Half Term Holidays in the North West: Blackpool, Lancashire

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Who said stints at the seaside should be reserved for summer? The northerners don’t quit when it’s cold, so if you’re looking for somewhere a little different to get away to this half term, why not give Blackpool a whirl.

One of the best features in the area is that it is brimming with low cost accommodation, cutting down on the cost of your stay quite significantly. Those who are new to the area will find that cheap hotels in Blackpool can be found here. Stay with a trusted budget hotel company and you are sure to cut the stress out of what to expect from an unknown bed and breakfast.

Travelling with the children you will need minimum amenities and spacious rooms. Choose a budget hotel company that can accommodate up to two adults and three children per family room, while keeping costs to a minimum.

Make the most out of Blackpool offers during half term and head over to the Pleasure Beach. After significant renovations in recent years, the Pleasure Beach is now modernised and improved, with a brand new Nickelodeon Land, which is perfect for youngsters.

During half term, adults and children alike can benefit from half price wristbands if purchased online in advance through the Pleasure Beach website. While tweens and teens will be able to join their parents on the iconic ‘Big One’ and Iron Bru Revolution, tots will be blown away by the calmer Nick themed rides and characters.

Outside of the Pleasure Beach there is no shortage of family fun to be had. Should you be wandering the new promenade on a rain-free day, you can even head onto the sands for a donkey ride. Wrap up warm with a winter hat and woolly scarf and make the most of fuss-free Blackpool.

Heading indoors, take your pick from the Sandcastle Waterpark, the Coral Island amusement arcade, Blackpool Sea Life Centre, Madame Tussauds, the Tower Dungeons and, indeed, Blackpool Tower itself.

Now part of the Merlin group, Blackpool Tower offers free entry, with all attractions payable on admission. Rather than paying an upfront entrance fee, simply select which activities you would like to partake in and pay at the reception area. From Jungle Jims, to the Tower Eye 4D experience, the Tower Circus to the magnificent ballroom, Blackpool Tower has enough on offer to keep a busy brood entertained for an entire day.

Blackpool boasts an array of eateries suitable for families. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to taste fish ‘n’ chips on’t front, like it’s meant to be devoured. Alternatively, Nando’s and Bella Italia are within walking distance of the North Pier, with Pizza Hut just outside of the Pleasure Beach. Should you be driving into town, Wacky Warehouse and Brewers Fayre are just a short five minute drive away from the centre.

Look online today: cheap hotels in Blackpool can be found here, and are just the trick to kick starting your northern seaside half term holidays.

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