Jazz in Blackpool
- The Tower Ballroom
Don't miss the chance to dance in the world-famous Tower Ballroom.
- Chicago Teddy Bears
With a broad-ranging repertoire the six-piece Teddy Bears are renowned for their tightly polished performances.
- No fly
- Half board
- Short breaks
Enjoy boogie-woogie and the blues with live music from four jazz bands
Enjoy four evenings of live jazz sessions from four different jazz bands and two diverting talks from your expert jazz host Margaret Saddington. This holiday also includes an excursion to the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom, and a guided tour of Salmesbury Hall.
- All breakfasts and dinners
- Four jazz sessions from four live bands
- Two illustrated jazz talks
- A tea dance at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom
- Visit to Salmesbury Hall
- Jazz host and Saga representative
- Welcome drink
- Porterage in your hotel
- Cancellation rights
North Promenade Blackpool Lancashire FY1 2HB
This 4-star Victorian hotel overlooks Blackpool's North Promenade and boasts extensive leisure facilities. The Imperial Hotel first opened its doors in 1867 and combines original character with modern comforts.
There are 180 traditionally-styled bedrooms. Wi-Fi is complimentary.
Tea coffee making facilities
Food and Drink
You'll enjoy tasty meals served in the Palm Court restaurant enjoys wonderful sea views and the No.10 bar, which is steeped in history, has been frequented by Prime Ministers past and present!
Indoor swimming pool
The hotel enjoys an excellent location opposite the promenade in the North Shore area of town. The North Pier is approximately 900 metres away, and many attractions can be reached via the promenade.
You may wish to take the famous tram, which stops right outside the hotel. Blackpool North railway station is 800 metres away.
A quintessential seaside tow, Blackpool has a lengthly promenade which is home to three Victorian-style piers, and framed by plenty of attractions to keep you entertained. You can take the lift to the top of the famous 518-foot tall Balckpool Tower, or take to the dancefloor of the opulent Tower Ballroom.
Exploring further afield you can discover the beauiful Lake District, which provided no end of inspiration for the Romantic poets.
Your holiday will be led by host Margaret Saddington. Her knowledge and appreciation of jazz comes from being a member of three different jazz clubs and having sung with many jazz bands. Margaret has a particular passion for the voice of Ella Fitzgerald and the sound of the tenor saxophone, and she has hosted many Saga jazz and big band holidays since 2003.
Day 1 Washington Whirligig
Once you've arrived and settled in, you can look forward to meeting your jazz host and, after dinner, the first performance of your holiday from the popular Washington Whirligig. D
Day 2 Jazz talk
This morning you can hear an illustrated jazz talk from Margaret Saddington, and in the afternoon you'll enjoy an excursion to the splendid Blackpool Tower Ballroom for a Tea Dance. Following dinner there will be a rousing performance from Martin Bennett’s Old Green River Band. B, D
Day 3 Eagle Jazz Band
Margaret Saddington will give her second jazz talk this morning, then you are free to spend the afternoon as you please. After dinner you can take your seat for the evening's entertainment from the lively Eagle Jazz Band. B, D
Day 4 Chicago Teddy bears
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Salmesbury Hall, one of the most attractive stately homes in the north west with a rich and interesting history. Enjoy free time this afternoon to explore or relax at the hotel. This evening you can enjoy your final dinner and party-night entertainment from the Chicago Teddy Bears! B, D
Day 5 Depart
Depart after breakfast. B
You can look forward to exploring one of Lancashire’s most stunning stately homes, an attractive half-timbered black and white medieval house built in 1325 as a family home, and beautifully maintained for the enjoyment of visitors. See the Victorian kitchen, schoolroom and browse the exhibition in the Long Gallery, while the Hall’s archive rooms document centuries of local history with special focus on the notorious witchcraft trials more than 400 years ago. Samlesbury is also renowned as one of the most haunted buildings in Britain, having been the subject of TV shows and features around the globe. Perhaps keep an eye out for the White Lady, Dorothy Southworth who died of a broken heart but has since been seen on many occasions within the Hall and grounds.
Included on 4 nights itinerary
Tower Ballroom tea dance
Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear,' is the Shakespeare quote that hangs above the stage of this lavish ballroom, with its gorgeous painted ceiling and exquisite architecture. Enjoy afternoon tea with all the delicious cakes, scones and sandwiches you'd expect then, if the mood takes you, get on the dance floor and show off your own moves to the sounds of the Wurlitzer organ.
Included on 4 nights itinerary
Washington Whirligig –This band play music ranging from early New Orleans to mainstream jazz, blues and swing.
Martin Bennett’s Old Green River Band– Enjoy jazz, boogie and blues music from this band, evoking New Orleans and the Deep South.
Chicago Teddy Bears – With a broad-ranging repertoire that includes Dixieland, New Orleans and mainstream jazz, the six-piece Teddy Bears are renowned for their tightly polished performances.
The Eagle Jazz Band - Led by Matt Palmer, the band has a broad repertoire the focus is on the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, with a mix of popular songs and classic compositions.