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  • Writer's pictureDean Stansby

Blackpool’s best attractions for the whole family

You probably heard the amazing news that the next stage of lockdown can go ahead as planned. This means outdoor hospitality can reopen, as well as hairdressers, non-essential retail, and gyms - to name but a few.

There’s still a little while to go, but we can’t help but get excited about what lies ahead. Family days out, a Blackpool holiday - it’s all just on the horizon. And so to get you pumped about the holiday adventures to come, we put together our list of Blackpool’s best attractions the whole family can enjoy.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

2021 marks 125 years of laughter, screams, and all-around good times for Pleasure Beach. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or looking for something a bit tamer, Pleasure Beach has it all. Head over to The Big Dipper and Avalanche for a white-knuckle ride to remember or take a trip to Nickelodeon Land for some of the kid’s favourites, including SpongeBob and Dora. And that’s not all. There are plenty of other attractions outside of the rides.

For example, If you’re looking for something you’ve never seen before, Ripley’s Believe It or Not is home to some whacky artefacts, interesting science, and windows into what life was like centuries ago. For those that appreciate the quirky parts of life, Ripley’s should definitely be on your list of places to visit. Iconic in many ways, the Pleasure Beach will always be the place you HAVE to visit when in Blackpool. And did we mention kids under two get in free?

Sandcastle Waterpark

Nothing says ‘holiday’ like a water slide and a pool. It’s a holiday staple. The place you go when the sun’s shining and you just want to splash around and have fun. Sandcastle Waterpark is similar to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, only instead of rides, they’re slides.

So whether you’re looking to gush with adrenaline or float away, Sandcastle Waterpark has you covered as it’s the largest indoor water park in the UK. Lazy river, wave pool, or The Masterblaster: which would you pick?

Coral Island Family Arcade

Coral Island is the largest indoor free admission family attraction in Blackpool. With classic arcade games like 2p pushers and toy grabber games to VR headsets that take you to another universe, there’s a diverse selection of games and activities to choose from. And, of course, there’s a casino for the adults, with the largest variety of fruit machines.

But if games aren’t really your style, there are rides too, like the ghost train and the pirate flyer. And at Coral Island, kids eat free, all day, every day. It’s a win-win-win.

Be it screaming on a roller-coaster going at 85 miles per hour or bobbing up and down in the pool, there’s so much to do in Blackpool. With so much variety, you’re sure to find something that suits both you and the kids.

Located only a short walk from Blackpool’s biggest and best attractions, The Royal Alexandra is the perfect place to rest after a long day out with the family. Book your stay now on 01253 923000.

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