I thought I’d share a photo diary of our time in Cyprus. I will be honest – much of the time was spent in the pool or at the beach; drinking cider or cocktails and eating delicious food. But we had a wonderful time. Enjoy the photos.
Hull may not be the first place you think of when it comes to a short break with the family but the port city is a hidden gem with plenty to do.
Visit The Humber Bridge
One of the things we definitely wanted to do when we visited Hull was to check out the Humber Bridge for ourselves. It was absolutely spectacular.
The Humber Bridge is the longest listed structure in the UK and it used to be the world’s longest single-span suspension bridge when it opened, holding the record for a fantastic 16 years. The amount of wire used in the bridge could go around the Moon six times.
If you are ever in the area, do check out the Humber Bridge – it is amazing to see.
Explore The Deep
The Deep is a spectacular building to look at. It is one of the UK’s biggest and best aquariums and is also one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world.
Booking online is advisable to save some money. What I find great is that once you’ve bought your ticket for a visit, you can return for free again within a year – what a great way to ensure families keep coming back!
With over 50 displays and over 5000 species, The Deep is wonderful to visit. They reinvest all money made into research, conservation activities and new exhibits.
It is easy to spend many hours in The Deep as there is plenty to look at. Car parking is available at a cost of £3 for six hours but the car park machines are cash only so try to remember to take some change. If you do forget your change, however, you can go to the main desk and pay by card.
Discover The Dinosaurs in Hull
If your children love dinosaurs and you’ve got some time to spare, Dinostar – The Dinosaur Experience is worth a visit. It is Yorkshire’s only attraction, it’s interactive and fun.
It is a fairly small attraction so doesn’t take too long to go around but there is plenty to do. Admission costs £3 for adults and £1.50 for children and senior citizens. Beware though, it is only open every Saturday and Sunday and some school holidays.
There’s many more things to do in Hull – what would you suggest?
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Blackpool is a must visit part of the UK, especially for families. Here’s five things to do in Blackpool as a family.
Visit Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Tower was opened to the public in 1894 and is one of Britain’s most loved landmarks. Even now, visitors are astounded by the tower and it’s ornate design and simple presence. The Tower is part of the Merlin Entertainments Group which means free entry if you are a pass-holder.
Ticket prices are reasonable however for those who don’t hold Merlin passes – you can buy single attraction tickets for as little as £14 per adult online, £16.50 on the door with similar discounts available online for toddlers, children and groups. You can also buy package bundles to visit more than one Blackpool attraction to really maximise the return on your money – you can find out more about these here.
There are eleven different rooms with five different attractions so plenty to see and do for the whole family. There is a brand new room which has just opened on the 5th floor – a family entertainment space which is perfect for conferencing, banqueting and family shows. You can also head to the Dungeons, the Ballroom, the Circus, Dino Mini Golf or even brave the Blackpool Tower Eye – are you brave enough to step onto the glass floor that high up? 380ft in the air with panoramic views – will you give it a try?
Take A Walk Along The Beach
Everyone loves a trip to the beach and Blackpool beach is definitely one worth visiting. It was recently awarded a Blue Flag and it is easy to see why. It isn’t known as Blackpool’s Golden Mile for no reason! You can visit the beach 24 hours a day and admission is free.
The steps lead straight down into the sea when the tide is in which is amazing!
Check Out The Piers & The Promenade
There are three piers in Blackpool – North Pier, Central Pier and South Pier. North Pier is home to the North Pier Theatre, Venetian Carousel and Victorian Tearooms whilst the Central Pier offers a stunning 108ft ferris wheel, a funfair and plenty of arcade games. The South Pier is essentially a mini theme park and even has a kiddies area too.
Be sure to check all three piers out and stroll down the promenade between each one. Don’t forget to check out the Comedy Carpet which features quotes from some of the most iconic comedians this country has ever had to offer, many who started their careers in Blackpool.
Mingle With The Celebs At Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds Blackpool is also a Merlin Entertainments attraction so you can gain entry for free with your pass. It is also included on many of the package tickets mentioned in the Blackpool Tower section which are very affordable.
There is plenty to see and do at Madame Tussauds, including plenty of things unique to the Blackpool site. The Strictly Come Dancing experience is spectacular and the Marvel superheroes are amazing. By far the best attraction onsite though is the Coronation Street section where you can even grab a drink in the Rover’s Return – it certainly makes for a fun experience.
Enjoy Some Fun At Coral Island
Coral Island is a fantastic attraction on the seafront with plenty of arcade games and rides for kids to enjoy. The games and rides are very affordable and there are numerous restaurants onsite, should the family get hungry. Even better, kids eat free all day every day (1 paying adult for every free child). For more information about the attraction, you can read this blog post here.
There are plenty more things available in Blackpool for families to experience – the Pleasure Beach and SEALife centre are just two more attractions to consider.
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