Family Film Day

Roll up, roll up! Come one, come all!

The Winter Gardens Film Festival invites you to step back in time and discover a world of archive film showing beautiful , breezy Blackpool through the ages.

Come and see bustling beaches, bathing belles and all the fun of the fair in the Pavilion of Blackpool Winter Gardens. Feel film come to life with promenade screenings, live performances and a visit to the deckchair theatre.

There's lots to do for all the family: nifty seaside-themed craft activities, super sideshow performers, a penny arcade, parasol parade and an edwardian dress-up photo studio.

Parasol Parade

We’re inviting schools, community groups, businesses or individuals to decorate a brolly and compete for the title of the Most Popular Parasol.

The competition will be judged by the general public and there with special prizes for winners.

Registration fee is £5. For this you will receive a plain umbrella to decorate and entry to the competition.

Entries should be based on any of the following themes:

  • Blackpool
  • Seaside
  • Holiday; or
  • Funfair

We are looking for originality, imagination and creativity.

Sign up online

You will need to drop off your completed parasol by Friday 21 July and collect it after the event by Monday 21 July before 4.00pm.


    • Group Prize: A free Pop-up Picturehouse screening at your venue (FY and PR postcodes only).
    • Individual Prize: A vintage Blackpool themed hamper containing items and gift vouchers worth over £120.

    Saturday 29 July 2017

    11am - 4:30pm

    Certificate: U