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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Farmer Parrs Animal World

By |July 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

Farmer Parrs Animal World is an interesting day out for all the family just 15 minutes’ drive from Blackpool. It’s a working farm turned visitor attraction that has animals and land-related things to do all year long. Farmer Parrs Animal World is a fully-fledged attraction that caters for thousands of visitors a year, including school [...]

Blackpool Model Village and Gardens

By |July 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

The Blackpool Model Village & Gardens, or BMV, is a nice place to visit that offers a welcome change of pace from many of the town’s venues. Set on the edge of Stanley Park, this attraction sits next to two and a half acres of gardens and shows life writ small. The Blackpool Model Village [...]

Freeport Fleetwood

By |July 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

Freeport Fleetwood is an outlet village located just off Amounderness Way in Fleetwood Lancashire. It’s a couple of miles north of the North Ocean Hotel in Blackpool but within easy reach by car or bus. You can get there by tram too, which is nice. There are a few of these outlet villages around the [...]

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Blackpool

By |July 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

Ripley’s Believe It or Not is a long established brand of American entertainment that concentrates on the bizarre and just plain strange. They are designed to wow, entertain, amaze and surprise. They seem to achieve this with each location they open. The story behind the brand is about a traveller by the name of Robert [...]

Mamma Mia International Tour

By |July 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

The Mamma Mia International Tour is the stage version of the popular film Mamma Mia. It is currently running in Blackpool until the 14th of September and is drawing crowds at every showing. The production is showing at the Opera House in the Winter Gardens which is a fantastic venue. It’s a venue eminently suited [...]

Best free days out in Blackpool

By |July 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

If you read our previous post, “Top things to do with the kids in Blackpool this summer” you will have noticed that almost all the attractions in it cost money to access. That got us thinking about how many “free” days out you can have in Blackpool that offer decent levels of entertainment. So we [...]

Top things to do with the kids in Blackpool this summer

By |July 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

Staying in Blackpool is an exciting time for children. There are lots of things to do, lots of noise, lights, attractions and opportunities to spend your money. If you’re staying in the North Ocean Hotel or any of the other hotels in the area, it helps to know what’s good for the kids so you [...]

Blackpool on the up for more reasons than the sun!

By |July 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

We love good news stories. They run counter to the mainly negative coverage in the global and national media and more accurately reflects our own opinions on what’s going on in the world around us. Here at the North Ocean Hotel, we’re an optimistic bunch which is why we like these stories so much. Two [...]

Why do some hotels charge for Wi-Fi?

By |July 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

The North Ocean Hotel in Blackpool offers free Wi-Fi as part of the deal whenever guests book a room. According to recent industry surveys, it’s the second most popular requirement after a clean room. However, some hotels still charge for Wi-Fi and we wonder why. It seems that the more luxurious the hotel the more [...]

The North Ocean Hotel story so far

By |July 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

The North Ocean Hotel in Blackpool has been open almost five months now. The summer season is well underway and we’re making great strides in renovating the rest of the building. We have welcomed guests, learned much and have enjoyed every minute! We have been fortunate to have full books for most of the summer [...]