Family & Kids
Your wish is the Grand’s command

Your wish is the Grand’s command

Those of you with young children are probably being asked how many sleeps is it until Christmas. For those of you who have no clue, the answer is 129 give or take a couple depending when you are reading this. It is probably only a matter of time before you

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Park Life at Crossland Road

Park Life at Crossland Road

If you live in Blackpool and refer to ‘the park’ many will assume you mean Stanley Park as though there was only one in the town. Hopefully readers of this site will be aware we are blessed with a number of smaller parks that punch above their weight. Thanks to

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Star Trek Exhibition Review

Star Trek Exhibition Review

I recently got myself an Apple Watch (bear with me it’s relevant) and my new watch as well as telling the time has a fitness app on it; it monitors my activity and sets me daily goals for fitness etc. The point being that if I sit for fifty minutes without

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Dahl-ish summer activities for families

Dahl-ish summer activities for families

During my school days Roald Dahl’s books were virtually bibles, particularly Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its sequel. Later I literally could not put down the adult short story collections, which were turned into the disappointing Tales of the Unexpected TV series; the best pictures are the ones one

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The Spectacular SpareParts

The Spectacular SpareParts

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes something even stranger – and you have to rapidly rethink your shock-pleasure-surprise parameters. Such was the case last weekend, when along with four other photographers, I was asked to shoot proceedings at SpareParts, part of Fleetwood Festival of Transport (Tram

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Summer of fun for families in Blackpool

Summer of fun for families in Blackpool

The great thing about Blackpool is the attractions, which (if you’re a savvy resident) you only ever visit off peak when the local deals are on. So what to do in high season? When the kids are out and the tourists are in? Thankfully Blackpool Council has put together a

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Seven days to get Switch On tickets

Seven days to get Switch On tickets

The burgeoning output on altblackpool at the moment will leave readers in no doubt it is wall to wall arts and culture at the minute. It can be easy to live in the moment and let future events take care of themselves. But if you want to go to the

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SpareParts hits the town at Tram Sunday

SpareParts hits the town at Tram Sunday

Fleetwood’s annual Tram Sunday event is the envy of many a larger place and a source of pride for town that’s had its fair share of knocks. Billed as a transport festival, Tram Sunday is in fact a full on community event with music, stalls, fair ground rides, food; plus

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A Grand Outing for The Gruffalo’s Child

A Grand Outing for The Gruffalo’s Child

The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood. However, today and tomorrow you can watch what happens as Tall Stories, the internationally acclaimed theatre company behind The Gruffalo, brings the captivating sequel to life, at the Grand Theatre, in this magical, musical adaptation. One

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Wordpool Family Day Makes a Splash!

Wordpool Family Day Makes a Splash!

Hundreds of families helped to make the tenth anniversary of the resort’s annual Festival of Words a huge success. Held in the picturesque grounds of Stanley Park, Wordpool‘s Big Friendly Family Day was packed with a variety of exciting interactive activities for children of all ages including a full-sized walking

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