Blackpool Pleasure Beach...
Blackpool Pleasure Beach covers 42 acres, and there are 125 attractions. Entrance is free, you can either pay per ride of buy a set of tickets, or new this year there is an unlimited ride wristband.
Opening times vary - it is best to check by phoning 0870 444 5566.
There are height restrictions on certain rides. Also rides are in categories, A, B C and certain other criteria.
1 day wristband £30.00
There is a cheaper wristband for Beaver Creek which is an area of smaller rides for younger children and I think this is £14
I think that some of these tickets also includes admission to some of the shows, but it is better to check when buying tickets.
Here's Joe who couldnt resist an ice cream!
WHY I DONT LIKE BLACKPOOL AS MUCH AS I USED TO
l used to like Blackpool
when l was a child l would long for its bright lights and shops filled with bright brash bric a brac, but my mother preferred Lytham just down the coast...........it was small, quiet and refined, no `Kiss me Quick` hats or candy floss, and DEFINATELY no Pleasure Beach filled with stomach churning rides
during the years l spent morosely throwing pebbles into the joining of the River Ribble and the Irish Sea at Lytham my future husband was working on the Derby Racer carousel at the pleasure beach in Blackpool, on one rare occasion we persuaded mother to go there we had a ride on the carousel and had our photograph taken on it, in the background was the slim, good looking young man who collected the fare..........sadly the photograph was lost many years later when my parents moved house, the handsome, now no so young man probably took it to the tip in a box of rubbish
During my teens Blackpool was the place to go for nights out, or for snatched Summer days to go a little wild, drink all day and meet young men
we had such FUN !.........no Yatses Wine Lodge as it is today with carpets, music and security staff on the doors......then it was wine and sherry in wooden casks behind the bar, and sawdust on the floor
Im sure that in those days people were friendlier, even the policemen, l have vague memories of removing a poster for the Circus which had caught my eye one evening after the nightclubs had closed, and being asked very politely to put it back by a very handsome young Constable
Now the Blackpool l knew so well is changed
there are more bright lights, but less heart, more theme pubs and fewer friendly places, more sleaze and less family entertainment
its dirty, tacky and designed to part the visitors from their money, but everyone should visit it once in their life