Find out about Visit Fylde Coast. It’s a digital media product which celebrates this wonderful stretch of coastline and its hinterland.
What does Visit Fylde Coast include?
Interlinked websites, including:
- Visit Fleetwood
- Visit Cleveleys
- Visit Poulton-le-Fylde
- Live Blackpool
- Visit St Annes
- Visit Lytham
- Visit Fylde Coast
- The Blackpool Illuminations
Social media pages
- matching Facebook pages for each of the websites above, plus accounts on these platforms, all called Visit Fylde Coast:
Weekly email newsletter
All of this content is independently published by The Rabbit Patch Ltd.
All About Visit Fylde Coast
It’s about this wonderful bit of northwest UK coastline. Including Cleveleys, Poulton and Fleetwood in the north, life in Blackpool in the centre, and St Annes and Lytham in the south.
Visit Fylde Coast is where you’ll find interesting, current and topical pieces. It’s not that far to travel from one end of the Fylde Coast to the other so all of the 330,000 people who are lucky enough to live here can also enjoy everything that’s on offer. Visit Fylde Coast is for everyone who loves the area -whether you live here or love to visit!
Explore the seafront, beaches and promenade. Look around the town centres and local shopping. Enjoy the parks and gardens. Meet the community and enjoy hundreds of events.
We’ve also got ‘Lifestyle’ items like shopping, cooking, gardening and house and home. There’s also ‘Wellbeing’ articles about health and social care and the many active groups who make life so enjoyable in these parts.
Special Features include:
Chrissies Blog for a look at life at the seaside.
Weather and webcams find out what the weather is doing right now, and what’s forecast.
Events Calendar the biggest and best what’s on guide for the area.
These sites were conceived, created, published and are delivered to you by The Rabbit Patch Ltd. We’re a family business based at Cleveleys.
Our mission is:
To share the wonders of this coast through a positive and enthusiastic product, with all the other like minded people out there.
Our Brand Values are:
Honesty, Integrity, Reliability, Transparency, Enthusiasm, Realism, Accuracy, Passion, Approachability, Innovation, Uniqueness, Unconventionality, Down-to-Earth, Reality
How to Contribute
We publish information, news, stories, requests etc for community groups entirely free of charge.
Read ‘How to Contribute’ We can also offer an enhanced promotional package for advertising community events.
Unfortunately, business content must be paid for.
It’s the support of advertising revenue which enables us to publish Visit Fylde Coast. In return you’ll get great exposure to a huge and engaged audience of readers. Information about advertising options here.
It costs a significant amount of money just to keep Visit Fylde Coast online. Our servers are expensive (because there’s a huge amount of content and a LOT of traffic), we pay for domain names and security certificates to make sure that our websites are secure.
On top of that it takes an enormous amount of time and effort to publish the Visit Fylde Coast product. We deliver a continuous stream of information through web pages, social media pages and the enewsletter.
So you can see that the financial support which comes from our advertisers is crucial to its continuation and future development.
And a bit about The Rabbit Patch
Once upon a time, we lived in a hilly spot in Yorkshire… In winter the sky looked dark, and we couldn’t see the sea. Every which way we turned when we left the house was a hill, and winter seemed to drag on forever. We could see a little glimmer of a red setting sun between the 50’ trees behind our house and dreamed of its rays hitting the west coast water.
Then one day we came for a day trip to this new place we’d found called Cleveleys. Or Cle-ve-leys as an old neighbour called it when he came on holiday to this little known and slightly exotic sounding place in the 1950’s.
‘Shall we have a look in the estate agents at the end of the high street’ I famously said.
‘This would be perfect for you. It doesn’t have a kitchen or bathroom, but you can buy a bathroom suite for £100’ the estate agent said. Another long story, several months and a guardian angel (yes really) later, and we were ensconced in our very own building site, with no running water, kitchen, heating or carpets.
Fast forward and we’ve got running water, radiators and curtains, and are well and truly in love with the place we now call home.
A place to fall in love with…
We love the lightness and the brightness, despite the endless wind, and the winters seem to pass in a flash, with bright open skies and sunsets and walks on the beach whatever the weather.
We’ve met some really great people, made truly good friends, been made to feel so very welcome, and feel so much at home. It’s made me feel better about my own old age when it comes. With no kids of my own the old age that my grandma had made me fearful for my own. Here there’s so much to do, so many groups, and so many nice people who’ll just help you out.
Where it all began…
So, having previously holidayed in Cornwall every year, we can’t see the difference between Freeport marina and Falmouth harbour. So because we can, we build our first website ‘Visit Cleveleys’. It was launched in January 2010, to share what we love with everyone else and let everyone else see what we can see.
The rest is now history. Visit Cleveleys grew into the product which it is today, and became our life.
Why do we do what we do? Because it’s a great place, with great people who we wanted to give a voice to, and we just love it all!
We love the daily chats on Facebook about all kinds of things from lost dogs, to high street shops and endless photos of sunsets. The things we’ve found out, the people we’ve interviewed and being involved behind the scenes of the tourism machine that makes this coast tick. We love finding interesting things out so that we can tell you!
Make this the year that you join in
Keep watching, reading and contributing – we have lots of plans and want you to come with us on our journey. We’ve got lots of ideas of our own, but yours are even more important to us.
More than anything, these sites are created for you to share, enjoy and contribute to. Please join in – send us your photos, comments, news, stories.
We’d prefer you to send an email (so that we don’t miss your message). We get lots of messages and it’s easy to miss one. Email jane@theRabbitPatch.co.uk
While you’re here…
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