Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Our Blackpool Travelodge Trip

We were given two nights complimentary stay at the Travelodge South Promenade to have a taste of what Blackpool has to offer.  I must confess it was louder and wilder than the visits I remember but then again I am going back 15 or so years since I was there last.  Now I am a parent myself I tend to give hen/stag parties a wide berth when out with my children, whereas in my Uni days I would have been joining them quite happily! 

Regardless the attractions in Blackpool are very good so if you wanted to experience them it’s worth a flying visit.  We could have done with an extra night to find time for the Pleasure Beach and to explore the area more thoroughly.  Illuminasia proved to be one of our favourite experiences; you can read my full review here. But suffice to say if you’re visiting Blackpool outside the illuminations season then being able to still see them is a real treat and worth the entrance fee.

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The lasting memory for the boys is the Tower Circus this was very impressive, plenty of heart in your mouth moments when you thought the complicated balancing stunts might not quite go to plan!  One poor lady was taking a spray for her angina to settle her racing heart!!!  But in between there were plenty of giggles watching Mooky the clown and his talcum powder trumps!

The hotel itself was conveniently placed for the Pleasure Beach so its a real shame we did not make the most of that aspect of our location, but seeing as we have our Merlin passes we thought it would be silly not to utilise them so spent our time in the SEA Life Aquarium, Blackpool Tower and Madame Tussauds which was a longer walk but still a manageable distance by foot.

Madame Tussands was quite entertaining lots of picture opportunities, I was surprised by just how much both the boys enjoyed it.  I almost ran out of space on my phone as youngest especially wanted a picture with pretty much every model in there!

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The room was comfortable and had everything we needed; the only downside was the noise from outside and the corridors.  Fortunately the boys slept soundly tired out from their adventures but hubbie and I were more on edge.  If you are planning on being out late at night partying though this is probably a great choice of hotel, because the mornings sounded very peaceful!!!  But by then our children were up and raring to go...

The dinning area is not very big so arrive early to guarantee a seat, it was completely full by 8:16am (they started serving at 8am) on the Saturday morning, although the Sunday was quieter (probably more guests worn out after a busy weekend!).  This picture was taken at 7:50am but it soon filled after that.

Breakfast was generous, plenty of choice, yoghurts, cereal, muffins, croissants and a cooked breakfast, just what you need to set you up for the day ahead.  Children eat for free when accompanied by a paying adult so it’s a reasonable price for breakfast with that offer.

I would use Travelodge again but book a quieter location.

1 comment:

  1. I have just been to a Travelodge In London when i attended Britmums, it was my first time staying in a travelodge hotel as we normally splash out on a nice hotel when visiting places. But it was nicer then i expected and the bed was so comfortable. I really want to take my children to Blackpool when they are a bit bigger ( my sons only 10 months) it looks like you had a great time xx