Blackpool illuminations weekend break

If you are looking for somewhere to go for a mini break in winter, then Blackpool has a lot to offer. Couples and families will find there is a huge amount to do in Blackpool, from the pier to the amusement park right on the sea front.

The official switch on takes place on Friday 4th September and will be the start of a three day event. Tim Burton, top US film director has been announced as the celebrity that will be turning the illuminations on.

The theme park in Blackpool, called Blackpool pleasure beach is great fun for all the family. It offers a number of rides for children through to the most adrenalin seeking adults, with the Pepsi Max or The Big One being one of the most popular.

Hotel and B and B prices do tend to increase dramatically during the illumination period, especially the switch on weekend, but if you can go up for a day or two you will not be disappointed.