Looking for something to occupy the children over the school holidays? Look no further than the UK’s favourite beach destination with its year-round calendar of shows and attractions!
Here’s just a sample of some of the things to brighten up the February half-term:
Explore our top attractions
Blackpool is home to the biggest array of large-scale visitor attractions outside London. So why not visit one this February half-term? Dive in to Sandcastle Waterpark (open daily until February 26); have an amazing animal adventure at Blackpool Zoo (open daily from 10am); or why not experience some of Merlin’s world-famous attractions at The Blackpool Tower, the Blackpool Tower Dungeon, Madame Tussauds and the SEA LIFE Centre.
WOW Weekends are back!
The UK’s favourite amusement park Blackpool Pleasure Beach opens for WOW Weekends, and the start of an exciting new season, from Saturday 11 February until the end of March when all wristbands are just £16.25 when booked online in advance.
Illuminasia is Blackpool’s must-see family attraction within the Winter Gardens. It is the world’s largest indoor illumination experience blending traditional Chinese lantern crafts with the latest in lighting technology. Explore six vibrant interactive zones including the Mysteries Of China; Planetarium; Land Of The Giants; The Deep; Wonders of the World and The Blackpool Experience.
Opening times vary. For details click here
Follow The Peregrine
Celebrate the launch of the DVD edition of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, by checking out the locations used in Blackpool for director Tim Burton’s box-office blockbuster. Follow in the footsteps of Samuel L Jackson and co by exploring North Pier, the Promenade and the Tower buildings.
Take a stroll on the Prom
Every one, young or old (or somewhere in the middle!) enjoys a stroll along the prom. Whether it’s to blow away the cobwebs, inhale some bracing sea air or just enjoy a relaxing walk along Blackpool’s famous Golden Mile. There is so much to see and do that this 6-mile walk really could fill a whole day for you and your family.
With magnificent sweeping Spanish steps, Blue Flag Award-winning beaches and panoramic views across the Irish Sea you really will be spoilt for choice when you see Blackpool’s beautifully restored and regenerated seafront.
Blackpool Art Fayre at Grundy
The exhibition will include displays from a number of arts organisations in the town including the recently formed Abingdon Studios and also the Blackpool Art Society, which dates back more than 125 years. Joining these displays will be an open exhibition for residents of the Fylde Coast and a room dedicated to schools, in which pupils have been set the challenge of creating new designs and drawings inspired from illustrations for 1930s designs of neon from the Illuminations archive. Click here for more details.
Travel with ease during February half-term
Take a stroll down the promenade, hop on a bus to Stanley Park or catch one of our Blackpool trams. However you prefer to travel around resort this February half-term, we have it covered.
Travelling by bike? For more information about cycle routes and to hire a bike in advance click here.
The integrated Blackpool 1 ticket gives you unlimited use of the trams (excluding heritage trams) and Blackpool Transport bus network. An adult Daysaver cost £4.50* with an under 16s child Daysaver costing £2.00*. Family tickets £10.00. For more information on cost and timings click here.
(*based on £4.50 (adult) and £2.00 (child) advance purchase price, £5 (adult) and £2.50 (child) when bought on board).
Blackpool’s buses connect most hotels to the main resort attractions with a regular service making getting around a doddle. You can get timetables and discounted Blackpool 1 tickets from the Blackpool Transport Travel centre on Market Street (open daily) behind the Town Hall (next to BHS).
For more information click here or call 01253 473001.
Keep checking www.visitblackpool.com for updates and to find out what else is happening during the half-term holidays. Why not make a short break of it and book your accommodation package!
Click here to view the 2017 Blackpool Destination Guide.