Five Reasons Why Blackpool Rocks! – Brought to you by Travelodge


Blackpool is one of the UK’s most fun-loving seaside towns, but it’s often overlooked these days. Here are five reasons to bring your family back to Blackpool for an exciting summer break:

1 – The Pleasure Beach

Blackpool is one of the few seaside towns to have a full-on themepark in the centre, and is worth visiting for the thrills and spills of the Pleasure Beach alone. There are rides and attractions for all ages at the Pleasure Beach, including the new Nickelodeon Land for younger visitors. The top rides on the park include The Big One, which is the tallest rollercoaster in the UK, Infusion, which dangles you over water, and old favourite, The Grand National. For younger riders, the new Wallace and Gromit coaster is great fun, as is the Valhalla splash ride.

2 – The Pier(s)

If it’s the traditional seaside experience that you’re after, head for Blackpool’s piers. The seafront boasts three piers jutting out across the water, all offering amusements galore! The Central Pier is home to Blackpool’s giant ferris wheel, which gives you views of the Golden Mile, the Tower and out to sea.

3 – The Tower

Blackpool Tower is something of a national institution, and a must see when in town. If you’re feeling brave you can head to the top of the Tower for the Blackpool Eye experience – a glass bottomed viewing point that will have your heart racing! Those with little ones will want to let them run off some steam in the Jungle Jim playcentre, and the Tower Circus is a family favourite.

4 – The Sandcastle

One thing that can’t be guaranteed at the great British seaside is the weather – but never fear, on rainy days the Sandcastle waterpark will save the day! This brilliant indoor waterworld features over 18 slides and attractions, including the scary Sidewinder and brilliant MasterBlaster (the longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide in the World!). For little swimmers Ushi Gushi River Creek and the Fort Riptide play area are fantastic fun, so don’t forget to pack your swimsuits.

5 – The Shows

Blackpool is (possibly) the entertainment capital of the North, and the variety of shows on offer for visitors to settle back and watch is staggering. The spectacular Hot Ice show has been running for many years at the Pleasure Beach ice arena, and yet the crowds keep coming! You’ll also find Michael Jordan’s family friendly High Jinx Magic and Illusion show at the Pleasure Beach, to keep young illusionists happy.

You should also check what’s on at the Blackpool Grand Theatre during your stay. This stunning Victorian theatre is well worth a visit, and you’ll find everything from ballet to comedy to kids shows on the programme.

If you’re tempted to give Blackpool a go this year, head online to to book your great value family room. One visit and I’m sure you’ll agree that Blackpool definitely does rock!


Author: Courtenay

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