Our last day! I cant believe our Blackpool weekend is almost over already – the time has flown by, we have had such a great time exploring Blackpool.
I didn’t really know what to expect at the Blackpool tower. I genuinely thought it was just going to be a long walk up loads of steps a quick look around and back down again.. how wrong was I!
When you enter the tower you get the lift up to the tower entry level where you access the start of the ‘tower’ you’ll find a buggy park here and a small arcade with toilets available at the back of the arcade.
It looks like there is normally a small cafe here but this wasn’t open on our visit.
First you get to visit the 4D cinema where you’ll watch a video all about the Blackpool tower – if you dont want to get wet sit as near to the wall as possible!
The kids absolutely loved this with the 3d video and all the added effects including water, smoke and wind it was a lovely start to our tour.
Next you are taken through to another lift where you’ll be taken up to the Blackpool Tower eye.
Up here it’s very high! But the views are stunning. Whether you look out to sea or back across Blackpool you can see for miles on a clear day.
The glass floor isn’t for everyone but we loved it (although Holly did get a bit scared after a while!)
From this level you can continue climbing up right to the top if you wish, there is only step access though.
It was fun trying to spot where we had been staying from up so high
On your way back down you can jump in a lift, we were joined by a stray pigeon that scared everyone by flying in and then struggling to get back out!
The staff member in the lift must experience it regularly as she calmly scooped it up and let it loose outside the lift!
You’ll exit via the gift shop (so many pretty things in here!) and then down through the little arcade. This will lead you back to the entrance where you will have left your buggy if you had one with you.
Blackpool Tower Circus
We have never been to a circus before and I really am not a fan of clowns so I was hoping this wouldn’t be full of them!
Thankfully it wasn’t and we were absolutely blown away by how amazing the acts were.
We won’t spoil the fun too much but there was danger, there was singing, there was acrobatics and there was water!
The snack kiosks are only open at the beginning and in the break so do grab snacks before it starts if you think you will need them. They also sell flashing wands etc and souvenir books.
Oscar sat for the whole show and I’m pretty sure he never even blinked he was totally engrossed as there was so much going on.
We would definitely recommend a visit.
All of the above activities are included free of charge to Merlin Pass Holders. You can find out more here
Summary of our Blackpool Weekend
We have had such a great weekend in Blackpool! It really has surprised us with just how much there is to do, it’s so much more than just beach and arcades!
Being able to jump on and off the tram means you can quite easily leave the car at home and not have to worry about parking or keep moving the car.
If you are planning on visiting lots of attractions I would recommend checking out the Merlin Annual Pass. Also Tesco Rewards, we were able to use Tesco Club card Vouchers on several of the attractions across the weekend.
We can’t wait to come back soon, possibly to see the illuminations in just a few weeks time
Read about the rest of our weekend below
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