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Haven Marton Mere, Blackpool Holiday Park

A fun-filled family weekend staying at Haven Marton Mere Holiday Park with a visit to Blackpool Pleasure Beach & the famous Blackpool promenade and piers.

We booked tickets to Blackpool Pleasure Beach so decided to stay at Haven Marton Mere, two miles from the Blackpool sea-front.

The touring site at Haven Marton Mere is very close to the entertainment complex and they only have hard-standing pitches that are fully-serviced (not suitable for tents). There is a play park, however, this is not visible from the touring caravans so please be aware of this. The toilet and shower block are very nice and very clean. The showers are free of charge and there is also a large family room with a shower that is a nice addition that most places don’t offer.

We took a trip to Blackpool seafront on our first day and it was a lovely sunny day. We went on the Central pier where there are plenty of funfair rides for all ages, amusement arcades and fish & chip shops. On this pier you will also find a fantastic family-friendly, pirate themed bar that serves drinks and pizza, has children’s entertainment throughout the day and also an amusement arcade – we would highly recommend a visit!

In the evening, we headed back to Haven Marton Mere Holiday Park and checked out the entertainment venue where they had bingo for adults and children, kids club and varying entertainment each night. On the first night, we took part in bingo (and our luck was in and we won a house – BINGO!) and we stayed to watch a girl band who were really good. The amusement arcade is quite big and sits just outside the doors to the entertainment venue. There is a restaurant and bar too but we didn’t get chance to experience the food in here during our trip.

The following day, we had tickets for Blackpool Pleasure Beach. We love Blackpool Pleasure Beach and we do try to visit once a year when we can. The Pleasure Beach has changed over the years from a seafront funfair to verging on a theme park, with rides for all ages, from Nickelodeon Land for the little ones to upside down rides for the big ones. It is home to the ‘Big One’ and also their newest ride, Icon, which is a must-ride for thrill-seekers! Throughout the day, there are character experiences in Nickelodeon land, such as Dora the Explorer and Paw Patrol, plus frequent visits from Wallace and Gromit at the Wallace and Gromit ride. Once the park closed, we paid for an experience for one of our family members to ‘Walk the Big One’ – it was a fantastic experience for any ride enthusiast or someone looking to get a thrill from heights. If you visit Blackpool, you must visit the Blackpool Pleasure Beach as it is a great family day out.

In Blackpool, you will also find a huge indoor water park on the seafront called Sandcastle Waterpark. We ran out of time to visit here but it is definitely on our to do list for next time!

On our last day before packing up, we went to the on-site swimming pool at Haven Marton Mere. It is a decent size pool with a space bowl flume (minimum 1.2m to ride). There is also an outdoor lazy river however this was not open when we visited due to it still being winter but we have used it when we have stayed previously and it’s lots of fun!

We had an amazing weekend at Haven Marton Mere and also visiting some of the attractions Blackpool has to offer. There is plenty to see and do for all the family to enjoy and you could easily spend more than just a weekend here. Some other recommendations we have is the Blackpool tower, ballroom, circus & dungeons, the Sealife Centre, Wizard inspired crazy golf called The Hole in Wand, South Pier & North Pier and Blackpool Zoo.

We will certainly be going back to Blackpool and would stay at Haven Marton Mere again.

Haven Marton Mere, Lancashire, FY4 4XN


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