Having been offered the opportunity of taking visit to Blackpool organised by the wonderful Superbreak team, Karen Bradley grabbed it with both hands. The last time she had visited Blackpool was at the tender age of 14 with her parents and extended family so she was eager to see any changes and experience the Blackpool of today.
We arrived on a slightly overcast Monday lunchtime, having had a very early start to the journey from my neck of the woods, but the day had definite sunny possibilities. A short taxi ride took us to our welcome reception at the rather splendid Imperial Hotel Blackpool. The hotel was huge and very grand and had an atmospheric feel reminiscent of days gone by. After a warm welcome from Colin, Louise and the team, a brief run through of the itinerary and a spot of lunch we were ready for what was to come.
Blackpool Tower and the 4D experience was amazing, the film feature was informative and nostalgic, we could sense and feel all the footage we were shown and it was a perfect setup to then go up in the elevator to the top and dare to stand on the glass floored skywalk taking in the beautiful scenery and the newspaper style art directly below.
The Blackpool Tower Dungeons gave tongue in cheek terror and more than a little comedy – the staff there made the experience really enjoyable and took us through a torture chamber, a doctor’s surgery, a witch trial and then we were hanged! We stopped in at the Sea Life Centre Blackpool where we saw Big Daddy the biggest crab ever and sharks swimming a really good place to take children as they are encouraged to handle some of the star fish etc but definitely NOT the Piranha!
Then onto the last attraction of the day Madame Tussauds Blackpool! I loved it! We were all taking pictures with our favourite stars and TV personalities. The models and dummies were extremely lifelike to the point that with some of them we had to look and then look again. It was so much fun, we giggled all the way through. As no trip to the British coast is complete without some fish and chips, we headed to Harry Ramsden’s for a delicious helping of…you know what! It would have been rude not to.
The plan was to go out and experience a couple of beers but the early start caught up and I wanted to make the most of what was organised for the following day. I slept that night with a huge smile on my face!
Stay tuned to find out what Karen got up to on the next day of her trip in our Part 2 blog post, coming soon!
Get access to all these attractions and many more with The Blackpool Resort Pass for only £105pp including 3* hotel!