Norwich City fans will be hoping for three points beside the seaside

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The summer sunshine has reached its rays into an awesome autumn. It's cricket weather – or time to head to the beach.

The traveling Norwich fans celebrate victory at the end of the Sky Bet Championship match at the Car

The traveling Norwich fans celebrate victory at the end of the Sky Bet Championship match at the Cardiff City Stadium. Photo: Paul Chesterton. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

And tomorrow, that is where an army of Norwich City fans will be heading – almost.

For the next stop on the Canaries' hoped-for march back to the Premier League is the seaside town of Blackpool.

Along with their yellow and green scarves and Norwich City shirts, the loyal travelling band might want to take kiss-me-quick hats and suck on a stick of rock.

In case time allows the fans to make the 90-minute match expand into a weekend away, we have put together a guide to the famous Lancashire resort, with places to visit while you enjoy the weather and some fish and chips.


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Blackpool has a host of activities and attractions available, from the tower to making sandcastles on the miles of sandy beaches. A spokesman for Blackpool Council has suggested a few activities ideal for those with or without children.

The spokesman said: 'Blackpool doesn't stop until late November. The illuminations are on until 1am at the moment and it's a great free thing to do, buy a plate of fish and chips and walk down the promenade.

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'If any fans will be here for tonight, we have the final of the World Fireworks Championships. The winner will be revealed and there will be a display from Britain's team. Again it's a free event.

'The tower is obviously the bread and butter, but there are loads of things to see and do in Blackpool.'

Robin Sainty, a season ticket holder from Suffolk Road in King's Lynn and a member of the Norwich City Supporters Trust, will be making the long trip up to Bloomfield Road. And along with eight other fans he will be spending the weekend at the seaside town.

He said: 'We're going up today and will stay until Sunday. It's been many years since I've been there, so it'll be nice to see what has changed. Being honest, it's nice to have these long trips; you can make a weekend out of it.

'If the games are far away it is good to stay. When we play Nottingham Forest in November, we might stay one night in Nottingham and one night in Sheffield.'

For more attraction ideas, go to visitblackpool.comWhat are your memories of visiting places while going to watch Norwich City in action? Email rebecca.murphy@archant.co.uk

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