Not too long ago we took a trip to Blackpool for the weekend to go and check out Coral Island and let you know what we thought. Elsa and Cleo were both very excited to visite and to be trying out all that Coral Island had to offer. This is what we thought of Blackpool’s largest free admission attraction!
Coral Island is located very close to Blackpool tower and has car parks close by too. It is the perfect location for spending a family day out in the heart of Blackpool. Coral Island has it all. With rides, bingo, arcade amusements, camel derby, a great selection of restaurants and so much more.
When planning a day out as a family, we always look at how much the day will cost us. Most families will look at this so at Coral Island, entry is free then you pay for the rides and then for the arcade games so it is up to you how much you spend in there. Kids can have a go on the 2p machines or they can spend hours riding on the Pirate Flyer or Ghost Train or go on the huge range of VR games there. It is completely up to you how you plan your day.
Elsa enjoyed the Pirate Flyer and the smaller car ride, but didn’t want to ride on the Ghost Train but looking at the website, it does look really good too! Cleo was slightly too young to go on the rides but she loved playing on the arcade games and helping with the Camel Derby. Pirate Flyer is a ride that takes you over the crowds and gives you a great view of the whole of Coral Island. Also all the family can ride so no one is left out. The range of arcades games is amazing too with something for everyone. If collecting tickets is what you love then that is covered too. Coral Island have a very impressive prize shop which is jam packed with some brilliant prizes.
Coral Island have a good range of restaurants from traditional Fish and Chips to more formal sit down restaurants. We had lunch in Captain Jacks but there are 4 other places to eat if Captain Jacks doesn’t take your fancy. Captain Jacks is a bar and grill so you can expect Burgers, Ribs, Steaks and Chicken dishes as well as some impressive starters and desserts. We had an amazing meal at Captain Jacks and left very very full! The best thing about the restaurants at Coral Island is that kids eat free all day every day in every restaurant and the kids meals are yummy too!
Elsa and Cleo’s best bits from the day at Coral Island were the big deckchair, it seemed to be firm favourite for everyone. Camel Derby was also one of the best things for us, in the end we walked away with 3 large cuddly toys (It was a job to fit them in the car!) and for only £1 a go, it is a fair price too!
We had a brilliant family day out at Coral Island. We couldn’t fault a single thing!
*Disclaimer – We were kindly gifted our day out to Coral Island in exchange for a blog post*