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Hotels in Blackpool near Ripleys

2016 marks the 20th anniversary since the launch of one of the most iconic pop groups, the Spice Girls.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is celebrating by launching an exhibition of all things Girl Power!

Spiceworld The Exhibition is taking place at Blackpool's Ripley's Believe It Or Not from 24th March until 26th June.

A very impressive collection with over 80 designer and hand made outfits, jewellery and shoes. The collection features awards discs from all over the world. unique endorsement items, sponsorship merchandise and official products.

Admission includes Spiceworld and the Ripley's Believe It Or Not attraction.

Adults £6 Children £3

Hot shows this summer in Blackpools at our famous Winter Gardens. This year in August we are proud to have the start of the Dirty dancing tour live on our famous stage. This is a show for everyone and tickets can be brought from the Winter Gardens ticket office or online from Ticketmaster.

We are still awaiting to have the cast announced and will update the information on here as soon as we know.

As this show is on in the peak season, now is the right time to find accommodation in Blackpool as many Blackpool Hotels are reporting bookings flying in for the same period.

See www.stayblackpool.com for a list of the great places to stay.

Blackpool Zoo has submitted plans to create a new elephant enclosure, which would represent the biggest single investment in its 44-year history.
Blackpool Zoo id not located near the front however you can catch the bus from the town centre or outside the many Blackpool hotels along the promenade.
The Zoo makes for a great family day out and has 100's of animal's to see and some you can even touch. There has been a huge investment in Blackpool Zoo over the past 10 years and for those who have not been for a while a revisit will no doubt impress.

Steelwork now nears completion at last I hear you all say.
A seven-year project to restore Blackpool Tower is nearing completion, with the scaffolding set to be removed in time for Easter.
The renovation work, which has cost several million pounds, has resulted in the steel structure being stripped down and rust-ridden sections of metalwork removed and replaced.

The next few weeks will see the gradual removal of the scaffolding which has been on the Tower throughout the project.

Take a stroll down TV's favourite street, then enter the Rovers Return at MADAME TUSSAUDS BLACKPOOL to meet some of the stars - past and present!
ALL NEW! Now you can enjoy a refreshing freshly-poured pint in our fully-licensed Rovers Return bar! A variety of boozy and non-alcoholic beverages are available behind the bar.
Top Figures include:
Jack Duckworth
Vera Duckworth
Ken Barlow
Deirdre Barlow
Hilda Ogden
Bet Lynch
https://www.madametussauds.com/…/…/explore/coronationstreet/

Stay Longer and book one of our many Blackpool hotels to choose from on www.stayblackpool.com

Seaside towns have secured a record £36m investment

Seaside towns are to benefit from £36m investment in the biggest round of cash awarded from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund so far. The money will be used to boost economic growth in 36 seaside towns, supporting projects to create nearly 3,000 new jobs and 1,500 apprenticeships and training places.

The successful projects include £2m to improve Blackpool’s illuminations, £2.7m to refurbish Scarborough’s historic market and £3.8m to extend the Tate St Ives art gallery.

Coastal communities minister, Penny Mordaunt, said: ‘Backing our coastal towns so they can rise up and drive forward their local economies is a key part of our long-term economic plan to secure a brighter future for Britain. This money will help create jobs, boost skills and open up new business opportunities, benefitting hardworking people in coastal communities across the country.

‘These fantastic projects demonstrate the creativity, enterprise and passion needed to help seaside towns become year round destinations that people are proud to live and work in.’

The Coastal Communities Fund was created in 2012 to help drive economic growth and reduce unemployment in seaside towns.