Blackpool has a whole host of shopping options, with high-street names, independent boutiques, and open-air markets catering for locals and visitors alike.
For some serious retail therapy, a trip to the recently redeveloped Houndshill Shopping Centre is a must. In the heart of the resort, just a stone’s throw from the Promenade, fashionistas can find all their favourite shops, including Primark, H&M, New Look and River Island. The Disney Store, Early Learning Centre and Build-a-bear take care of the kids, while there are enough phone shops to keep the tech-savvy among us happy.
If you’re after a convenient bite to eat or a tactical sit-down, there are coffee shops and cafes dotted around the shopping centre, and the upstairs Food Court has a variety of offerings, from tearoom fare to a noodle bar.
The streets surrounding Houndshill are also jam-packed with high-street staples like M&S and Argos. For something different, venture out of the centre towards the east side of town (Topping Street, Abingdon Street) to discover more local and independent shops.
Only a stone’s throw away from Blackpool, set against a picturesque harbour with stunning views over Morecambe Bay, Freeport Fleetwood is the perfect place to come if you’re hunting exclusive offers and a great family day out.
With over 45 outlets offering up to 60% off, a nautical themed outdoor play area and coastal walks along historic dockyards, the centre is the perfect place to relax and indulge, whilst keeping the family entertained.
The Freeport offers a wide choice of fashion, home wares, leisure, cosmetics, accessories and gifts from designer to the high street. If you’re all shopped out, rest and restore yourself in one of our cafes.
Getting to Freeport Fleetwood is easy; jump on the tram and travel in style on one of the UK’s oldest tramways, or take advantage of the 700 free car and coach parking spaces. It’s no wonder that we’re one of the area’s most loved destinations. Come and see for yourself, take the tram to Fisherman’s Walk or use FY7 6AE for directions.
Bonny Street market, Blackpool’s largest open air market, takes place at various times throughout the year for everything from rock and knitwear to fishing accessories and perfume. Foodies should try the Abingdon Street Market where meat and fish vendors sit side by side with jewellery and cosmetic stands. And keep an eye out for the continental markets around Christmas time.