Life in Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre
St Mary’s is located in Blackpool, on the Fylde Coast, in Lancashire. We’re about two miles from the coast and Blackpool town centre. Much of the Fylde Coast, especially Blackpool, is based around tourism, but there are plenty of slower more traditional local towns and villages such as historic Poulton-Le-Fylde, Wrea Green and Kirkham to name a few, all within a few miles of us in the beautiful surroundings of the Fylde and Wyre countryside.
There’s always something fun happening on the Fylde to keep you entertained. Here’s just a small selection of events that usually take place each year, with many free to attend.
- Blackpool World Fireworks Championships
- Livewire Festival
- Rebellion Punk Festival
- Blackpool Air Show
- Blackpool Illuminations Switch On
- Strictly Come Dancing at Blackpool Tower Ballroom
- Ride The Lights
- Fleetwood Tram Sunday
- St Annes International Kite Festival
- Lytham Club Day
- Lytham Festival
Blackpool also boasts the Winter Gardens, Zoo, indoor climbing, Grand Theatre, Grundy Art Gallery, Sealife Centre, Madame Tussauds waxworks, and the Pleasure Beach. Beyond the miles of beautiful sandy beaches of the Fylde Coast, the scenic Lake District National Park and Forest of Bowland AONB are within easy reach. But if you wish for something more urban, then Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster and other vibrant cities in the North West are also close by.