Blackpool voted top UK resort

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Blackpool has retained its crown as the UK’s top seaside destination according to the latest Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. Well done, Blackpool!

All-inclusive Tower tickets

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Remember the days when you could do everything in the Tower for one, all-inclusive price? Well, buy a Tower Ticket (online or on the door) & that’s exactly what you get, saving yourself a fortune into the bargain. A Tower Ticket gives you entry to the Circus, the ballroom, Jungle Jims, the Tower Top Lift… Read more »

Snorkelling with sharks in Blackpool

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Never mind swimming with dolphins! Now you can swim with SHARKS at Blackpool’s Sealife Centre. Full training will be given & no experience is necessary! Get up close & personal with 20 sharks. There will be 3 sessions per day, each with a maximum of 4 snorkellers. Time in the tank will be 15 minutes… Read more »

Save big money on famous Blackpool attractions

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Are you planning a trip to Blackpool for a long weekend, midweek break or a Summer Holiday? If so, buy the “Big Ticket” for £40 online for BIG savings on Blackpool’s top Merlin attractions … that’s just £5.70 per attraction! (the Sealife centre alone costs £16 per person if tickets are purchased individually)! Valid for… Read more »

My top 10 child-friendly bars in Blackpool

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1. The Laughing Donkey on South Pier … entertainers play games with the kids, get them up dancing etc 2. The Carousel Bar on North Pier … has an original horses carousel ride … beautiful 3. The bar on Central Pier … entertainers to keep the kids amused 4. Bucaneer Bar in Coral Island …… Read more »

My top 10 FREE things to do in Blackpool

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1. The beach … build sandcastles or cool down with a paddle in the sea 2. The Comedy Carpet … browse for an hour or 2 & recall the comedy catch-phrases & jokes which have been captured in granite opposite to the Tower 3. Stanley Park … a wonderful park with sports facilities, a great… Read more »

My top 10 things to do in Blackpool when it’s raining

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Remember that indoor attractions get very busy when it’s raining but there are plenty to choose from in Blackpool. Here are my top 10 favourites: 1. Tower circus … pass 2 hours (with or without kids!) watching incredibly talented performers in this iconic building. At around £10 per adult it’s a brilliant show! 2. Sandcastle… Read more »

Blackpool Zoo revisited

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Took my grandchildren to Blackpool Zoo this week & it really IS the perfect family day out! There has been huge investment over the last few years with new enclosures replacing old, out-of-date ones (for example, the sealion area), new animals (such as a new pride of lions), the introduction of completely new animals such… Read more »

New slides at the Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool

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Montezooma & Aztec Falls are 2 new slides for 2012 at the Sandcastle, Blackpool; you can’t fail to spot them even before you enter the building as both slides come off the roof of the building, run part of their courses outside (above the prom) & re-enter the building for a final splash. Both are… Read more »