Second North Pier Open Day Announced
Roll up! Roll Up! Blackpool Council in partnership with the Blackpool Pier Company is pleased to announce the 2019 North Pier Open Day.
Doors open at 11am on Saturday 13 July 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, live Punch and Judy shows and a traditional barrel organ. Some 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 lots of seaside craft activities!
Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, Cllr Gillian Campbell said: “It’s great that we can build on last year’s event, which attracted around four thousand people and encourage families to enjoy some time out on Blackpool’s oldest pier.
“We’re in the second year of our work with World Monuments Fund to look at how we support our historic piers into the future and hopefully what we do here in Blackpool will lead to greater awareness of the challenges and maybe even some changes to how we manage their futures. ”
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. Last year’s Watch Day was a component of the program that aims to connect communities to their built heritage through public events. This year’s open day is a continuation of that work in and is jointly funded by Blackpool Council and the Blackpool Pier Company.
Peter Sedgwick of the Blackpool Pier Company said: “We’re really grateful to the council for working with us on a second year of festivities. We hope that the open day will help people understand the challenges we face as owners into the future and how we’re working to improve North Pier. Climate change is a huge risk and whilst we can’t change the weather, we can be more prepared for what it brings.”