Family & Kids
Issy Simpson: Wizard Extraordinaire

Issy Simpson: Wizard Extraordinaire

Blackpool’s packed with talent. I know this. You know this. And when the rest of the country gets to see something extraordinary in our seaside town, well, you can’t help but feel just a little bit proud. However, knowing this won’t prepare you for when you see 8 year old

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Still Wondering About Wonderland

Still Wondering About Wonderland

altB’s Melanie Whitehead went to check out multi Grammy and Drama Desk Award nominated Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland at the Blackpool Winter Gardens on Wednesday.  Starring Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who has previously

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Review: Running Wild Storms Blackpool

Review: Running Wild Storms Blackpool

Running Wild is the latest theatrical taken from the collection of the peerless Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse and the first children’s literature laureate. It is currently doing a short run at The Blackpool Grand Theatre, so altB’s David Simper headed down there to check it out. Running Wild follows Lilly,

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Grand’s Goldilocks is Just Right!

Grand’s Goldilocks is Just Right!

The Northern Ballet Theatre returned to The Grand’s stage today with a brand-new retelling of the children’s classic Goldilocks & the Three Bears and it offered great value on a wet Thursday afternoon. It was lovely to see the theatre packed with toddlers and school children captivated by this much-loved and beautifully told tale.

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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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