Lynx Helicopter at Ream Hills
Be prepared for a holiday with a difference, or, should that be a heli-day with a difference, close to the seaside action in Blackpool.
At Ream Hills, the owners took the decision to convert one of their nine lynx helicopters for people to enjoy and explore within their existing holiday park grounds, creating with it one of the UK's most unusual lets and somewhere kids are sure to react to with sheer open-mouthed disbelief!
Westland Lynx helicopters date back to 1977, are still used today by the Royal Navy and they were even used during the Gulf and Falkland wars. This particular model X-ray Zulu 676 was built in 1982 and following careful and clever remodelling, the interior now sleeps a family of four thanks to a double bunk at the rear of the helicopter in addition to two pull-out bunks in the lounge area.
Where there was once a cockpit you will even find a small but highly useful kitchen area with microwave, mini-fridge and running hot/cold water, and there is a large digital television and good heating throughout to make your stay a comfortable one, as well as access to communal facilities that you would expect from a campsite.
Outside of the charming chopper, Ream Hllls also boasts its own 'wakepark' for wakeboard addicts and there is paddle boarding and open-water swimming to tempt you during the summer months. With the infamous bright lights and seaside fun of Blackpool also just 15 minutes away,