Play Expo & Blackpool Illuminations Trip – Important News

Please be aware time is running out to join this trip. To gaurantee places for this brilliant weekend, you MUST must tell us you wish to go before or at next Friday’s coffee morning. In addition, the hotel payment will be needed by the following Tuesday (18th September).

We will be attending the “Play Expo” weekend in Blackpool on 27th & 28th October 2018. The show is the ultimate in gaming weekends in the UK. The Expo will see their biggest ever selection of consoles, computers, handhelds and PCs on the show floor. As well as all the latest up to date games it will feature a big ‘Retro’ section and like the Manchester show last year Northern Lights Pinball will also be bringing a large pinball machine section with over 50 tables.

The kids (and parents) are going to love this great weekend getaway and if you have been to a”Play Expo” show before you will know how much there is to do. Once in the exhibition, all the games are set to free play!

For more Play Expo information see their website

It is our hope that we will be able to give free tickets to all our members that wish to attend. You can arrange to stay at the Norbreck Castle Hotel where the event is being held. However, we have friends at the Carousel Hotel at the other end of the seafront and we have access to a limited number of family rooms at a special price. If we have sufficient funds we intend including free 3-day tram passes for our members.

It is a great getaway and we think for most if not all, it will fall on the half term weekend. In addition, the Blackpool illuminations will be on. The Carousel Hotel has given us a family room price of £210 for B&B (Fri, Sat &Sun). Evening meals can be added at £15.00 pp for a 3-course dinner and £10.00 pp for a 2-course dinner (We know this hotel well and as well as being a great venue the food is fabulous). You can, of course, opt for the local chippy, the are loads of them!

Subject to numbers attending we are also hoping to join up with the local “Aiming Higher” group to perhaps arrange an additional extra event.

We need to know what members of our group would like to attend, so please email, call or leave messages via our facebook site asap.

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