IT’S GREAT FOR A ROMANTIC *cough* DIRTY WEEKEND AWAY
I’ll be honest with you here: as well as being known for a popular area for stag & den do’s, it’s also a great place for, ahem, a dirty and/or romantic weekend away. With lots of great bars for laid back drinks, a theatre, tons of shows and even a few lingerie/sex shops dotted about, it’s going to be very hard to visit Blackpool on a weekend away with your other half and not feel closer together or rekindle things between you. A kiss at the top of Blackpool Tower is also a must. Plus if it’s freezing outside, it’s always a good idea to get hot and heavy inside, no?
NO SUNSHINE? = NO PROBLEM
IT’S CHEAP AS CHIPS
A weekend away doesn’t have to be expensive, especially when Christmas is fast approaching and money needs to be saved. As a whole, being up north means most things are cheaper than they are down south, but there are plenty of ways to save money. We got the coach up which saved money and for travelling around Blackpool, we got a fab tram pass which meant for around £11 each, we got unlimited travel on the trams for all three days. Trams were super frequent so this was really useful, especially when we spent the day at The Pleasure Beach and were too tired to walk all the way back to the other side of Blackpool for our hotel. As I mentioned, most attractions do great deals too. The tower offers varied types of tickets depending on what you want to do there (as not everyone will want to pay for the children’s play area for example!), and we won a free wristband for The Pleasure Beach by playing the app The Big One. I mean it drove me freakin’ mad at times but after playing on and off for a few days, we wracked up enough vouchers for one free wristband which was great. You can also buy wristband’s cheaper the earlier you buy them in advance online. This is a tough one as often the weather can be unpredictable, but the park offers a Rainy Day Return deal. If it rains for more than three consecutive hours (or even just rains lightly or spits!), you can return for free the following day or for half price during any Sunday later in the season.
THE BIG ONE (ROLLER COASTER) AT BLACKPOOL PLEASURE BEACH
Okay, so this ride is amazing no matter what time of year it is, but it still deserves an honourable mention. The ride begins with a slow ascend to the top to offer a beautiful view of surrounding Blackpool, followed by a stomach clenching steep drop of 205 feet. The rollercoaster broke many records when it was first built, such as the tallest and steepest rollercoaster in the world and the fastest in Europe in 1994. It now still remains as the tallest in the UK. Plus it’s just amazing. Need I say more?!
These are just six reasons to visit Blackpool this winter (and some reasons to visit anytime really), but there really are so many reasons and more to discover. For example, I had no idea there was paintball or Stanley Park in Blackpool, nor that there was a model village! Even though we went less than a month ago, writing this post has given me serious nostalgia to go back ASAP…
Have you ever considered Blackpool for a winter weekend away? Let me know!