Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve

Marton Mere Nature ReserveMarton Mere Local Nature Reserve is a tranquil refuge on Blackpool’s urban fringe, important for nature conservation, quiet recreation and environmental education.

The reserve is nationally recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its bird populations, but it also supports a number of other nationally important species such as dragonflies, butterflies, bats and orchids. Marton Mere is Blackpool’s biodiversity hot spot, despite it once being part of Blackpool Corporation’s rubbish tip.

The site contains a diversity of habitats including open water, reed beds, grassland as well as pockets of woodland and scrub. Visitors can enjoy the area through following the designated footpaths around the site and visiting the numerous bird watching hides.

Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve is owned, managed and funded by Blackpool Council’s Ranger Service in partnership with Marton Mere Holiday Village. The Rangers undertake large conservation projects with the Volunteer Rangers, protect the interests of people and wildlife as well as undertake a varied programme and events and tours around the reserve.
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BlackpoolDays out in Blackpool are wonderful. Whether you come to Blackpool for a day out, weekend or a week there is so much to do and so many attractions you will have a hard time deciding what to do and what to visit.

Blackpool days out are fun for people of all ages from children to adults there is something for everyone.

The Blackpool Tower is 518ft tall and was built in 1894, it has a number of attractions inside, from the tower top views, the Tower Circus, to the magnificent Tower Ballroom

The Sea Life centre is a great place to enjoy the variety of sea life or learn lots of interesting facts. This Blackpool attraction has lots for all the family to see and do.

The international firework competition is held each year in September, this years the fireworks are launching from the Beach between Central and South Pier. This attracts huge crowds so get a good vantage point early to avoid disappointment.

Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool IlluminationsBlackpool's annual razzle dazzle sees this seaside city of fun still buzzing with excitement and laughter long after other resorts have gone into winter hibernation.

To think it all began, back in 1879, with just EIGHT electric arc lamps when holiday makers tripped the lights fantastic to view what was called artificial sunshine. The basic idea remains but today’s six miles of shimmering light; the traditional lamp shares the limelight with fibre optics, lasers and LED technology.

Take a tram for a grandstand view or – arguably the best way to see this electrical extravaganza – during a late season short break, naturally – is a leisurely seafront walk allowing a close up look at the showpiece tableaux on the cliffs at North Shore.

Further information on the Blackpool Illuminations can be found at:

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach#Pleasure Beach Theme Park / Amusement Park, Blackpool is Britain's top, tourist attraction. It lies in 42 acres, started with just one ride in 1896, and celebrated its Centenary in 1996.

There's something for everyone at Pleasure Beach Theme Park / Amusement Park, Blackpool. There are over 125 rides and attractions.

Get ready to immerse your senses as Pleasure Beach Theme Park / Amusement Park introduces Infusion, the brand new white-knuckle wave. Five incredible loops and rolls plus a double line twist all in one suspended looping coaster. Dare to leave behind dry land and duck and dive around a spectacular starburst fountain, dodge cheeky wet jets and dart through a heart-stopping, curved cascading waterfall as it gushes breathtakingly close to riders.

The theme park / amusement park has everything from thrilling white-knuckle rides - the Big Dipper, Grand National and the Avalanche - to more leisurely cruises around the River Caves and Alice's Wonderland. There's the world's first interactive maze and, especially for kids - Beaver Creek Theme Park, home to Bradley Beaver and his very own Log Flume. Visit the American Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium and the Ocean Boulevard shopping promenade. You can learn to skate in the Pleasure Beach Theme Park / Amusement Park Arena or try one of the 54 restaurants and catering outlets. There are parent and baby facilities and award-winning loos and disabled visitors are made very welcome to the park with an Accessibility Guide Book, plus there are 30 wheelchair places available for each show in the Pleasure Beach Theme Park / Amusement Park Arena. More Information

Camelot Theme Park

Camelot Theme ParkCamelot Theme Park is a resort and theme park. It is based on the legend of Camelot. It is located on a 140-acre site near the village of Charnock Richard, 3 miles west of Chorley, a 40 min drive from marton-mer e. The park is home to many rides, taking a target audience of families and younger children, however the park also boasts numerous thrill rides and roller coasters, including Whirlwind, Knightmare and Excalibur.

Other Local Attractions

Model Village and Gardens - Set in 2 1/2 acres. Stride like Gulliver in Lilliput through tree lined gardens to view hand crafted models that represent life's rich tapestry. This is an experience to delight young and not so young.

Blackpool Zoo and Dinosaur Safari - Set amid 32 acres of stunning parkland and picturesque lakes, the award winning Blackpool Zoo is home to one of the North West's biggest and best animal collections.

Sandcastle Waterworld - The UK's Premier Waterpark including waterslides, wave pool, water cannons, Sauna, White knuckle chute and lots more.

Dr. Who Exhibition - Step into this unique exhibition and come face to face with some of the Doctor's fiercest enemies together with original costumes, models and props from over 40 years of TV history.

Lytham Windmill Museum - The Windmill acts as a Tourist Information point during the season and houses exhibitions and displays which are organized by the Lytham Heritage Group, these include explanations of the milling processes and a history of this grade II listed building. The basement shows Tableaux of life in Victorian Lytham.

Louis Tussaud's Waxworks - situated on the Central Promenade and open from Easter to October. Here you can find famous film stars and personalities portrayed in wax. Includes a chamber of horrors and anatomy section.

Sea Life Centre - Experience close encounters with an amazing collection of marine and freshwater creatures including sharks, rays, seahorses and piranhas.

Stanley Park - This 256 acre park has absolutely loads to offer. Skate park, Tennis courts, Children's Playground, Golf, Boating Lakes, Cycle Paths, Fishing, Trampolines and lots more. A great way to spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of Blackpool Centre.

Ramp City WSA Skatepark - Approx 29 000 square feet of every type of ramp you could ask for. Skateboarding, in line skating, BMX or Scooters.

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