blackpool model village and gardens. Now converted back to its 1972 layout. East Park Drive, Blackpool. And Sunday, 9am to 4pm.
Madame Tussauds. The best of British celebrities. Open daily for more information and opening times please visit www.madametussauds.com/blackpool. Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: (01253) 299483
SEA LIFE Blackpool. Open daily for more information and opening times please visit www.visitsealife.com/blackpooL. Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: (01253) 621258.
The Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Open daily (except when booked for events) for more information please visit www.theblackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel:0844 8561000.
The Blackpool Tower Dungeon. Open daily for more information please visit www.theblackpooltower.com. The Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: (01253) 622242
The Blackpool Tower Eye. Open daily for more information please visit www.theblackpooltower.com. The Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: 0844 8561000
The Blackpool Tower Jungle Jim’s. Open daily for more information please visit www.theblackpooltower.com. The Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: 0844 8561000.
BLACKPOOL ZOO AND DINOSAUR SAFARI. Home to more than 400 animals as well as 32 different dinosaurs. Daily from 10am. East Park Drive, Blackpool. Details (01253) 830830.
FARMER PARR’S ANIMAL WORLD. Rare breeds galore. Wyrefield Farm, Rossall Lane and Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood. Daily, 10am to 5pm. Details, (01253) 874389.
PENNY FARM RESCUE & REHABILITATION CENTRE. Meet the horses and ponies. Visitor centre, guided tours. Free entry. Preston New Road, Peel. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Details, (01253) 766095.
ripleys believe it or not. Two floors of interactive exhibitions and displays. Blackpool Pleasure Beach, South Shore. Daily from 10am. Details, (0871) 2221234.
THEATRE AND SHOWS
viva summer spectacular. Leye D Johns, guest vocalists & the Viva Showgirls. Viva!, 3 Church Street, Blackpool.
mamma mia. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! Opera House, Church Street, Blackpool. (((Ends 14 Sept))))
new jersey nights. The show is a spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all time. The Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm.
legends. Tribute show featuring Meatloaf, Adele, Michael Buble and Freddie Mercury. The Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool. 7.30pm.
cinderella. Pantomime with Melissa Suffield (Eastenders). The North Pier, Blackpool. 2pm & 7.30pm.
Pubs and bars
lee michales. The Old Bridge House, Lytham Road, South Shore. 3pm-6pm.
karaoke. £50 prize. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool.
music nights. With barman Kevin, take along your favourite CD, a range of different music, drinks promotions. Lucy’s @ Tobago, 69-71 Talbot Road, Blackpool.
tony fletcher. The Ruskin Hotel, Albert Road, Blackpool.
curry night. Meal and drinks deal, live sports two meals for £7.45. Litten Tree, Queen Street, Blackpool.
sky sports live, two boxes more matches. Crazy Scots Bar, Rigby Road, Blackpool.
recycled teenager disco. Music from the 50s to 70s. Plus buffet. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys.
juke box wednesday. With vocalist and DJ Joanna Shorrock. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.
Three decades of dance. DJ Kieron with hits from the 60s to 80s. The Mardi Gras, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
wicked wednesday. With DJ Darrell Lord. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 4am.
Northern and soulful sounds. With Mike Hughes. Soul Suite, Queen Square/Queen Street, Blackpool.
quiz, bingo. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool. Starts 3pm.
live music night. Guest musicians and singer songwriters. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Free admission.
play your cards right. Games night with fun quiz. The Shovels, Green Meadows Lane, Hambleton. 9 to 11.30pm.
quiz night. Also interhouse dominoes competition from 6pm. Halfway House, St Annes Road, South Shore. 7.30pm.
fun quiz night. Free entry, free supper and £20 drinks to the winning team. The Seven Stars, Stalmine. 8pm.
DAVE WARD ROADSHOWS. Quiz night hosted by DJ Dave Ward, at The Tramway, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Free entry. Five rounds - four prizes plus “collect the cash” accumulator. 9.15pm.
games night. Quiz “Open the Box” and “Play Your Cards Right” followed by weekly karaoke competition. The Cedar Tavern, 15 Cedar Square, Blackpool. 7pm.
fun quiz. Cash prizes, bingo and raffle. The Blue Room, Church Street, Blackpool. 9.30pm.
fun quiz night. With DJ Katie. Cash prize weekly plus Open The Box with the chance to win the cash accumulator. The Grapevine, Market Place, Poulton. From 8pm.
TONY’S QUIZ AND PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT. Cash prizes and free sandwiches. The Station Tavern, Lytham. From 9pm.
QUIZ AND BINGO. Numbers permitting. Up to £100 to be won. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool. Afternoon.
quiz night. And Play Your Cards Right. The Shovels, Hambleton.
quiz night. With the Dave Ward Roadshow. The Tramway, Victoria Road, Cleveleys.
QUIZ NIGHT. Whittle Springs, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
QUIZ NIGHT. Plus Open the Box and Play Your Cards Right. The Admiral, Clifton Drive/The Square, St Annes.
QUIZ NIGHT. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, off Hornby Road, Blackpool.
QUIZ NIGHT. Plus The Accumulator. Presented by Danny. The Belle Vue, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool.
poker and sports
poker night. The Burn Naze, Gamble Road, Thornton.
POKER NIGHT. Frenchman’s Cove, South King Street, Blackpool. From 7.30pm.
ladies only poker night. The Washington, Topping Street, Blackpool.
TEXAS HOLD ‘EM POKER. The Lane Ends, Marton. 8pm.
texas hold ‘em poker. The Clarence, Preston New Road, Marton.
paul hayes collection. Central Club, Kent Road, Blackpool. 7.30pm.
wacky wednesday afternoon club. Cash bingo, raffle dancing 50s, 60s, 70s music. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool. 1 to 4pm.
cabaret. Guest acts. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.
matt fisher & helen o’neil. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool.
ronnie jackson. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore.
wow factor. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
on the level & paul squire. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
mike dennett & chic. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool.
tracey jordan. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool.
sing. Community choir has merged with Revoe-lution Choir. All abilities welcome. Make new friends of all ages while singing at the top of your voice. Christ Church with All Saints, 15a Palatine Road, Blackpool. Details 07955507771.
karaoke. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham. karaoke. A gallon of beer to be won. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool. 3 to 8pm.
KARAOKE NIGHT. The Victoria, Church Road, St Annes.
KARAOKE. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.
LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. Assembly Rooms, Warrenhurst Road, Fleetwood. 7.30 to 10.30pm. Details, 07766 310260.
LINE DANCING. St Annes Conservative Club, Clifton Drive North, St Annes.
LINE DANCING. With LC, free admission. Hampton Road Club, South Shore.
SOCIAL DANCING. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 1.30 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
POPULAR AND UP-TO-DATE SEQUENCE. With David and Rita Harrod. Holy Trinity Church, Dean Street, Blackpool. 2 to 4pm. St Mark’s Church, Westcliffe Drive, Layton 7-10pm. Details, (01253) 356284.
SOCIAL DANCING. With Mark Speight (keyboards) and Roy Gaskell (drums). Cleveleys Top Club, Slinger Road, Thornton Cleveleys. (01253) 853219.
ballroom, sequence and social dancing. Fortnightly, all welcome, singles, couples, non dancers. Dalmeny Hotel, Central Promenade, St Annes. 8pm-11pm. Details (01253) 780599.
modern jive dancing. And social night with Jaguar Jive. Beginners – 7.45pm, intermediate – 9.15pm then all freestyle to 10.45pm. No partner necessary. Singles, couples, groups all welcome. The Wainwright Club, 173 Hornby Road, Blackpool. Details, 07857 433829.
DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, all shapes welcome. Open level. Norcross Civil Service Social Room. Noon to 1pm. Open level. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 5.45 to 6.45pm. More details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.
SALSA AND AEROBICS. All abilities and ages over 12. Anchorsholme Methodist Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 6 to 7.30 and 7.30 to 9pm. Details, 07545 057064.
NOCHES DE SALSA. Salsa lessons for beginners to advanced at the Windsor Room in The Regal Hotel, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. 8pm until 10pm. Details, (01253) 401941 or 07967 768582.
SALSA DANCING. Free tuition from Joanna. The Tavern, Adelaide Street, Fleetwood.
SALSA. Advanced 8 to 9pm, intermediate 9 to 10pm. St Annes Parish Rooms, St Annes. Details, (0780) 8351436.
SALSA. With Vitelio Ramos. Our Lady’s Parish Centre, St Annes. Details, (01253) 304996.
simply salsa. Beginners, improvers, intermediate and advanced lessons and social dancing. St Anthony Padua Social Club, Cadley Causeway, Fulwood, Preston.
Keep fit and exercise
beginners chi gong/tai chi. The Stage, 19 Victoria Street, Fleetwood. 7 to 8pm. Details, 07840 371221 or (01253) 773655.
CALLANETICS. All Saints Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 5.30 to 7.30pm.
SALSA-CISE. Tiptoes Theatre School, Collingwood Place, Layton. 7.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (07951) 012888.
CLEVELEYS TAEKWONDO CLUB. Juniors (year one and above) – 5.30 to 6.30pm. Teenagers and adults – 7.45 to 9pm. Frank Townend Community Centre, Kensington Road, Cleveleys.
FAMILY FIT PROGRAMME. Fun exercise programme for all the family – children free. Fleetwood Lofthouse YMCA, Fleetwood. 5.30 to 6.30pm. Details, (01253) 882105.
YOGA FOR STRESS RELIEF. Five week course. Palatine High School, St Annes Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 883601.
YOGA/TAI/CHI/PILATES. For posture, strength and flexibility. YIP Centre, Inskip. 8 to 9pm. Details, (01772) 865645.
YOGA. Trained teacher. Suitable for all. The Assembly Rooms, Dicconson Terrace, Lytham. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (01252) 640247 or (07960) 626836.
MUAY THAI/THAI BOXING. 6/8 St Annes Road, South Shore. 8 to 9.30pm. Details, (07928) 128674.
KUNG FU & SELF DEFENCE. Play Football, Garstang Road, Blackpool. 7.30 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 206155.
SHOTOKAN KARATE. Eight years plus. Beginners welcome. St Albans Church, St Annes. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, 07989 908135. Also adults and children from 10 years. Palmer Avenue Methodist Church, Blackpool. Also Friday, 7.30 to 9pm. Details, (0780) 1716380.
BLACKPOOL & FYLDE SUB AQUA CLUB. All diver associations and diver levels welcome. Dover Road, Marton. Details, (0790) 820693.
PILATES. Senior Citizens Association Hall, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. From 6.30 to 7.20pm. Details, (01253) 852462;
gazette bridge club. Friendly duplicate bridge. The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 7pm.
holiday fun day. Groom a pony, bouncy castle, dales trail activity walk, games, competition ad lots more. Enjoy the delights in the coffee shop, loads to do undercover in bad weather. Penny Farm, World Horse Welfare Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre, Preston New Road, Blackpool. 11am-4pm.
circus mondao. Traditional family circus with international artiste, animals and clowns. Norcross Lane, Thornton Cleveleys. Details ring 07722791777.
Verse at the Vic. Local performing poets. Free open Mic, all welcome. Last Wednesday of each month. Victoria Hotel, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 7.30pm.
meditation class. Relax, unwind and combat stress. Soma Therapy Centre, Hesketh Avenue, Bispham. 7 to 8pm. Details, 0783 4072273.
buddhist teaching and meditation. Weekly classes to September 28. Creative Support/Lighthouse Cafe, Crescent West, Cleveleys. From 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (01253) 352721.
dark horse writers group. Weekly creative writing group. Blackpool Catholic Club, Queen Street, Blackpool. 7 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 347556. just good friends. Fun social group for 35s/50s. Wings Club, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. From 8pm. Details, (01253) 869519. Social group for 40s to 60s. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8.15pm. Details, (01253) 869519.
over eaters anonymous. Self help group for people with eating disorders. Friends Meeting House, Raikes Parade, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 823418.
PUBLIC SKATING SESSION. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 10am to noon and 1 to 3pm.
INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION. Weekly classes. Keajra Buddhist Centre, 64 Holmfield Road, North Shore. 7.30 to 9.30pm. details, (01253) 352721.
CAPRICORN SINGERS. New members welcome. Varied repertoire. Cleveleys Park Methodist Church, Cleveleys. 7.45pm.
POULTON JUNIOR BRASS BAND. Members (8 to14 years) welcome (min 18 months playing experience required). Poulton Band Headquarters, Station Road, Poulton. 6.30 to 7.30pm.
FYLDE COMPUTER CLUB. Enthusiasts always welcome. Lostock Gardens Day Centre, off Clayton Crescent, Blackpool. Second and fourth Wednesday each month, 7.30pm.
BLACKPOOL CIRCUS SCHOOL. Circus training weekly. Beginners, 5.30 to 6.30pm. Advanced, 5.45 to 7.45pm. Sports Hall, Highfield Humanities College. Details, (01253) 735725.
BLACKPOOL ART SOCIETY. Portrait painting. 10am. Life Drawing 2pm. Contact Brian Halliagan (01253) 393552. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool.
BRidge clubs. Gazette bridge club – friendly duplicate bridge. The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 7pm; Lytham Bridge Club – friendly duplicate bridge. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham. 7.15pm; Clifton Bridge Club – improvers’ night. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 7.30pm.