With spring almost upon us, it’s time to look forward, away from the cold, wet, wind and rain and onwards into sunshine, flowers and happiness. If you’re looking for a spring escape, Blackpool is open for business. North Ocean Hotel is too. We’re open all year round so any time is a good time to stay with us!

If you’re coming to town next month, what is there to do?

James Martin – Plates, mates and automobiles

TV chef and all round nice guy James Martin is coming to town during March. He is doing a show that mixes cooking with guests, chat and more. Think Saturday Kitchen on stage in Blackpool and you’re on the right track.

Happening at Winter Gardens, Blackpool 3rd March 2016.

Easter Bunny Hunt

No Easter weekend would be complete without some kind of hunt. That’s exactly what the people at Blackpool Model Village and Gardens obviously thought so they have arranged one. Ideal for children, this family-friendly venue has a lot going on and will entertain whether you hunt or not.

Happening at the Blackpool Model Village & Gardens 25th February until 28th March 2016.

Brendan Cole – A Night to Remember

We all know Brendan from Strictly and from numerous appearances here in Blackpool. This time he has his own show that he has choreographed and stars in. It mixes the glitz and glamour or showbiz with some awesome dancing and music into a night ballroom fans will never forget.

Happening at Winter Gardens, Blackpool 11th March 2016.

Blackpool Junior Dance Festival

Staying with dance for a moment, the Blackpool Junior Dance Festival hits town again during March. The festival includes the British Junior Open Championships as well as displays by Juvenile and Junior classes. The various stages culminate in the final that should be as good, if not better, than last year.

Happening at Empress Ballroom 28th March until 3rd April 2016.

Jive Talkin’ Live

Jive Talkin’ are one of the UK’s leading Bee Gees tribute acts that deliver a very credible and entertaining night of Bee Gee hits. If you like 70s music or the Bee Gees in particular, this one is for you!

Happening at Marine Hall, Fleetwood on 5th March 2016.

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men is John Steinbeck’s classic set in the Great Depression. It’s a tale of two men, hope, dreams and life changing circumstances. It’s a serious story but an engrossing one. If you’re looking for something engaging and involving, this could be it.

Happening at The Grand Theatre, Blackpool on 22nd March 2016.