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Camping Holidays in Blackpool

For family entertainment you can’t get much bigger, brighter or better than Blackpool. The Victorians founded this gem in which many a fun filled seaside holiday has been had. With continuing investment and a multitude of opportunities to keep everyone happy then Blackpool has got what it takes for a memorable family holiday.

With seven miles of sand, the beach at Blackpool is one of the best you will find in the whole of the UK. Wide stretches of silky smooth sand are the perfect place to build sand castles and paddle in the sea. With donkey rides, yummy ice cream and a stick of rock that magical English summer holiday is there ready and waiting for you!


There are many requirements to make a quintessentially British holiday. The delights of a sandy beach, donkey rides, ice cream, fish and chips, candyfloss and walks along the pier are all available in abundance at Blackpool. This family friendly resort is a hive of activity and entertainment and offers everything that a family could want from a holiday.

Blackpool has a rich history as a holiday destination. From Victorian times people have been escaping the cities and flocking to the beach at Blackpool to get some fresh sea air and good old fashioned rest and relaxation. The Victorian foundations are still ever present in Blackpool’s attractions. From the three piers with their theatres, amusements and deck chairs; to the fabulous winter gardens with the Empress Ballroom, which is still a hub for entertainment activity and synonymous with a visit to Blackpool. Of course then there’s Blackpool tower. Built in 1894 and rising to 518 feet and with its tower ballroom, circus and dungeon, it still remains a focal point for holidaymakers today.

There’s so much for families to do in Blackpool it’s easy to forget about the things that you can see for free. The seven mile stretch of sandy beach is perfect for an afternoon snooze in a deckchair, sandcastle building or paddling along the sea shore. But with the Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the Sea Life Centre, Illuminations and much, much more the kids will soon be dragging you from that deckchair to go on another adventure!

Campsites in Blackpool

The majority of accommodation within Blackpool is guest houses and hotels as you’d expect but take yourself just 5 or more minutes out of town and you can find some wonderful campsites in easy reach. With these campsites you really are out in the countryside and can enjoy getting back to basics and get the most from your camping holiday. Most sites offer the basic facilities for your pitch, but if you prefer to do it in style then camping pods are a suitable, but more expensive alternative.

Holiday Parks in Blackpool

Things to do

Blackpool Illuminations

Running from the end of August to the beginning of November the world famous Blackpool Illuminations certainly have the crowds flocking to see them. This annual event has been held since 1912 and grown over the years. It boasts over 400000 lamps all run from 74 miles of cabling; this is an impressive feat and a truly memorable sight for all.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

This is one for the thrill seekers! With Europe’s tallest rollercoaster amongst it armoury of 125 rides and attractions this amusement park will definitely give you an adrenaline rush. There are also rides suitable for families ensuring that everyone is catered for.

Sea Life Centre

Situated along the ‘Golden Mile’ the six million pound Sea Life Centre holds over 1000 different critters from under the sea in over 50 different displays. Walk down the glass tunnel for that underwater experience without getting wet, delve (carefully!) into the rock pool and see what you find and be sure not to miss out on feeding time! An underwater adventure for all the family.

Madame Tussauds

Found on the central promenade the world famous Madame Tussauds waxwork museum lets you get up close and personal with the celebrities. Whether it sports stars, musicians or your favourites from the small screen, there’ll be plenty of photo opportunities!

Getting there

Located in the north west of England getting to Blackpool is easy. The M6 is the main route in from both the south and north of the country with a turn off and a short journey along the M55 to take you in to Blackpool itself.

For those wanting to fly-drive then Liverpool or Manchester airports have more options for travel from within the UK.

Getting the train is also easy. The west coast mainline will get you to either Preston or Manchester and then it’s just one change on to the train heading for Blackpool.

Written by of Family Camping Reviews

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