Anyone planning a business conference or event will understand that the planning process involves much more than the event itself; it’s all about selecting the perfect venue to impress and engage your delegates.
The good news is that Blackpool has a lot to offer event organizers in terms of attractions, venues, and activities. Whether you’re planning a grand awards ceremony or an important networking event for your industry, Blackpool has something unique for every visitor. Here are some examples of things to do in Blackpool at your next conference!
Aerial shot of Blackpool’s seafront in the daytime.
Host your next conference in Blackpool and take advantage of these unique experiences:
Arts & Entertainment
If you’re looking for something to keep you and your delegates entertained during your visit, you’ve come to the right place because Blackpool is renowned for its reputation in the arts and entertainment space.
Nestled in the heart of Blackpool’s promenade, Viva Blackpool, a Las Vegas-style venue, is an excellent option for live entertainment. Choose from music performances, comedy acts, and cabaret shows to add a touch of fun to your visit.
You can’t discuss arts and entertainment without mentioning the iconic Winter Gardens. Located only a stone’s throw away from the seafront, it has hosted many musical and theatrical performances in its long history. Certainly worth a visit if you want to enjoy some evening entertainment in a culturally significant landmark.
Food & Drink
A business event wouldn’t be complete without a fabulous dining experience to complement. Sky Bar 380, cleverly named because it’s 380ft above the ground at the top of Blackpool Tower, offers stunning views of the Blackpool and Fylde coastline.
For a light bite, consider visiting the Empress Bar & Bistro. This place offers a variety of coffees, food, and afternoon tea. It is a great spot to have a pleasant brunch with your colleagues. If you’re seeking something a little more casual, you can also explore Abingdon Food Hall, which boasts a fantastic variety of street food options from by independent food vendors. From Neapolitan pizzas to New York City-style sub sandwiches and authentic Punjabi soul food, you’re practically spoilt for choice here.
In the event you’re looking for a classic dining experience, Amaro is the perfect place to enjoy some delicious Italian cuisine. Additionally, don’t forget to include Vintro Lounge on your list of must-visit places as they offer a diverse range of options, including burgers, flatbreads, salads, tapas, and puddings to enjoy as well.
For those who want to unwind, Blackpool has an excellent selection of leisure activities that are sure to offer a relaxing retreat for you and your delegates. The Village Hotel Blackpool’s wellness centre and indoor/outdoor swimming facilities are perfect after an intense workday. Their 18-hole golf course, which is only a short drive from the seafront, is also a favourite among event organisers and guests.
If wellness retreats aren’t for you, you could opt for a leisurely stroll along the Blackpool’s promenade instead. An added being of being by the seaside is that there is no shortage of breathtaking views. This is the perfect way to break up a busy workday and take in the stunning views.
Not many people know it, but outside London, Blackpool has the largest collection of branded visitor attractions. With famous landmarks such as Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Zoo, and many others located in close proximity to each other, it comes as no surprise that this lively town remains a popular destination for business conferences.
If you’re a fan of thrill rides, then Blackpool Pleasure Beach is an absolute must-visit. You will be able to experience the adrenaline rush of white-knuckle rides, such as ICON – the UK’s first double-launch rollercoaster. This exhilarating ride accelerates from 0 to 80km/h in just 2.25 seconds and reaches heights of 88ft. But don’t worry if you’re not brave enough to take on rollercoasters; then Blackpool Zoo and Grundy Art Gallery are excellent alternatives for a day out with your delegates.
So, why limit your experience to conference rooms when you can explore a town that promises to surprise, delight, and inspire? Blackpool is more than just a conference destination. It’s an immersive journey where business and pleasure seamlessly coexist, leaving a lasting impression on conference attendees.
Please speak to us if you want to make your upcoming Blackpool event one to remember. Our team of experts can help you find the conference centre to meet all your needs and requirements. We can also advise on suitable accommodation and entertainment options to enhance the experience for you and your delegates!