All Briton’s know that Blackpool is one of England’s
most popular holiday retreats. Hoards of people, young and old, make
their way to this hot-spot during a long weekend such a as Bank Holiday
and the Queen’s Birthday. Although the place is known for its tourism,
there is still a lively buzz in the town during peak seasons; the
promenade and iconic beach especially.
Blackpool’s theme-park attracts many groups. For
those gutsy enough, the Pepsi-Max rollercoaster is a mammoth ride that
groups dare each other to go on. If its plummeting fall won’t set bodies
awhirl, then some English rock or candy floss may certainly help.
With all the tourists, Blackpool’s city council has
used this to its advantage, putting on great festivities which make the
place even more appealing to visitors. For the social butterflies among
us, the town’s Ballroom dance competition brings in a wide range of
professional dancers putting on some great entertainment for the
Plenty are beginning to make the most out of their
days off by staying in privately owned bed and breakfasts
because of the affordability and the fact that guests
are able relax in a homely styled house or apartment, which match their
needs and tastes.
Blackpool Illuminations is a wonderful light festival
again during the summer, with installations and coloured lights speckled
around the city, creating a great atmosphere with hundreds of people
packing the streets and parks to have a glimpse of the town from a
different perspective. If you happen to be around during this festival,
then you are definitely in for a treat.
For those that don’t happen to be in the area during
the peak season, then Blackpool’s Zoo has an eclectic selection of
exotic critters and a great place to spend the afternoon. On top of
that, Sandcastle Water Park lives up to its name with a whole bunch of
amusement rides that are perfect for a family outing.
It is a city which is filled
with amazing activities for all kinds of age groups. What was once seen
as a grandparent’s getaway has got more thrilling things to do than its
lovely sea-side promenade.