The water at Blackpool can be very dangerous in bad weather so be carefull even if water looks calm as the water quite often crashes over the sea wall and has been known to claim lives. It happened to someone I know son he was swept over the wall by a freak wave he didn't have chance so be careful.
- Family Travel
Amusement Arcade Addiction
Be very careful when going to any of the amusement arcades as they can be very addictive and it is so easy to lose a small fortune in them. Just one more pound leads to another and then another and pretty soon you have spent all of your money.
There is only one winner and that is the owner of the arcade as he sits counting all of your money at the end of the day.
- Casino and Gambling
In the winter it can get very windy and whip up a vicious sand storm on the promenade, it is just like being in a desert some days. Some sort of protection for your eyes is a good as the sand can be quite sore and blinding if it gets in them. Also try not to get sand in things like cameras and radios as it can be very damaging and costly.
Another problem with the wind is the sea. Do not go too close to the edge of the promenade when the sea is in and it is windy as the waves can ge very tall and sweep you in.
Take care with fake tattoos like this one from a tent in the Pleasure Beach...they may seem like a good idea at the time, but the bride-to-be decided to have this tattoo as a joke for her fiance, without realising that they take a while to come off. The night before her wedding she was scrubbing her arm until it was red raw! The joke so nearly backfired :)
If you are driving around...
If you are driving around blackpool in your own car then watch outfor drunk people. I would really advise you catch the bus everywhere because you can sit and relax and know you aren't going to hit anybody.
Not really alot to put here...
Not really alot to put here but just be careful if you are driving at night in the town especially on a Friday or Saturday night because a few people can get a bit tipsy! You'll probably be ok though :)
There's a ride on the Central...
There's a ride on the Central Pier called Ride of Death (or something like that) and all adventurous kiddies will be begging their parents to be allowed to go on it. Basically they stick the child in a harness, attach them to a rope which goes from the pier to a truck at the bottom, and send the kid flying. The ones I watched on it seemed to love it but it is not cheap!
Warning if walking on the prom, in bad weather!! The sea is well known to come over the sea walls, and quite violently, so be well aware of this at all times.
Health wise you should have no...
Health wise you should have no problems due to the amazing numbers of nurses in all the bars at the weekends. Oooh Matron....
See photo. Some days can be...
See photo. Some days can be like this. Be careful that you don't get blown away!
DO NOT GO ON THE BIG...
DO NOT GO ON THE BIG ONE......AFTER DRINKING BEER AND EATING ICECREAM etc......you will be sorry.....