We love to get out and about to see new places, but sometimes a certain destination requires more than one visit. I’ve written before about Blackpool and some of our favourite places there. It’s close to my heart and not far from home either. We usually visit during the warmer summer months but there’s plenty to do in Blackpool even after the hustle and bustle of the summer season. It’s a good idea to make a break of it and stay over too.
We visited Illuminasia last year and really, thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend a visit to people of all ages – everyone will be mesmerised by the beautiful lights of each display. The entry fee might seem a little steep but honestly, it’s like nothing you’ve seen before, and actually it’s better than the regular illuminations (although they really *are* a Northern institution!)
2 Sandcastle Waterpark
The ultimate in water fun for all the family, Sandcastle Waterpark is brilliant for getting the most out of your holiday even when the weather has other ideas.
We’ve been there for children’s parties too which are always brilliantly run, and if you look around online sometimes you can get some good discounts on entry fees.
3 Blackpool Tower
Looking out over Blackpool from the top of the tower is quite a spectacular experience, particularly when you’re standing on a glass floor! Taking a trip to the top of the tower isn’t for the feint hearted but it’s certainly worth doing. Earlier this year we visited with Louis’ under 7’s football team and they thought the glass floor was amazing!
Have you been to Blackpool recently? It’s quite different to the coastal town I holidayed at as a child. You’ll still find the odd kiss me quick hat, but there’s far more to Blackpool than there has ever been before.
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