How to get to the Centre for Early Child Development

The Blackpool Centre for Early Child Development (Better Start) is located in the Blackpool Council Building.

Location: Number One Bickerstaffe Square, Talbot Road, Blackpool, FY1 3AH

Postal address: PO Box 4, Blackpool, FY1 1NA

Postcode for satnav: FY1 3AZ

Contact number: 01253 476 789

Directions by car

  1. Leave the M6 at junction 32 to join the M55 then continue to junction 4.
  2. Leave on the slip road heading towards Blackpool North (A583) and take the 3rd exit on the roundabout onto A583 (Preston New Road)
  3. Continue along Preston New Road (go past the turning for Blackpool Hospital) onto Park Road (B5390) heading towards the Town Centre
  4. At the end of Park Road follow the road left through the traffic lights (no right turn) as it bears onto Church Street (you will be able to see the Salvation Army Citadel to your right)
  5. Get into the right lane marked “THRU” and turn right after the traffic lights onto Cookson Street (there is an open air car park on the corner of Church Street and Cookson Street)
  6. On Cookson Street, take the left lane following the sign for Town centre (A586) and North Station
  7. At the second set of traffic lights, the back of Number One Bickerstaffe Square will be ahead of you to the right.

BBS map

Note: There is no dedicated car parking available to staff and visitors . Parking is available either via the open air car park East Topping Street, a Pay and Display car park that is accessible by turning left directly after the traffic lights, or in the Talbot Road Multi Story Car Park, where payment is made at the end of your stay.

Directions by train

After exiting the station, head right and just before the underpass turn left onto the ramp to access street level.  The office is the large green building with white “Y” shaped legs and will be directly in front of you to the right of Sainsbury's.  

If disabled access is required, use the white gate to exit the platform when travelling from Preston.