Life in Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre
St Mary’s is situated in the vibrant coastal town of Blackpool, in the picturesque Fylde Coast region of Lancashire. Just two miles from both the town centre and the coast, St Mary’s is ideally located to explore all that the area has to offer.
While Blackpool is renowned for its tourism, there are also plenty of charming, traditional towns and villages in the surrounding Fylde and Wyre countryside. Historic Poulton-Le-Fylde, quaint Wrea Green, and charming Kirkham are just a few examples of the many delightful places to explore in the area. With their slower pace of life and traditional character, these towns offer a welcome contrast to the bustling energy of Blackpool.
There’s always something fun happening on the Fylde Coast to keep you entertained. From the Blackpool World Fireworks Championships to the Rebellion Punk Festival, there are plenty of events that take place each year, and many of them are free to attend.
Other popular events include the Blackpool Air Show, Blackpool Illuminations Switch On, and Strictly Come Dancing at Blackpool Tower Ballroom. For those who love cycling, there’s Ride The Lights, and for fans of classic trams, there’s Fleetwood Tram Sunday. Additionally, the Great Eccleston Agricultural Show, Poulton Gala, St Annes International Kite Festival, Lytham Club Day, and Lytham Festival are all fantastic options for a day out.
If you’re looking for indoor activities, Blackpool has plenty to offer, including the Winter Gardens, Zoo, indoor climbing, Grand Theatre, Grundy Art Gallery, Sealife Centre, and Madame Tussauds waxworks. And if you want to explore beyond the Fylde Coast, the scenic Lake District National Park and Forest of Bowland AONB are within easy reach.
But if you’re in the mood for some city living, Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster, and other vibrant cities in the North West are also close by. So whether you’re a culture vulture, an adrenaline junkie, or simply looking for a relaxing day out, the Fylde Coast has something for everyone.