes’ were asked to pull the lever last year.

They included Dr Jason Cupitt, who runs Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Covid intensive care unit.

Blackpool-born singer Rae Morris, dance troupe Diversity, Fleur East, Becky Hill, ex Spice Girl Melanie C, Joey Curry, and Tom Grennan also provided ‘at home’ performances.

Kate Shane, who runs Merlin Entertainment’s resort venues, said: “The ballroom is currently undergoing a huge renovation programme that will bring the magnificent ceiling back to its former glory.

“We look forward to being able to unveil this to a live Switch On audience as well as a global live stream audience.”

To apply for four free tickets per person, click HERE.

Car parking in Blackpool: Where, cost, blue badge and motorhome spots and electric vehicle charging points

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The best places to park for Blackpool Pleasure Beach and other attractions – including opening times, prices, payment methods and more

West Street Car Park, Blackpool

Blackpool is fast approaching its busiest time with July being its most crowded month.

As Covid restrictions are gradually being lifted tourists will begin to flock to the area and once the summer season is over it is time for Blackpool Illuminations to take us into the darker nights of autumn.

The town has an excellent transport and tram system to get about however if you choose to drive, or need somewhere to park on arrival, it can be a little tricky to work out where.

Lancs Live has compiled a list of car parks, including multi-storeys, for reference and details such as Blue Badge spaces and parking concessions, payment methods, opening times, electric charging points and where accepts motor homes and coaches.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has five car parks located at:

• North Car Park (Balmoral Road) – from £18 on the day, online £18 (off peak), £20 (peak) guaranteed reserved space
• East Car Park (Bond Street) – from £15.00
• Arena Car Park(Watson Road) – from £10
• West Car Park (Ocean Boulevard) – from £15.00
• Railway Station Car Park (Bond Street)

Parking facilities for disabled guests are available at all car parks. Car parking charges apply.

There are currently no parking facilities for caravans and mobile homes

Generic view of Banks Street car park (Image: Google Street View)

Blackpool Pleasure Beach now has an electric car charging point which can be used by guests. This point is located at the rear of Balmoral Road Car Park, please ask car parking attendants for directions.

There are also Pod Point Open Charge electric vehicle charging on-site for visitors.

  • – There are 2 x 7kW charging bays available.
    Each bay has a Type 2 universal socket.- It costs £1.50 per hour for 4 hours, then it is free.

Use the Pod Point Open Charge app to start charging and see live availability.
Visit Pod Point’s website for further instructions on how to use Open Charge points.

Car park closing times do vary but as a rule stay open until 10pm during the high season and 7pm during the low season and winter period.

Blackpool Council also provide car parking facilities throughout the town, including:

  • Short-stay car parks
  • Long-stay car parks
  • Coach and commercial car parks
  • Parking for motor homes
  • Parking for motorcycles

Bank Street Car Park – 24 hours – FY1 2DT

  • 16 blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours

You can use the PayByPhone app to pay for your stay in this car park, giving you complete control from your own phone.

You can download the PayByPhone app from the App Store or Google Play Store or visit the PayByPhone website. Once downloaded just enter the correct identification number for your vehicle type.

Up to 2 hours Cars £2.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £4
Up to 6 hours Cars £5
Up to 8 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 18 hours Cars £10
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20
Up to 45 minutes Coaches £2
Up to 4 hours Coaches £6
Up to 24 hours Coaches £12
Up to 48 hours Coaches £17
Up to 72 hours Coaches £20
Up to 24 hours – Winter Rate Coaches £6
Up to 12 hours Motorhomes £10
Up to 24 hours (as Coach rate) Motorhomes £12

Bethesda Road Car Park- 24 hours – FY1 5EF

  • 3 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by pay and display machines. One machine accepts credit/debit cards and coins, one accepts coins only – No change given

Up to 1 hour Cars £1
Up to 2 hours Cars £2
Up to 3 hours Cars £3
Up to 4 hours Cars £4
Up to 8 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Bloomfield Park Road Car park (Seasiders Way) – 24 hours – FY1 6HX

  • 25 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards and coins – No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Bolton Street Car Park – 24 hours – FY1 6AA

  • 3 Blue badges spaces

Payment is by pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless- No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Bonny Street Car Park – 24 hours – FY1 5AR

  • 7 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by pay and display machines. Machines accepts credit/debit cards and coins, one accepts contactless – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Central Car Park (Seasiders Way/Central Drive, Blackpool) – 24 hours – FY1 5QB

  • 34 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by 9 pay and display machine, all of which accept credit/debit cards and coins – No change given

4 x 22kw electric charge bays situated at the north end of the site alongside the coach drop-off/pick-up area

Cost – The charging rate is currently 30 pence per unit

Driver needs to download the EVdot app, this is the only method of payment accepted to use these charging stations

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Chapel Street – 24 hours – FY1 5AW

  • 9 Blue Badge spaces

Payment is by 3 pay and display machines which accept coins only – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Cocker Street Blackpool – 24 hours – FY1 1RX

  • 2 Blue badge bays

Payment is by pay and display machine which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless- No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £2.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £4
Up to 6 hours Cars £5
Up to 8 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 18 hours Cars £10
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

East Topping Street – 24 hours – FY1 3AS

  • 9 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by 4 pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards – No change given.

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Filey Place (Banks Street) – 24 hours – FY1 1RN

  • 4 Blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours

Payment is by pay and display machine which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 4 hours Cars £5
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 24 hours Cars £13

Foxhall Village (Seasiders Way) – 24 hours FY1 6JX

  • 10 Blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours
  • 15 coach bays – Cars must not park in coach bays

Payment is by 3 pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards and coins – No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20
Up to 45 minutes Coaches £2
Up to 4 hours Coaches £6
Up to 24 hours Coaches £12
Up to 48 hours Coaches £17
Up to 72 hours Coaches £20
Up to 24 hours – Winter Rate Coaches £6
Up to 12 hours Motorhomes £10

Gyn Square ( Warbreck Hill Road) – 24 hours – FY1 2JR

  • 4 blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours
  • 12 coach bays – Cars must not park in coach bays

Payment is by 2 pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £2
Up to 4 hours Cars £2.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £4
Up to 12 hours Cars £6
Up to 18 hours Cars £9
Up to 24 hours Cars £10
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20
Up to 45 minutes Coaches £2
Up to 4 hours Coaches £6
Up to 24 hours Coaches £12
Up to 48 hours Coaches £17
Up to 72 hours Coaches £20
Up to 24 hours – Winter Rate Coaches £6
Up to 12 hours Motorhomes £10

Lonsdale Road (Seasiders Way) – 24 hours – FY1 6JX

Payment is by pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards and coins – No change given

  • 18 blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours
Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Lytham Road – 24 hours – FY4 1HT

  • Blue badge holders must display a clock beside their badge showing their arrival time to qualify for a 3 hour free concession.

Payment is by pay and display machine which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20
Up to 12 hours Motorhomes £10

Queen Street – 24 hours – FY1 1PX

  • 1 Blue badge space

Payment is by 2 pay and display machines, one of which accepts credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

South Beach ( South Promenade) – 24 hours – FY4 1PL

  • 11 blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours

Payment is by pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless- No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £5
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 18 hours Cars £9
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

South Car Park (Yeadon Way) – 24 hours – FY1 6BF

  • 19 Blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours

Payment is by 5 pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20
Up to 45 minutes Coaches £2
Up to 4 hours Coaches £6
Up to 24 hours Coaches £12
Up to 48 hours Coaches £17
Up to 72 hours Coaches £20
Up to 24 hours – Winter Rate Coaches £6
Up to 12 hours Motorhomes £10

South King Street Car Park (Charnley Road) – 24 hours – FY1 4AX

  • 2 Blue Badge spaces

Payment is by pay and display machine which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £2.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £4
Up to 6 hours Cars £5
Up to 8 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 18 hours Cars £10
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Talbot Road Multi-storey Car Park – Mon to Sun, 7am to 12 midnight – FY1 3AU

  • 38 Blue badge parking bays are available – However, there is no free parking concession

Payment is by 4 pay on foot machines which accept credit/debit cards and coins – Change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

West Street Car Park – daily 7.00am – 12.30am – FY1 1HA

  • 9 blue badge spaces

Payment is by 5 pay and display machines, all accept credit cards, debit cards, and coins.
4 also offer contactless payment. If paying with coins please have the correct amount available – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Wimbourne Palce Car park (New South Promenade) – 24 hours – FY4 1NJ

  • 4 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by pay and display machine which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £2.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £4
Up to 6 hours Cars £5
Up to 8 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 18 hours Cars £10
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

 

 

Tower to light up tangerine for Blackpool FC as good luck wishes roll in for the Seasiders ahead of League One play-off final at Wembley

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The Tower will light up in tangerine this weekend in support of Blackpool FC making another play-off final trip to Wembley Stadium.

Blackpool Tower will be lit up in tangerine in support of Blackpool FC

Blackpool Tower will be lit up in tangerine in support of Blackpool FC

Council leader, Coun Lynn Williams, said: “We all wish Blackpool Football Club every success on Sunday.

“It’s a real shame that the club’s thousands of supporters can’t all be there to cheer them on because of the Covid-19 restrictions on capacity, but the team should know that the whole town will be rooting for them.

“Whatever the outcome, we are immensely proud of what they have already achieved this season – getting to Wembley once again has created a huge buzz among local residents.

“Ever since the new owner and management team came into the club, they have brought a sense of purpose and ambition, and as a Council we are delighted to be able to partner with them not least through our ongoing kit sponsorship.”

The Council has had a shirt sponsorship agreement with the club for the past two seasons, with its tourism arm, VisitBlackpool, featuring on the home shirt, and the mental health programme, Get Vocal, on the third kit.

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP, Paul Maynard, hopes it will be a ‘special day’ for the club.

He said: “After many difficult years of turmoil at the club I know just what a return to the Championship would mean for Blackpool fans and for our town.

“I’m looking forward to Sunday’s game and share the excitement and anticipation ahead of what is a showpiece event.

“I want to wish Neil Critchley, his team and everyone involved with the football club the best of luck as they head to Wembley. I only wish it had been possible for more supporters to make the trip with them.

“I know those who are there will back our team with all their hearts and voices. Let’s hope this is another special day for Blackpool and in the history of our wonderful football club.”

Scott Benton, Blackpool South MP, is heading to Wembley to cheer on the Seasiders.

He said: “I’d like to wish Neil Critchley and Blackpool FC good luck for the final on Sunday.

“It would be fantastic for the town should we return to the Championship and I will be at the game to support the lads.”

Supporters in Blackpool were also looking forward to tomorrow’s game.

Lifelong Blackpool fan Clive Parkinson, 53, of Marton is among those lucky enough to be heading to Wembley on Sunday.

He said: “Having not been able to watch any live football apart from the play-offs, it’s fantastic to be going to Wembley for the final.

“It’s just a shame more fans aren’t allowed in due to the restrictions, but I’m sure those of us lucky enough to be there will be making plenty of noise.

“For me personally, it means between me and my dad, we have been at every Wembley final Blackpool has played in apart from the League Two play-off final which I missed as part of the Oyston boycott.

“However we have a great owner in place now and I feel proud to be back supporting my team at the home of football.”

Derek Mulholland, 64, of St Luke’s Road in South Shore, said he was happy to be returning to a play off final now the Oystons had ‘packed their bags’.

He said: “A lot of us didn’t go to the League Two play-off in 2017 because of the Oystons so it’s great that we can enjoy this one in Wembley again.

“I think we stand a great chance of getting back into the Championship and I am already looking forward to us hammering Preston North End as soon as possible.”