#ad We were really excited to set sail to the lovely Blackpool and visit the amazing Coral Island amusement park. Blackpool’s largest free admission attraction contains a ghost train, a pirate flyer roller coaster, prize bingo, VR games and camel derby as well as all the 2p and toy grabber machines that are the favourites for a trip to the seaside. In the park are some great family eateries including the Buccaneer family restaurant, Captain Jack’s bar and grill and the Big fish trading company serving the traditional dish of fish and chips. Whats great is that kids eat free when dining at Coral Island, a great holiday saving.
We ate at the Buccaneer family restaurant and enjoyed a starter of garlic bread and mushrooms, mains of fish and chips and pudding of a sharing sundae. The children opted for burgers and chocolate fudge cake for pudding which seemed to go down very well too. There was lots of choice and the staff were very welcoming, we even got some treasure from Captain Jack who paid us a visit! (something for the mums ;)!)
Everyone was stuffed with the generous portions and everything is in one place, handy for families. You can easily spend a few hours here before exploring the seafront, and its perfect for the not so predictable British weather too.
‘Cos you can’t come to the seaside without having some fish and chips can you!
The chocolate fudge cake and ice cream was a winner and we also sampled the humongous sharing sundae which was yummy: ice cream, choc brownie pieces, mini marshmallows and choc sauce! (whats not to like!) and it fed 3 people too! The restaurant was very busy when we came, so expect a wait at peak times 🙂 There were colouring sheets at tables so these helped keep them entertained.
We made sure we entered the prize draw to win a mini (stand outside prize bingo) got to be in it to win it! The centre is situated next to accessible parking (£6 for the day) and is easily walk-able to the seafront and main attractions.
When you’re spent up at Coral Island don’t forget to collect your prizes with all your tokens at the kiosk, we had great fun picking out our prizes and ended up with loads of things including sweets, key rings and a windmill! Our three loved the rides and the ghost train was great fun and not too scary for young ‘uns. The only one scared was Nick when Captain Jack popped out on the pirate flyer and made him jump!
The rides were just £2 a go and proved a hit (the ghost train wasn’t too scary..6 year old was on the fence but still enjoyed!)
There are lots of offers on across the year and we would definitely love to come back for more fun and games soon.
We were asked to come and review Coral Island but all our opinions are our own 🙂
All in all we had a fab time in Blackpool and topped off the day with a trip to our favourite sweet shop Candy stop for some treats before the journey home. Situated in South shore a short trip in the car from the main attractions Candy stop is a great place for nostalgia and to stock up on all your guilty pleasures! Slushes, ice cream and retro sweets as well as the old favourites are here and the children loved a mini shopping spree which was lots of fun.
Blackpool we will be back soon!
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