For over a hundred years the Town of Blackpool and its attached area of the Fylde have been a destination for millions of visitors from throughout the UK and worldwide. Whether visiting for a day trip to see the famous Illuminations, spending a day or two with the kids on the Pleasure Beach or taking a whole vacation to tour the myriad villages and the Town itself to experience the combination of hi tech modernity with thousand year old churches and essentially English village greens.
Growing up in the area and working in the hotels and bars I saw Blackpool at its peak when every hotel, bar and nightclub was full to bursting every night throughout the long season and not empty during winter as visitors and residents continued to enjoy the famous Illuminations, Christmas Lights and many attractions available all year round.
The town has seen a decline in recent times and some would be fooled into thinking it has become a resort exclusively for GLBT events and Stag & Hen parties, but this is so far from the truth if you choose to explore the many attractions, fine bars and restaurants that offer both families and couples a great time, especially in the summer months when the miles of beaches are both safe and well patrolled by lifeguards.
The Pleasure Beach in South Shore entertains millions of visitors each year, many for days out but even more find they cannot take in all the rides, attractions, shows and fun stalls in a whole week on this huge pleasure park. For the family also, a trip to the Zoo or Stanley park with its lakes and immense gardens, trampoline park, football pitches, tennis courts and tree lined walkways can create memories that live on long after returning home and contribute to the numbers of families who return each year for decades.
For live entertainment we have some of the best Theatres in the country coupled with numerous nightclubs, music venues and karaoke bars never more than a few minutes from the hotels or beach front. Throughout the summer Blackpool also enjoys many live concerts and festivals, usually at Stanley Park or on the beach front.