10 reasons to Choose Blackpool

10 Reasons Brits Will Choose Blackpool For A Weekend Break In 2020


Written By Karla Taylor for The BPL Bible

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04 May 2020

Beyond the Illuminations

Look just beyond the twinkling lights of the impressive illuminations on the promenade and you’ll indulge in the visionary delight of the ever-changing colours of the sky meeting the Irish Sea. Fluffy, white clouds balancing delicately in the blue sky transform into what looks like candy floss (or cotton candy) changing from one pastel colour to the next.

Will Ritchie Photography Sunset photo by North Pier, Blackpool
“If This Shelter Could tell tales”. Overlooking North Pier at Sunset

Yellow clouds on pink sky, orange clouds on yellow sky and blue clouds on purple sky are just some of the breathtaking combinations that have sheltered those in Blackpool this week alone.


In Awe Media Drone Photography Blackpool
A sunrise picture looking up Blackpool’s Central Drive taken By InAwe Media

In this article, we’ll discover 10 of the reasons why Brits love a weekend break in Blackpool.


Blackoool’s Beautiful Seven Mile Beach

Blackpool’s beautiful, open beach stretches 7 miles, broken into sections in the sea (when the tide is in) by lively piers that stand strong, hosting fairground fun and magical memories every day that they’re open.

Blackpool beach is sandy, not rocky and is therefore perfect for family days out rich with activities and quiet sunbathing sessions rich with relaxation.

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The Piers In Blackpool Are So Much Fun!

South and Central Pier are reason enough to come for a family break in Blackpool for those inclined to loud music, sweet candy floss and the sheer thrill of the fairground rides. The amusements vary from the hustle and bustle of the arcades and the most adrenaline inducing rides to the picturesque views that surround you when relaxing at the outdoor seating areas by the fish and chip shops and burger stands where tonnes of tasty refreshments are on offer.

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Perfect Accommodation For A Weekend Break In Blackpool

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to travel beneath the impressive light show that is  Blackpool Illuminations then you may have also noticed, adjacent to the endless, beachy view, that there are several hotels and bed and breakfasts along the promenade – all of which with rooms that have sea views, framed by the twinkling lights of the illuminations.

You’ll find a variety of prices and services when looking for the perfect place to stay on Blackpool Promenade but that certainly isn’t the only option.

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the perfect place to stay for a weekend break in Blackpool. Take Marton Mere for example, a Haven Holiday site right next to a lengthy glacial freshwater lake has almost as many attractions as the promenade but with a totally different atmosphere because the accommodation is set into the woodlands of the mere.

The Wildlife

No, not the stags and hens.

The animals! Let’s start by saying that seagulls are very generous with their presence here in Blackpool but they aren’t the only bird known to Town. We see Buff-Breasted Sandpipers, Subalpine Warblers, Western Cattle Egret and Starling to name a just a few! Not only do the birds make incredible shapes in the sky above the sea but we have multiple areas in Blackpool dedicated to Bird Spotting to the bird huts on Marton Mere to the bird watching benches in the woods by the hospital and in the park.

Just think of the photographic opportunities.

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Blackpool Zoo & The Sea Life Centre

Of course, birds aren’t all we have to offer – we have The Sealife Centre…

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filled with various underwater creatures and lots to see and do and my personal favourite: Blackpool Zoo.

Going to Blackpool Zoo is like going abroad, whatever the weather and it’s not just the Nawali Street Food and incredible Nawali makeover on just a fraction of the zoo that give off that vibe.

There are sea-lions, red pandas, reptiles and elephants. Farm animals, almost every monkey you can think of and of course, more birds. Wolves and reindeers, giraffes and rabbits, there’s always something to see when you’re at Blackpool Zoo. There are also lots of tasty eating options such as the Lake View Café, plenty of picnic areas and the Nawali Street Food stand. There are also gift shops and fun activities such as the train, the bouncy castle and live animal shows and performances.

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Our Light-Up Landmark: The Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower is home to floor after floor of fantastic features and entertainment. From the world famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom all the way up to the wonderful views at the heights of the tower, there is something to see and do on every floor. Blackpool Tower lights up in support of meaningful causes such as #clapforourcarers every Thursday during the UK Lockdown and when it glowed in pink to cheer on the hundreds of people that attended last year’s Race For Life.

Your Taste Buds Want To Take A Weekend Break In Blackpool


In Blackpool, we have all-you-can-eat restaurants in multiple styles of cuisine, we have funfair food all the way up the promenade and we have elegant menus and gourmet dishes that would please even the pickiest of eaters.

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Here’s some of the food we’ve been asked to review over tha past few years in Blackpool.

You can grab a pint at a proper English pub… or a Scots Bar, or an Irish Brewhouse or you can treat yourself to the wonderful array of glamorous bars serving deliciously impressive cocktails and unforgettable atmospheres.

A Weekend Break In Blackpool Is Perfect For Children

Whether you opt for our a Hotel, B&B or one of our many holiday parks,, there are so many things to do in Blackpool that you’ll have to come back again to do them all! We have indoor play centres such as Planet Kaos close to supermarkets, The Play Barn at the zoo and Harry’s at the YMCA further Fylde.

Madame Tussaud’s, The Sea life Centre, Blackpool Tower, The Pleasure Beach, The Zoo, The Beach itself, The Piers, The Illuminations, The Food, The Parks, The Sports and Christmas are ten reasons in one paragraph about why children… and you, would enjoy a weekend break in Blackpool.

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Stanley Park

Stanley Park is our biggest park with 246 acres of quality sporting provisions from basketball to bowling, picturesque gardens, children’s play areas, cafés and stands for refreshments, picnic areas, lengths and lengths of woodland and a large boating lake hosting the popular water ball activity and the boat-for-hire service where you can hire a variety of different boats and take yourselves off around the lake, who would be the captain in your family?


Practice Your Sensational Swimming Skills

Days at the beach are always fun but we don’t recommend swimming in the sea unless you’re being supervised by an approved professional because it isn’t safe so, luckily, we have both indoor and outdoor pools for you to enjoy during your weekend break in Blackpool.

Go extreme with a day at Blackpool Sandcastle, home to the World’s largest indoor roller-coaster water slide which is by no means in a league of its own in terms of excitement. Blackpool Sandcastle Waterpark is full of incredible attractions, 18 exciting slides and various in-water play areas all in an 84⁰ tropical climate.

If all that excitement isn’t for you, Blackpool has swimming pools in gyms and leisure centres around the town and Marton Mere has a heated outdoor pool with a very therapeutic lazy river.

Blackpool Is Home To Several Impressive Events Venues In Desirable Locations

Blackpool itself is an impressive events venue, a unique tourist resort that takes its pride of place in Britain. We’re always ready for all kinds of events here. With endless venues and services, you’ll be sure to find that you can create your exact vision for your perfect event whether it’s a children’s birthday party or your wedding day, anything in-between and probably anything beyond too!

We welcome hen and stags too, in case you hadn’t heard.

Blackpool boasts beachy backdrops, lights galore and pretty woodlands but we’re also really proud of our exquisite venues. You might opt for a themed event, in which case, we have plenty of ideal locations. You might go all in at Blackpool Sandcastle Water Park and enjoy the VIP Tiki Cabana with a wide range of fantastic features, maybe you want the wedding of the century… We can do that too, all we need is you.


Cocktails at the Sandcastle

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