Us grown ups love the seaside. We remember trips to Blackpool when we were little and the good old days. But what do little ones think of Blackpool and St Annes?
Freya (9 years old) and Lois (aged 5) visited Visit Fylde Coast contributor Sue Massey from Syston in Leicester. They crammed such a lot into their two-day visit. What did they enjoy about the fantastic, fabulous Fylde coast?
Freya: “I was really scared at first, because when you look at the Tower from the street it looks massive. The 4D film show was awesome. I was ever so nervous going up in the lift. When I got out of the lift, the glass floor was amazing. I even went up another two levels. I felt very proud of myself that I’d done it. I want to do it again.”
Lois: Blackpool Tower is great. I wasn’t scared.
Freya: “I saw Sooty. It might have been the very first Sooty. He was born on North Pier. It’s a bit scary on the pier looking down through the cracks in the floor at the sea.”
Lois: “Me and mummy went on the big wheel. I loved it. Then me and Freya went on some other rides on the pier.”
Time for a break! The adults in the party especially enjoyed some R&R in the family friendly, sensibly priced, Wetherspoons Velvet Coaster with its terrific elevated views along the promenade.
Family friendly Fairhaven Lake with the RSPB Discovery Centre, kiddies’ play area, Pavilion Café (brilliant bacon butties!), tennis, bowls, crazy golf. Freya and Lois were on a mission to chug around the lake on a boat with mum and dad, chasing the local residents – ducks, swans, geese.
It’s free! Grab your swimwear. This is the place for making a splash and getting soaked.
All too soon it’s time to head south. Two little girls cried their eyes out.
We asked at the beginning of this piece ‘What Do Little Ones Think of Blackpool and St Annes?’ Well they didn’t want to leave. It wasn’t long before they were fast asleep on the journey home. And as Arnie said, they’ll be back!
What Do Little Ones Think of Blackpool and St Annes?
Callum (11) Ruby (6) from Ashby de la Zouch in land-locked Leicestershire
With mum Sarah and dad Lee, they’re regular visitors to St Annes. Aren’t they lucky that grandma Pauline and John live here?
Here are a few soundbites:
Some of Callum’s favourites include:
- “It’s great winning tickets at the amusement arcade.”
- “Playing on the beach.”
- “Scooting along the promenade.”
- “Toby Carvery is my favourite.”
- “We always come to the Kite Festival.”
- “Beach Huts are brilliant.”
- “I love ice cream.”
- “The sea goes out for miles. I love the beach.”
- “It’s good fun scooting along the promenade.”
- “The trampolines are my favourite.”
- “Oh yes, and riding on the little train.”
- “Spending pennies in the amusement arcade.”
- “The pier and beach huts are cool.”
- “Splash is new and it’s really, really good.”
So much to see. So much to do.
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