On the West coast of England you can find the town of Blackpool. It is easily accessible by road, rail or air. It is the undisputed capital of entertainment. It is the biggest and most popular seaside resort in Europe. Blackpool offers just about everything a holidaymaker can wish for as providing attractions, entertainment and top line shows.
Along the promenade you can find Blackpool Pleasure Beach. It has three piers on the sea front. The Sandcastle Water world and at the heart of the Golden Mile, the world famous Blackpool Tower, Sealife Centre and Madame Tussauds Waxworks. Away from the excitement you can find Stanley Park. Stanley Park is a haven of tranquillity with its formal gardens, fountains and boating lake. Have a wild day out at Blackpool Zoo or spend an afternoon looking at the delights of the Model Village. Fun for all the family.
When the autumn nights draw in, the seafront is transformed into an electrical extravaganza as the town explodes in a six mile long riot of colour for one of the worlds most spectacular light shows Blackpool Illuminations taking the holiday season right through to November each year.The illuminations in Blackpool began in 1879 with just eight electric arc lamps. Holiday makers tripped the lights fantastic to view what was called artificial sunshine. The basic idea remains but the shimmering light and the traditional lamp shares the limelight with fibre optics, lasers and LED technology. A vital public transport system carrying more than one hundred and twenty thousand people on a busy summers day is essential. So hop on for the ride of your life, there's so much to see on the newly refurbished public tram system.
At the Sandcastle they're having a permanent heat wave. White knuckle water chutes, swirling slides and the giant Typhoon Lagoon wave pool combine to offer a full day of family fun. This tropical haven now features the fantastic Caribbean Storm Tree house. This multi level interactive water play area includes the Whirlwind, Great White Whipper, Treetops triple family water chute and the Hydro storm which every few minutes tips six hundred gallons of water onto bathers below. In addition there are over thirty other fun interactive features including water cannons, magic jets and water blasters.
Blackpool Tower offers a great day out for family entertainment. It has a famous ballroom and circus and the brand new Blackpool Tower Dungeons, set to open in 2011.
The Sea Life Centre is home to more than forty fascinating displays allowing close encounters with marvels of marine life. In 2005 some deadly additions to the display with the UKs only collection of poisonous sea snakes.