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Attractions and the Local Area

There is plenty to do in the local area when you Visit Blackpool.  Whether you want a free or cheap day out, or if you have come with plenty of spending money, you’re sure to find something fun nearby.

Just a short walk from the flats is the Blackpool Pleasure Beach.  This is an exciting theme park which is said to be the most ride intensive park in the country.  With offers on wristbands and season tickets, you may be able to get a great deal.

Also nearby is the Sandcastle Waterpark.  This is the second most popular waterpark in the country after Alton Towers.  It offers excellent disability and family facilities as well as takeaways and secure lockers.  If you forget your swimming gear, don’t worry as they also have a shop on the premises.

One of the main attractions that Blackpool offers which other seaside towns do not are the 3 piers.  These are wooden walkways that stretch out over the sea and you can find activities to do on them from riding on fairground rides to seeing cabaret style shows.  There is also an amusement arcade attached to each pier.  They are a suitable location to visit whether the weather is good or not as there are plenty of buildings to seek shelter in if you need to.

Who could visit Blackpool without enjoying a ride up the tower.  The world famous Blackpool tower is the perfect observation point for seeing the Fylde Coast, especially on a clear day.  There are also plenty of things to do within the tower complex itself, including the circus and Jungle Jim’s for the youngsters.

Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Pleasure Beach New Ride Construction

‘ICON’ will reach heights of 88.5ft with drops of up to 82ft. It will interact with five other Blackpool Pleasure Beach rides including the iconic Big One, Steeplechase, Big Dipper, Pleasure Beach Express and the Grand Prix.


Blackpool Illuminations

Every autumn six miles of the promenade in this famous Lancashire seaside town are decorated with over one million light bulbs to provide a stunning visual display. Founded in 1879 and usually shining for 66 nights every year, the Blackpool Illuminations are famous worldwide. 


Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach. There’s something for everyone at Britain’s favourite amusement park. From white-knuckle roller coasters, to spectacular shows and the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land, there are plenty of exciting attractions to make your visit to Blackpool a day
to remember. For the Thrill-seekers: the Rollercoasters.


Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo. … Situated in 32 acres of sprawling parkland, the Zoo is home to all your favourite animals, each housed in spacious enclosures that closely mimic their natural habitat. Visitors of all ages will love exploring the zoo’s woodland, waterfalls and lakes in search of exciting animals.