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Things to do in Blackpool

World famous and unique seaside resort

Are you looking for things to do in Blackpool? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Pier, Blackpool Rock, Ballrooms, Donkeys, Beaches, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool Illuminations


Did you know...

  • The largest fish ever caught in Blackpool was a 19lb Cod, from the North Pier.
  • The Worlds first permanent electric street Tramway was opened in Blackpool on the 29 September 1885, and is still there today, this alone attracts many tram and train enthusiasts worldwide.
  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach was once home to the world's tallest and fastest rollercoaster - The Pepsi Max Big One, which is 235ft high and reaches speeds of 95mph. It Still holds the record in Europe.



 

  Attractions

Blackpool Illuminations

Spectacular light show.
Rigby Road
Blackpool
FY1 5ES

01253478222

 

Blackpool Sea Life Centre

Spectacular aquarium and underwater experience.
Promenade
Blackpool
FY1 5AA

 

Dinosaur World Blackpool

Dinosaur World Blackpool is one of Blackpool’s newest and most exciting family attractions.
Promenade
Blackpool
FY1 5AS

01253753388

 

Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Visit Blackpool's ultimate celebrity day out.
89 Promenade
Blackpool
FY1 5AA

 

North Pier Blackpool

North Pier is an historical venue that is constantly changing to provide a safe and value for money experience.
North Pier Promenade
Blackpool
FY1 1NE

 

Central Pier, Blackpool

Enjoy our rides, stalls and bars with extra activities at weekends and during the school holidays.
The Promenade
Blackpool
FY1 5BB

 

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

Blackpool Tower Dungeon invites you to delve into 1000 years of Blackpool’s most blood-curdling history.
Bank Hey Street
Blackpool
FY1 5BJ

 

Blackpool Tower

Home of Blackpool Tower Ballroom, Madame Thussads, Blackpool Tower Dungeons and The Blackpool Tower Circus.
Promenade
Blackpool
FY1 4BJ

Recommended by Paul Ross, Manchester
“Stunning views from the top for those who aren't afraid of heights”

 

Blackpool Model Village And Gardens

Lovely family day out.
West Park Drive
Blackpool
FY3 9RB

01253763827

 

Blackpool Zoo

Family favourite.
East Park Drive
Blackpool
FY3 8PP

01253830830

 

Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum

Weird and wonderful museum.
Ocean Boulevard
Pleasure Beach
FY4 1EZ

01253341033

 

Marsh Mill Miniature Railway

Lovely little model railway.
St Georges Sports Field
Thornton Cleveleys
FY5 4AE

Recommended by Harry Jarvis, Blackpool

 

Sandcastle Water Park

The Waterpark features over 18 slides and attractions including water slides, fun pools, wave machine, lazy river, water chutes.
South Beach
Blackpool
FY4 1BB

Recommended by Mikey & Tom, Chippenham
“Great fun !”

 

Kaos

Indoor high wire adventure.
Units 1-3 Lytham Trade Park
Preston Road
Lytham St.Annes
FY8 5AT

01253732430

 

Lytham St Annes Mini Links Complex

Consists of a challenging 18 hole par 3 Mini Links golf course, a fabulous 18 hole Putting Green, entertaining 9 hole Crazy Golf.
South Promenade
Lytham St Annes
FY8 1NB

 

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Theme Park and Entertainment Complex.
525 Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool
FY4 1EZ

08704445566

Recommended by Keith, Wiltshire
“Many happy memories from my childhood and now with my own children enjoying the rides at the pleasure beach”

 

Penny Farm Horse Welfare Centre FREE

Children's favourite.
Preston New Road
Blackpool
FY4 5JS

01253766983

 
 

  Children's Activities

Nickelodeon Land

Nickelodeon Land is loaded with 12 fantastic rides designed to thrill and entertain the whole family.
525 Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY4 1EZ

 
 

  Parks

Stanley Park

Stanley Park is Blackpool's most significant park and at 256 acres, it provides one third of Blackpool's green space.
West Park Drive
Blackpool
FY3 9HU

 

Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve

Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve is a tranquil refuge on Blackpool’s urban fringe, important for nature conservation.
West Park Drive
Blackpool
FY3 9HU

 

Promenade Gardens FREE

Promenade Gardens is one of the Borough's major parks and is situated to the south west of St. Anne’s town centre.
Lytham St Anne's
FY8 1SJ

 

Fairhaven Lake And Gardens FREE

Fairhaven Lake is one of the borough's most popular attractions. Situated between Lytham and St Anne's.
Lytham St Anne's
FY8 1BD

 
 

  Galleries

Grundy Art Gallery

Eclectic art gallery.
Queens Street
Blackpool
FY1 1PX

01253478170

 
 

  Bowling

1st Bowl Blackpool

Tenpin bowling and entertainment venue.
29-37 Market Street
Blackpool
FY1 1EX

 
 

  Cinema

Odeon Blackpool

Multi-screen cinema.
Rigby Road
Blackpool
FY1 5EP

03330144501

 

Vue Cinema Cleveleys

Multi-screen cinema.
North Promenade
Thornton-Cleveleys
Fy5 1DB

03453084620

 
 

  Theatre

Winter Gardens

Home to the Opera House Theatre, Empress Ballroom and 11 other smaller venues.
Church Street
Blackpool
FY1 1HW

08448561111

 

Opera House Theatre Strictly Confidential

Following the continued success of BBC One's ratings-winning Strictly Come Dancing, Craig Revel Horwood's brand new show.
97 Church Street
Blackpool
FY1 1HU

 

Blackpool Grand Theatre

Elegant theatre. Full listings available.
33 Church Street
Blackpool
FY1 1HT

01253290190

 

Marine Hall

Marine Hall sits proudly on Fleetwood's beautiful sea front. Home to the best entertainment in Wyre.
The Esplanade
Fleetwood
Lancashire
FY7 6HF

 
 

  Live Music

The Sands

Unique and sophisticated blend of first class live entertainment and top quality cuisine.
Promenade
Blackpool
FY1 4TQ

01253625262

 
 

  Golf

Blackpool Park Golf Club

Golf Club.
North Park Drive
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY3 8LS

 

Lytham Green Drive Golf Club

Golf Club.
Ballam Road
Lytham
St Annes
Lancashire
FY8 4LE

 

Fleetwood Golf Club

The history of Fleetwood Golf Club has been positively traced back to the year 1861 when as a garrison town, officers at the Euston Barracks were instumental in the laying out of the links course, organising a golf competition and presenting prizes to the eventual winners.
Princes Way
Fleetwood
Lancashire
FY7 8AF

 

St Annes Old Links Golf Club

Golf Club.
Highbury Road
St Annes
Lytham St Anne's
Lancashire
FY8 2LD

 

Blackpool North Shore Golf Club

Blackpool North Shore Golf Club is home of The Lancashire Open and always extends a friendly welcome to visitors.
Devonshire Road
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY2 0RD

 
 

  Leisure centres

Helio Fitness

Great value health and fitness centre.
Newton Drive
Blackpool
FY3 8ER

01253300083

 

Bannatyne

State of the art health and fitness club.
Rigby Road
Blackpool
FY1 5EP

01253296996

 

Reform

Affordable health and fitness club.
6 Milbourne Street
Blackpool
FY1 3EU

01253291700

 

DW Fitness

Health and fitness centre.
Vicarage Lane
Blackpool
FY4 4XW

08443725364

 
 

  Water sports

Blackpool Area Divers

Learn to scuba dive.
32 Beechwood Drive
Thornton-Cleveleys
FY5 5EJ

01253869188

 

Sandcastle Waterpark

UK's largest indoor water park.
South Beach
Blackpool
FY4 1BB

01253343602

Recommended by Rhionna, Blackpool
“'The water slides are great, something for all the family, great place to go if the weather outside isn't great it's a lovely 84 degrees F in there!'”

 
 

  Karting

Karting2000

Blackpool's largest outdoor karting circuit.
South Shore Promenade
Blackpool
FY4 1BB

01253408068

 
 

  Sport

Blackpool Ice Arena

Ice Skating Venue.
Pleasure Beach
Blackpool
FY4 1EZ

08712229090

 
 

  Paintball

Sudden Impact

Paintballing venue and outdoor activity centre.
Wyndyke Farm
Preston New Road
FY4 4XQ

01253767279

 
 

  Climbing

Outdoor Climbing Tower

Seafront climbing tower.
Base Camp
George Bancroft Park
FY1 6JB

01253349749

 

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