Blackpool Tower, Blackpool, UK
Take a trip 380ft into the sky to the top of The Blackpool Tower and experience the thrilling SkyWalk. Walk out if you dare onto the five centimetre thick glass viewing platform, where you can look out into the Irish Sea and see the famous Blackpool Promenade below you. See the North West of England spread out before you with views over Bowland, up to the Lake District and on a clear day down to Liverpool and across to the Isle of Man.
Ever since The Blackpool Tower first opened, The Circus has been delighting audiences with its unique combination of fun, thrills and spectacular feats of skill and bravery by our Artistes from the four corners of the globe. Dating back to 1894, it is the oldest permanent Circus Arena in the world. Sitting at the base of the great Tower, within the giant legs, the 110 x 110 foot Arena seats an audience of 1,300 people.
Take a whirl on the dance floor of the iconic and stylish Blackpool Tower Ballroom – the most spectacular Ballroom in the world. Enjoy Afternoon Tea while you enjoy our daily tea dances, listening to our mighty Wurlitzer organ. Prepare to be lost in a world of elegant charm and refined beauty. The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is world famous for its unique sprung dance floor and spectacular architecture and remains to this day a destination for dance fans from across the globe.
North Pier Blackpool, North Pier Promenade, Blackpool, UK
The only Blackpool Pier to hold Grade II listed status, the North Pier is a wonderful starting point for exploring Blackpool’s beaches. It is home to the North Pier Theatre, which hosts regular comedy and musical acts, while families will love the Victorian tea room, two-tier Venetian Carousel and ice cream parlour.
You will also find an arcade where you can play the famous penny slots, and if you look carefully you will also notice the first ever Sooty puppet, purchased by original TV show presenter Harry Corbett in 1948.
You won’t have to walk far to find yourself in the shadow of Blackpool Tower. While you’re here, it’s worth wandering up the steps from the beach to the entertaining Comedy Carpet, featuring a collection of hilarious quotes from some of the most iconic comedians to have made the country laugh over the years, many of whom started out performing in Blackpool.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, UK
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
The UK’s most ride intensive amusement park & home to the UK's only Nickelodeon Land.
The park was founded in 1896 and has been owned and operated by the Thompson family since its inception. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the United Kingdom, and one of the top twenty most visited amusement parks in the world, with a peak estimate of 5.5 million visitors in 2007. In 2014 it was voted as the best theme park in the United Kingdom and the ninth best park in Europe by the Travelers' Choice Awards.
Funny Girls, Dickson Road, Blackpool, UK
Funny Girls, the iconic Blackpool show, is a night filled with fabulous musical numbers, amazing costumes and that extra special Funny Girls humour.
Betty Legs Diamond and the Funny Girls Ensemble will bring the stage to life with spectacular dance routines, energetic high kicks, theatrical nods, and plenty of laughs! Dance all night like no one’s watching with DJ Zoe playing all the favourites. Send her your request and listen out for your favourite song.
The Funny Girls show runs every night from Wednesday to Sunday, with the Icons Show entertaining the crowds on Tuesdays.
Blackpool Zoo, East Park Drive, Blackpool, UK
What sets Blackpool Zoo apart from other zoos? Close encounters with animals, excellent facilities for our less able visitors and happy, friendly staff who want to make your visit fun! The zoo stands out in the resort, too, as being an attraction the whole family can visit together. We also have the only gorillas in the north-west and one of the best sea lion displays in the UK. Add to that those, the brand new Project Elephant, then put it all into 32 acres of beautiful, traditional English parkland and you have the hidden gem that is Blackpool Zoo.
Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool, UK
The Winter Gardens is a large entertainment complex, which includes a theatre, ballroom and conference facilities.
One of the country’s largest theatres, with a seating capacity of almost 3000, the Opera House is a famous venue which has seen performances from the world’s greatest entertainers and shows, ever since it opened in 1939.
Hollywood stars such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Bob Hope have all graced the Opera House stage. More recently, stars including Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Ronan Keating, Jim Davidson and Peter Kay have performed to sell-out audiences here.
The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, Bank Hey Street, Blackpool, UK
The Blackpool Tower Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and a ride in a truly unique and exciting walk-through experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilarious fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary.
Promenade, Blackpool FY4 1BB, UK
Sandcastle Water park
Sandcastle Waterpark Blackpool is the UK’s largest Indoor waterpark. With over 18 slides and plenty of exciting attractions in an 84-degree tropical climate, there is something to entertain the whole family.
Slides featured include two Aztec themed slides, which launch from high up on the waterpark’s roof, venturing outside and then sweeping back into the building before hitting the water. The first – Montazooma – is a colossal mat slide with 360° loops and back-to-back turns, while the second – Aztec Falls – involves an electrifying pitch-black descent into a giant bowl.
Families can add these slides to the list of thrill slides like Masterblaster, the longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide in the world, and Sidewinder, which was the world’s first indoor vertical waterslide.