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The Family Information Service (FIS) is a free, impartial service giving detailed information and advice on childcare as well as general information on a wide range of services for children, young people and their families.

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Are you the Parent of a Two Year Old?

Then don't miss out on your FREE childcare place.

Free childcare places for 2 year olds from Blackpool FIS

If you don't apply you'll never know whether it's for you - and it's easier than you think!

Free childcare places are available for your child to play and learn - and you could save up to £2500 a year on childcare.

You can easily apply - just go to www.blackpool.gov.uk/fis and click on Free Childcare for 2 Year Olds.

Or you can ring 0800 092 2332 (and if you do, please mention this website, thanks!)

Free childcare for 2 year olds with Blackpool Council


With Blackpool Family Information Services you can find all the services you need listed in one place!

We can advise on all family related subjects such as:

Children's bricks

- What’s On for Families in Blackpool

- Ofsted Registered Childcare

- Positive Activities for Young People (www.rubothered.org.uk)

- Parenting Support

- Help with Childcare Costs

- Activities for Disabled Children & Children with SEN (Parent Partnership)

- School Choice Advice

- Physical & Mental Health

- Health & Safety

- Free Entitlement for 2, 3 & 4 year olds and much more!

Blackpool Family Information Services

Find out more by ringing us - the number's above at the right - or visit www.blackpool.gov.uk/fis

Also find us under Blackpoolfis on Twitter and Facebook.

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Blackpool Family Information Service collect family orientated events and activities together on their website, with weekly or one-off events for you, your children and the whole family to take part in and enjoy.

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Blackpool Family Information Service Events

You'll find some of the events below listed in our own events calendar along with hundreds of other things to do all over the Fylde Coast.

Blackpool Family Information Service (or FIS for short) list all kinds of family orientated things for you to join in with, all over Blackpool. 

These are just some of the events and activities which are listed on the Blackpool Family Information Service website at this link 

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Find all these things to do listed in the Events Calendar

Coffee Morning

Feel free to come along to our informal Coffee morning, refreshments and an opportunity to meet new people, parents with children under 5ys welcome. 50p per family.

Activity Dates: 24th Feb, 24th March

Telephone 01253 699085
Baines Childrens Centre, Penrose Avenue, Blackpool, FY4 4DJ

Park Ranger Visits

Tuesdays 11am - 12pm
17th Jan - Planting session
14th Feb - Natural Art
14th March - Natural Storytelling

Telephone 01253 699085
Baines Endowed Primary School & Childrens Centre, Penrose Avenue, Blackpool, FY4 4DJ

Dad’s and Families Group

Saturday's 10am - 12noon
Activity dates: 28th Jan, 25th Feb and 1st April

Bring the children on a Saturday for cool, chilled fun. Learn stuff, make crafts,
play games and have a bacon butty. All ages of children welcome with granddads, uncles and all male carers as well as the rest of the family.

Telephone 01253 839739
Mereside Primary School & Children's Centre, Langdale Road, Blackpool, FY4 4RR

Park Rangers and Club!

Friday 10am - 1pm
Dates are:
10th February
10th March Special Spring Event creating Natural Art
24th March Mother’s Day Special
7th April Planting out for the season

Various growing and planting activities for you and your family. Wear your scruffs and have some fun planting, making, growing and creating.

Telephone 01253 839739
Mereside Childrens Centre & Garden, Langdale Road, Blackpool, FY4 4RR

Park Rangers Create

10am – 11am Wednesday 15th February
3:30pm – 5pm Thursday 16th March

Crafts, messy play and outdoor play. Including nature art and nature story telling.

Telephone 01253 476480
Grange Park Children's Centre, Dingle Avenue, Blackpool, FY3 7NX

Breakfast and Bounce

Saturday 25th February 10am-12noon

Enjoy a free bacon/sausage barm as well as fruit/ cereal whilst doing some craft activities in the café. Then join in some bouncing fun on the indoor bouncy castle. Our sensory room will also be open for younger children. Booking essential.

Telephone 01253 476480
Grange Park Children's Centre, Dingle Avenue, Blackpool, FY3 7NX

Messy Church at Christ Church with All Saints

Every 2nd Saturday 4pm - 6pm, 11 February and 11 March 2017

All are welcome for fun, games, craft, face paint, learning about Jesus and a meal together at the Church. Great fun for the whole family! Just turn up on the day. Age Range: Infants to Adults. Cost: Free

Contact Alan Byrom. Telephone 01253 390272. Email Office@ccasblackpool.co.uk 

Christ Church with All Saints, 15a Palatine Road, Blackpool, FY1 4BT

Aunty Social, Knittaz with Attitude

Monday's 6.00pm - 9.00pm (1st week of the month only, next one 6 March)

Textiles, art projects, loads of fun and a running buffet!

Telephone 01253 476911
Claremont Park Community ,Claremont Road, Blackpool, FY1 2QJ

Blackpool Women's Institute

Thursday 13:00 -16:00 (2nd week of the month) next one on 9 February and 9 March 2017

The local branch of this well known and respected international organisation. Regular day trips, visiting speakers and social events supplement the monthly programme.

Telephone 01253 621703

Website http://claremontparkcc.wordpress.com/ 

Claremont Community Centre, Claremont Road, Blackpool, FY1 2QJ

Claremont Local Neighbourhood Partnership

Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 (2nd week of each month.) - next one on 14 February and 14 March 2017

The neighbourhood areas have been created so that services such as highway maintenance, street cleaning and parking can be targeted on a more local level, rather than for Blackpool as a whole. This means that resources can be used more efficiently and that services can be tailored to tackling issues that are specific to your local area.

The neighbourhood team aims to engage with members of the business community, local residents and others within the area to identify problems, make decisions and resolve issues.

Telephone 01253 476911

Claremont Community Centre, Claremont Road, Blackpool, FY1 2QJ

The Blackpool Keyboard Society

Tuesday's 7.30pm - 9.30pm (2nd week of the month, 14 February and 14 March 2017)

Live concerts, improvised sessions and social events.

Telephone 01253 476911

Claremont Park Community Centre, Claremont Road, Blackpool, FY1 2QJ

Who Let The Dads Out? - Fathers Group.

Every 3rd Saturday 10am - 12noon - next one 18 February and 18 March 2017

Who Let The Dads Out? - is a group for dads, grandads, or male carers and their children. It's all about creating a space where dads and their young children can have fun together.

A church based national initiative aimed to help and encourage fathers and their young children to spend quality time together along with other like minded fathers with their children. Anyone interested can just turn up for the day.

Contact Martin Ormond - 01253 826153 or Email martin.ormond@blueyonder.co.uk

All Hallows Parish Church, All Hallows Road, Blackpool, FY2 0AY

Lancashire Rose Line Dancing Club

Mondays 10am - 12pm

Telephone 07766 310260

All Hallows Parish Church, All Hallows Road, Blackpool, FY2 0AY

Fancy Feet Line Dance

Mondays 6pm - 10pm.

Classes for all levels - Beginners first hour.

Call 07984 188972

Highfield Methodist Church, Mayfield Avenue, Blackpool, FY4 2NT

Get On Line: Develop your Digital Skills

Tuesday's 10.30am - 1.30pm

For Blackpool Fylde and Wyre residents aged 19 years and over.

Do you want to know how to:

Keep in touch with friends and family through Skype or Facetime
Do your shopping securely online.
Book your next holiday
Use Facebook and Twitter safely
Find a job. Apply for a job
Access benefits on line
This course is designed to support people to use the internet with confidence.

Ring Christine - Telephone 01253 344398

U R Potential, 296 Central Drive, Blackpool, FY1 5JW

The Over 60's Friendly Club

Wednesdays 13:30 - 15:30

A welcoming group for the Over 60′s offering bingo, games, cards, raffles and tea and biscuits every week. The club also holds regular luncheons, hot pot suppers, visiting entertainers and day trips throughout the year. Group members regularly take part in Blackpool wide community arts projects funded by Arts Council England and the Blackpool Arts Engagement Team.

Telephone 01253 621703
Website http://claremontcentre.wordpress.com/ 

Claremont Community Centre, Claremont Road, Blackpool, FY1 2QJ


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There's something for everyone, at Blackpool Family Information Service.


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