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Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Solaris Centre – Centre for Environmental Action

By |February 15th, 2015|Blackpool Attractions|

The Solaris Centre is part showcase of what’s possible when buildings are made part sustainable and part public space. Owned by Blackpool Council, the centre is set in four acres of gardens and makes a brave attempt at leading the way in sustainability and energy conservation. Located on the South Promenade in Blackpool, The Solaris [...]

Penny Farm

By |February 15th, 2015|Blackpool Attractions|

Penny Farm is a World Horse Welfare centre close to Blackpool that does a lot of good work with animals. The farm helps rehabilitate horses, rescues them and generally help turn their lives around. They also provide guided tours of the farm to visitors, providing education and interest to anyone who visits. Penny Farm is [...]

Grundy Art Gallery

By |February 15th, 2015|Blackpool Attractions|

The Grundy Art Gallery is a Blackpool cultural highlight for the artistically inclined. It’s a great building that contains an eclectic range of art, exhibitions and events. It’s also somewhere we like to wander round every now and again to see what’s new. Located on Queen Street in Blackpool, the Grundy Art Gallery is set [...]

Nickelodeon Land Blackpool

By |February 15th, 2015|Blackpool Attractions|

Nickelodeon Land is a recent addition to the Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, being almost four years old. It’s a collaboration between the Pleasure Beach and the children’s channel Nickelodeon and is design around characters from the network. It replaced Beaver Creek which was mothballed in 2010 and replaced with a much more modern, child-centric attraction. [...]

Preparing the North Ocean Hotel for the new season

By |February 15th, 2015|Hotel News|

With March almost upon us, winter is just about over and spring is on the way. That means new life, warmer weather and a renewed optimism across the country. It also means the beginning of a new tourist season for both Blackpool and the North Ocean Hotel. Even though we’re open all year round, the [...]

Blackpool Illumination dates 2015

By |February 15th, 2015|Hotel News|

Blackpool is many things to many people, but the Illuminations unite us all. Whether you’re a couple on a romantic weekend or a stag party here to live large for a couple of days, the Blackpool Illuminations fascinate and delight every one of us. With that in mind, we have found the 2015 Illumination switch [...]

Changing the way Blackpool is viewed

By |February 15th, 2015|Hotel News|

As a local business in Blackpool, the North Ocean Hotel is all too aware of the mixed opinion of our town portrayed in the media and believed by many who have never visited. So we read with interest of a long-term plan to change perceptions. The piece in the Gazette outlined a plan called the [...]

More of what’s on in Blackpool during February

By |February 15th, 2015|Hotel News|

Despite covering an overview of Blackpool highlights during February, we find there is more going on that we thought. A guest at the hotel told us about some interesting events happening during the month and we thought we would share them with readers of the North Ocean Hotel blog. With Valentine’s Day almost upon us [...]