We’ve put this Visit Fylde Coast website help and user guide together for you because we don’t want you to miss anything! It’s already a big digital media product and it’s only going to get bigger and better. We’ve got websites, social media pages and a weekly email newsletter, plus ways for you to join in.
About these sites
Visit Fylde Coast is a range of interlinked websites covering the Fylde Coast, independently published for you by The Rabbit Patch. We’re a design and creatives company based in sunny Cleveleys.
We know that you might like one of the Fylde Coast towns – or you might like them all. So there are sites with specific local information for each of Fleetwood, Cleveleys, Poulton-le-Fylde, Blackpool, St Annes and Lytham.
Visit Fylde Coast is where you’ll find anything that’s general to all of this coast. Along with topical and lifestyle material like gardening, cooking, pets, health, business pages, the events calendar etc.
We also publish theBlackpoolilluminations.info – all about, yep, the Blackpool Illuminations!
And we have our own online shop SeasideEmporium.co.uk where you can buy prints of our own original photographs and paintings of the area.
The new-look Visit Fylde Coast, launched in April 2018, is a little different to the previous version. However, all of the same information is in more or less the same place.
- Items are now grouped by category in one main menu. Use the Tags to find out about specific things.
- Don’t forget to use the search box – it’s probably the quickest way of finding what you want to know.
- ‘Useful Pages‘ is exactly that – we’ve gathered together the things that you’ll frequently use in one menu tab.
You’ll notice that you can now comment on each article on all of the websites. If you’ve got extra information or something to add, please do so. Together we’ll build up a much better resource and enjoy sharing what we know about the fabulous Fylde Coast.
The events calendar is on our Visit Fylde Coast website. The first page displays a list of today’s upcoming events. You might also get tomorrow’s etc, depending on how many there are in the list. Events are searchable by date or description. You can also view events in the way that is easiest for you – as a list or as a calendar. Each of the place-based websites will direct you to here. Our events database also feeds the Radio Wave website.
You’ll find the bigger events in the calendar. They are also in the ‘Events – Featured’ section, with a lot more detail and where you can find them easily.
We publish a weekly email newsletter with lots of interesting things in it, straight to your inbox every week. It includes a full list of what’s on in the coming week.
To receive it – Just sign up here.
Sharing and Social Media
When we update pages we usually post links to our Facebook and Twitter pages.
These are our current social media pages:
Please also join our new Visit Fylde Coast Facebook Group
You might also be interested in Seaside Emporium, which is our own online shop of original paintings
Chrissie Blogger is our resident writer.
If we’ve covered your information or group on Visit Fylde Coast, we’d love you to share the link on your own website or Facebook page. Please download and use this logo:
We always appreciate links written into the text of your website. The most valuable ones to us are written words that makes sense, linked to the web address (rather than linking to ‘click here’ because search engines don’t understand what that means). So you might write ‘Take a look at the Visit Fleetwood Website’ and link that to the web address.
If you’d like any of our other logos sending to you please get in touch – just email jane@theRabbitPatch.co.uk
How to contribute
Promote a community group
If you’re involved with a community group that doesn’t have any paid employees we will promote anything for you for free.
We can offer you a write up about your group – why you formed, what you do, what kind of help you need and what your group offers. You can also list all your events in the Events Calendar.
You can also send us your contact details and we’ll let you know about things that are particularly useful to the community sector.
Promote a company
We always welcome advertisers and we’ve developed a unique package to help to promote your company.
Your own dedicated business page is so much more than a faceless box ad which search engines can’t see.
Our advertising includes the use of social media/Facebook and Twitter, email newsletter, the Events Calendar and so much more.
We don’t receive any funding to publish Visit Fylde Coast. Advertising revenue enables us to produce which is still the only product of its type that celebrates the whole of the Fylde Coast.
Find out More
Have a look at the Visit Fylde Coast website homepage for more of the latest updates.
If you love the Fylde Coast you ought to sign up for our weekly email newsletter. It’s packed full of interesting things and will arrive in your inbox all 52 weeks of the year.
Join us on Facebook at our Visit Fylde Coast Facebook Group
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @visitFyldeCoast