Visit Blackpool

Blackpool has it all

For generations, Blackpool has been a famous seaside destination, after originally becoming fashionable in the 18th century.

Back in the day, tourists from across the country would enjoy a horse ride along the promenade, stroll along the long stretch of beaches and paddle in the sea. During the Industrial Revolution, many flocked to the coasts for the health benefits of fresh sea air.

Whilst it’s often referred to as ‘sunny Blackpool’, you can’t always count on the British weather! But, you can still enjoy the historical attractions of this world-famous seaside town. Here’s a brief history of some of Blackpool’s top attractions.

 

Blackpool Tower

Let’s start with the iconic Blackpool Tower, a staple visit for any trip to the sunny seaside town – and at a staggering 518 tall, you can’t miss it! It recently celebrated its 125th birthday, having opened in 1894. It was inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Visitors would pay sixpence for a ride in the lifts to the top, to appreciate the views over Blackpool and the Fylde Coast.

 

It’s also home to the famous ballroom (a favourite of Strictly Come Dancing), the circus, and the Blackpool Tower Eye. Whether you’re taking in the incredible architecture or enjoying afternoon tea, it’s definitely an experience not to miss.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Full of excitement, adrenaline and thrills, Blackpool’s amusement park first opened in 1896. One of the oldest attractions, Sir Hiram Maxim’s Captive Flying Machines, is still in operation today! In 1907, the first wooden roller coaster, The Scenic Railway, was opened.

Over the years, countless holidaymakers have flocked to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, as the park continued to expand and grow.

It’s home to several world-famous and record-breaking rides, like The Big One, which was the tallest and fastest in the world when it opened in 1994.

The Illuminations

In a bid to extend the seaside resorts appeal and tourism season, an annual light festival was born in 1879. By 1912, the display had displays similar to the ones today, marking the resort’s first royal visit.

 

Visitors could take a stroll down the promenade and take in the brightly coloured displays, and from 1932 would marvel at the animated boards from North Shore to Bispham.

The Winter Gardens

Since the venue opened in 1878, the Winter Gardens has seen many stars take to the stage to perform. Floral Hall features a striking glass roof and in 1889, the first Opera House was planned by Frank Matcham, a famous theatre architect. When the Empress Ballroom opened in 1896, it was one of the largest ballrooms in the world.

From the iconic Blackpool Dance Festival to a Royal Variety Performance in 1955, this entertainment venue is home to a rich history and continues to host popular events today!

The GRAND Theatre

The historic Grade II listed Grand Theatre is a family favourite, and is home to a variety of shows like dance, comedy and drama. Built in 1894, the theatre opened just two months after the Tower, at a cost of £20,000. It’s often referred to as ‘Matcham’s Masterpiece’, having been designed by Victorian architect Frank Matcham. Throughout its star-studded history, the Grand Theatre has been cherished by many and restored by loyal fans for generations to come. 

great plans for blackpool

The coastal resort has come a long way since holidaymakers first visited, though you can still have a traditional ride along the promenade on a horse-drawn carriage!

In the past few years, Blackpool has seen many exciting developments:

  • Tramway extension to Blackpool North train station
  • Electrification of the railway, linking Blackpool directly to London
  • Opening of Icon, a new £16m double-launch roller coaster
  • Better streets project, aimed at improving the look of the town

And there’s more to come in the future, with the £300m Blackpool Central leisure development aimed at bringing world-class attractions to the town. It includes the UK’s first flying theatre, a multi-media exhibition and a virtual reality experience. 

Blackpool’s first museum is set to open in 2021 inside the new Sands Venue Resort Hotel, one of the many new hotels being built in the area.

All these fantastic regeneration projects are set to improve Blackpool’s attractions and put it back on the map as a family favourite destination.

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Event Planning

CONCIERGE EVENT PLANNING

LET US DO THE PLANNING

Concierge Ninja specialises in corporate event planning across the Fylde Coast. 

Are you hosting a celebratory dinner with your employees?

Or perhaps you’re helping out business leaders by organising a workshop?

Regardless of the event, we’ve got you covered! Our award winning event planning services guarantees you’re in the best hands.

Your vision is our vision when it comes to event planning. 

We do it all

From conferences and awards ceremonies to corporate events and meetings, we handle all aspects of event planning.

Our team of experts will research and select the best venue for your upcoming gala, or plan the intricacies of your new workshops.

So, whether it’s leisure experiences or a Black Tie Ball, we’ll take the stress away and help you through it all.


We also host our own events to bring like minded business leaders together to connect, network and for personal development.

If you want to be the first to know about any of our own upcoming events and receive discounted ticket prices, please register your interest here:

Our Service Offering

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Accommodation & transport

There’s nothing quite like relaxing in style with room service at the end of a busy day. From hotels to luxury apartments, we organise your stay to make sure it feels like a home from home.


We also have experienced chauffeur driven transport to be available to you no matter what the time of day is. We offer transfers from the airport and personalized journeys – just let us know what you need!


Sit back, relax… we’ll do the rest.

beauty & personal shopping

Look Amazing, Feel Amazing


Make your holiday extra special with a bit of TLC. We can recommend the best spa treatments and cosmetologists in the area, from personal stylists and massages to holistic therapies and kids spa parties.

We will help you feel like a millionaire.

RESERVATIONS & DINING EXPERIENCES

Relaxation at your Fingertips

We understand that when you go on holiday the place you retire to in the evenings is paramount. We will organise your stay, whether it is in a hotel or a luxury apartment, making sure it feels like a home from home.

We also have experienced chauffeur driven transport to be available to you no matter what the time of day is.

All you need to do is sit back and relax.

TRAVEL

Exceeding Expectations

Our dedicated travel consultants can take you any place your heart desires, from short breaks away to once in a lifetime holidays. Whether it’s a week in the Lakes or a round the world trip, all aspects of travel are taken care of.

Travel by Traintickets, seat reservations, station pick up and drop off

Corporate Travel & Accommodation

Car Hire – chauffeur driven cars, vintage & sports car hire

Private Jet & Helicopter Charter

WHAT DOES BLACKPOOL HAVE TO OFFER?

Entertainment Overload.


With over 200 venues to choose from, there’s so much to do in Blackpool!

Dance like the stars of Strictly in the Tower Ballroom, watch a live performance at the Grand Theater, see the famous Hot Ice show at the Pleasure Beach or dine on the coast whilst watching a beautiful sunset.


Whether you’re looking to relax or have an adventure, make your holiday one to remember with our tailored experiences.

personal shopping & gifting

Committed to Quality


Working alongside local, national, and international businesses, we can find you whatever you need. With our experienced gift buying service, we go above and beyond to give your loved ones the best that life has to offer.

We appreciate how much time it can take to source must-have, unique gifts, especially if you don’t know where to look in the first place! With a personal concierge, we can source anything you need from across the globe.


Don’t know what to wear for the big night? Our one-to-one personal shoppers are on hand to help you decide on the right outfit for every occasion.

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Get Concierge Verified

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Does your business pride itself on incredible customer service?

Are your staff delivering exceptional experiences to your guests?

Showcase your high standards with concierge verification.

As a concierge, we understand that only the best will do. We deliver exceptional services for our clients, and we want to help you do the same. Customer service is paramount for any business, as it’s key to your reputation.

What’s involved?

A professional concierge will come into your business as a mystery shopper and test out your services from start to finish.

Our experts then create an in depth report to show you our findings. From the cleanliness of the establishment to the friendliness of the staff, we’ll find out how well your business is doing. Do you go above and beyond to give that little bit extra with reservations or local maps?

Our concierge will assess if you’re putting your best foot forward!

If your business performs to our exceptional standards, then you will receive official concierge verification.

Congratulations!

However, sometimes standards do slip, and we are on hand to help you. Whether it’s staff turnaround or new systems, the most important thing is our actionable advice. Once you’ve received your tailored report, we work closely alongside you and your staff. Our professional concierge will help you to implement small but essential changes and training to get you up to concierge standards.

Why would you want to be verified by a concierge?

As a professional concierge, we hold the highest standards when it comes to services.

We want you to stand out from the rest by showing the world that you have concierge standard services!

Concierge verification will put your business ahead of the competition, highlighting your dedication to excellence.

Gain recognition, build your reputation in your industry and grow your business.

Why are we doing this?

The one thing that rattles everyone is bad customer service.

It’s so easy to get right, but poor service can put people off from even stepping into your business!

Concierge Ninja wants to change the way people experience services, and with exceptional services comes more custom for you!

Starting from just £250*, concierge verification is your opportunity to show others exactly what your business is about.

*This is the starting amount depending on type of business being verified, location and time needed to on site.

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