Group Travel to Blackpool
1. Meal Stops
Planning your time in Blackpool will often include finding somewhere for your group to eat and this can range from enjoying a traditional plate of fish & chips, champagne and oysters, a light bite in of the of popular cafes and restaurants or an evening of fine dining. Rest assured, whatever your taste and budget Blackpool has a huge choice for everyone.
Make sure you check out the eating and drinking pages at visitblackpool.com and use the search box to find your requirements. To help you make the right choice there is a brief description along with contact details for the venue along with their food hygiene rating where possible and a brief description.
If you need somewhere to eat which has coach parking on-site why not contact the team for some suggestions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01253 478229.
2. Group Discounts
Many of Blackpool’s attractions and entertainment venues will offer special discounts for tour operators and pre-arranged groups. Why not contact the Visitor Services Team on 01253 478222 to find out what may be available to your group at venues such as The Blackpool Tower, Grand Theatre, The Winter Gardens and Blackpool Zoo.
Accommodation providers will also often provide special rates for group travel and again the team in Visitor Services can help with this, providing help and advice depending on the size of the group, requirements and any special needs such as coach parking, function rooms and location.
3. Beat The Crowds
Blackpool may be the UK’s favourite beach resort but it is still possible to enjoy relaxing, peaceful spaces. Try a heritage tour of the Winter Gardens, this hidden gem is full of surprising areas normally off limits to the public but a private tour allows you to see a different side to this stunning building.
If you would rather explore the open spaces then a guided tour of the Grade II listed Stanley Park may be in order, with its Art Deco Café, clock tower and beautiful gardens and lake, it’s an area most visitors miss during their stay in Blackpool.
Blackpool welcomes coaches during the Illuminations but these top tips will help you get the most out of your journey through them.
Mid-week is less congested so try to avoid coming during the busy weekends it will make the drive through this spectacular sight even more enjoyable.
Drive North to South – Make your starting point Red Bank Road (postcode FY2 9HR) then head south towards Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Follow the Illuminations Coach Route signs from the M55.
Book an Illuminations Coach Guide who will join your coach at an agreed point and provide an informative commentary on the journey, giving a real insight into what goes into creating the greatest light show on earth. Please email Steven Deakin or call 01253 477150.
5. On The Doorstep
The North West is a diverse region of the UK, with stunning countryside and vibrant city centres it makes it the perfect region to explore.
From Museums to Markets or Hiking to Heritage, Blackpool makes an excellent base for exploring it all. The Lake District, Manchester and the picturesque Ribble Valley are all a short drive away and with a great range of hotels in Blackpool along with the variety of evening entertainment it makes the perfect break for any group.