Family & Kids
Short Ballets for Small People in Blackpool

Short Ballets for Small People in Blackpool

After great successes with The Elves and The Shoemaker and Madame Butterfly, Northern Ballet Theatre return to The Grand’s stage on Thursday 30 March 2017 with a brand-new retelling of the children’s classic Goldilocks & the Three Bears. Bringing this renowned children’s story to life, Goldilocks & the Three Bears

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Mr Bloom’s Nursery Live At The Grand

Mr Bloom’s Nursery Live At The Grand

The Grand hosts Mr Bloom’s (Ben Faulks) first ever theatre tour, turning the hit CBeebies TV show into a live stage performance. It’s promised that this keeps all of the original show’s fun, inspiration and educational values but with a brand new storyline: Mr Bloom and his veggies are hosting

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Resort Pass Means Blackpool Is Open For Business

Resort Pass Means Blackpool Is Open For Business

This pass is part of the resort’s ongoing effort to keep Blackpool at the forefront of British tourism. The pound’s currently depreciated level may make foreign travel suddenly more expensive, but the lure of predictable sunshine abroad will remain strong and there is always increasing domestic competition with new attractions

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Climbing Craze Is Clipping Good

Climbing Craze Is Clipping Good

Blackpool is sporting a resurgence in adventurous activities for locals with the new Clip ‘n Climb franchise joining ventures such as the ever popular Ascent and the soon to be opened Coast Riders Roller Rink in offering affordable year round family friendly fun for residents. So what is it? Clip

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A Grand Family Event This Saturday

A Grand Family Event This Saturday

It’s that in between time when it comes to keeping the younger members of the family artistically busy.  The excitement of Christmas and panto season has receded (oh yes it has…), but it’s still a little while until half term and the delights of Showzam! and the like.  Step forward

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Santa Riding The Tram Into Town

Santa Riding The Tram Into Town

Blackpool is lucky in having retained its tramway system at all, when so many other places threw trams away only to spend a fortune reinstating their systems decades later. Not only that, we have both our new state-of-the-art trams and our older vehicles: over-night ‘the trams’ became ‘the heritage trams’. Able to

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Showzam! Set To Return For 2017

Showzam! Set To Return For 2017

Oh such extremely good news – Showzam! is back. This festival has quickly become a winter gloom breaking Blackpool institution February is always my month for wondering how long winter is going to go on for, but the days are lengthening and a bit of decent weather and performance art

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Oh Yes It Was

Oh Yes It Was

Ok the title probably gives it away but, just in case you didn’t know, Panto Season is upon us once more, and where better to enjoy this traditional treat than at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre? This year’s offering, Aladdin, stars Blue Peter’s Barney Harwood as Aladdin, Mark Moraghan as evil Abanazar,

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LightPool 2016 in Pictures

LightPool 2016 in Pictures

With so much to see over The LightPool Festival, you would have been hard pushed to be bored. Blackpool was a mass of light, colour and excitement with over thirty Art Installations and several live performances from spaceships landing in St Johns Square to elaborate brass bands playing dance music

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Double Down with Jeff Kinney

Double Down with Jeff Kinney

What do you get when you put a load of young Jeff Kinney fans in the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom with the man himself? A flipping good night actually! For anyone who hasn’t got children, or has only been dragged into the movie iterations of his work, Jeff Kinney is

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