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Blackpool Sandcastle (Blackpool)
Member Name: jd001
Blackpool Sandcastle (Blackpool)
Advantages: Family changing room lower prices if you don't want to go on biigger slides
Disadvantages: Can't take your own food (well your not supposed to anyway)
Not one for going to theme parks and other such attractions on bank holidays or other busy time I chose to take my three to the sandcastle on a Sunday in February so I can't comment what it would be like on a busy day but can definately recommend it in general. I booked in the morning before we left on the internet and recieved a 10% on-line discount and also this means you go in through a separate interest so if there had have been any queue's (which there wasn't) we wouldn't have had to wait. There are two lots of prices depending on how adventurous you are the lower price does not include the hyperzone (basically the bigger faster slides) and if you don't like these the smaller slides are great and the lazy river is great fun. For those who like the bigger ones I can highly recommend the side-winder and masterblaster which are probably better htan a lot of slides I have been on in waterparks abroad. We went with our 3 children ages 12, 10 and 2 and there was planty there for all of them to keep us occupied from 11am till gone 5pm (and my 2 year old still cried that she didn't want to leave). The internet states strictly no bringing your own food and drink so I didn't although when we there we saw plenty of people with picnics, it also states that this is for health and safety reasons although you are not restricted to eating their food in the eateries provided and can take it to any or the seating areas. They have family changing rooms and family showers which were great although some of them were only quite small we were lucky to get a large one as it was fairly quiet so I don't know whether these would be sufficient in busy times. There are lots of seating areas although not that many poolside so in busy times you could end up not as close as you like although to be honest we only sat down to eat. Inside the waterpark there is only a burger bar and a snack place as well as vending machines, the cafe is in the entrance area so you would have to dress to eat there. There is also a swimwear shop for anything you forget or if you discover when you arrive that a new swimming costume is see through and need to buy a new one, this was slightly expensive but better than the alternative.
All in all my family and I had a fantastic day here and I would and have recommended it to others but would suggest you try and pick a quiet time to get your full value for money, we went on Sunday 15th February and didn't have to queue so could go on things as many times as we wanted and didn't have to worry about losing the kids in the crowds.
Summary: Wil definately go back!!
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