Thursday 25 April 2019

Theas Birthday at Coral Island, Blackpool

Disclosure: We were invited to this attraction for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

With 4 kids, it’s often quite expensive when it comes to day trips and with Thea having her birthday party a week after her birthday, all we had planned on her birthday was a trip to the local park. That was until I was offered the chance to visit Coral Island, Blackpool to review, meaning she would have an extra special surprise when she woke up!

Coral Island, Blackpool!

Coral Island is an indoor attraction located on Blackpool seafront. It is free to enter and has everything you think about when you think of the seaside with rides, two penny machines, toy grabbers, camel Derby, VR rides, bingo and an over 18s gaming area. Coral island also has four restaurants, all of which kids eat free with each paying adult. You can choose between Peggy snack bar, Captain Jack’s, The Buccaneer or a traditional chip shop.

A spot of lunch

We visited Coral Island on Easter Weekend (which also happened to be Theas birthday!) so everything was busy. We managed to get a table to eat at The Buccaneer. 

The girls choose of the kids menu which offered chicken nuggets, sausages, fishfingers and pasta and ice cream for pudding! I chose garlic mushrooms, lamb shank and chocolate fudge cake, all of which were very tasty! Ross chose nachos, steak and cheesecake, all of which he enjoyed. 

Enjoying the games and rides

There is a huge selection of games at Coral Island ranging from traditional 2p machines through to amazing VR experience and hockey tables.

Thea had an amazing time on the 2p machines as she could win prizes from the prize shop with the tickets she won! 

The girls love that there were also a couple of rides they could go on. The Pirate Flyer on the Ghost Train. Although they were all a little apprehensive about the Ghost Train, once they were on it they enjoyed taking part in the interactive quest by pressing the button when they saw the targets. The Pirate Flyer also had an interactive game that you had to shoot at the targets while you were on the ride. 
Pirate Flyer took you on a tour of Coral Island as you rode in your seat near the ceiling, looking down on the full arcade. 

Fun at the Bingo and Camel Derby

We decided to visit the family bingo which the girls all quite enjoyed. It was a computerised window with a colour for the numbers. Although it went a little too fast for the girls the staff advised us that as long as they were tapping in the corner it would automatically mark off the numbers for us which made it much easier! 
Thea won 200 points and Rose won 150 points on Bingo so put them together and claimed a Glow In The Dark Sand Art Kit. 

The Camel Derby was really fun and interactive. The rules of the game involved rolling the balls into the targets which were worth different point values. That then determined how far your camel moved in the race. 
Unfortunately, Rose was a little too young for this however Lily and Thea adored it. 

Great Photo Opportunities 

Before we headed off to visit the beach, we found a couple of amazing photo opportunities near one of the exits which included a giant deckchair! 

Overall, Thea had an amazing birthday and we all thoroughly enjoyed our day at Coral Island, Blackpool. We left with full bellies, 4 teddies, 6 Easter eggs, a magic set, a giant ludo set, a couple of unicorn toys, a glow in the dark sand art kit and some extremely tired children!
We are looking forward to our next visit!

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