Blackpool Illuminations (Blackpool) Reviews
Description:ANNUAL EVENT running through Autumn. This year 1st Sept-5th Nov. It began in 1879 for the first time, when electric ... more
Newest Review: ... the illuminations over the years but this year they seemed to look even more magical, there have been times I have thought they looked a little tatty, tacky even but you go for the fun of it anyway but this year I'm not sure why but they really did look amazing. There was a lot of familiar designs up there but I think since the nickelodeon land upgrade, a lot of the lights have also been ... more
Customer Blackpool Illuminations (Blackpool) Reviews (13)
by - written on 16/10/12 (Very useful, 100 readings)
We decided to take our little ones to Blackpool again as living in Liverpool it is only an hours drive away and somewhere we have been to so many times. We had booked a hotel as a surprise for the girls but our main reason to go was so our three year old could see the lights as she loves anything that sparkles. As we got there early we decided to take the girls for something to eat as the lights didn't go on until 7pm so we walked up the prom and looked around until it went dark. I have seen the illuminations over the years but this year they seemed to look even more magical, there have been times I have thought they looked a little tatty, tacky ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/10/10 (Very useful, 175 readings)
As I live in the North West I have always since I was young visited Blackpool Illuminations. This goes back to the 1970's when I would be taken there,by my Mum and Dad, in the back of our old Transit van. I still carry on the tradition today with my children, and it is our recent visit I will give you a resume of. A couple of nights back we travelled to Blackpool. Our idea was to arrive at about 6pm and this is what we did. As we normally do, we bought some tokens for the rides, and this cost us £20 for 25 of them. As we were only visiting the rides on the piers the attractions were limited. However the children were really pleased and it all went off ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/09/09 (Very useful, 285 readings)
Blackpool Illuminations is a yearly lights festival in Blackpool, the seaside town in the North West of England. The lights are on from late August/early September till early November (this year it is the 4th September - 8th November). On the opening night of each year, an event called 'The Big Switch On' is held, where a celebrity presses the switch in order to turn on the illuminations. Two years ago, in August 2007, our family visited Blackpool for a short break specifically for 'The Big Switch On' ceremony. This was because David Tennant was switching on the lights, and my family and I are big Doctor Who fans. There was also going to be Doctor Who ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/11/08 (Very useful, 132 readings)
We decided to go and see the illuminations this year in Blackpool. We went this year on what was the last night (2nd Nov). We started off from teh far end of South Shore and were most impressed by Beaverbrooks lights towards the Pleasure Beach. The lights were fantastic and the kids loved them. There was plenty of people milling about and lots of people selling flashing wands etc along the side of the road which you could stop and buy ( as the traffic was moving so slowly). Towards the North Pier though - the momentum seemd to go off a little and you could tell that some of the lights had been around for years. As we ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/10/08 (Very useful, 534 readings)
Me and my family always try and go see the Illuminations every year, this year we visited last Thursday night, the 2nd October. I have 2 nephews, Ethan is 6 and Rowan is nearly 4. Neither of them were due to be in school the day after as it was closed because the heating had broken! So me and my big brother took this opportunity to take them to Blackpool for the evening. I don't really like the rest of Blackpool (sorry if that offends anyone) it's a bit overhyped! The Pleasure Beach is ok and not bad value but its definitely worth going to Blackpool simply for the Illuminations. ~~Blackpool Illuminations~~ The ... Read the complete review
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