Blackpool | Freeport Fleetwood

Freeport Fleetwood

Although you may not associate Blackpool with shopping, make sure you leave room in your suitcase because you may find yourself coming home with a few more clothes than than you bargained for. Just along the coast is Freeport Fleetwood, an outlet village set in a marina that houses 45 clothing and lifestyle stores that will really get  your wardrobe looking ship-shape, including Marks & Spencer, Mountain Warehouse, Jeff Banks and Next. With some stores selling their wares at 60% off their recommended retail price, you’ll have plenty of money left over when you fancy a pitstop at one of Freeport Fleetwood’s restaurants or tea rooms.

Looking for a hotel near Freeport Fleetwood?

Rest assured that there’s a Premier Inn near Freeport Fleetwood that’s ready and waiting for you - and those endless bags of goodies.

Freeport Fleetwood, Blackpool

Top tip

Although you can easily drive to Freeport Fleetwood in just 20 minutes, why not go the scenic route by taking the tram there?

With a picturesque route along the coast, you’ll get there in 50 minutes, and there’s a stop a five-minute walk from the shopping village.



 

Getting there

Freeport Fleetwood is a cinch to get to from Blackpool, whether you take the car, bus, train or tram. Here’s all the information you need to make your journey a breeze.

Shopping

While there are some real bargains to be had here, don’t go expecting to find something specific you may have seen at another branch of one of the retailers on offer. The items you’ll find at Freeport Fleetwood are heavily discounted because they’re end-of-line, out-of-season, returned products or specific outlet stock.

Layout and facilities

Freeport Fleetwood is a picturesque place to shop. The boutique style shops all nestle on one level around a beautiful marina, making it a great antidote to stuffy shopping centres - and there’s a lovely outdoor play area so the kids can let off a bit of steam, too.

Open every day except Christmas Day, the centre is generally open from 10am until 6pm, except on Sundays when opening hours are 11am until 5pm and on Thursdays when there’s late night shopping until 8pm. The address is Anchorage Road, Fleetwood FY7 6AE and the telephone number is 01253 773425.

With a nautical-themed children’s play area on site, every member of the family is welcome at Freeport Fleetwood - including the dog! Well-behaved pooches are allowed, and some stores even let you take your furry friend in to shop with you. Hate shopping? Just find a table to enjoy all the free WiFi, available throughout.

Freeport Fleetwood is a retail outlet village - a shopping concept that started in the US, where mall-style shops are built around a mock street, village square or, in this case, a quay-side. There are 45 stores in all, and the  largest is the M&S outlet which you’ll find by the children’s play area.

The centre is particularly well-designed for wheelchair users. There’s level access throughout and wheelchairs can be hired for free at the management office. The huge car park has plenty of designated spaces, the toilets are wide and spacious and there’s also accessible picnic benches.

Eating and drinking

Trawling through racks of clothes in the hunt for the perfect bargain can really work up an appetite. Luckily, Freeport Fleetwood has plenty of tasty places to stop for a bite to eat while you enjoy the view and rest your weary legs.

A cup of coffee

Inside Freeport Fleetwood

The Bay Tearooms has outdoor tables and does light lunches and snacks, or there’s a Subway, Costa and McDonald’s on site too. Whatever takes your fancy, you can take your food and coffee away and sit on picnic benches outside if the weather’s nice - they’re the perfect spot for some boat-watching.

Chunky chips

Near Freeport Fleetwood

If you venture out of the retail village, one of the top rated places to eat in Fleetwood is the Granada Fish Bar for tasty fish and chips in a restaurant setting. Pub-wise, the The Three Lights on Herring Road is the nearest. Nicely decorated, it has a carvery as well as a play area for the kids.

Making a weekend of it?

To get your shopping trip off to the best possible start, why not book into a Premier Inn near Freeport Fleetwood? That way you can shop all day without worrying how you’re going to get home.