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 2023 Convention. Travel and transport, accommodation, places to eat and drink and more. Remember to check back regularly for updates!
Please don’t forget your photo ID.
Our new Registration Hub is on Leopold Grove.
We are open 9.00am – 5:30pm Thursday to Saturday, and 9.00am – 5.00pm Sunday.
Once you have collected your passes from the new Registration Hub (at the Leopold Grove entrance) you will then be able to enter and exit the Winter Gardens using either the Church Street or Leopold Grove entrances.
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.
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
TRANSPORT IN BLACKPOOL
Blackpool has an extensive Bus and Tram network, for details of timetables, prices and to buy tickets, download the Blackpool Transport App – click here
To book accommodation for the convention please click the following link to go through to the VisitBlackpool website. Please note all accommodation listed has been accredited either by VisitEngland the AA or via the Blackpool Approved Scheme, ensuring these properties work within the guidelines of the accreditation and quality.
food & drink
There is a wide and varied range of Food and Drink available within close proximity of the Winter Gardens.
Car Parking is available in and around the Town Centre. For details of Blackpool Council Car Parks, please click here.