Coral Island Blackpool #ad

 Over the Easter holidays, my children and I headed to Blackpool for a day out at Coral Island. This is the largest free family attraction in Blackpool, filled with rides and attractions. As you can see from the picture with the tower in the background, it's incredibly centrally located. There's a car park next door, which had plenty of spaces when we arrived at 11am. We walked past a giant Coral Island deckchair on our way in to the venue, which is a great opportunity for a photo!

Coral Island Blackpool

We love visiting Blackpool, and were sad that we would only be there for a few hours. You could easily spend a whole day inside Coral Island. There's plenty to do and I love the fact that there is a mixture between games of skill and games of luck. Before we arrived, I filled out a form on Coral Island's website, so that the children could both get a free Easter Egg. I thought this was a great idea and a wonderful incentive to know you would be able to get an Easter Egg for your children.

Camel Derby Coral Island Blackpool

 The Camel Derby was definitely our favourite attraction. You have three balls to roll, which you  then aim into holes which are allocated a different number of moves for your camel. It's a game of skill and you are competing against everyone sat next to you, which gives an added level of excitement.  Amazingly we managed to win three times between us all, my daughter got a cute teddy and my son brought back a giant emoji poo cuddly toy!

Pirate Flyer Blackpool
Coral Island motorbike ride

We went on the Pirate Flyer, a ride high above Coral Island on a monorail. You can aim the gun in the cabin at the 133 targets along the ride. It was good fun, and great to see Coral Island from a different perspective. I had to go on the ghost train by myself as sadly our pass only allowed one of us on. I genuinely hate ghost trains and had hoped the children would be with me. It's not particularly scary, but there are some parts which really made me jump! The member of staff controlling the ride let my children watch me go round on the cameras there, so they were both giggling at me when I came out!

Captain Jack's bar and grill
Food in Blackpool Captain Jack's

 We ate in Captain Jack's Bar and Grill, where kids eat free  You receive one free under 10 kids meal per one paid adults meal.  The children's menu had a colouring section on one side and it was fantastic for the children to be occupied whilst we waited for our food. I had a burger, which was absolutely delicious. My son opted for a hot dog from the adult menu as it's his favourite and my daughter had her staple of macaroni cheese.

VR ride coral island Blackpool

There is a VR ride in the attraction too and both children had a go on it. The price is higher than other rides, at £3 per person. They both loved the immersive experience though and had a lot of fun on the ride. The only slight frustration was that the headsets didn't fit on to their heads, so they had to hold on to the headsets rather than the ride! We watched a couple of adults go on the ride afterwards and they were absolutely hilarious. I'm not sure they'd experienced VR before and they were rather vocal in how scared they were!

2p machines coral island blackpool
minion game coral island blackpool

We had a fantastic day at Coral Island. We were there for around three hours and would happily have spent longer there, but had to rush back to the B&B as we had guests arriving that afternoon. Sadly we weren't able to try out the family bingo during our stay as the system was down for a couple of hours. Coral Island is a fun place for all the family and there is plenty to entertain everyone. We loved our time there and will definitely be back again in the future. For more information, check out Coral Island's website.

Disclosure: This post is a paid collaboration with Coral Island Blackpool. All opinion is my own.