The most exciting part of the year is here – in Blackpool, at least – because the Blackpool illuminations have finally been officially turned on, which means that Christmas is coming!
I have so many fond memories of heading to the mesmerising illuminations, walking down the promenade, eating chips near the pier, and drifting off to sleep in the warm car on the way home. And it’s just the same – if not better!
The other thing that made a trip to Blackpool amazing was the Pleasure Beach – a great theme pack with amazing views over the beach and the town below.
Established in 1896 (No, seriously!), and once the home to the tallest and fastest (and scariest, in my opinion!) rollercoaster in the world - the Big One.
The pleasure beach is still a brilliant place to spend the day, and there’s the award-winning Valhalla water ride, or the £16.25m brand new Icon rollercoaster – which has the same G-force as an F1 car at full speed - to get excited about, amongst a host of other crazy rides and attractions.
The pleasure beach is one of the top-twenty visited theme parks in the world! – and, with the allure of the illuminations in the evening (if you can drag yourself away from the rides), there’s honestly no better time to get yourself up there!
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