Blackpool Better Start

Supporting families by helping parents give children the best possible start in life.

We know that being a parent can be tough and we provide free events, services and programmes that help lighten the load. If you’ve got a baby on the way or a child under 4, Blackpool Better Start is here for you.

Big Little Moments

Big Little Moments

Building brains with Big Little Moments

Find a Free Event

Find a Free Event

What’s on near me?

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Register here for the Winter Wonderland Advocacy Event

CECD

CECD

Centre for Early Child Development

Find a Family Hub

Find a family hub

Find your nearest children’s centre, library or park.

Our Free Services

Our Free Services

See all our free services for Blackpool families

Community Connectors

Community Connectors

Meet your local Community and Health Connector

Conferences

Conferences

Events and training for Blackpool workforce

Dads' Hub

Dads’ Hub

What’s on for Dads?

Families

All our services have been created with Blackpool parents, for Blackpool parents. They range from antenatal classes at your local Children’s Centre, to services that help with heavier problems like addiction and anger in the home. We also run lots of fun activities in parks, libraries and Children’s Centres, that focus on reading, health and wellbeing. It’s a great chance to help your child’s learning and meet other Blackpool families.

Workforce

Blackpool Better Start delivers a variety of free learning, training and conference opportunities for anyone working with pregnant women and families with children aged 0-4 years in Blackpool. We work with international, early-years experts and want to embed this knowledge within the local workforce to improve outcomes for families across the town.

Volunteers

The Blackpool community is at the heart of everything we do. If you share our passion for improving the lives of children in Blackpool then we’d love to hear from you. We can offer volunteering roles that will help you gain confidence and skills, and we can provide free childcare.

Upcoming Events

Blackpool Sling Library at Talbot & Brunswick

9th December @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until 23rd December 2019

Blackpool Sling Library at Talbot & Brunswick

9th December @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on 6th January 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on 3rd February 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on 2nd March 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on 30th March 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on 27th April 2020 at 9:30 am

Baby Group at St Cuthbert’s

9th December @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until 17th December 2019

Family & Friends Group at St Cuthbert’s

10th December @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until 17th December 2019

See full list of events here