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?

Dads' Hub

Dads’ Hub

What’s on for Dads?



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



Events and training for Blackpool workforce

Be Your Baby's Hero

Be a Hero

Our latest public health campaign


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.


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.


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

Move, Play & Grow at Talbot & Brunswick

10th October @ 10:30 am - 31st October @ 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until 31st October 2019

Family & Friends Group at St Cuthbert’s

15th October @ 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

Move, Play and Grow at St Cuthbert’s

15th October @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 29th October 2019

Revoe Park Forest School

16th October @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 16th October 2019

See full list of events here