Growing up in the Lancashire I'm very accustomed to the outdoors, I'm all about the countryside and the seaside. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of my family and I running a long the beach at the seaside, rescuing strayed starfish and collecting shells. So when I was contacted by Travelodge a few weeks ago about putting a piece together all about Blackpool I excitedly obliged.
We visit Blackpool often. It's lovely to visit when the sun is shining and it's always best to make a day of it because there's so much to see. I thought I would put together a list of my 5 favourite places to visit.
Blackpool Zoo -
Obviously this isn't a hidden gem but it's my favourite place to visit when in Blackpool so I just had to mention it. We took Noah when he was 6 months old and although he was rather young he seemed to enjoy it and we had a great day out too.
Stanley Park -
If you would prefer a quieter afternoon then Stanley Park is certainly worth a visit. The landscaping is beautiful and it's full to the brim of historical buildings too.
Yorkshire Fisheries -
Don't let the name put you off this is a traditional fish and chip restaurant in Blackpool and my favourite one at that. What would a trip to the seaside be without fish and chips?
Ripley's Believe It Or Not -
One of the quirkier places to stop at is Ripley's and I can't recommend it enough. It's so strange, interesting, entertaining and you are guaranteed to walk out of the building armed with a new fact or two!
Coral Island -
This is my favourite arcade as it's pirate themed and is fantastic for kids. Once you've played on the 2p machines and been on a ride or two you have to sit in and eat in the restaurant, it's fab!
Have you ever been to Blackpool? What are your hidden gems?