Blackpool has been a favourite with British holiday makers for decades. There’s a myriad of things to see and do in this great seaside city. Whether you’re taking a family holiday, a romantic getaway, an activity holiday, or just fancy an indulgent break away from everyday life, there is so much more to Blackpool than just the Pleasure Beach.
If you’re on a family trip, why not take the kids to Blackpool Zoo? The zoo houses exotic animals from all over the world, including penguins, lions and elephants, as well as a walkthrough wallaby enclosure. After the zoo, rent some bikes from one of the city’s automated stands and take the family on a tour around town. Blackpool is a very bicycle-friendly city. Try taking part in one of the frequent cycling events held in the city, like the exciting Ride the Lights event, or just go for a family cycle along Blackpool seafront. You could even take the bikes as far as the Sandcastle Waterpark, the UK’s largest indoor waterpark. Let the kids battle the waterslides while you lounge in the Shimmering Shallows, or get a family photo taken with the stars at Madame Tussauds.
If you’ve left the kids at home, or you’re just looking for a romantic break for you and your loved one, Blackpool is just the place for you. There is a whole range of luxurious hotels in Blackpool where you can spend a few romantic days with that special someone. Stroll along the promenade at sunset or circle above the sea on the Ferris wheel at Blackpool’s central pier. Take in a show at the Opera House & Winter Gardens or pay a visit to the fascinating Grundy Gallery’s ever-changing array of artworks. Climb to the top of Blackpool Tower for some stunning views or try the Blackpool Tower Ballroom for some high tea and high times.
For those of you who feel like indulging yourselves, a number of our Blackpool hotels offer spa packages. Wake in the morning to a delicious continental breakfast and take a dip in the hotel pool. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage or spa therapy and indulge in a sumptuous gourmet dinner. Isn’t life tough?
If you think a holiday isn’t a holiday unless you come back invigorated and brimful of energy, then Blackpool has something for you too! Jump on your bike and head over to George Bancroft Park, where you can test out the overhanging and vertical walls of the park’s two climbing towers. Learn to fly a helicopter with a licensed professional and get some great aerial views into the bargain, or try your hand at laser tag, archery or paintball in one of the many outdoor event facilities in and around the city.
So you see, Blackpool has more to offer than just the Pleasure Beach, with a whole range of cultural, sports, family and pampering events and facilities to choose from. Book your Blackpool hotel now and discover your version of the city. Whatever you want from your holiday, Blackpool can offer you so much more than meets the eye.