places to stay,
where to eat &
how to GET HERE!
This is the page you’ll need to assist you with the planning of your visit to our 2020 Convention. Travel and transport, accommodation, places to eat and drink and more. Remember to check back regularly for updates!
Winter Gardens 2020
Our venue, the Winter Gardens, Blackpool continues with its extensive development as it works towards the completion of a brand new Convention Centre, woven into the existing building and providing new, state of the art rooms and facilities. We hope to be able to utilise these in 2020, giving us new space and fantastic opportunity to develop the Convention for the future.
It is possible that the Registration area will move in 2020 due to the construction of the new Convention Centre and the opportunities it presents us with. What we can tell you is that there will be designated registration areas for the following:
- VIP Gold Card holders
- Pre registered Gold Card holders
- Dealers and Artistes
- Day Registrations and Show tickets
The positions of these areas will of course be advised once confirmed and we will also add floor plans to this page to assist you in planning your visit.
The Winter Gardens and Opera house are situated in Blackpool Town Centre
Blackpool North Train Station connects to all parts of the UK, essentially through Preston and with direct services to London. Visit National Rail Enquiries for service and ticket details – click here.
Virgin Trains run a limited, direct service from London Euston: please check National Rail Enquiries for service details – click here
Manchester Airport is the nearest international Airport to Blackpool. The Airport has its own Rail station with direct services into Blackpool and non direct services via Manchester Piccadilly and Preston. Please check National Rail Enquiries for service details are these vary throughout the year – click here
Liverpool Airport is around 90 minutes from Blackpool. If arriving into Liverpool, you will need to transfer from the Airport to Liverpool Lime St Rail station. From Lime Street station there are both direct and non direct services to Blackpool North Rail Station. Please check National Rail Enquiries for service details as these vary throughout the year – click here
Coming later in 2019
Please visit our Accommodation Partner, Visit Blackpool for details of all accommodation in Blackpool. From modern, 4 star hotels to self catering apartments. Blackpool is currently undergoing significant investment in new guest accommodation, all of which can be found at Visit Blackpool – click here.
food & drink
There is a wide and varied range of Food and Drink available within close proximity of the Winter Gardens. Details coming soon.
Car Parking is available in and around the Town Centre. For details of Blackpool Council Car Parks, please click here.