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10 reasons to visit Blackpool

Published on April 21, 2015 by admin

From vintage wooden roller coasters to donkey rides on the beach, Blackpool is the perfect getaway destination.

Here’s our 10 favourite things to do in Blackpool…

Blackpool1 Have a thrill at Blackpool Pleasure Beach – probably Britain’s most famous theme park with 125 rides and attractions

2 Take a trip up 380ft to the top of The Blackpool Tower and experience the fantastic Sky Walk. It has floor-to-ceiling glass and overlooks the coastline

3 Go for a stroll or throw a frisbee in the 256-acre Stanley Park, a lovely green space with a boating lake, shuttle train and a model village

4 Enjoy a donkey ride on the sandy beach – one of the Great British seaside traditions since around 1890

5 View the annual Blackpool Illuminations – this year they will shine for 66 days from 1 September to 5 November -which are six miles long and using more than one million bulbs

Blackpool Beach6 Meet the world’s largest crab – aka Big Daddy – at the Sea Life Centre. You can also enjoy meet a shark experiences and some of the ocean’s most beautiful and fascinating creatures

7 Go for a swim at Sandcastle Waterpark, an indoor waterpark in an 84-degree tropical climate

8 Discover contemporary art at the Grundy Art Gallery – its programme consists of regional historic to recent contemporary art exhibitions

9 Visit one of the three piers. The North Pier is Blackpool’s oldest pier, first opened in 1863, the Central Pier has family arcades and the South Pier has the free-falling Skycoaster

10 Feed a tiger or tickle a tapir’s tummy at Blackpool Zoo – an award-winning family-friendly attraction with more than 1,500 rare and exotic animals

Category: Holiday Ideas

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