Blackpool has been a favourite holiday and short break destination for families for hundreds of years. The UK is blessed with many seaside resorts and Blackpool is up there with the best. There are plenty of relaxing spaces to be found in the city, but when you plan a trip to Blackpool you should have one thing on your mind, F.U.N.
First port of call for families is Blackpool Pleasure Beach, a family owned amusement park that is home to over 40 rides and attractions. Family favourites, like the Big Dipper and ‘ Cat and Mouse’ are definite crowd pleasers and ‘The Big One’ is still the ride for thrill seekers. Younger children will enjoy a trip to Nickoldean Land, where they can meet Dora, Diego and the rest of the gang and enjoy cartoon themed rides.
After an adrenaline rush at the fairground, you can move on to thrills, spills and splashes at the Sandcastle water centre. There are pools to suit all ages and plenty of slides and flumes to keep every family member entertained for hours. Sealife Centre Blackpool is just down the road, if you just cannot get enough water. Housing more than 50 spectacular displays and over 1000 sea creatures, Sealife takes visitors on an educational and fun journey through the seas.
Blackpool Tower was built in 1894 and was inspired by on Paris’ Eiffel Tower. The tower is full of attractions, such as a 4D cinema, a spectacular viewing station and a newly installed sky walk. For a thrilling show at the tower, enjoy a circus performance or a creepy tour of the Blackpool Tower Dungeon. If you fancy for a spot of celebrity spotting you can head to Madame Tussauds, where you can get your picture taken with Hollywood stars or local TV favourites, including well known Coronation Street characters. Other highlights of Blackpool include the city’s wonderful Zoo, housing thousands of animals in over 32 acres of and Stanley Park, a beautiful green space on the heart of the city.
A Blackpool Resort Pass is well worth the investment if you want to see as many attractions as possible, whilst in the city. The likelihood is that you will not manage to do everything on your list during your stay, as there really is so much to do. Don’t worry though, as that will just mean that you need to go back again.