Norwich City fans will be hoping for three points beside the seaside
PUBLISHED: 09:58 26 September 2014 | UPDATED: 09:58 26 September 2014
The summer sunshine has reached its rays into an awesome autumn. It’s cricket weather – or time to head to the beach.
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.
15 things to see and do in Blackpool
➔ Blackpool Tower: The most famous attraction in Blackpool, the 158m high tower offers great views across the town.
➔ The Blackpool Tower Dungeon: Located underneath the Blackpool tower, the dungeons offer shows based on real Lancastrian history.
➔ Sea life Blackpool: More than 50 displays and 2,000 aquatic creatures, including tropical sharks, colourful reef fish and octopuses.
➔ The Pleasure beach: The UK’s favourite amusement park, (pictured), with over 100 rides and attractions,
➔ The Genting Club: Casino games including American Roulette and Blackjack. One for the adults.
➔ Grundy Art Gallery: Contains contemporary visual art exhibitions.
➔ Madame Tussauds: Your chance to have a picture taken with Mo Farah and Lewis Hamilton.
➔ Blackpool Zoo: Home to 1,500 animals from all over the world.
➔ The Sands Venue: A 50s style venue with a champagne bar, fine dining restaurant and deli-bistro.
➔ Blackpool Beach: Miles of sandy beaches and a chance to have a paddle in the sea.
➔ Sandcastle Water park: The UK’s largest indoor water park with more than 18 slides and attractions.
➔ Houndshill Shopping Centre: Indoor centre, for all your shopping needs.
➔ Bierkeller: Experience German culture at this Bavarian bar and restaurant.
➔ Coronation World: See how Blackpool rock is produced.
➔ There are a number of shows talking place at various venues in the town.
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.
“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.com
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