If you’re conscious of your effect on the environment and want to make your visit green, then you’re in the right place!
Take a trip to Marton Mere, once part of the town’s rubbish tip and now an ecological hot spot that is nationally recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its bird populations and also supports a number of other nationally important species including dragonflies, butterflies, bats and orchids. Visitors can enjoy the site via a series of designated footpaths and bird hides and in winter you might catch a glimpse of a long-eared owl!
Find out how Blackpool Zoo is working to conserve our wildlife and enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds of the natural world as you encounter more then 1500 animals from meerkats to elephants. Or enjoy the great outdoors and join the town’s Park Rangers on a series of fun events and activities throughout the summer months which include guided nature walks, talks, children’s activities and workshops.
There’s no better way to get about on the Golden Mile and beyond than by bike – and since being named as one of England’s Cycle Towns, Blackpool has created four specially built and signposted cycle routes that provide a safe route to cycle for you and your family between the Promenade and inland attractions. Called the Explorer routes, these take you from specially made gateways on the Promenade to inland destinations such. Look out for illuminated bikes which mark the start of the routes on the Promenade. The routes themselves are marked by purple bollards. If you don’t have your own bike, why not experience, the miles of traffic free seafront cycling with our new hire bikes? Blackpool has up to 500 bikes for hire across the resort. The system lets you hire a bike from one of 70 hubs and use a network of bike lanes along the coast and to inland attractions such as the Zoo and Stanley Park.
Pay a visit to the Solaris Centre on New South Promenade for plenty of tips and advice on energy saving techniques you can take home with you. Find out more with interactive displays, enjoy the Carbon Neutral Garden or sample some Fair Trade produce in the Lite Bites café.