Some kids with Autism are very sensitive to lights but my little man loves anything visual so we knew he would love going to see the Blackpool Illuminations. It’s something we did as a family when we were kids, we took Brandon when he was little although now he’s a teenager there was no way he was going to come with us to take his little brother!
Thankfully it wasn’t too busy as Archie doesn’t like big crowds, we timed it just right so that we arrived whilst it was still light so we could have fish & chips at the yummy Bispham Kitchen; which is just around the corner from the Illuminations, then as it began to get dark we took a stroll to see the lights. At the start of the season the lights come on at 8pm then gradually get earlier as the season goes on, by Nov they come on around 5pm. We didn’t walk the whole length of the prom as we didn’t fancy bumping into any stag or hen do’s but at the far end where the main lights are is very family friendly.
Blackpool isn’t normally my first thought for a family evening out but we had a lovely time.