Coach Holiday to Blackpool – A turkey & Tinsel Tour

Apr 17, 2023 | 0 comments

Turkey & Tinsel in Blackpool – Monday 4th December – £329pp

Blackpool is a traditional English seaside town located in the northwest coast of England on the Irish Sea. Amusements, Arcades, Shops, Cafes, Crazy Golf and much more line the promenade. It is perfect for all types of coach holidays and day trips. Dotted between them are plenty of places to pick up fresh Fish & Chips and Blackpool’s famous rock. 

On the 5-mile sandy beach children can enjoy Punch & Judy shows and donkey rides. At the other end of the scale is Blackpool Pleasure Beach, comprising a variety of rides including the Big One. 

The most recognisable landmark is the amazing Blackpool Tower, which houses a circus, 4D cinema and the world-renowned ballroom, to name a few. 

The Ruskin hotel 

The Ruskin Hotel has 39 Premier and 60 Standard bedrooms, alongside the 220-seater “Rembrandts” Cabaret Lounge with live entertainment every evening. Roly’s Bar is open daily for guests and non-residents serving the very best in food and drink, with both a daytime & evening menu, plus Afternoon Tea. Rubens, the new restaurant feature’s a freshly cooked to order menu, a new A la Carte & Steak Menu and market fresh daily specials. Same great taste and quality but now with more choice, a fresh modern vibe and amazing new wine list. There are lifts to all floors and the reception is open 24-hours a day, plus porters are on hand to assist with your luggage. Super-Fast free WIFI runs throughout the hotel.

Our holiday to this amazing hotel includes a Turkey & Tinsel Theme, with a visit from Santa, Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, live nightly entertainment, and Bingo.

We will also be treating you to 2-day excursions plus a ride through Blackpool’s world-famous Illuminations from the warm comfort of the coach. 

The best things to do whilst visiting Blackpool.

  1. Blackpool Zoo 

Blackpool Zoo is a family friendly attraction, providing fun and education for all ages. Over 1000 animals, birds and reptiles reside in the scenic 32-acre park amidst mature trees, lakes and spacious lawns where the kids can burn off their excess energy. All your favourites are here including big cats, elephants, giraffes, sealions, gorillas, orangutans, camels, zebras and many more.

  1. Blackpool Pleasure Beach

There’s something for everyone at Blackpool Pleasure Beach! There are over 125 rides and attractions, plenty of places to grab a delicious bite to eat plus spectacular award-winning shows. If you love white-knuckle rides then Pleasure Beach is the place for you. Boasting an amazing 10 roller coasters including the world-famous Big One, classic wooden coasters the Big Dipper, the Grand National and Infusion, plus the world’s only suspended looping coaster completely over water. If you prefer things at a more leisurely pace, you can enjoy a trip on the Pleasure Beach Express Steam Train, take a cruise around the world on the River Caves or ride a Cheshire cat through Alice’s Wonderland. Home to the world’s first Wallace & Gromit ride, The Thrill-O-Matic, opened at Pleasure Beach along with an exclusive Wallace & Gromit shop. Guests can ride this unique and amazing ride, meet & greet the characters in person and purchase exclusive souvenirs! 

Whatever your tastes, there is something to suit every palette at Pleasure Beach. The newest restaurant, the Big Pizza Kitchen serves mouth-watering pizza, delicious pasta and fresh, crispy salad. If you want to grab something on the go, Coasters, The Plaice and Burger King are perfect places to get a bite to eat.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is also home to the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land. The collaboration with Nickelodeon features 12 rides, a Nickelodeon shop, exciting games, a brand-new family restaurant and opportunities to meet with famous Nickelodeon characters such as Spongebob Squarepants, Dora & Diego and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

  1. Blackpool Tower 

The Blackpool Tower Eye and solid-glass skywalk offer the best views across the Northwest of England from the top of the iconic Blackpool Tower. Begin your journey to the top with a visit to the incredible 4D cinema. Let the special sensory effects and incredible filming bring the history of Blackpool Tower to life. Take a trip 380ft into the sky to the top of the Tower and experience the thrilling Skywalk. Walk out if you dare onto the five cm thick glass viewing platform, where you can look out into the Irish Sea and see the famous Blackpool Promenade below. See the Northwest of England spread out before you with views over Bowland, up to the Lake District and on a clear day down to Liverpool and across to the Isle of Man from the top of the iconic Blackpool Tower.

  1. Madame Tussauds 

A visit to Madame Tussauds Blackpool is guaranteed to leave you feeling more than a little star struck! This engaging and interactive attraction grants you an audience with some of Britain’s best-known celebrities; There’s Olly Murs, Keith Lemon, Bear Grylls, Mo Farah, Jack and Vera from Coronation Street, Ed Sheeran and even HRH Queen Elizabeth II as well as a multitude of other stars from the world of music, sport, and entertainment.

  1. Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Step into the Sensationally stylish Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Prepare to be lost in a world of elegant charm and refined beauty. The Ballroom is one of the truly iconic venues of the 19th century with its beautifully decorated ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, stunning sprung dance floor and ornate balconies – there really is no other venue like it.

  1. Sandcastle Waterpark 

Sandcastle Waterpark is the UK’s largest indoor waterpark, with 18 slides and attractions, open year-round and fun for all the family. Amongst the slides and attractions are Master Blaster – the longest indoor Roller Coaster waterslide in the world, Sidewinder, Aztec Falls, Montazooma, Thunderfalls family slides and more!

  1. Coral Island Amusement Arcade

Coral Island is the largest of its kind indoor family attraction located in the heart of Blackpool. It is free to enter and is located on the main promenade along the seafront in Blackpool. Right next to the famous Blackpool Tower. There’s so much to do there it can be hard to get your bearings. Here are a few of our favourite rides/games:

Camel Derby – Instead of Donkey Derby Coral Island has a Camel Derby. This is a great family-friendly thing to play. You each take a seat and pop £1 in your slot. Then the race starts. You have to roll your balls into coloured holes.

Bingo – The family prize bingo is at the far end of Coral Island next to the over 18’s area. You each get your own seat and screen. There is a live Bingo caller but instead of worrying about not only your ticket and your child’s ticket it’s all done pretty much automatically for you. It costs just 30p for one game of 3 cards. Or 60p for 6 cards.

Pirate Flyer Ride – You sit in a pirate ship that moves a bit like a monorail above the amusements. It’s great fun looking down at everyone. They have added some pretend pistols to the ships which the kids will love.

Pirate Quest Ghost Train – The Ghost train is excellent with some really fun elements with doors, strobe lights, wind and plenty of scary things that move. They even have two walls that pretend to fall on you.

Kids Eat Free – It’s worth eating at Coral Island because Kids Eat Free. This deal is available All Day, Every Day, at all of the Coral Island restaurants. You can have one free under 10 kids’ meal per one paid adults’ meal.

Arcade games and 2p slot machines – The main draw to Coral Island is the wide selection of game machines and 2p slot machines. If you play for tickets, you can redeem them in the prize shop later on.

There is also have plenty of grab machines where you can win soft toys and fruit machines. Plus, games where you can go bowling, play basketball, and VR simulator rides. 

  1. Blackpool’s World-Famous Illuminations

The world-famous Illuminations need little introduction. It is an annual lights festival, founded in 1879 and first switched on 18 September that year, held each autumn in the British seaside resort of Blackpool on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. 

This year Blackpool’s annual Illuminations display will once again be extended by two months, shining nightly from September 1, 2023 to January 1, 2024. It’s the greatest free lightshow on earth! Enjoy 6 miles of the brightest light displays. They’re on buildings, fairground rides, lamp posts and trams! 


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