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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

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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

Early Years
PO Box 4
Town Hall Municipal Buildings
Blackpool
Lancashire
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Events for You and Your Family

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

East Pines Park Free Sports Activities

Easter To May Half Term 2017

Activities are for children aged 5 to 14. They will be FUN and offer a variety of sports each day. Sports will include: Tag Rugby, Dodgeball, Rounders, Cricket, Football, Tennis and more. All sessions are delivered by Sport Blackpool sports coaches. This is our timetable:

Easter
Date Time Additional Activity
10th April (Monday) 9.30am – 2pm
11th April (Tuesday) 9.30am – 2pm
12th April (Wednesday) 9.30am – 2pm Bike coding
13th April (Thursday) 9.30am – 2pm Mobile climbing tower

Easter to May (Wednesday PM’s)
Weds 19th/26th April 4.45pm – 6pm
Weds 3rd/10th/17th/24th May 4.45pm – 6pm

May Half Term
30th May (Tuesday) 9.30am – 2pm
1st May ( Wednesday) 9.30am – 2pm Day trip*
1st June (Thursday) 9.30am – 2pm
2nd June (Friday) 9.30am – 2pm Day trip*
5th June (Monday) 9.30am – 2pm
7th June (Wednesday) 9.30am – 2pm
9th June (Friday) 9.30am – 2pm

East Pines Park, Eastpines Drive, Thornton-Cleveleys, FY5 3RU

Reaching URPotential - Women Only

Supportive training course for women aged 19 plus.

Are you ready for a change and to meet new challenges in 2017?

Develop your confidence and communication skills.
Identify and explore career options and other areas for training and development
Develop your CV and gain support in job searching and interview techniques
Review your personal options and develop an Action Plan just for you!
Come along and Reach your Potential!

Date: Wednesday 26th April and Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm (This is a 2 week course—5 hours per session)

To book on this course or to find out more please ring our office on 01253 344398, or email enquries@urpotential.co.uk

Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service, Fire Station Radcliffe Road, Fleetwood, FY7 6UJ

Basic IT Skills for Over 35's

During these sessions you will be introduced to:

Using computers safely and being able to access a range of digital IT skills based on your own needs
The safe use of and benefits of using the internet
Note: This is a 2 week course over 3 sessions.

Dates: Tuesday 18th Wednesday 19th and Tuesday 25th April 9.30 to 1pm on 18th and 19th, and 9.30 to 1.30pm on 25th.

To book your place or to find out more about this course please speak to your Job Advisor or call URPotential on 01253 344398

Pensioners Hall, 101 St. Albans Road, Lytham St. Annes, FY8 1UZ

Childminder Drop In At Grange Park Children's Centre

Monday 10 April 10am - 11.30am

Come along to the childminder drop in. During the holidays sessions are open to all children aged 0-5 and their families. Older brothers and sisters are welcome to attend too!

Play Park: Our new outdoor areas are now open for free play anytime during our opening hours. Bikes, balls, swings and slides!

Telephone 01253 476480
Grange Park Children's Centre, 31 Dingle Avenue, Blackpool, FY3 7NX

Messy Play At Grange Park Children's Centre

Tuesday 11 April 9.30am - 11am

Open play session for younger children and their older brothers and sisters for some messy fun.

During the holidays sessions are open to all children aged 0-5 and their families. Older brothers and sisters are welcome to attend too!

Telephone 01253 476480.
Grange Park Children's Centre, 31 Dingle Avenue, Blackpool, FY3 7NX

Easter Egg Hunt At Grange Park Children's Centre

Tuesday 11 April 9.30am - 11am

Come along to Chepstow Gardens for our special Easter Egg hunt.

During the holidays sessions are open to all children aged 0-5 and their families. Older brothers and sisters are welcome to attend too!

Telephone 01253 476480
Grange Park Children's Centre, 31 Dingle Avenue, Blackpool, FY3 7NX

Chatterpillars Stay And Play With Park Rangers At Grange Park Children's Centre

Thursday 13 April 9.30am - 11.30am
Crafts and play using outdoor materials.

During the holidays sessions are open to all children aged 0-5 and their families. Older brothers and sisters are welcome to attend too!

Telephone 01253 476480
Grange Park Children's Centre, 31 Dingle Avenue, Blackpool, FY3 7NX

Messy Church at Christ Church with All Saints

Every 2nd Saturday 4pm - 6pm, 8 April 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 5 June)

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 13 April 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 11 April 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, 11 April 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 15 April 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
Emailinfo@urpotential.co.uk 

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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If you like the sound of these activities, why don't you take a look at their much bigger list?

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

 

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