Blackpool is not known as Britains number one tourist resort for nothing. Packed with attractions, activities and nightlife there is something for everyone. Whether you are here for a day, a week or a month you will never be bored. Most attractions offer discounts if you pre-purchase online and the Blackpool Resort Pass and The Big Ticket offer further discounts for multi-attraction visits. With careful planning you should be able to see and do what you want to without running out of time, but you will always want to come back or more!
Home to the longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide in the world, and the world’s first indoor vertical waterslide this is the UK’s largest Indoor waterpark with 18 slides and plenty of exciting attractions in an 84-degree tropical climate. Thrillseekers can add 4 more rides including one that launches from the roof and even goes outside. An over-18’s spa means there is something to entertain the whole family. This VIP Tiki Cabana pass offers an all-inclusive experience for the day.
Spread over 32 Acres Blackpool is home to over 1500 rare and exotic animals including lions, tigers, giraffes, elephants and gorillas. The zoo specialises in up close and personal feeding and animal encounters. There is also a reptile and insect house for smaller species. Open every day except Christmas day. Plan to be here all day as there is so much to see. Picnic areas around the grounds mean you can watch the animals while eating your lunch plus a cafe on-site if you get hungry or thirsty.
Step outside our doors and only a few moments away you can rub shoulders with the rich and famous! Visit Madame Tussauds and you will be taking selfies with the stars and snuggling up to your favourites before you know it. These fun and interesting waxworks are the place to see international, national and local celebrities plus you can see the heroes of the sporting world in the Sporting Hero Academy. A must for sports lovers everywhere!
Only a short tram ride or a fifteen minutes walk you will find 125 rides and attractions spread over 42 acres including Nickelodeon Land for the younger children. Buy a wristband and have unlimited riding plus entrance to the sensational Hot Ice Show, Ripley’s Believe it or Not and Adventure Golf. Opening times are seasonal with discounted wristbands offered in the winter. There’s something for everyone at Blackpool Pleasure Beach with thrilling rides and spectacular shows you’ll be sure to have the time of your life!
Wintergardens & Opera House
Located in Blackpool's town centre it is easy to find The Winter Gardens, one of Europe's biggest entertainment complexes that includes theatres, conference facilities and ballrooms. Many of the international dance championships and the Worlds Matchplay Darts plus a number of major political conferences have been held here. The Opera House hosts theatrical performances in addition to variety shows and music concerts. The ground floor exhibition halls are home to everything from fitness expos to Comicon every year and on the first floor Spanish, Baronial and Renaissance Halls are perfect for weddings and banquets.
Blackpool has three magnificent piers, imaginatively upgraded and amongst the resort's finest attractions. North Pier is famous for its theatre and top-class seasonal shows. It has amusements, shops, restaurants and bars and is the resort's favourite sunbathing spot. Central Pier boasts a family-friendly showbar and a Big Wheel, as well as amusement arcades, shops and childrens rides. South Pier has its own theatre, the Laughing Donkey Family & Sports bar, a seaside beer garden with giant TVs as well as a mini theme park featuring great rides meaning it is a popular attraction for the whole family
Sea Life is packed with fascinating creatures. There are seahorses, stingrays and starfish to name a few of the thousands of spectacular aquatic beings. With over fifty dazzling displays this is a must for sea lovers. The huge ocean tank, where a maze of tunnels allows you a unique view, including that of tropical sharks, is indeed jaw dropping. You can enjoy the feeding demonstrations and there is even a tank where you can touch some of the aquatic creatures and for the very adventurous why not try the swimming with Sharks experience.
Here you will find 5 attractions all under one roof. The Tower Eye provides the best views of Blackpool, with a 4D cinema and glass floor this should not be missed. The Tower Dungeons lets visitors step back in time to Lancashire’s gruesome witch-filled past and features a a terrifying surprise ride. The Tower Circus is suitable for the whole family with jokes, stunts and acrobatics not to mention a jaw-dropping finale. Jungle Jims offers a place for the kids to let off steam. The Blackpool Tower Ballroom with its stunning décor can be appreciated even by non-dance lovers. Its famous tea dances occur daily, accompanied by a live organist.