As a tourist destination Blackpool has given lots of thought about how to create a good experience for the whole family or singles alike.
The Big Ticket, prepaid, for 6 attractions costs £56.50, saving approximately 50% of the individual prices. We bought ours at the Tourist Information office near the North Pier. Very helpful staff who booked us into the Circus next day at 2:30pm. Thanks.
Also included were the Blackpool Tower Eye, Ballroom, Dungeon as well as Sea Life and Madame Tussauds. So impressed with all these attractions which should be put on your 'Not to be missed' list when visiting.
Also a thoughtful feature of our stay was the ability to purchase a tram ticket for £6 that was valid on a get on, get off basis, for 24 hours. We travelled from Starr Gate terminus to Fleetwood terminus to get our bearings, then in the evening we journeyed to Cavendish Road to walk back looking at the lights.
See more photos of the Illuminations in the Entertainment section of the Forum.
We walked around Bonny Street Market which we understand is closing permanently in November 2022. Tourist type items for sale. Not sure this market will be sorely missed.
An alternative means of viewing along the Promenade would be to take a horse drawn coach. These look particularly pretty when lit up at night.
The sound of horse hooves on the road is somewhat appealing but I'm not sure I like their working environment. However, as long as the horses are well groomed, fed and generally cared for it might save them from a worse fate.
As an overall experience our visit to Blackpool was very enjoyable and affordable. Yes it's a typical seaside destination full of tourist tat and kiss me quick life style, but that's a bit of fun. It's not all like that. There is something for everyone. You just have to decide what you want a seek it out. Overall Twithay Score, 7.5 out of 10.