Things to do

product-nine_newBlackpool – Britain’s favourite seaside resort – is crammed with thrills and excitement, making every visit a fun-filled adventure.

We have lots of great attractions for you to enjoy, and now we’ve made it even easier to visit them! We have teamed up with our top attractions to create The Blackpool Resort Pass.

When you have had fun at the attractions, why not check out places to eat and drink in Blackpool. We have a great selection of places to go to suit all tastes.

Blackpool has a whole host of shopping options, with high-street names, independent boutiques, and open-air markets catering for locals and visitors alike. Find out more about shopping in Blackpool here.

If you are looking for some inspiration for things to do in Blackpool look no further. We have a selection of ideas for groups, families, couples and students on our Inspire Me pages. See our What’s On pages for events during your visit.

For more ideas take a look at the Blackpool Destination Guide online or request a copy by post.

Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve

The Blackpool Countryside Experience is a series of nature walks from Stanley park through the Woodland Gardens, aorung herons reach and linking to Marton Mere Nature Reserve.

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The Blackpool Tower

Discover five amazing attractions in one iconic landmark: The Blackpool Tower. This historic grade one listed Victorian building is home to five world class attractions.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Whether it’s white knuckle roller coasters, the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land, family fun or spectacular shows there’s something for everyone at Britain’s favourite amusement park.

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The Blackpool Tower Jungle Jims

Jungle Jim's Indoor Adventure Playground

Experience the UK's ultimate indoor adventure playground, set within an amazing themed 'Lost City'.

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The Genting Club, Blackpool

Genting Club Blackpool

The casino offers buzzing ambience, and customers can absorb the theatrical atmosphere and indulge in game of poker, blackjack or roulette. If you not sure how to play, then one of our friendly dealers will be there to guide you if you wish.

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High and Low Ropes

Blackpool High Ropes

Blackpool High Ropes course; situated in Stanley Park is fun, physical and perfect for a fun day out. Prices start from just £8 per person and a range of packages are available. Suitable for anyone aged 5 years and up.

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The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

With a full cast of brilliant actors, 10 shows, rich sets, special effects and an exciting drop ride, we’ll take you on a unique 70 minute thrill-filled journey through 1000 years of Lancashire’s murky past.

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The Sands Venue Restuarant

The Sands Venue

The Sands Blackpool is a World Class Entertainment Venue and Restaurant located on North Promenade Blackpool.

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Illuminasia - Blackpool's Indoor Illuminations attraction for 2014


A magical walk-through attraction that blends the tradition of Chinese lantern craft with modern technology to create incredible larger-than-life exhibits.

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Star Trek

Blackpool celebrates the most enduring science fiction franchise in history with a major exhibition including many exhibits never seen in the UK before.

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Blackpool Attractions - Blackpool Zoo Lion

Blackpool Zoo

The multi award-winning Blackpool Zoo has it all! The Zoo is situated in 32 acres of spacious, mature parkland with lakes. All your favourites are here – big cats, elephants, giraffes, gorillas, orang-utans and “Blue Peter” TV stars, the sealions.

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Sunset over Comedy Carpet Blackpool

Comedy Carpet Blackpool

The Carpet, a permanent walk-on installation on the new Tower Festival Headland at the foot of Blackpool Tower

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Blackpool Model Village & Gardens

Blackpool Model Village & Gardens

An enchanting attraction set in 2.5 acres of landscaped gardens. A welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the resort's more livelier attractions.

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SEA LIFE Blackpool

Showcasing more than 50 dazzling displays and more than 1,000 spectacular aquatic creatures including tropical sharks, colourful reef fish, turtles, and sea horses; this is the perfect way to experience the wonders of underwaterlife.

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The Regent

The Regent brings together the perfect mix of antiques, crafts and jewellery within one of Blackpool's oldest landmarks. There is 3 floors of stalls and an on site vintage tearoom. With a large car park opposite and free entry.

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Glam Rocks

Great Promenade Show

The Great Promenade Show is an outdoor exhibition of features by some of the UK's leading artists and designers. Lighting features, sculptures and constructions will amaze you with their ingenuity, innovation and sheer scale.

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Stanley Park Blackpool gates

Stanley Park

Stone statues star across formal borders and frothing fountains in the show piece Italian Gardens. There are pathways galore leading to quiet corners, while bridges carry you across the lake.

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Farmer Parrs Animal World

If ewe like animals, ewe’ll love Farmer Parr's. An award winning LEA approved visitor centre comprising of an animal farm, museum, pottery, tea room / shop, outdoor play area and large indoor barns.

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Blackpool Attractions - Grundy Art Gallery

Grundy Art Gallery

Grundy Art Gallery organizes a programme of contemporary visual art exhibitions that feature the work of established and emerging artists from the UK and abroad.

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VIVA Blackpool

VIVA is all set to be an unforgettable experience right in the heart of the UKs favourite seaside resort. With an outstanding entertainment experience at the core of our spacious central promenade venue.

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Blackpool Illuminasia

Opera House & Winter Gardens

The country’s largest theatre, 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.

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Blackpool Transport

Blackpool Trams and Buses

We operate bus and tram services for local people and tourists all year round. With over 125 years experience in moving people around, our great transport network will ensure you get to enjoy everything Blackpool has to offer.

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Coral Island

Coral Island is Blackpool's largest indoor free admission family attraction. Explore and enjoy an action packed day filled with fabulous food and family favourite seaside rides and redemption games as well as adult gaming and prize bingo.

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Fleetwood Market shopping

Fleetwood Market

A busy traditional coastal market offering a great shopping experience. Fleetwood Market has over 150 indoor and outdoor stalls.

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Blackpool Attractions - Nicelodeon Land

Nickelodeon Land

Based on characters and shows from the world's most popular network for kids, Nickelodeon Land is loaded with 12 fantastic rides designed to thrill and entertain the whole family.

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Central Beach Blackpool

Blackpool Beach

Work has started on a new £62m seafront at Blackpool. The government-funded scheme in Blackpool is the biggest civil engineering programme even undertaken in the resort.

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Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Madame Tussauds - the ultimate celebrity attraction.

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Blackpool Attractions - Sandcastle Waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool is the UK’s Largest Indoor Waterpark and with 18 slides and attractions it is easy to see why Sandcastle Waterpark continues to make a splash.

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Freeport Fleetwood Outlet Shopping Village

Freeport Fleetwood Outlet Shopping Village

Freeport Fleetwood; Outlet centre offering discounted high street brands with family entertainment, historical docks and coastal walks. Dog friendly.

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Wild West Diner at The Sands Venue

Blackpool meets the Wild West at The Sands Venue on the promenade. Minutes away from the Tower. The Wild West Diner is a family restaurant elaborately decorated for the modern day cowboy. The menu hosts breakfasts, steaks, ribs and burgers.

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Nando's Blackpool

Nando's the home of the legendary, Portuguese flame-grilled PERi-PERi where our specialty chicken is guaranteed to spice up your taste buds. All served in a warm, fun and vibrant atmosphere.

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Fahrenheit Bar & Grill

Fahrenheit Bar & Grill Restaurant

The Casino restaurant offers diners a variety of menu choices

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Time to Shine

Blackpool Illuminations shine for 73 nights of the year

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Dine & Drinks

Check out places to eat and drink in Blackpool after a fun filled day at the attractions.

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Seafood on Prom

Time for Groups

With a host of awards from group travel organisers, Blackpool has earned a reputation as a friendly, value-for-money destination well placed to accommodate groups of any size.

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Groups in Blackpool

Inspire Me

We have a selection of ideas for groups, families, couples and students on our Inspire Me pages.

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Time to Shop

Blackpool has a whole host of shopping options...

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