The coastal resort of Blackpool is something of a British icon – as popular with overseas visitors as it is with UK holidaymakers. Tourists flock to the area for short breaks and longer stays, knowing that they’ll never be bored with so much to see and do. As you approach Blackpool, you’ll be able to look out for the famous Tower which has been a landmark in the town since it was built in 1894. Nowadays there are five attractions within the Tower, ranging from a circus to the Blackpool Tower Dungeon, making it a fantastic place to spend a day or to experience bit by bit on a few separate occasions.
Blackpool’s famous Pleasure Beach is another well-known attraction, with rides and amusements for visitors of all ages. The Pleasure Beach has been around for almost as long as the Tower, having originally opened in 1896, and is the most popular of all of Blackpool’s attractions for visiting families. The Nickelodeon Land themed area for young children opened in 2011, and is one that you won’t want to miss if your kids are fans of Dora, Spongebob or the Rugrats.
Try your hand at mini golf, spend your time on the beach, visit the multi award-winning Sandcastle Water Park (conveniently located just across the road from the Pleasure Beach), or head inland for a day at Blackpool Zoo with its exciting walk-through exhibits and amazing animal enclosures. Of course, you’ll only have time to do all of that if you can resist the tempting lure of Blackpool’s promenade arcades as they draw you in with their flashing lights and their carnival tunes. Make sure that you’re carrying plenty of change, for quick attempts at winning a stuffed toy and for collecting long strings of tickets that you can trade in for prizes.
Blackpool might have plenty of healthy eateries to choose from, but a visit wouldn’t be complete without traditional fish and chips, a stick of Blackpool Rock and a delicious soft ice cream. If you’re looking to relive those seaside holidays that you enjoyed as a child then there are few better places to do it. You can also enjoy a whole host of live entertainment, from ballroom dancing in the iconic Winter Gardens to comedy, live music and drama at the Grade II listed Blackpool Grand.
Your Blackpool hotel will offer even more entertainment, along with other important features such as a bar and en-suite rooms. Meanwhile, if you’re not quite ready for that satisfyingly comfortable sleep, there are hundreds of pubs, bars and nightclubs to keep you awake for a little longer.