An Award Winning Blog featuring Travel, Adventure & Family Life in North East England

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Madame Tussauds Blackpool - A review

I have never really considered visiting Madame Tussauds before as always had a pre-conception that it was probably best suited to children and families a little older than ours (our children are aged 4, 6 and 8) however as admission was included in our resort pass we thought we would give it a go. I am sooooo pleased we did as it has been one of the highlights of our Summer so far. Often during family days out, grown ups will be the ones to make a compromise and go along with things because it's fun for their children (not that there's anything wrong with this of course) even if it's not exactly their idea of fun. Madame Tussauds is different and so much fun for the whole family. We all genuinely had the best morning.


 First up, we had a turn taking part in various game shows - the experience is an interactive one and we had fun listening to our favourite tv stars using their favourite lines.



Next up, we walked into the 'survival zone' - we all had fun taking part in various bush tucker trials and challenging each other to go first. We ran across rope bridges and put our hands into various hidden holes as the sound of jungle bugs filled the air. Lots of fun for adventurous families.




Into the sporting area we couldn't resist a few photos with fellow Geordie Alan Shearer. The kids had fun looking inside various footballer's lockers and laughing at some of the contents. There were lots of activities to join in with including playing golf with Tiger Woods and darts with some of your hero's. 



We were looking for a break at this point and gladly stumbled upon The Rovers Return - Madame Tussauds have created an entire replica of the famous pub where you can order real drinks and snacks to enjoy with Deirdre , Ken and Bett Lynch whilst famous scenes from the show are broadcast around you.



After our little break it was time to venture into the musical superstars zone. Our children decided to form their own band and played on (real) drums and guitars and Jack sang in a microphone. Super cool and lots of fun!



There is the chance to make your own wax work hand at Madame Tussauds for children and grown ups over the age of 8. It costs £9 to add this to your experience with discounts available when you buy more than one. Harry was a very willing volunteer and we waited our turn in the queue for about 20 minutes. The experience is fully supervised by trained staff but it does involve dipping your hand 9 times into hot wax - the staff were super though and checked Harry was ok on numerous occasions and asked him to let them know if he needed to stop. It was fine though and Harry didn't seemed bothered by the heat at all. He now loves his hand and it has pride of place on his bedroom shelf. This experience was very good value for money and even fun for our younger two who enjoyed watching the whole process.



I was very excited for the next part - to have my photograph taken with the Queen! My phone may or may not be full of Royal selfies now! haha!





We all had a wonderful time at Madame Tussauds - although the kids didn't know who all of the stars were, they thoroughly enjoyed all of the interactive experiences and laughing at mum and dad who were dressing up and getting involved too. What I will say is that the staff at Madame Tussauds really stood out for us. Sometimes attraction staff can be a little less than enthusiastic however this was certainly not the case here. Nobody knew we were bloggers but they all went out of the way to make our experience a little bit special whether this be holding our bags whilst we took another selfie, using our camera to take a photograph of us all or taking the time to ask us who our favourite celebrities were. I have honestly never met such happy and helpful staff so thank you!


I'm not sure if it was because we had such a fantastic time but we did end up spending all of our pocket money in the Madame Tussauds gift shop - we bought branded photographs of our family hanging from a window ledge and spiderman rescuing us, Madame Tussauds teddy bears and lots of Marvel goodies. Prices were inflated but I think because we were in such high spirits we didn't seem to mind! It wasn't until afterwards I realised we had just spent £12 on a teddy bear that we could have paid £3 for on the sea front. Oooops!



This post only gives you a tiny snapshot of what you will find inside Madame Tussauds and the exhibits are always changing and keeping with the times. We spent 2.5 hours here but could easily have spent longer. We visited in the school holidays and it wasn't too busy - we didn't have to queue to take photographs with any of the figures.

Entry to Madame Tussauds Blackpool costs £13 per adult and £10.50 per child if pre-booked online or is included in the fantastic value Blackpool resort pass which is just £55 for entry to 8 fantastic Blackpool attractions over 7 days.


My Mummy's Pennies
Share:

19 comments

  1. Fantastic value when you compare it to the one in London! The London Madame Tussauds is such a rip off, I can't remember how much it costs but I'm sure it's just off £30 for adults! It actually looks like there's far more to see and do in the attraction in Blackpool as well! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have the Madame Tussauds bug now and would love to take the boys to see the Star Wars exhibit in London x

      Delete
  2. Shockingly, I've never been to a Madame Tussauds! I might have to check it out next time I'm in Blackpool - looks like it could be a fun day out with my niece when she's a little older - she's only 4 so think it would be a bit confusing for her at the moment!! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a fab day out for all ages - our 4 yo loved it x

      Delete
  3. I can second that! - The London Madame Tussauds, whilst great is nothing compared to the Blackpool one!

    Thanks for the review, makes my push to go visit blackpool zoo a much easier decision! x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Y'all!

    Just hoppin' by to say hi! Looks like a fun time was had by all!

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    ReplyDelete
  5. Those creepy crawlies look awful! It looks like you had a fab time & it would certainly make me consider Blackpool for a family holiday x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was honestly so much fun for everyone xx

      Delete
  6. Despite being a Londoner i've never been to Madam Tussauds. I didn't realise there was one in Blackpool as well. I thought it was just a case of walking by all the models. What great fun to be able to get interactive with them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I though that too - all of the interaction was a welcome surprise.

      Delete
  7. I love madame tussauds! Ive never been to Blackpool before but Ive been wanting to. If I go madame tussauds is 100% on my list of things to do.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Youlooklike you had as much fun there as we did when we visited. It was so funny! I love your husband's acting with Ken Barlow. Lovely review :D

    ReplyDelete
  9. I've not been to Madame Tussauds in years, it looks like a great place to take the kids. I'm off to Blackpool in September, so I might just pop in and have a word with Jeremy Kyle :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh yes you should! Madame Tussauds was so much fun, definitely a good morning out xx

      Delete
  10. A really lovely post with some fabulous pics! We visited last summer and had a great time but there looks like there have been some new additions since then, we'll have to plan another visit soon! Thanks for linking up with #WHWH

    ReplyDelete
  11. That look's like an amazing day out for all of the family. I did not even know that their was a Madam Tussauds in Blackpool xx

    ReplyDelete

I always love reading your thoughts and comments - Sam x

© North East Family Fun | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Designed by pipdig