Easter 2021 should be like no other, if news of the Covid-19 vaccines is to be believed, and we expect to have a ‘full house’ of guests enjoying our wonderfully refurbished luxury apartments and relishing the quieter North Promenade, Blackpool during the Easter holidays.
Many of these are likely to be families seeking the flexibility that comes with self-catering apartments, which means that the children will no doubt wish to be doing something in keeping with the Easter mood (we doubt they will notice our luxury fixtures, fittings and furnishings!).
Easter is, of course, very much associated with Easter bunnies, chicks and lambs. They are probably not the first images you summon up when you think of Blackpool but, fear not, the resort can offer them to you. After all, if it’s a little chilly, as Easter can be, you probably don’t wish to spend every hour, wrapped up and on the beach, even if you can see it from all of our 13 apartments and it is, therefore, a constant lure.
Many children adore animals and also adopt a very maternal or paternal instinct when it comes to their care, particularly when feeding, grooming or handling them. These are all great activities when it comes to teaching kids about how to be responsible for something, so it’s uplifting to know we have some marvellous local venues that can offer your children this experience and life lesson.
Where to find Easter Bunnies in Blackpool
If you head to Blackpool Zoo, you will find such things to do in and around farm animals at the Children’s Farm, which opened at the zoo in 2011. The Children’s Farm can be reached by the zoo’s miniature train and it’s well worth jumping on board, as you will find not just Easter bunnies to cuddle, but ponies, donkeys, sheep, goats, pigs, guinea pigs and even a plastic cow just moo-ing to be milked! And, of course, there are all the other zoo animals waiting to say ‘hello’ too.
Another way to get on the track of chicks and bunnies is by visiting the Farmer Parrs Animal World at Fleetwood. Those with cars can park for free, but another way of getting there is via a Blackpool tram. You can catch one close to The Berkeley Apartments and ask for the Rossall School stop, which is just half-a-mile from the Farmer Parrs entrance. Alternatively, the number 14 bus will also get you there, if you jump on board in Blackpool town centre.
Farmer Parrs encourages the little ones to handle chicks and stroke hens, collect eggs and feed the hens handfuls of corn. There are often chicks hatching in an incubator in spring and petting and feeding sheep (and possibly lambs too) is another child-pleasing activity that spreads a little joy. With red deer, miniature donkeys, horses and ponies, guinea pigs, ducks, ferrets, geese, alpaca, cattle and goats too, not to mention pea fowl, any child who loves animals will have a whale of a time. You can add to the fun with a tractor ride and there is a museum too, to keep you occupied on wetter days.
But if it’s Easter-associated animals in the great outdoors that you seek, why not travel to the Lake District, to view the spring lambs on the fells, or go to the Forest of Bowland, in search of rabbits and, if you are really lucky, a sighting of a largely nocturnal Brown Hare? Both top tourism areas are reachable within 75 minutes or less, from the door of our luxury self-catering apartments in Blackpool.
All of this can enter your planner if you book a comfortable and stylish self-catering holiday break in Blackpool. Remember, Easter 2021 could be a huge celebration of renewed freedom, so don’t delay!