Blackpool Junior Dance Festival @ Empress Ballroom
Mar 28 – Apr 3 all-day

Blackpool Junior Dance Festival

The Blackpool Junior Dance Festival has been running in Blackpool since 1947 with young dancers from all over the world visiting Blackpool to compete.  The Blackpool Junior Dance Festival was originally held at Blackpool Tower Ballroom but moved to The Empress Ballroom in 2010.  The Empress Ballroom is situated in the famous Blackpool Winter Gardens and has been its home every year since.

In accordance with tradition The Festival always begins on Easter Monday and lasts for seven days.  There are two age groups of children – Juveniles (6 to under 12 years) and Juniors (12 to under 16 years).

There are three styles of dancing – Latin American, Ballroom and Sequence.  Over the seven days there are 29 competitions, four team matches and three formation competitions.  In 2015 there were 33 countries represented at The Blackpool Junior Dance Festival with over 400 couples, 8 Sequence Formation Teams and 74 Latin American = Ballroom Formation Teams competing.

The Strathdon Guest House is situated less than a mile away from The Winter Gardens, which is ideal if you prefer to stay just outside the hustle and bustle of Blackpool town centre

LET IT BE @ Grand Theatre
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm


is coming to The Grand Theatre, Blackpool for one night only

Seen by over 700,000 people worldwide.  LET IT BE is jam packed with over forty of the Beatles greatest hits.  Relive the Beatles meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in the Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces, with live performances of early tracks including Twist & Shout, She Loves You as well as Global mega-hits Hey Jude, Yesterday & Let It Be

Blood Brothers @ Opera House
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm
Blood Brothers @ Opera House | Blackpool | United Kingdom

Blood Brothers

Lyn Paul stars in Willy Russell’s musical Blood Brothers for only five nights during the Easter holidays 2016.

The legendary Blood Brothers tells the tale of twins separated at birth, and brought up on opposite side of the tracks only to meet again with fateful consequences.

Mission ImPUDSEYble @ The Grand Theatre
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Mission ImPUDSEYble @ The Grand Theatre | Blackpool | United Kingdom

Mission ImPUDSEYble

Britain’s newest secret agent is off the leash…..and ready for action!!

Join Ashleigh and Pudsey for a brand new spy adventure Mission ImPUDSEYble, suitable for all the family.

Ashleigh and Pudsey (winners of Britains got Talent) are coming to Blackpool for one night only.

Red Arrows at Blackpool Pleasure Beach @ Blackpool Pleasure Beach
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Red Arrows at Blackpool Pleasure Beach @ Blackpool Pleasure Beach | Blackpool | United Kingdom

Red Arrows at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Pop along to see the Red Arrows at Blackpool Pleasure Beach on Saturday 21st May.

The Red Arrows display is part of the celebrations of the 1st anniversary of the opening of the Sky Force ride.

Sky Force ride is based on the Red Arrows Display team.

The Red arrows will be performing a display from 6.30pm.

Marvel as the planes loop the loop over the Big One, you can watch either in the park or from Blackpool’s beautiful beach.

Why not turn a day out into a fun packed weekend and book an overnight stay at The Strathdon guest house