The Northern Vegan Festival 2014 is taking place at:

The Empress Ballroom, The Winter Gardens, 61, Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HU



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Getting there

The venue is situated in the heart of Blackpool, in the centre of the main shopping area.  

Travelling by train

Blackpool North train station is a 10 minute walk away. 

Check the national rail website for times and prices

Travel to Blackpool with First TransPennine Express

Travelling by coach

Some National Express services use Blackpool Central Coach Station, Which is a 10 minute walk from the venue. Others use Lonsdale Road Coach Station. To get to the venue from Lonsdale Road Coach station you need to walk a few minutes to the boardwalk and take a tram northwards (Fleetwood Ferry destination) to Church Street and get off at the North Pier stop, which is a few minutes walk from Church Street.

Travelling by car and parking

From the M55 exit at junction 4, follow A583 into central Blackpool or for sat nav - postcode FY1 1HW.

Central Blackpool has one-way systems and pedestrianised areas. You may wish to use one of the large, well sign-posted tourist car-parks close to the Promenade or there are 2 car-parks closer to the Winter Gardens.

A multi-storey facility is available within the Houndshill Shopping Centre. This is approx 150m from the Coronation Street entrance (lift access to the main areas of the Winter Gardens building) or approx. 300m from the Church Street entrance (ground level access to the main building) - the postcode of this car-park is FY1 4NY. This is a pay-on-return car-park:

(8am - 11:30pm)

Up to 2 hrs £2.00
Up to 3 hrs £3.00
Up to 4 hrs £4.00
Up to 6 hrs £6.00
Up to 8 hrs £8.00
Up to 10 hrs £12.00
Up to 24 hrs £20.00

Open air, ground level parking is also available on the corner of Adelaide Street and Alfred Street approx 200m from the Church Street entrance - the postcode of this car-park is FY1 4LA. This is a pay-&-display car-park.

South King Street car park (entrance on Charnley Road) is only a 5min walk from the venue and is reasonably priced.

Mon-Sun    24 hours
Up to 3 hours    £2.50
Up to 8 hours    £4
Up to 12 hours  £5 
Up to 24 hours  £7.50
Up to 48 hours  £8
Up to 72 hours  £9

Please follow the link below for information about travel to the venue and nearby parking.

A taxi rank is on Church Street, just a few minutes walk from the entrance to the building.


If you are looking for accommodation in the area then the following website has a definitive guide: