Heritage Anniversary Weekend Events

1 month ago Sun 12th Sep 2021

Join us for a weekend of Heritage Tram events and celebrations on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September, as we mark 136 years the Tramway first opened on 29th September 1885!

As ever, we have a weekend packed full of tram tours, bus tours, depot tours and more. Find out what's going on below.

Heritage Tram Tours

We’ll have up to 6 Heritage trams running each day offering frequent timetabled tours with hop-on/hop off availability at all heritage stops 10:30-17:30 with trams operating to various destinations along the tramway.

Heritage Day Travelcards can be bought on any tram/bus on the day or from the Blackpool Transport app costing only £15 adult, £7 child. This allows travel on bus, modern trams and daytime Heritage Trams (not valid on Illuminations tours).

Individual tram tours can paid for onboard each tram, costing £5 adult/£2 child for any tour as far as Little Bispham and £7 adult/£3 child for any tour operating to Cleveleys or Fleetwood.

Some Tram Tours can as ever be pre-booked online in advance too!

Heritage Bus Tours

We’ll have 2 bus tours each day departing from Blundell Street, each taking around an hour & 15 minutes.

Bus100 Revisited: Departing at 11:00 Saturday and 12:00 Sunday to Thornton following the original bus route from Cleveleys to Thornton. Customers can alight the bus tour on the return leg at any bus stop near to a Heritage Tram Stop to connect with Heritage Trams (Cleveleys, Bispham, Cabin or North Pier).

Lytham St Annes Tour: Departurting at 13:00 Saturday and 14:00 Sunday. Following the old tram route along Lytham Road to Squires Gate, the site of the Lytham St Annes Corporation Tram Depot, then following the route of the long-gone tram line to Lytham passing through St Annes and the original Tramway shelter that survives at Fairhaven. The tour will return via the Promenade, past Fairhaven Lake and St Annes Pier. Customers have the option to alight from the tour on the return leg at Pleasure Beach to connect with Heritage Trams. 

Pre-booking is encouraged for all bus tours, to secure your seat book here:

Book your Lytham St Annes Bus Tour now!

Book your Bus100 Bus Tour now!

Heritage Depot Guided Tours

We're delighted to welcome back a renewed Depot Tour at our Rigby Road depot for our anniversary weekend and beyond. Guided tours will take place on both days, with future depot tours planned every Wednesday thereafter for the remainder of 2021 as part of our future plans for a Heritage Visitor Centre.

Tours will take place at 1pm & 2:30pm on Saturday 25th, and at 2pm on Sunday 26th. Each tour will last approximately 75 minutes and cost just £5 adults / £2.50 child (all children must be accompanied by a person over 18 years of age).

All money raised from the Depot Tours will contribute directly to the restoration of our Heritage Tram depot. Read more about our fundraiser here.

You must book your guided Depot Tour in advance as spaces are limited to 15 people per tour. Book online now!.

We’ll also have our Shop Tram open for the event and a small selection of static trams on display on Blundell Street.