Blackpool, not a pleasure beach

I have to remember this wasn’t the site’s fault but being kept awake until 11pm by rowdy teenagers when you have a 2 year old and 4 month old in the motorhome makes for a less than pleasant stay.

That being said the site at Blackpool South was actually very good.

A relatively small site with very level pitches and about 2 miles out of the centre of Blackpool, it had a great children’s play area for our toddler. It is unusual for sites to have a play area to have equipment that suits toddlers so that was great for us!

The facilities were a little dated but very clean. It had the usual baby and toddler room with small bath, toilet and change table. It also had a hair dryer in there which was useful. The adult facilities were also very good. The main plus point, and I always go on about it, is taps instead of push buttons in the showers. Heaven!

The site had a well equipped shop and a really helpful information shed packed with leaflets, files, maps and bus timetables.

To get into Blackpool at weekends is either a £10 taxi ride or a 20 minute walk and 10 minute bus journey. We paid £4.40 for 2 adult single tickets. We were also offered day rover tickets for £11 each.

There is plenty to do in Blackpool. From the Tower and Tower Ballroom to Madam Tussaud’s, Sea Life Centre and Pleasure Beach.

There are tons of restaurants, souvenir shops and ice cream vendors. If you are looking for a traditional British lunch of fish and chips we went to Yorkshire Fisheries which was rated number 2 on Trip Advisor and was really excellent. There are steps to get in but they were really attentive with the kids and the pushchair. They have a kids menu with kids portions. They also do king size and half chip portions to cater for different appetites. It was really delicious!

All in all Blackpool South was a very good site marred by the actions of a small group of teenagers. If you do visit this site maybe ask for a pitch away from the playground.

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