Leave the crowded airport lounges behind this summer and take the kids for a holiday in the UK. Lancashire and Blackpool really know how to put the ‘fun-factor’ in to a break and offer everything from fabulous beaches, glorious countryside and amazing family attractions through to outstanding entertainment and family-friendly accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.
From adrenalin-fuelled white knuckle rides to a sedate horse drawn carriage along the promenade Blackpool is brimming with activities and entertainment designed to make you whoop with joy, double up with laughter or simply bask in contentment. You don’t need a big wallet or purse to have fun here – just the capacity to smile and embrace the new sense of energy and pride that abounds in the place.
At the heart of the resort is the world renowned Golden Mile, where dominating the skyline is the famous Blackpool Tower, five floors of family entertainment including the world-famous Tower Ballroom and Tower Circus. Travel further down the promenade to the Pleasure Beach where you can ride the tallest and fastest rollercoaster in Europe, The Pepsi Max Big One.
Wander away from the sea front and you will find Blackpool’s Green Flag winning Stanley Park. Here you can stroll through the Italian Gardens and glide across the lake in one of the rowing boats available for hire.
Across from the park is the award winning Blackpool Zoo, home to over 1500 animals from all over the world, a spectacular animal experience set in 32 acres of woodland and lakes.
In terms of family-friendly accommodation the choice is plentiful and great quality too. From award-winning B&Bs, guest houses and hotels through to self-catering apartments, cottages and even one of the UK’s leading holiday villages- Ribby Hall Holiday Village.
As an added bonus, in the next few weeks many tourist attractions and accommodation providers in Blackpool & Lancashire are offering special offers and discount vouchers which can be found at www.visitlancashire.com. The website also helps you check out destinations, events and even book accommodation.
Forthcoming family-friendly events in Blackpool & Lancashire include:
Out2Dance: 22nd – 25th May 2009 - A new Blackpool Festival taking dance outside onto the streets from ballroom to break dancing, salsa to Northern Soul.
Blackpool Illuminations Switch On: 4th September
Blackpool Illuminations & Festival of Light: 4th September – 8th November
World Firework Championships: Sunday 6th September, then every Friday until 2nd October