Enjoying a fish supper on a Blackpool pier has come top of list of the best simple pleasures in England.
A survey, commissioned by VisitEngland, saw 2,000 parents voting for the best traditional activities, attractions and days out inspired by AA Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh
And a fish and chips treat on one of Blackpool’s historic piers has come out top, beating an afternoon tea in Devon, visiting Stonehenge in Wiltshire and even picnicking on the shores of Windermere in the Lake District.
Coun Graham Cain, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for tourism and leisure, said: “Blackpool is famous for many things from the iconic Blackpool Tower to the wonderful Winter Gardens.
“However, our fish and chips are among the best in the business and what better place to sit and enjoy them than on a sunny summer’s day on one of the piers?
“It’s really positive for the tourism industry that we continue to be recognised nationally and it’s a great advert for the resort.”
A series of new illustrations have been created by Mark Burgess to complement the survey. Blackpool’s sees Winnie-the-Pooh, seemingly on South Pier, admiring Blackpool’s coastline with Christopher Robin and his friends from Hundred Acre Wood.