The Blackpool Illuminations are a firm favourite with so many people and that includes people we support, family and staff at Natural Breaks as well!  It has been a couple of years since Natural Breaks had been so we decided that it was time to go again!


For one night out of the 66 nights the lights sparkle like diamonds the Natural Breaks crew went along to join in with some of that Blackpool Magic!  We used the wonderful Hartley’s coaches again and we LOVE the accessible lift for people to get on.  Our trips include people we support, staff working, staff who are off work but wanted to come along, family and friends – it was like the old fashioned charrabang as we all excitedly set off to enjoy our day and night in Blackpool.


The day was really sunny and we all went off in different directions to explore.  Some of us went on the beach to say “hello” to the donkeys and along to the Central Pier to have a go on the dodgems and in the arcades we had a scream and could not stop laughing.  Other people headed up to the North Pier and found a pub with a live singer and were dancing in the street.  Everyone went for fish and chips at some point in the day – well, it is not a trip to Blackpool if you don’t have fish and trips and a little mooch in the gift shops along the front. 


It wouldn’t be a Natural Breaks trip without some singing and dancing and just before we got back on the coach a crowd of us ended up in Shennanigans and took over the Karaoke and the dance floor it was superb!

David  said “I’ve had a brilliant day it’s been fantastic I’ve loved the arcades and the pub.”


We all made it back to the coach and through the lights before heading home and we might do this all again next year!

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