October 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm
You may have been many times before, or you may be visiting for the first time. Whichever it is, Blackpool is sure to solve a mystery for you. This could take the form of remembering your childhood sense of fun and mischief, or rediscovering a place of pure fantasy and entertainment. There is much to see and do in Blackpool, depending on what time of year you visit. One thing you can be assured of is that Blackpool never sleeps, and will always have something to offer you. If you love rides and roller-coasters, you can visit the Blackpool Pleasure Beach resort and sample over 125 of them, including one of the largest roller-coasters in the world; The Pepsi Max Big One. Plenty to see and do If you enjoy themed attractions and want to see a lot of them at once, a visit to the Blackpool Tower and the new Tower Eye sightseeing platform is for you. While there you can catch the Blackpool Alien Attack, and see what happened to the missing Roswell captive, and then go and gasp at the life-like waxworks on display at Madame Tussauds. If you hunger for a glimpse of Broadway check what showbiz tickets are available. Will you see Hot Ice, with beautiful choreography and stunning ice skating figure displays? Is it Joe Longthorne or Daniel O’Donnell in concert that you want to see? Perhaps a visit to the rocking Dancing Queen show at the Grand Theatre, or The Pier; The Legends, rock and roll tribute night is what you need to do? At any time of year you may experience a niche that Blackpool plays host to. For example if you are visiting during the Blackpool Punk Festival you will see some colourful characters about. The World Matchplay Darts is held here, and so is the 2012 Open Golf Tournament, and many will stay around the Promenade to be entertained during the time in-between these fabulous sporting events. Between September and November you will see world-class Illuminations light the Promenade are, as a tribute to Blackpool’s long relationship with technology and electrical displays. Blackpool is the spiritual home of ballroom dancing too, and hosts many British Championship events, including the Strictly Come Dancing final at the Empress Ballroom, in the Winter Gardens complex, this December. The performance art you will find in Blackpool is top standard, and so are the beautiful venues, with architecture dating back to the 19th century Victorian era. The beautiful trams and historic transport vehicles are all part of the charm of Blackpool. Wherever you go in Blackpool, a new adventure awaits you.