Head to Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve for a serene exploration of Blackpool’s local wildlife. Once a part of the town’s rubbish tip, the area has been transformed and is now nationally recognised as a Site of Special Specific Interest and home to hundreds of species. From dragonflies to orchids and birds, the reserve’s designated footpaths offer an abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities.
Admire Blackpool’s oldest pier – the North Pier – which was opened in 1863 and still retains its Victorian charm. Spend the day winning tokens at the arcade on the pier, featuring the latest and greatest video, prize and gaming machines. Grab a drink and relax to live music at The Sunset Lounge, an open-air Victorian sun lounge with beautiful ocean views.
Spend an exhilarating day at the Pleasure Beach amusement park – the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land. For the ultimate in thrills, brave Pleasure Beach’s tallest rollercoaster, the Big One. Experience the Pleasure Beach’s newest coaster, Icon. Hold your breath as you board Infusion, the exhilarating five looping coaster suspended completely over water. Brave Valhalla, the world’s most spectacular dark ride featuring amazing special effects or feel the thrill of one of the world’s only twin track coasters, the Grand National!
Follow the Pennine Way in Burnley, the oldest and most iconic National Trail that offers a taste of rugged Northern England as it stretches for 268 miles, from the Peak District to the Scottish Borders. Steeped in history and traversing spectacular landscape, the iconic Pennine Way is perfect for a three-day, week, or even longer hike. With a combined ascent that exceeds the height of Mount Everest, the Pennine Way is arguably the most challenging National Trail in England – so you can feel a huge sense of accomplishment doing it.