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On the 8th October, Adam and myself spent 5 days over in Blackpool. If you saw my post last year about our time in Whitley Bay, like this holiday, this was another trip we booked through the Sun Holidays. Booking with the Sun Holidays is great as students as it only cost us £40 for 4 nights (plus service charges – water, heating etc.), and is a great little get-away, even if it means I am missing few days of uni…oops!

We got up to so much in such a short space of time, there is so much to do there. So, I thought I’d share with you things to do if you’re ever visiting…

Madame Tussauds – We used Tesco Vouchers to cover the cost of the visit, so we got 4 times the amount by converting the Tesco coupons to Madame Tussauds vouchers. I’ve always wanted to go to Madame Tussauds. I’ve been to the equivalent in France, and Adam has been to the one in London, but I was super excited to visit. If you don’t know what Madame Tussauds is, it is a wax-work museum, with figures of all your favourite popular celebrities including Ant and Dec, Olly Murs, Ed Sheeran, David Attenborough and The Beatles (there is too many to list them all!). This is such a fun, interactive day out for all the family.

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Blackpool Zoo – Of course we paid Blackpool Zoo a visit, I mean would you expect anything from different from me? We spent a full day here, there is so much to do. Our highlights of the day have to be the sea-lion show, primates, the playful otters, and of course the giraffes which will always be my favourite. A great day out for all, and we were super lucky to have lovely warm weather too.

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Walk along the Piers – Blackpool has three piers, we were closest to the central pier. All I’m saying is don’t do what we did and completely underestimate how far the piers are from each other…it makes more sense to why there were trams running down the promenade front now! There are lots of rides and attractions, arcades and little places to get yourself some ‘PROPER‘ doughnuts, a Mr Whippy and drinks.

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Blackpool Tower – The tower is located opposite the central pier on the promenade. Within the tower building there is a variety of things to do; Tower Ballroom, Dungeons and Escape Rooms, Jungle Jims, Tower Eye, Dino Golf and the Circus.

Arcades – You can’t go to the coast and not expect a hella lot of arcades. Adam and I are so competitive, and are always challenging each other to a game of air-hockey.

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Shopping – There is plenty of places to shop in Blackpool, with all your usual high-street shops; Primark, New-Look, The Body Shop and so on,  located towards Blackpool front.

Graffiti Mini-Golf – This is located on the promenade a little gem of an attraction in Blackpool. This is such a cool, creative idea where the whole course is designed and painted with UV paint, so essentially is a glow-in-the-dark course. It was so much fun, and of course I won…again. There is also lots of retro ‘old-school’ arcade games and dance mats, which I was surprised Adam asked to go on!? (Yes, I know I’ve got a keeper!).

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Pleasure Beach – So we didn’t go ourselves, mainly because we had our days planned and we knew the weather may be a little unpredictable going in October, so didn’t want to buy tickets and then it rain and the rides be closed. But, Pleasure Beach is a huge amusement/theme park on the southern pier with Nickelodeon Land.

Blackpool Illuminations – We chose the perfect time of year to visit, as we arrived during Blackpool Illuminations. The illuminations are an annual event, where over 1 million bulbs are used to light up Blackpool front, as well as these, the trams are also covered in lights and Blackpool Tower shows 3D projections and stories throughout the evening. It was a lovely way to spend the evening and I felt so content just sat watching the different light displays, and is great for the autumnal and winter seasons.

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We had such a fun time in Blackpool, and it brought back so many memories from when I last visited with my parents when i was about 4 or 5 years-old.

Have you ever visited Blackpool? or are you even from Blackpool?

 

Nat x

 



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