I’ve had the pleasure of attending the circus show at the Tower for the last three or four years now and I am constantly amazed by the endless array of talent so this weekend as my son Josuah, husband Colin and I all set off for a visit to Blackpool Tower I knew we would not be disappointed.
Here at the tourist board we’re now taking a deep breath after the success of last week’s Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards held at Ribby Hall.
Arriving at the event, I was concerned that the rain would take the shine off the event. I couldn’t have been more wrong! The Lancashire Sinfonietta played in the background and with a glass of bubbly in one hand, as the Membership Executive, it gave me a great opportunity to catch up with tourist board members, old and new, and wish them good luck.
On Sunday, Julia, Ben, Cameron and myself walked along the new look Promenade between Central Pier and South Pier. Not all of it is quite open yet, but the bits that are open are fantastic - what a transformation! The steps leading down to the beautiful clean sandy beach were packed with happy families enjoying the sunny day and even the hard working donkeys seemed to be smiling. Our two youngsters proceeded to paddle and make some impressive sandcastles The Promenade itself has been finished to a very high standard with grassed areas, good signage and wide open walkways, so the youngsters were safely away from the road. Once the whole of the Promenade up to North Pier is finished to this standard, I am sure everyone will be rightly proud of this fantastic sea front.
After working at LBTB for a few years now I was really grateful for my invite to the Tourism Awards, my ticket to a real insight into the day! After so much preparation from my colleagues in the run up to the awards, it was fantastic to see all their hard work put into practice and many of the guests commenting on how great the venue looked… I had to agree.
Sunday 7th June was Open Farm Sunday. This national initiative is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old to enjoy the living, vibrant countryside. Take time to listen to the birds, soak up the scenery, experience the smells of the farmyard and really get in touch with the land that feeds us. Discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer and taste the produce.
It's been perfect weather to spend time at some of our brilliant outdoor attractions. Recently I've been having picnics in some of the parks and countryside we have in Lancashire (well, May was Picnic Month after all). My favourite spot has been on the green by Lytham Windmill.
Bank holiday Monday saw a number of Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board staff head to Clitheroe Castleto help out at the Guiness World Record attempt for the largest simultaneous picnic across 100 different sites in the UK. The national event was part of National Families Week.
With the sun shining we knew it was going to be a great day…but would anybody turn up??? Registration started at 12 noon and before we knew it we were bombarded with families ready to sign up and sit out in the glorious sunshine with their picnic!