A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}

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Last weekend we went to Blackpool for the very first time and I loved it. I had very low expectations – as everyone seems to slate Blackpool – and so it far exceeded everything I was hoping for.

A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}

We stayed in a Premier Inn about half an hour away as we weren’t sure what it would be like with children in Blackpool in the evening and staying overnight there. We’re really glad we chose to stay further afield and it meant it was far cheaper too.

A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}
A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}

We drove into Blackpool both days and parked in the Bonny Street car park – it was so convenient for everything we wanted to see and do and cost about £12 for the days parking.

A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}

Our first day was spent in the Coral Island arcade – winning cuddly toys, playing on 2p machines and eating far too much food! The children loved it and can’t wait to go back.

A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}

We went up the Blackpool Tower, saw inside the beautiful Blackpool Tower Ballroom and saw the Blackpool Tower Circus – it was phenomenal. And I had no idea there was so much to do inside the tower either.

A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}
A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}
A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}
A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}
A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}

We also managed to go to the Sea Life centre and Madame Tussauds which were definitely more exciting attractions than their London versions. We didn’t spend long in either but were so glad we visited.

A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}
A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}

A seaside trip wouldn’t be the same without sandy feet so we spent some of each of our Blackpool days on the beach, walked along the promenade, ate ice creams and donuts, went on the pier and picked out our favourite jokes on the Comedy Carpet.

A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}
A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}
A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}

It was such a lovely, busy weekend and one we can’t wait to repeat as I’m sure we’ll be visiting Blackpool Pleasure Beach at some point. Blackpool has definitely got a place in my heart and I know we’ll be back again before too long.

A Weekend in Blackpool {The Ordinary Moments}
The Ordinary Moments

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A Weekend in Blackpool

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  • We love visiting Blackpool! Lucas loves going in coral island and I love the tower. There’s nothing like going on the beach with donuts either

  • I do love Blackpool. It’s one of my favourite places to visit and the kids love it. The front looks fantastic compared to past years. I used to spend my birthday every year with friends there for September weekend. Very different types of weekends from the ones nowadays. Looks like you guys had the best time x

  • Blackpool is an awesome place to visit, it may be seen by many as ‘tacky’ and ‘kiss me quick’ but I love it there. It’s only an hour and a half away from us and we love going to the Sandcastle and the Pleasure Beach when we get the time. Fab fab pictures Donna!