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Short Breaks in Blackpool

Exciting ideas for weekends away and short breaks in Blackpool
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Blackpool

Blackpool is Britain's most popular seaside destination for the whole family. Full of exciting attractions and traditional seaside amusements, Blackpool is the best place to visit all year round. The famous Pleasure Beach will have your adrenaline rushing in no time with its thrilling rides perfect for kids as well as adults there's room for fun for everyone. With plenty more including the Blackpool Tower and many beautiful beaches, Blackpool is the ideal location for those seeking fun filled adventures.

Blackpool Illuminations bring over 3 million visitors together every year! 10 kilometres and over one million bulbs later, the illuminations will leave you in awe at the sheer volume of beauty that can be created using something so simple. The amazing light display, made up of set pieces, 3D characters plus so much more, starts on the 29th of August and goes on until the 2nd of November. With plenty of attractions taking place at the same time; such as shows on the pier and many more in theatres, there's no excuse to not join in and become part of the buzzing atmosphere.

The Blackpool Tower is one of the UK's most recognisable attractions, 158 metres high you won't miss the amazing structure which was inspired by the Eiffel Tower. Built in 1891 the tower is not just known for the amazing views, it has plenty more to offer inside such as; the 4D cinema and the famous Blackpool Tower Circus. Hidden in the depths of the tower is the Blackpool Tower Dungeons, with performances to be seen and even a drop ride, it's both educational and entertaining! Heritage tours are also available from within the tower to rediscover its past and experience the memories like they're the present. Jungle Jim's indoor adventure playground is perfect for letting the kids have a few hours to run about, with the massive four lane glide slide and sports area, there's endless opportunities to have a great time! If you get the chance don’t miss out on a visit to the famous Blackpool Tower Circus. It offers a great afternoon or evening of hilarious fun for all the family with the stunning finale at the end!

The Pleasure Beach is a great day out for all the family. With thrilling rides as well as family rides and the new Nickelodeon Land there's fun waiting for you round every corner! Europe's tallest roller-coaster, the Pepsi Max and dozens more rides, help bring in over 12 million visitors every year. Rain or shine, the family theme park is an amazing day out. Blackpool has plenty of piers with various different attractions on each one. The Central Pier has plenty of rides including the Big Wheel which allows you to see all across Blackpool. With many stalls, café’s and bars it's the perfect place to be for everyone.

If you can tear yourself away from the seafront attractions then head to the zoo – it offers a brilliant day out in fabulous surroundings offering a little peace away from the hustle & bustle of the town! You may also like to hop on a tram and take a trip along the coast to neighbouring Fleetwood. Here you can visit the impressive Freeport for a great range of Designer Shopping at discount prices or maybe take a stroll around the more traditional Fleetwood Market.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS...

Three Piers!
Pleasure Beach
Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Zoo
World Famous Illuminations (29 Aug - 2 Nov 2014)
Sealife Centre
Model Village
Seafront Trams
Madame Tussauds
Sandcastle Indoor Water Park
Grand Theatre
Winter gardens

EVEN MORE TO ENJOY NEARBY...

St Annes on Sea
Morecambe
Fleetwood
Lake District
Lytham St Annes
Silverdale
Lancaster

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