There’s lots to do on the Fylde in November

November’s a great time to stay at Hy Hotel and enjoy all that Fylde has to offer, the area has loads of year-round attractions, as well as seasonal special events like Blackpool’s world-famous illuminations.

Get wrapped up and enjoy blustery seaside walks and well-deserved fish and chips to warm you up.

Fireworks Extravaganza and Funfair
Thursday 4th November
St Annes Cricket Club, Vernon Road, St Annes

Gates open for funfair thrills and hot food from 4pm
Firework display at approx 7:30pm.
Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £10

The one with the Holiday Armadillo
FriendsFestive
5th-19th November
Blackpool Winter Gardens

Could Friends fans BE any more excited?! The FriendsFestive event gives you the chance to explore your favourite sets dressed for the season (check out Monica’s apartment, Joey and Chandler’s, and Central Perk), you can visit the Holiday Armadillo’s grotto, and even re-enact the iconic Thanksgiving floating heads scene.

Get your Thanksgiving pants on; there’ll be themed food stalls and Christmas cocktails as well as exclusive FriendsFestive merchandise.

The ‘Mexico’ Disaster
12 Oct — 21 Nov
Lytham Heritage Centre

Learn more about ‘the worst loss of crew in a single incident in RNLI history’ with this exhibit, as Lytham Heritage Group commemorates the 135th Anniversary of this tragic event. Viewed as a national disaster across Victorian England, the 1886 attempt to rescue crew from the German barque Mexico cost the lives of 27 lifeboatmen.

Spot the red panda twins
Blackpool Zoo
10am – 15:45 throughout November.
Blackpool Zoo recently welcomed not one, but two baby red pandas (pictured). With only 10,000 red pandas left in the wild, these cubs are cause for extra celebration, so head along and see if you can spot them.

It’s A Wonderful Life
Lowther Cinema, Lytham
2pm 4th November

Get in the festive spirit with this afternoon screening of It’s a Wonderful Life, as Clarence the angel shows George Bailey (James Stewart) what his town would’ve been like if it hadn’t been for his good deeds over the years.

For £10, not only do you get your ticket to watch the film but you’ll also be able to enjoy soup and a sandwich in the Lowther bar an hour before the film starts.

How The Koala Learnt To Hug
7th November
Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

Enjoy this charming family musical with your little ones and get a chance to meet author Steven Lee, who will be available to sign copies of How The Koala Learnt To Hug and Other Australian Fairytales on sale after the show.

A good introduction to theatre for children, this feel-good family musical is a feast of games, giggles and songs.

We’ll Meet Again
14th November
Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

Choose from a matinee or evening performance reminiscing as talented vocalists and comedy instrumentalists recreate British radio variety programme Workers’ Playtime, with tributes to Donald Peers, Gracie Fields, Frank Randle, Anne Shelton, Jack Buchanan, Rob Wilton and, of course, Dame Vera Lynn.

Start doing your vocal warm up exercises now, ready to belt out Land of Hope and Glory for the grand finale.

Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess
19th November
The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Dip your feet in the rural idyll and enjoy an evening of heart-warming tales from Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen in this frank, funny and informative new show. The shepherdess and mother-of-nine shares stories and photos from her remarkable farming, family life.

Santa’s Grotto
20th November – 24th December
Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Visit Santa Claus and explore his grotto. Your little ones will meet the elves, receive a gift and a DIY bauble to make at home, enjoy a hot chocolate and go on the Alice in Wonderland ride. Book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Magic Goes Wrong
24th – 27th November
Blackpool Winter Gardens

A hapless gang of magicians stage an evening of grand illusion to raise cash for charity. As the magic turns to mayhem, accidents spiral out of control and so does their fundraising target. Stephen Fry calls it joyously silly and entirely wonderful.

Christmas Fayre
30th November – 5th December
Lytham Heritage Centre

Choose some quirky Christmas gifts that your family and friends wouldn’t have seen elsewhere, or simply treat yourself to a unique piece or two by local craftspeople.