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Three things to do in Blackpool this winter

The misplaced conception that the seaside town of Blackpool shuts down for the winter months has fooled many into missing out on seeing this fantastic seaside town in a different light – literally.

If you are planning a trip to[p2p type=”slug” value=”willowgrove-park-homes-in-lancashire”]Blackpool[/p2p] this autumn or winter here are just three of the great places to visit and things to do.

1.    Blackpool Tower

The recent £20million renovation of the iconic Blackpool Tower has ensured that it remains the number one tourist attraction in Blackpool.

Throughout the winter the tower stages a number of festive events and shows. This year it’s Cinderella’s Christmas Circus – running from 23rd November 2013 – 19th January 2014.

Tipped to be the must-see show of the season, this colourful and entertaining new circus pantomime will excite and delight with audience interaction and spectacular circus acts from around the world. Will Cinderella make it to the ball on time and whose foot will fit the beautiful glass slipper?

2. Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool’s world-famous northern lights – the Illuminations – are the UK’s most popular free tourist attraction, receiving nearly three million visitors a year.

Using over one million bulbs, the display stretches for 6 miles along the seafront. The illuminations first shone in 1879 and still take place every year between early September and November. There are many ways to see the illuminations including by car, coach, walking, open top tram or even horse and cart.

3. The Winter Gardens

This magnificent piece of architecture first opened in 1878 and is one of the most popular indoor entertainment venues in the region.

The Winter Gardens actually comprises a number of individual venues including the Opera House, the Empress Ballroom, the Pavilion Theatre and 12 other self-contained rooms. Over the years the Winter Gardens has hosted everything from pop and rock concerts to political party conferences and continues to have an attractive events schedule.

Don’t be fooled by the name. This venue is open throughout the year, but comes into its own particularly over the festive period when a number of high profile pantomimes, musicals and shows come to town.

Willowgrove Leisure Park & Fishery is just a short 20-minute car or bus ride from Blackpool and provides the perfect location for a summer or winter stay. We have [p2p type=”slug” value=”willowgrove-park-homes-in-lancashire”]park homes[/p2p] available for short or long stays and many choose to buy homes on the park so they can enjoy the surrounding area year-round.

The park is ideally located close to quality restaurants, pubs and a small parade of shops – all within easy walking distance.

For more information about [p2p type=”slug” value=”willowgrove-park-homes-in-lancashire”]Willowgrove Leisure Park & Fishery click here[/p2p].

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