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Wanderlust: Camping In Blackpool, The Great Staycation

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Fancy a sneaky getaway without breaking the bank, how about a staycation? Camping in Blackpool, and caravanning, are the top leisure activities taken up in the UK during spring/summer time.

Blackpool is a wanderlusts haven, with beautiful camping and caravan parks. Blackpool’s cityscape is a mix of modern attractions intertwined with its rich history. Its unparalleled natural beauty juxtaposed with fun activities for the whole family will enrich your camping experience.


Forest Of Bowland


Camping In Blackpool (and caravanning) – Family Friendly:

Camping in Blackpool – Hosting several family run campsites and caravan parks. Insulated rooms with useful facilities such as kitchen, game rooms and showers are available for bargain prices. If fishing is your choice of getaway recreation, some campsites have on-site lakes for carp and coarse fishing. Children will love exploring the Caravan Park’s well-maintained landscapes and vast green meadows. Why not try the likes of Marton Mere Holiday VillageBlackpool South Caravan and Motorhome Club Site or Newton Hall Holiday Park.


Waking up in the lap of nature, The forest of Bowland:

The Forest of Bowland sets the perfect backdrop to your family staycation. It has several campsites and caravans for the outdoor enthusiast. Wake up to breathtaking sunrises in amongst the lap of nature. It has excellent facilities for the rugged old school campervans or the more modern glamping novices. Let the magnificent view of the Ribble Valley transport you to a more simpler time of life.


Experience the euphoric Pleasure beach:

Ease into your day with a tranquil stroll along Blackpool Central Pier. Witness the beautiful beach, sand in your toes and vast sea spread before you. If you crave a bit of thrill, then hit up the Blackpool Pleasure Beach for an adrenaline rush on the iconic Big one and Valhalla or the brand new ICON. Little ones can create magical memories in UK’s only Nickelodeon Land.


Delve back in time at Blackpool Tower:

Immerse yourself in the deep culture of the city with a tour of the Blackpool Tower. Blackpool’s very own Eiffel tower harmoniously entwines culture and entertainment. The Tower Circus and Tower Ballroom are must-see attractions. The Tower Ballroom sets the scene for Strictly Come Dancing. The tower circus is in the lower part of the tower. There is also an aquarium located on the premises with various species of fresh and saltwater fish.


Photographer Sean Conboy
(C) Photographer Sean Conboy


Relive Grandeur with the Grand Theatre:

Continue your cultural expedition with a visit to the 125-year-old Grand Theatre. Feel the exhilaration of a live performance, with shows to please any age. Whether it’s reminiscing on your favourite childhood fairy-tale, sparking joy with a little Elvis or an ethereal trip to swan lake, the Blackpool Grand Theatre has you covered. Tip: Visit their What’s On to preview the shows scheduled during your visit.


Interact with stunning wildlife at the Blackpool Zoo:

Spend your afternoon interacting with the residents of the Blackpool Zoo. Little explorers would love to enjoy the Dinosaur safari and children farm, while the older children can enjoy the big cat exhibit. The active oceans boasting sea lion pool and penguin pool are a must-see family favourite.


An evening with royalty at Madame Tussauds:

If you fancy adding a touch of glamour to your caravan getaway, then snap a few selfies with the stars of the Blackpool Madame Tussauds. Whether it’s a picture with the royalty or hanging out with the superheroes of marvel, their photo booth is sure to give you some great pictures.



Blackpool Illumination: Ignite the spark of joy

The Blackpool illuminations started in 1879 with just 8 arc lights; now it is world renown as the greatest free light show. The main attractions being an array of 3D projection shows on the front of the Blackpool Tower building every evening. Enjoy shows about the cultural history of Blackpool or ignite your imagination with fantasy at the light pool projections show.

Get cosy amid splendid nature, spending quality time with what matters the most, you! Make a conscious getaway from technology and ground yourself. Get an opportunity to socialise with neighbouring camp mates, establishing lifelong friendships. This spring/summer 2019 pack up the campervan for a memorable Blackpool staycation.


To find out more about camping in Blackpool visit


Why not also see our recommendations for the best places to stay, best places to eat and of course visit.



Blackpool Grand

Take a look at what’s on at Blackpool Grand Theatre this Autumn / Winter 20/21


Blackpool Grand set out a COVID-Community Communication Programme (CCCP) during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our aims were simple, to CONNECT, COMFORT and UPLIFT. We would Connect people by offering tutorials on communication tools like Zoom and conduct community face-to-face meetings (book readings, youth groups and more). Comfort through stories of heritage, memories and storytelling, and to Uplift visitors spirits through laughter and exercise. Please do enjoy and if you can afford to donate please do.


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