Be part of Blackpool Jubilee celebrations heritage tram parade


Posted on Wednesday 18th May 2022

Some lucky people will have the chance to be part of the heritage tram parade taking place on the 2 June as part of the town’s celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

There are a limited number of seats available and the ballot will be open from 18 May to 11am on Wednesday 25 May and people will be invited to enter their names with a chance to win a seat on one of the heritage trams.

Staged in association with Blackpool Transport and the Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID), the parade will see around a dozen trams from the heritage fleet travel in convoy from the Pleasure Beach to Little Bispham, creating one of the largest tram parades the town has ever seen. 

The convoy, which sets off at 2.30pm from the Pleasure Beach will pause at the Tower Festival Headland for a unique photo opportunity.  

Cllr Lynn Williams, Leader of Blackpool Councilsays:

“We are very excited to be staging this huge vintage tram parade as part of the Jubilee celebrations in Blackpool.

“I’m also very pleased to be able to announce that there will be some tickets available for people to not just watch the parade but be a part of it and take a seat on one of the trams.

“All people need to do is go to www.blackpool.gov.uk/tramparade and enter their details. I’m very much looking forward to seeing people getting into the spirit of things and I am hoping to see some colourful costumes!”

Although the historic trams were officially “retired” when new European-style trams were brought into service on the seafront route in 2012, a number of them were retained and thanks to an army of volunteers have been brought back into regular use. They now form one of the finest heritage fleets in the world. 

To be in with a chance of being part of this unique event, those entering just need to submit their details by going to www.blackpool.gov.uk/tramparade  The lucky winners will be notified on Friday 27 May.


Posted on Wednesday 18th May 2022

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