Are you desperate to go on holiday but your bank balance doesn’t allow you to? Then a trip to Blackpool could be the perfect solution. Blackpool offer a traditional British seaside experience with many ideas on how to keep yourself entertained without breaking the bank.
Blackpool has a large beach that is the perfect place for summer fun. Take your kids down to the beach where they can build sand castles, paddle in the sea and even ride a donkey! There are three individual piers along Blackpool’s beach: The North Pier, The Central Pier and The South Pier. Take a walk down the piers, enjoy the views and take a ride on the central pier ferris wheel which is over 100ft high. Here you can view the fantastic views across Blackpool and maybe spot somewhere else you’d like to visit in Blackpool.
The Blackpool Tower
A Blackpool experience isn’t the same without going to the Blackpool tower. It has recently had a £5m revamp so even if you’ve been before, you are sure to get a new experience. This includes a 4D cinema with amazing sights and special effects. Once you have reached the top of the tower, you can also step out onto the SkyWalk to enjoy breath-taking views over Blackpool.
If you don’t fancy the beach then Stanley park is a great place to spend time with the family. You can take a stroll around the beautiful gardens and take a look at the interesting, historical buildings. There is also a child’s play area if you have younger kids and crazy golf for kids that are a bit older. Why not take a picnic so you can spend the whole day there enjoying the glorious surroundings? An extra bonus is the admission is free.
A great place for all you adrenaline junkies; Blackpool pleasure beach has something for everyone. The theme park offers a range of unique rides and family friendly activities including entertaining shows. For thrill seekers, there is Big One which will test your nerve, but if you’re looking for something more family friendly, then head over to Nickelodeon Land where you can find twelve fun character themed rides and Wallace & Gromit’s Thrill-O-Matic amongst many more.
Blackpool is famous for their illuminations which you can find on the town’s main road. The illuminations usually switch on at the beginning of September and run until the middle of November. So don’t go to Blackpool expecting to see them in the summer!
If you want to go to Blackpool for longer than a day, then there is a wide range of accommodation for you to stay in, including B&Bs, hotels and even caravan parks. Search the internet to find the best deals, UKbreakaways offer some great deals so that could be a great place to start.