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We Looked at Why Blackpool Has It All for Families

Posted by Rosa Mitchell on 10/08/2016
Roller Coaster at Blackpool

Blackpool has been a firm favourite with families for decades and with millions of visitors every year, the UK’s favourite beach resort is a busy hub of great attractions and fun things to discover. From paddling in the sea and wandering along award-winning beaches, to the thrills and spills of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, there’s something in Blackpool for everyone to enjoy.

Whether there’s rain or shine, you’ll never be stuck for something fun to do as a family. It’s perfect for a weekend away, and the ideal place to make great memories. Grab a picture-perfect snap from the top of The Blackpool Tower, ride one of the heritage trams along the Fylde Coast and explore the greenery of Stanley Park; wherever you head to, you’re sure of a great day out.

We looked at why this holiday hotspot has become the perfect place for a short break or weekend away for so many families.

Fun-filled attractions

A visit to Blackpool isn’t complete without heading to some of the brilliant attractions on offer. Whether you’ve got budding marine biologists in the family who will be delighted by a visit to SEA LIFE Blackpool, or thrill-seeking daredevils who want to get their adrenaline fix at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, there are attractions for everyone.

Visiting all of the main attractions doesn’t need to be a costly affair either. There are lots of great savings and discounts to be had, with packages such as the Blackpool Resort Pass. With admission entries included in the price, you can focus on having fun as a family and making the most of your trip.

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Blackpool beaches

A trip to Blackpool wouldn’t be complete without wandering along the sand or paddling in the sea, a delight no matter what age you are.

Blackpool’s South Beach was recently awarded a Blue Flag, highlighting it as one of the best beaches in Britain. Perfect for a sunny picnic, building a sandcastle masterpiece or a seafront stroll, a trip to the beach is perfect for both children and adults.

Blackpool Beach
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Blackpool has plenty of fun free activities too

Family days out can often end up costing you more than expected, and from refreshments to entry fees and souvenirs, a day of family fun can mount up. In Blackpool there are plenty of free events and places to visit, meaning you don’t need to compromise on a great trip.

From the Blackpool Air Show, which sees the famous Red Arrows fly over in a spectacular and daring display; to a day of gunge and slime at Nickelodeon’s SLIMEFEST, which is perfect for little ones to get mucky, there is always something exciting going on.

Blackpool Family Fun
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Blackpool has something for everyone to enjoy

Blackpool draws millions of visitors every year, who come to have brilliant fun and make great memories as a family at the UK’s favourite beach resort. It’s a treasured destination that offers fun-filled attractions and plenty to discover, all perfect for little ones and big kids alike.

From spotting famous faces at Madame Tussauds to splashing around at Sandcastle Waterpark, there is something in Blackpool that everyone will enjoy.

Niamh Spence writes for VisitBlackpool, offering plenty of attractions, events and activities for everyone to enjoy – because Blackpool has it all!