Roll up! Roll Up!
Blackpool Council in partnership with the Blackpool Pier Company and World Monuments Fund are pleased to announce the first Big Pier Watch Day at North Pier on Saturday June 9th.
Doors open at 11am and the day will include lots of fun activities and entertainment for families and the best part is that it’s all free!
The day will include music, and entertainment including swing band The Billionaires, live Punch and Judy shows and a traditional barrel organ. The Carousel, Jets and Helter-Skelter rides will be completely free for kids (who must be accompanied by an adult) and there will be a free coconut shy with seaside prizes along with face painting and craft activity!
For the pier buffs there will be an exhibition celebrating 200 years since the birth of Eugenius Birch, the designer of North Pier and many other early piers around the country.
Blackpool’s Piers were included on the 2018 World Monuments Watch in October of 2017 in recognition of the challenges they face from climate change. The biennial campaign provides local people, activists, and experts around the world with an opportunity to initiate a grassroots call-to-action for the places they want to protect.
Watch Day is a component of the program that aims to connect communities to their built heritage through public events. Support from World Monuments Fund and Blackpool Council will ensure as many people as possible can take part in the Watch Day activities.