Blackpool and the Illuminations

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About the break

Monday 23 September to Friday 27 September 2024

Join the Social Breaks and Holidays Group on an exciting break to Blackpool during the Blackpool Illuminations.

  • Four nights dinner, bed and breakfast.
  • Pre-dinner welcome drink with a glass of house wine.
  • Centrally located for exploring Blackpool and the Illuminations.
  • Limited availability of secure parking charged at £20 per night. Free Wi-Fi.

Stay four nights at the three-star Ruskin Hotel and Suites, perfectly located in the centre of Blackpool just minutes away from the town's best-known attractions. At the hotel you'll find Rembrandts Cabaret with a nightly entertainment programme and the Retreat Wellness and Spa offering spa treatments at an extra cost. The fitness centre is free to hotel guests.


Your days will be free for you to explore yourself. Nearby you will find Blackpool Tower, which offers stunning panoramic views across the town, the Winter Gardens with its collection of theatres, ballrooms and exhibition halls; most notably the impressive Opera House with a capacity of near 3000, making it one of the world's biggest stages, Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE Blackpool, all reachable within a 5 minute walk from the hotel.


The award-winning Blackpool Pleasure Beach is around 20 minutes away by tram, here you can ride one of the 125 rides and attractions or go ice skating at The Arena. Blackpool Zoo is also accessible within 20 minutes by car and 25 minutes by bus. There are also some free attractions nearby, including Coral Island, the Grundy Art Gallery, Fleetwood Market and Stanley Park, a Grade II-listed park, opened in 1926, which has been voted the best park in the UK for the second time in three years.

You will be visiting Blackpool during the Illuminations, giving you the opportunity to meander the six miles of traditional festoons, tableaux and interactive features along the Promenade. If you don't feel like walking, why not take an illuminated tram ride instead? Pre-booking is advised, click here to go to the Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours website and find out more.


To find out more about things to do in Blackpool, please click here to go to the Visit Blackpool website.


Included in this break is four nights of dinner, bed and breakfast, along with a pre-dinner welcome drink of a glass of house wine. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel and there is a secure garage with 16 parking spaces at the rear of the hotel and car parking is charged at £20 per night. There is a loading bay where you can stay for 20 minutes and there are porters on hand 7 days a week to help you with your luggage. There are also a number of local car parks nearby, to find out more please click here to go to the parking information on The Ruskin Hotels' website.

There are no fully adapted bedrooms at the hotel, but some rooms are suitable for guests with limited mobility. If you require an accessible room, ensure to mention this when booking.


For any queries regarding this break, please email the Social Group on



£348 per person based on two sharing double or twin room.

Limited availability of single rooms available without supplement, after this the single rate supplement is £140 per room - subject to availability.


A deposit of £20 per person is required at the time of booking.


To book, please contact Dunwood Travel on 01384 455655 or, quoting ‘T233651’.

Keeping in touch

We’d like to stay in touch with you about your break and let you know about any changes, should they occur.

Once you have secured your place on a break, please fill out the form below so we can send you a welcome letter and contact you with any updates about the breaks you are attending. 

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Ruskin Hotel & Suites, 55-69 Albert Road, Blackpool, FY1 4PW



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