On Saturday 21. May 2016, seventy four Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Leaders plus a few parents from 2nd Onchan, went on a day trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. We met at the Sea Terminal for 06:30, the Seacat left at 07:30, straight into some rough sea, quite a few of our younger members were sea sick, so several Leaders were kept busy sorting this out. The sea calmed down as we approached Liverpool and once off the boat we were quickly on a couple of coaches heading towards Blackpool. Heavy rain followed us all the way up the motorway and after around an hours drive we arrived at the Pleasure Beach, just as the rain stopped and the sky began to clear.
We quickly booked in and All Ride Wristbands were fastened around everyone’s wrists and we were soon in the park. The Scouts and Explorer Scouts were allowed to go around by themselves in small Groups, while the Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts went around the park with Leaders and parents. The weather stayed fine for our four and a half hours at the Pleasure Beach and everyone had a brilliant time going on as many of the attractions as possible. At 16:15 we all met up again and fifteen minutes later we were back on the coach heading back to Liverpool. Luckily the crossing back home was a lot smoother and only one Scout suffered a bit of sea sickness.
A successful trip which everyone seemed to enjoy, we will be planning another in the future.
More photos in our Facebook Group page.
Today (31. March 2016) is the last day to book a place on the Blackpool Day Trip. We must have all forms in by the end of today and will not be able to accept any late forms under any circumstances.
On Saturday 21. May 2016, we are holding a Day Trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach for all members of the Group and members of Onchan District Explorer Scouts. We will be travelling to Liverpool on the 07:45 Seacat to Liverpool from where we will get a coach directly to the Pleasure Beach in Blackpool. Everyone will have around five hours at the Pleasure Beach before we travel back to Liverpool where we will catch the 19:15 Seacat back to the Island arriving at around 22:00.
The cost of the trip will cover Seacat fares, coach travel, fully inclusive ride band for the Pleasure Beach and a voucher to buy lunch in the Pleasure Beach. Not included is personal spending money and tea on the way back (bring a packed tea or purchase something on the Seacat).
Full details can be found in the letter here.
Closing date is the 31. March 2016.
Scouts from both our Troops and members of the Onchan District Explorer Unit, took a trip to Blackpool on Saturday 14. June 2014. It was an early start, with everyone meeting at the Sea Terminal for 06:30. The Seacat arrived in Liverpool on time and we were soon on the coach on our way to Blackpool. We arrived at the Pleasure Beach, just before 11:30, day passes were fastened to wrists and the Scouts split into Groups and then they spent the next four hours going round the various rides. Unfortunately the Pepsi Max, which is a really tall roller-coaster, wasn’t working which was a shame, but there were plenty of other rides to keep everyone busy.
At 15:30, we met up and all went on ‘Valhalla’ together and everyone got a soaking. It was then time to head back to Liverpool and we were back on the boat for about 18:00. Everyone was fed before the seacat left just after 19:00. There was a short break in the trip, while the captain tried to free the boat from a fishing net, but we still arrived back on the Island for 22:00. We were very lucky with the weather as it was warm and sunny all day and the sea crossings were flat calm.
A good day out for all involved. We will have to think about doing the same next year.
On Saturday 14. June 2014 (please note change of date), we are running a trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach for all Scouts in the Moddey Dhoo and Phoenix Scout Troops, members of the Onchan District Explorer Scouts and any Leaders in the Group.
We will be travelling to Liverpool on the 07:30 Seacat to Liverpool and then by coach to Blackpool. Time in at the Pleasure Beach will be around five hours, before we travel back to Liverpool for the 19:15 Seacat to the Island, arriving home at about 22:00.
The cost per person is £60.00, which includes, ferry and coach travel, an unlimited rides wristband for the Pleasure Beach and a meal on the Seacat when heading home.
Further details can be found in this letter.