Blackpool is the seaside and entertainment capital of the North and a fitting location for Mecca Fest – the most exciting bingo party ever.
If you’re heading to the coast to join the party – or just
fancy a trip with the fam – here’s our list of the best things to do in
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been run by the same family since
it opened in 1896. A delight for all ages, the park has broken all kinds of UK,
European and world records and has more roller coasters (10) than any other
theme park in the country.
It’s also home to the tallest rollercoaster in the UK, the
Big One, where you can drop from a stomach-churning 65 meters above sea
There are 4 traditional wooden rollercoasters including the
Big Dipper which dates back to 1923. For the littlies, there’s Nickelodeon Land
with cartoon-themed rides and attractions.
Madame Tussauds in Blackpool is home to a wide range of
Meet Queen Elizabeth II, take selfies with the Olympic
star Mo Farah and try to impress the famously grumpy talent show judge Simon
There are stars from music, British TV, international
film and sport, all posed in interactive displays allowing for amazing photo
One of our fave areas is a reproduction of the Rovers
Return Inn from Coronation Street, where you can pose with Ken and Deidre
Barlow, Jack and Vera Duckworth and Bet Lynch.
After undergoing a major clean-up programme, Blackpool Beach
carried Blue Flag status from 2015 – 2018. While a 1.89% drop in water quality
meant that the status couldn’t be renewed in 2019, the beach is exceptionally
clean and boasts all of the great features you’d expect from the British
seaside. Deckchairs, ice-cream and donkey rides are in abundance when the
weather is good and there’s nothing better than eating a piping-hot bag of
chips in the fresh sea air!
The Sandcastle waterpark
Blackpool doesn’t do things by half and the Sandcastle is
the UK’s largest indoor waterpark. For thrill-seekers there’s Master Blaster –
the world’s longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide, Aztec Falls, Sidewinder
and more. Families and younger guests can take it easy in the Typhoon Lagoon
wave pool, Treetops water chutes and Caribbean Storm Treehouse to name a few.
For those in your party that aren’t too fond of getting wet, Waterfalls Café
has a great selection of coffees and cakes!
North Pier, Central Pier and South Pier
Blackpool has 3
fantastic piers, all with individual personalities and unique original features
– some dating back as far as the 1860s.
North Pier has a theatre and a lovely selection of
cafes and bars.
Central Pier has a large family bar with regular
entertainment plus arcades and a Ferris wheel.
South Pier has rides, arcades and game stalls along
with The Laughing Donkey family bar.
Proper fish and chips
No trip to the
seaside would be complete without the quintessentially British treat of fish
‘n’ chips. There’s an incredible selection of chippies, and we think these
offer the best fish and chips in Blackpool:
Taylors – 461 St Anne’s Road, South Shore
People come from
miles around to sample the fish and chips on offer here.
Pablo’s – 491-493 New South Promenade, South Shore
going to be a queue, but it’s absolutely worth the wait!
Fisheries – Topping
Street, town centre
Said to be the
oldest chippy in Blackpool, you’ll find this gem in the town centre.
Bentleys Fish and
Chip Shop – 131 Bond Street
top quality food and gluten free options.
The Bank Bar and
Grill – 28 Corporation Street
A more upmarket
selection, the beer-battered fish and chips will delight any foodie.
Mecca Bingo Blackpool
We couldn’t very well leave this out, could we? Our impressive bingo club in Blackpool is open 7 days a week from 11am – midnight. With great value sessions, a lively bar area and plenty to choose from on the menu, it’s well worth a visit. Find Mecca Bingo Blackpool at Talbot Rd, Blackpool FY1 3QX.
We hope this list
has got you in the mood for a road trip! Pop on your sunnies and pack your
bucket and spade for a thrilling seaside adventure. Let us know in the comments
or on social media if we’ve missed anything out.