When you think of Blackpool your mind often turns to the illuminations. Who’s mum used the phrase “this house is lit up like Blackpool illuminations” on returning home to find you’d left all the lights on in the house? Well now you can see what the fuss is all about. This festival of light runs from September to November each year and attracts over 3.5 million visitors to Blackpool during the 66 days a year it runs for. Why not ensure your visit to Blackpool coincides with the big switch on, an event which is always full of fun and laughter. You might even spot a celebrity or two! If you are going out side of these times why not check out the new Illuminasia indoor illuminations attraction
Modelled on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, this huge tower can be seen for miles around. You can of course venture up the tower for an amazing birds eye view across the city and the surrounding area, but you’ll also find that the tower is home to a huge array of entertainment venues. You’ll find the Blackpool Tower circus here, along with the Blackpool Tower Eye, the Blackpool Tower Dungeon, the Tower Ballroom and Jungle Jim’s indoor play area. It really is a great day out for all the family and you couldn’t pack more fun into one attraction if you tried.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
With over 125 amazing rides and attractions, you certainly wont be bored here at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. There are high octane rides like The Pepsi Max Big One, the UK’s tallest roller coaster which stands a massive 213 feet above the ground and features a scary 205 foot drop, old fashioned wooden roller coasters and the kid’s paradise of Nickelodeon Land. At Nickelodeon Land, kids can meet some of their favourite characters, including Poppy Cat who is spending some time there this June, and enjoy twelve themed rides, including Spongebob’s Splash Bash and Dora’s World Voyage. It’s a theme park everyone can enjoy, no matter what age.
Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark
The biggest indoor water park in the UK is home to a massive 250 metre long waterslide, the Master Blaster, which shoots people all around the park, and Sidewinder, the first indoor vertical drop slide in the world. Add that to the lazy river ride, kids’ play areas, swimming pools, wave machines and 18 slides and you have the recipe for a fantastic watery day out the kids will beg you to return to time and again.
Home to over 1500 animals, including big cats, elephants, gorillas, gibbons, lemurs and more, all housed within nine different themed areas. There’s an outdoor play area and even a kids’ petting zoo, where your little monkeys can get up close to the miniature donkeys, feed the chickens and stroke the fluffy rabbits and guinea pigs. It’s the perfect attraction to visit with little animal lovers. We love Blackpool Zoo.
Blackpool is a wonderful fun-filled place to visit no matter how old you are, so why not come along this summer and look forward to thrills and spills Northern seaside style this summer. We have always taken the girls and Alison’s first experience of a beach was at Blackpool.