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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Mecca Bingo Blackpool

By |December 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

Bingo is a very popular pastime that is enjoying something of a renaissance. More people than every are playing, across all demographics. The traditional bingo calls may have gone but the energy and enthusiasm for the game is still going strong! Blackpool is fortunate enough to have a couple of bingo halls, one of which [...]

Impact Blackpool

By |December 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

Impact Blackpool is an outdoor activity park for all ages and abilities. Focused on outdoor pursuits like archery and paintball, it has a range of other activities to suit just about everyone. Impact Blackpool is based within Whyndyke Farm a few miles outside of Blackpool, or Junction 4 of the M55. The location is convenient, [...]

Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve

By |December 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

Today we thought we would take a step away from the glitz, lights, bars, shows and the town centre to reconnect with nature. Winter is a great time to explore the countryside and sometimes we need a break from everything Christmas. Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve is perfect for that. Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve [...]

Staining Lodge Golf Course

By |December 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

Staining Lodge Golf Course near Blackpool is one of a few 18 hole courses within a short drive of the town. It also has a clubhouse, restaurant and bar and is a local favourite for players and diners alike. Despite a name any brand manager would flinch at, Staining Lodge is a high quality place. [...]

How to make the perfect roast potatoes

By |December 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

We’re enjoying Christmas here at the North Ocean Hotel in Blackpool. Not only did we have our own get together on the big day, we also celebrated with a hotel full of guests. We wondered whether anyone would book when we first explored the idea, but there was no room at the inn so we [...]

What’s on during January in Blackpool

By |December 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

January is often a relatively quiet time of year. Christmas and New Year is over, money is spent, waistlines expanded and our bodies are in need of a dire detox. However, if you have some energy and enthusiasm for the year ahead, there’s no need to wait until February. Blackpool has a lot going on [...]

A contemporary collection of cool Christmas cocktails

By |December 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

We were going through one of our cocktail recipe books looking for some cocktails to serve here at the North Ocean Hotel in Blackpool for Christmas. We picked a few, tried them and selected some for the holidays. Some were so nice that we thought we would share them. That way, even if you can’t [...]

Live at the North Ocean Hotel in Blackpool!

By |December 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

As part of our program to steadily improve the North Ocean Hotel, we have begun featuring live entertainment every Saturday night. It’s yet another great reason to spend the weekend with us! We feature local professional talent, either from the shows in Blackpool or the surrounding area. Every act we book has been auditioned and [...]