Visit Blackpool

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I come to Blackpool now?

Yes, you can visit Blackpool. Though when visiting the resort, we encourage you to check for Visit England's 'We're Good To Go' green mark. This shows that a business is adhering to COVID-safe measures and that they are doing all what they can to keep you safe. You can view the full list of 'We're Good To Go' businesses here.

Can I stay over in Blackpool?

There are currently no restrictions in England which prevent people from travelling or going on holiday. There are, however, some restrictions in Wales which prevent people from travelling out of these areas. We advise checking your local restrictions.
Here's a taster of how certain hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation in Blackpool will keep you safe

What’s happening with Blackpool’s big events?

Unfortunately, some of Blackpool’s major events have already been cancelled because of the pandemic and the difficulty in enforcing social distancing. Those that have been cancelled for 2020 include: Pride Festival, Armed Forces Week, Blackpool Air Show, Ride The Lights, and Rebellion Festival. The World Fireworks has also been postponed. You can get regular updates here on the VisitBlackpool website.

Are the Blackpool Illuminations on this year?

Yes! The Blackpool Illuminations 2020 will be shining this year and we have extended the season for an extra TWO months. Blackpool Illuminations will be on from Sept 4 all the way through to January 3, 2021! This will be the first time the dazzling light display will shine throughout the festive season. Find out more information

Not found what you’re looking for? Our Tourist Information Centre is on hand to answer any questions you may have. Don’t forget the latest Government advice too.

Detailed Government guidance on what is permissible during the lockdown can be found here:
Frequently Asked Questions to help explain what people can and can’t do.

📷 Credit: Gregg Wolstenholme photography