Blackpool is a mecca for the young and the young at heart – with attractions and events galore to delight the senses and add a little extra fun to any holiday.
If you love planes make sure you don't miss Blackpool's wonderful free air show. It's one of the summer's must-see events and is always a busy weekend – so be sure to book early!
If excitement and thrills are more your thing then enjoy 18 slides and attractions to keep water babies and landlubbers of all ages entertained for the whole day at Sandcastle Waterpark. Blackpool has rides galore, so if all the fun of the fair is on your holiday 'to do' list then make sure you pay us a visit! Whether it's the big wheel and more on Central Pier or the thrills of the Pleasure Beach Resort, there's something for all ride lovers.
For some relaxation take a trip to the picturesque North Pier and take a walk out over the Irish Sea with an ice cream or try Blackpool Model Village where you can travel from a Scottish Castle to a Cornish fishing village in a few steps as you experience this wonderful world in miniature. Take a boat out Stanley Park’s Boating lake and while away some time picnicing in one of the many lawned areas. You can even hire a bike to get back to the promenade from one of the new bike hire hubs!
For the animal lover amongst you Enjoy the wildlife in Blackpool – the resort's Zoo is home to 1,500 animals, birds and insects from all over the world whilst the brilliant SEA LIFE Centre offers underwater explorers the chance to get up close and personal with some of the deep's most fearsome predators in their shark tunnel.
Of course you can’t miss the greatest free show on earth as the Blackpool Illuminations shine from 2 September - 6 November 2011. Beloved by generations of children from Lancashire, the UK and beyond, this wonderland of lights is unlike anything else in the world. Why not try it by tram, bike or landau this year? And be sure to join us for Switch On Weekend from Friday 2September 2011, featuring special celebrity guests.