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Tall Tales at Blackpool Tower

Tall Tales at Blackpool Tower.

Recently Olivia and I, well more her than me (she’s in demand right now), were invited along to Blackpool Tower for their new Tall Tales event for the summer. As big fans of the Tower and Blackpool, in general, it would be rude to say no, wouldn’t it!

tall tales at blackpool tower promotional pictureTall Tales at Blackpool Tower invites you to the top of the Tower for a storytelling extravaganza taking you on a tour of the attraction guided by some fabulous storytellers. They tell the tale of Sydney the Seagull and his adventures around Blackpool.

When we arrived we were treated to the 4D show before making our way to the top of the tower for story time. Storytime turned out to be something much more than I had imagined and I quickly found myself getting swept up in the story being told. Sydney’s adventures were brought to life through our story telling guides who animatedly took us on an interactive tour of the top of the tower after inviting us all to join in on the hunt for Sydney. Olivia seemed to be really enjoying herself despite my reservations about her being a tad too old. But my fears were quashed when she joined in the fun, enjoying the story and antics of our engaging story tellers.

tall tales at blackpool tower olivia with story tellers and views over blackpoolSadly on this occasion, we didn’t spot the elusive Sydney, probably having too much fun on the 2p machines down in the arcades but I’m sure he will surface at some point I think?!?! Storytime came to a thrilling conclusion with a fabulous ending that had everyone cheering on the glass floor. Just for the record, Olivia DID get me on it for almost 30 seconds and I have witnesses to prove it!

After this thrilling story reached its conclusion we were all treated cakes and coffee, well juice for the kids obvs, before heading into the school room for a Lego building masterclass. I am rubbish with Lego but we both ploughed on regardless attempting to build us our very own (unsafe I might add) miniature version the Tower itself. Despite many instructions and much assistance we still got it wrong and Olivia may have got more than a bit stressed with me but we got there in the end and I have to say I was pretty chuffed with my, sorry our, effort. A great result in the end! What do you think?tall tales 2

After the the Lego masterclass we headed off to let off some steam/grab a cuppa in Jungle Jim’s to burn off some excess energy, and sugar from the cakes, after our morning of fun. We had a brilliant morning at Tall Tales at Blackpool Tower and I personally think it is a brilliant addition to a trip up the Tower and well worth adding on to any planned trip or even just for something different to do on a Saturday morning.

tall tales at blackpool tower shot of storytellers and audience

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Where and when? Tall Tales at Blackpool Tower is available on the 4th and 11th of June 2016 from 9 – 11.45 am. Between 9 -11 am you spend time with a guide in the Blackpool tower eye and in the building room. 11 – 11.45am will be spent in Jungle Jim’s without a guide. Online booking is recommended by just clicking → Tall Tales

A sky high trip to the top of The Blackpool Tower including the 4D cinema and entry to Jungle Jims. Refreshments will be provided. One adult FREE entry with each fully paying child £19.99. Additional adults will be charged at £9.95.  Additional children will be charged at £19.95. This event is recommended for 4-10-year-olds.

*Disclaimer: Olivia and I were invited along to a performance of Tall Tales at Blackpool Tower and in return for a post on our thoughts of the day*
The Pramshed
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2 Comments

  1. The Pramshed

    June 2, 2016 at 11:02 am

    What a lovely day out, and an excuse to go up the Blackpool Tower for a different reason (other than the view). It looks like you both had a fab morning out, and it surpassed Olivia’s expectations – shame that you didn’t get to see Sydney. My ears pricked up at the mention of coffee and cake, which is exactly what I’m doing now. I love Lego to, and I like how this was an addition to the storytelling, allowing children to explore their creativity. I hope that your post encourages people to take a trip up the tower. Thanks so much for linking up another post this week at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  2. Rebecca

    May 28, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Sounds fantastic! I will certainly remember this if we are ever up that way! 🙂 #fortheloveofBLOG

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