Welcome to the magical world of Merlin attractions in Blackpool! Here, you'll find a range of exciting and thrilling experiences that are sure to make your visit to the resort a memorable one.
From exploring magical worlds of the Gruffalo Friends & Clubhouse and Peter Rabbit, encountering sea creatures up close at SEA LIFE Blackpool to taking a trip 380ft into the sky at the top of the Blackpool Tower, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Few attractions prove that Blackpool has it all quite like The Blackpool Tower and its associated attractions with eight fun-filled places for all the family to enjoy.
Let’s take a look at what you can expect:
NEW FOR 2023: Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse
Exciting news for families visiting Blackpool! The brand new Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse has just opened up in the heart of Blackpool. This immersive indoor attraction is based on the popular children's book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo, and offers a range of exciting activities for kids to enjoy.
Little ones can explore the deep dark wood, meet the Gruffalo and his friends, and even take part in interactive storytelling sessions. With six captivating and immersive zones, this experience is a magical place of imagination, creativity, discovery and play for your little adventure-seekers.
There's also a cafe on-site, serving up delicious snacks and drinks for both kids and adults. With its engaging activities and themed areas, the Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse is the perfect place for families to spend a fun-filled day in Blackpool.
Madame Tussauds Blackpool
Madame Tussauds Blackpool offers a celebrity experience unlike any other. Mixing the best of British with international stars, there really is something for everyone.
Burst through the pages of vintage Marvel comic strips and step right into the action with Marvel Heroes. First enter a Jottenheim ice cave and come face to face with Thor. Are you brave enough to lift his hammer? Next up, we have appearances from Captain Marvel, The Hulk and Guardians of the Galaxy, and we are sure Spiderman is hanging around somewhere!
They've got TV royalty with the likes of Sir Bruce Forsyth, national treasure Sir David Attenborough and double act Ant & Dec, alongside actual royalty in the form of Prince William, The Duchess of Cambridge and Her Majesty The Queen.
You’ll find music giants such as The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Susan Boyle and Michael Jackson and sports stars like Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, Mo Farah, Lewis Hamilton and Tiger Woods. Legendary comedians like Tommy Cooper, The Two Ronnies and Morecambe & Wise mingle with modern-day talent such as Graham Norton, John Bishop, Alan Carr and Russell Brand are all waiting for you too.
The Blackpool Tower Eye
For a truly spectacular view of Blackpool, you need to head to the top of the Tower. Standing at 518ft tall, you’ll be pleased to know that there are lifts to the summit, where superb panoramic views await.
Here, you can gaze out to the beautiful Irish Sea and get a unique bird’s-eye view of Blackpool itself, while on clear days you can see as far as North Wales, the Lake District and the Isle of Man. The brave amongst you can also try out the glass floor where you can peek straight down to the street action below.
On select days, treat yourself to a cold beverage from Bar 380, Blackpool’s tallest bar, and enjoy a cool cocktail, mocktail, beer or soft drink. We highly recommend it!
Don’t forget to visit the spectacular 4D Cinema Experience too, where all your senses will be dazzled as you are taken on a trip down Blackpool’s memory lane.
The Blackpool Tower Dungeon
If you’re looking for family fun in Blackpool, it doesn’t get much better than The Blackpool Tower Dungeon! This hilarious 60-minute show transports visitors back in time for a look at the spookier aspects of Blackpool’s history.
Enter the Dungeon and descend into the murky depths of Lancashire’s past where you’ll encounter torturers, witches and smugglers – all while attempting to avoid the plague and Judge Blackheart’s intimidating courtroom.
Those of you lucky enough to survive until the end will experience one final thrill with the exhilarating Drop Dead ride.
The Blackpool Tower Circus
Did you know that the Tower Circus is Blackpool’s longest show? Despite two world wars and a pandemic, the Circus has never missed a season, counting 129 whopping years of belly laughs aplenty and jaw-dropping stunts.
Join Mooky and Mr. Boo for The Blackpool Tower Circus Fiesta! This is a spectacular celebration, providing a feast for the senses, as double act Mooky and Mr.Boo deliver their hilarious slapstick antics and edge of your seat death-defying stunts.
It’s a show not to be missed when visiting Blackpool.
The Blackpool Tower Ballroom
One of the world’s most magnificent ballrooms, nothing sums up the historic charm of Blackpool quite like the breath-taking atmosphere of The Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Designed by Victorian architect Frank Matcham, it’s something you truly have to experience first-hand to appreciate. Its famous tea dances occur daily, accompanied by a live organist. Bring your dancing shoes and hit the floor for a spot of tango, waltz or foxtrot, or take a seat and simply soak up the atmosphere.
SEA LIFE Blackpool
Showcasing over 1,000 spectacular aquatic creatures across 50 dazzling displays, SEA LIFE Blackpool is sure to excite visitors of all ages. Experience the secrets of the deep sea and examine these spectacular species up close from just £18.50.
SEA LIFE Blackpool is packed with fascinating creatures. Be sure to visit the huge ocean tank, where a maze of tunnels allows you a unique view of a host of amazing aquatic animals, including tropical sharks.
Last but certainly not least, burrow yourself in the world of Peter Rabbit and his friends as you hop through five-fluffy tailed zones.
Ideally suited to toddlers and small children, explore Mr Jeremy Fisher’s sensory pond, Mr. McGregor’s garden and Mr. Bouncer’s Invention Workshop. Once you’ve collected all the stickers available, you’ll be welcomed into the secret treehouse club to meet, greet and high-paw Peter himself!
Blackpool Big Ticket
If we’ve tempted you to visit all of Merlin’s magical attractions, save some money and consider purchasing a Blackpool Big Ticket.
Saving you up to 45%, your Big Ticket is valid for one entry into each of the six attractions: The Blackpool Tower Circus, The Blackpool Tower Eye; The Blackpool Tower Dungeon; Madame Tussauds Blackpool; SEA LIFE Blackpool; and The Blackpool Tower Ballroom – Peter Rabbit and The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse will need to be purchased separately.
You can buy your Blackpool Big Ticket online or pop into our Tourist Information Centre at Festival House on the Promenade to buy the bumper pass or individual Merlin attraction tickets.
Blackpool Big Ticket: Children: £46 | Adults: £56.50
Please note: The Blackpool Tower Eye is a weather permitting attraction. In the event of weather-related closure, tickets are validated for 12 months. Refunds are not available.