The BDF National Congress
+ ON THE DAY
FRIDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2023
The Spanish Hall, Winter Gardens, Blackpool.
FREE ENTRY to the National Congress
Doors open at 9:30am
+ TICKET INFORMATION
The BFD National Congress is FREE for all members to attend and anyone else that would like to be part of this wonderful congress. There is always a donation option to the BDF if you feel that you would like to contribute towards the BDF’s continued efforts in bring the best to our Members. Thank you for your support.
+ TIMETABLE OF EVENTS
DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED NEARER THE TIME
+ TRAVEL DETAILS
The Spanish Hall, Winter Gardens, Blackpool, FY1 1HL.
From the M55 exit at junction 4, follow A583 into central Blackpool or for sat nav – postcode FY1 1HW
Central Blackpool does have 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.
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.
Limited metered street-parking is also available close-by. St Johns Square is a shared use space and open to pedestrians only for long-periods. The Winter Gardens does not have on-site public parking.
A taxi rank is on Church Street, just a few minutes walk from the entrance to the building. Taxis may also drop off outside both entrances to the Winter Gardens subject to traffic restrictions.
Blackpool North Station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the Winter Gardens.
+ FOOD & DRINK
There are many places to eat and drink within the Winter Gardens and on the high street.
Patrons please be reminded not to bring their own food and drink to the event.