Winter Garden: Dance festival
The best event of ballroom dancing happens each year in Blackpool, by the end of May. A full week with... the best.
Events do take place all day, but the masters only dance at night, in the finals.
- Arts and Culture
The Exhibition Of The Universe: The truth is out there, somewhere
The goal of this museum is to consider & educate people of all ages (showing them that their is more to life than is seen by the naked eye. This is gained with the use of full sized replicas of ET's (as seen during many close encounters).
It also incorporates many of the Extra-Terrestrials seen on our science fiction programmers and poses the question:
Science-Fiction or Science Fact???
Dress Code: Who built the wonderful earliest monuments? Do they hold secrets concerning the survival of mankind? Why was this information so very important that it had to be entombed in structures so sophisticated that mankind today cannot copy them?
The exhibition includes:
• Aliens, Positive & Negative
• UFO's, Flying Saucers
• primeval Monuments
• The Universe & Crop Circles (lots in Wiltshire)
• City on Mars
• Alien abductions & Implants
• Roswell, Area 51, Autopsy
• Crystal Skulls
• Ley Lines (again lots in Wiltshire)
• & loads more features.
Adults £4.50 Children £3.00 (free gift included with children’s ticket) Family Ticket £13.50 - discounts available for groups who book in advance.
Well worth a visit.
- Family Travel
Walkabout: Busy Blackpool Booze Spot
I love this place, good drink promotions and gets really busy at the weekends. One of the top night spots in Blackpool, Great DJ, great music, and top staff what more so you need for a night out ??
Dress Code: I dont think they let you in with trainers, Im not 100% sure but Im just guessing!
General overview: Let the show begin
Fancy taking in a show? then blackpool has loads to offer throughout the year. Theres the Hot ice show at the Pleasure Beach , then theres Lord of the dance at the opera house. also there are a number of shows that bare one offs that are touring england.For 2006 here is a list of acts appearing in blackpool.
• Little Britain
• Freddie Star
• Gene Pitney
• Chubby Brown
• Artic monkeys
• Joan Collins
• Richard Ashcroft
general overview: Party on!!!!
When it comes to a big night out, then Blackpool reigns supreme. It has something for everyone.
During summer weekends hordes of young people travel to Blackpool to celebrate Stag and hen parties, where drinking, dancing and having sex is main interest.
Along the golden mile there are so many bars offering a party atmosphere. Most bars have a late licence to sell alcohol, however most people head off to a night club and the king of them all in Blackpool is “The Palace”
This is the biggest and best in town with space for 3200 partiers
Dress Code: No Jeans or Sneakers
- Beer Tasting
- Study Abroad
Blackpool tower ballroom: Ballroom dancing
If you feel like showing off some of your steps or simply just want to have good time. You are in the right place. Even though you dont know about danicng, you must come to sight the luxuious design and decoration of this grand ballroom with live band playing the pieace of your favourite music. Admission GBP7.
- Budget Travel
Winter Garden: All types of entertainments
There are many night concerts or musical to be performed in the Winter Garden. You should check out the magazines and newspapers during your stay in Blackpool. While I was there, Michael Ball kicked off his UK concert in Balckpool.
- Family Travel
~ Syndicate Nightclub ~: For the Serious Clubber
It is the largest nightclub in Blackpool, opened in December 2002. It is the UK's Biggest Super Club, with two levels and a third to be opened soon. It has lots of floors with different music to suit anyones taste. They have dancers in the club too which make it interesting.
This level is for the sophisticated clubber. Reclined leather seating, beautiful décor and stylish bars this level offers a relaxed and comfortable environment. There are five stylish bars on this level as well as a new video screen system.
The music on this level is a mixture of R&B, Hip Hop as well as current chart and classic favourites, provided by top class local Blackpool DJ's.
Level 2 is called The Dance Arena, and it's easy to see why. A 40ft revolving dance floor shaped as a 12 inch vinyl record, stunning lights and lasers and a huge DJ Box. There is a huge video wall and a amazing sound system. Combine all these and you've got the recipe for a great night out.
Level 2 hosts a wide variety of UK's Top DJ's and special guests. More information on upcoming events and guests can be found on the club website www.thesyndicate.org (don't worry it will open in a new window) or you can contact the club direct on 01253 753222.
The entrance fee for the club does vary, usually dependant on any events that may be happening but generally the price is £10.00 for non-members. The club is open on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and also on the last Sunday of each month. The closing time is 02:00 except for bank holidays when there is an extended license to 03:00.
Dress Code: Smart Casual dress, no trainers or caps.
haunted buildings: Most Haunted Live, Blackpool, 12/12/04
Here's something I heard about the paranormal in Blackpool.
Apparently there’s severable entities in the ball room, they are:
A young man; a young woman sobbing, & two children.
A man named Henry Riley, late 20's early 30's; 5' 7" to 5'8"; stocky, strong build who was 'assistant to the janitor' from 1906 to 1911.
A male &a female spirit in the ballroom. The man is in a top hat &cloak; well-heeled; wearing 'an order given by the Queen' - a gold &scarlet medal. Originally from Yorkshire, this man is named Stanley, &was shot over a a gambling incident.
Animals - horses, elephants, polar bears have picked up by mediums, Dr Cocker's Aquarium & Menagerie stood on the site, & the Tower is built round it.
Spirit of an RAF gentlemen called Sam. Sam a Flight Lieutenant Cross, who had trained in the Wireless Operators’ School at the Tower during WW2.
The spirit of William Holland, general manager of the Opera House from 1887 to 1895 has been contacted.
Initials W & S were picked up, William Stocker’. Yvette asks "Where did you die?"
"In my bed of course!" & calles her "Pretty petal".Yvette asks
"Do you realize that you’re dead?" the spirit says
"I am not dead you silly girl. Now *** OFF. You’re in my father’s house."
Dr William Henry Cocker was the son of Dr John Cocker, & grandson of Henry Banks, who built the original Bank Hey House around 1800. When the Winter Gardens were built on the Bank Hey estate, William Cocker insisted that they be built around Bank Hey House, & it remains in the amusement arcade off Floral Hall, not in the Opera House. The original Opera House was built in 1889, &demolished in 1938. The new Opera House opened in 1939.
Windy Ally: Blackpool Golden Mile
Walking along the promenade can be very windy. Along the front are the illuminations & small rocks which have lights glowing in them, there’s also a silver ball which rotates all day long & had coloured lights shining on it. The wind has been known to be very strong that I could hardly stand up in it!
Blackpool is slowly turning into a Las Vegas; they even have discos in ships freight boxes! The shops are usually open late into the night, & people wander up & down selling key rings which flash.
Dress Code: Dress up warm for the evenings, it can get pretty windy.
- Family Travel
I don't think it is worth me recommending any particular nightspot - it depends so much on what you are into.
And, there is so much choice in Blackpool, that if you try a pub/club/bar/whatever and don't like it - just move onto the next!
Basically, if you can't find nightlife in Blackpool, then you can't BE IN Blackpool!!
Dress Code: Anything goes in most places, - there are many hen parties in nurses uniforms and other fancy dress - and many stags who end up with nothing on by the end of the night!
Street down near the Shore: Cruise the Illuminations
My cousin and I happened to be in Blackpool in October, shortly after the Illuminations had been turned on. The friends that we were visiting drove us down to see them. Cruising along slowly in the car with the rest of the crowd we took in these wonderful lighting arrangements. It probably would have been better to have jumped out of the car, snapped the picture, and run back to the car, it was going that slowly, but it was a bit chilly so we didnt go that route.
- Family Travel
- Road Trip
Stag and hen paradise
Put on your clubbing gear and follow the crowd of drunken people, young and old wherever the mood takes you! Pub crawls are a popular way to meet as many people as you can. A great starting point is Yates's just off the main front. It will be impossible to avoid bumping into a hen or stag party on any given weekend and Blackpool caters well by selling all kinds of Stag/Hen paraphernalia from veils to fairy wings, handcuffs to stag antlers! It's all in good fun though.
Dress Code: You will find that the Northern dress code does not involve a coat! This is because northerners have a cast iron constitution. Beware, it is freezing here!
Take your pick! There are...
Take your pick! There are plenty of clubs or pubs to go to, depending on your mood.
Dress Code: Some places are kinda strick on this one, which I think is stupid for a touristy location. Our group couldn't get into a club, because one of the guys we were with was wearing 'trainers' or running shoes! PLEESE! So, if you are 'clubbing' I would suggest that you dress up a bit. And watch that foorwear!
The best place is the Town...
The best place is the Town centre there is hundreds of nightclubs. Also if you are staying in a hotel near the prom you can either catch a tram or the number 1 bus which runs every 15 minutes. The fares are really cheap and the buses run until midnight and the trams run until 1 am or you can get a taxi back but they are very expensive.
There are a lot of places to go.
Dress Code: The dress code is really smart but casual.
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