6 reasons why you should take your baby to Blackpool

6 reasons why you should take your baby to blackpool - motherhooddiaries

Going on holiday with a baby can be stressful. There’s a lot you need to think about, like packing the right clothes, the right snacks, the right mind…

Travelling can also be unsettling for a youngster, so one of the best places to visit with babies and young children is a town that is heaving with family-oriented amenities and Blackpool comes up trumps when it comes to a short fun-filled trip with the entire family.

Know where to go

Blackpool can be whatever you want it to be. Whether your youngster lets down their hair at Jungle Jim’s in The Blackpool Tower or you take on an ice skating challenge as a family at The Arena, there’s something for everyone to get involved in – including your baby! Visiting for the first time can be overwhelming, so planning your activities in advance makes sense.

Find a comfortable hotel


With hundreds of hotels in Blackpool, there’s no doubt you’ll find somewhere to stay – even if you book at the last minute. However, if you want your stay to be extra special, then make sure you look at the best B&B in Blackpool on the Toprooms website.

Book your tickets in advance

Book your tickets in advance - motherhooddiaries

The best part about Blackpool is its breadth and mass appeal. If you’re a thrill seeker, then you can take a ride on The Big One or the reverse bungee off the Pier, while if you prefer a quieter day, then there’s shopping, museums, aquariums and The Circus to consider. But if you want to make sure your holiday is as stress-free as possible, then book tickets to attractions and events in advance. That way you’ll be guaranteed entry and arrangements will be made so that there’s room for your buggy and your baby.

Invest in a suitable buggy

Blackpool is a big place – in fact, its promenade is 1.6 miles long – so having a comfortable stroller will keep your baby warm and secure while you explore the sights and sounds of the town. If you haven’t already got a suitable buggy for your baby, there are lots of options to consider, such as a pram, 3-wheeler buggy, pushchair, lightweight buggy or tandem buggy.

Bring a companion

Some of Blackpool’s most celebrated attractions, like its Pleasure Beach and Blackpool Tower, are great fun, but you’ll find it easier to unwind if you’ve got a friend or partner to keep you company. Trawling the streets with a buggy is fine, but when you want to jump on a ride or travel to the top of the Tower, having a companion gives you peace of mind.

Wrap up warm

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It doesn’t matter what time of year you visit Blackpool – you’ll probably need your warm woolly coat. Being a coastal town, Blackpool is known for its nippy weather and wind, so it makes sense to pack a jumper and a pair of gloves to keep you and your baby warm.

There you have it – a few things to bear in mind when visiting Blackpool with your baby or young children. Whether it’s your first visit or you’re a Blackpool frequent, have fun!

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Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 5, and Aidan, 4. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked!

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