Canasta Hotel in Blackpool

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Kings and Queen Show Central Pier
21st June to 5th November

The world's largest music stars; Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. A musical tribute extravaganza for all the family

Tickets here

The Dolphins are back! Swim With Dolphins at the Canasta - No Charge!

They came back early for their annual vacation. Not as big a school as last year - but it sure is nice to see them. Not my video.

They do like to come up close to the Canasta at high tide - always keep your eyes peeled!

Aww a baby porpoise with a purpose has washed up on Blackpool beach today. Blackpool police helped him on his way back to mum

More info here
We accept Euro's
but you might not like our exchange rate
Oh I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside

You might want to consider where you spend your hard earned dosh over the coming years - you're not going to get a good exchange rate - that much is pretty certain. You may want to consider taking your vacation in the UK - you'll always get great value for money at the Canasta!

Holy Moly...bookings are coming in thick and fast today - just sold 4 rooms for the end of August for a week to a large family who think their spending power will be stronger here. Already seeing benefits from being OUT

I'll try and make it a bit easier for you by adding this currency converter which should be accurate on a daily basis:-

I'm predicting it will drop to below 1 euro before the Illuminations Switch-On in September. If I'm wrong I'll give everybody an extra sausage that points this prediction out!
Summer Season at the Canasta We've got some wonderful acts lined up for Saturday nights at 10pm
Details coming soon
Air Condioning is coping well We had air conditioning fitted a few years back. Its lasting well and I do sometimes secretly enjoy the complaints that it's too well spent
Northern Soul back in Blackpool Loads of events on this year to keep you all dancing
More info here
Friday 29th July to 26th August
T-Rextacy at the Blackpool Grand Theatre
Oooh...I might go to this myself...I do Love to Boogie
More info here
New Year Party 2016 All Sold Out now
Friday Nights in September World Firework Championship
9th - 30th September
The event will gather together the creme de la creme of the world's firework elite and promises a mouth-watering series of shows with jaw-dropping entertainment for all the family - and a great opportunity for visitors to take an extended weekend break.
All displays subject to suitable weather conditions.
Star Trek - The Exhibition
Klingons at the Kanasta
Stardate: June 30th ongoing mission

Star Trek: The Exhibition will beam in to Blackpool, the UK's biggest family resort, located on the Golden Mile, starting on June 30. Designed by the stage designer Andrew Edwards, The Exhibition will be an experience for fans and families to visit, as it takes audiences on a journey through Star Trek's 50-year history with original props, costumes, scripts and photographs that have never previously been seen in Europe, many from private collectors, as well as the opportunity to step aboard a spectacular recreation of the iconic bridge from The Original Series.
Dirty Dancing
11th -30th August 2016

Have the time of your life with the ultimate live experience; Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage. Full of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing, the record-breaking musical is even better than before in this all new production.

The classic story of Baby and Johnny returns, following two blockbuster West End runs and two hit UK Tours, featuring the hit songs 'Hungry Eyes', 'Hey! Baby', 'Do You Love Me?' and the heart stopping '(I've Had) The Time Of My Life'

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7th & 8th August 2016

Image courtesy of Lawrence Chard

The Red Arrows will grace the skies again at this year's Blackpool Air Show, it has been announced.

The first planes announced to fly at this year's Blackpool Air Show include the Typhoon, Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster Bomber, as well as the world famous Red Arrows display team.

The free seafront show, which features a whole host of incredible flying machines and attracts tens of thousands of people to the Promenade each year, will take place on Sunday 7 and Monday 8 August.

A Paddlers Paradise Central Pier panorama

We've got a brand new flag to put in our sand. It's big, it's blue and it's the envy of the North West!

After years of improvements to our beaches and sea water, Blackpool has got its first international Blue Flag Award recognising its excellent bathing waters, cleanliness and public safety standards. Head down to Blackpool South Beach to experience seaside fun at its best. Or try any of our other award-winning beaches at North, Central and Bispham - we've got a whole coastline to enjoy!

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Did You Know? We host many family gatherings throughout the year.
We have lots of events throughout the year and if you have a large family spread out throughout the UK then Blackpool is the perfect place to meet up. Karaoke is always popular and if your group is large enough we'll get a great comedian/singer in to entertain you. We can also recommend some buffet caterers whom you would pay direct. If your group is large enough and wants to come at a time of the year we wouldnt normally be full anyway - then we can offer a free room for the organiser. We're happy to talk about any of your requirements.
Canasta Sunsets We do get the most glorious sunsets. Here's one I took a while ago. (click it for full size)

Blackpool sunsets
Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Weekend This year the Illuminations get switched on on Friday 2nd September. Although things may get a little slimy this year!!

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Shameless Plug GENTLEMEN - treat your partner to a creative makeover and portrait session!!

My hobby is photography. It used to be golf but I got fed up of getting wet and I'm a much better photographer than I was a golfer.
If you're staying with us on a midweek day I can take you to my studio for a portrait session. It takes about an hour.
If you'd like a complete makeover I can arrange a really good make-up artist to come in.
I tend to specialise in creative portraits - something a little different.
Portrait sessions start at £199

You can see more of my work here:-

I also do Intro to Studio Days if you are new to photography and want to see what it's like shooting in a studio where we control the light. I can supply the model or bring your own. Email me for details.

More info about booking a portrait session here
Comedy Events Ma Kellys BlackpoolI went out for a few jars the other night. I think it's probably been one of the highlights of my year so far....people watching in Ma Kelly's
Blackpool Grand Theatre - Whats On This Year Whether you want drama, dance, laughs, thrills or family friendly entertainment, the Blackpool Grand Theatre has the perfect show for you.
The Sands Venue - Whats On This Year Legends is back with a refreshing new line up, Ray Quinn is back, Soul, Motown, GlamMantic - there's some great shows this year
Food Hygiene Rating 2016We are proud of our clean kitchen and work ethics. We achieved the highest rating of 5 again last June.

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Open December WeekendsWe are now open weekends in December - come to Blackpool for your Christmas Shopping
Breakfast Menu changed We no longer serve haddock or kippers for breakfast. They took too long to cook and guests were waiting 20 to 30 minutes.

BUT...we do now offer an alternative Scrambled or Poached eggs with Salmon and Hollondaise sauce on a hot toasted muffin - topped with chives. Swampy likes to call it Eggs Royale (which reminds me of that opening scene in Pulp Fiction)

We're getting some great feedback about them. I was walking past the fridge the other day and I thought I heard the Bee Gees singing....I was mistaken it was just the ch ..chives talking


New Year - Whacky Bingo added By popular demand we're adding Bingo to the New Year party - with a twist. WHACKY BINGO where the prize you win may not necessarily be the prize you want.

More details coming soon when Terry gets his act together :)

The Bingo Books and dobbers have arrived!

Fanastic time hotel made up for the terrible weather. Can't wait to arrange for a second helping if your ears can stand my singing. [View more comments]

Cheap tickets for Blackpool Tower, Sea Life Centre and Wax works

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Karaoke in Blackpool Best rate for the Canasta guaranteed Free wifi at this Blackpool bed and breakfast with car parking