Beat the January Blues in Blackpool
14 January 2022
by Visit Blackpool
January is traditionally the most cheerless month of the year due to a combination of post-Christmas blues, limited funds and dark days, leading to us feeling gloomy and yearning for the summer.
Here in Blackpool, we’ve got 7 ways that you can beat the January blues and start the year with a smile!
Order your FREE Blackpool Destination Guide 2022!
With the New Year comes to new adventures and new memories. What better time to start planning your seaside staycation than during the winter? Our glossy new Destination Guide is filled with an abundance of beautiful photos, information on all the exciting developments happening in the resort, tips for enjoying Blackpool and all the details you need about our iconic attractions, extensive food and drink options and our list of accredited accommodation.
The guide is completely free to order. All you need to do is complete a short form with your address details so we can pop one in the post for you. Alternatively, if you prefer to read the online guide, you can do so here.
Grey, drizzly weather? Not inside the tropics of Sandcastle Waterpark!
British weather is rarely pleasant at this time of year, but at the Sandcastle Waterpark, the temperature is a constant, sub-tropical 84°F! Close your eyes to hear the splash of the waves and feel the heat on your skin.
Better yet, explore the 18 fantastic attractions that this indoor paradise has to offer! Sail the seven seas on the tremendous HMS Thundersplash, rock to and fro in the Typhoon Lagoon and brave the Masterblaster – the UK’s only water rollercoaster!
Grab a rubber ring and be gently carried around Ushi Gushi River Creek, or add-on admission to the Sea Breeze Spa for a small fee. Relax in the aromatherapy room, salt inhalation room, steam room and sauna, and be sure to enjoy the lap of luxury with the foot spas and heated loungers.
Sandcastle Waterpark is open on weekends until February half-term.
Book your tickets here. Have some splashingly good fun!
Go INTO the blue at SEA LIFE Blackpool
What’s more serene than spending a few hours amongst some of nature’s most amazing sea life? Rather than spending Blue Monday worrying about money or being out in the rain, explore the mysterious and graceful world of the stingrays, make friends with starfish and meet turtles, chameleons and frogs in the peaceful, leafy jungle at SEA LIFE Blackpool.
The mesmerising ocean walk-through tunnel lets you experience life under the sea without getting wet. Want a more immersive experience? You can come along and have a sleepover with the sharks, or even get in the tank and have a swim with them!
Find out more about SEA LIFE or book your tickets.
Be charmed in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Whatever the weather, nothing can detract from the glorious opulence of The Blackpool Tower Ballroom, especially now it has re-opened after its extraordinary £1m renovation.
Your spirits will certainly be lifted when you hear the majestic sounds of the legendary Wurlitzer organ and you see dancers twirling away in such a wonderful setting. If you would like some extra indulgence, The Blackpool Tower Ballroom provides a marvellous afternoon tea.
Feeling bold? Grab a partner, hop onto the sprung dancefloor and foxtrot those blues away! The rest of The Blackpool Tower is also open for you to enjoy, so why not make a day of it?
Please note: The Blackpool Tower Ballroom will re-open on the 25 January after its annual clean-up.
The Tourist Information Centre in Festival House on Blackpool Promenade (just opposite The Blackpool Tower) is open for business! Our friendly team are there to give you great information on all things related to Britain’s favourite beach resort, and sell discounted tickets to your favourite attractions. Pop by and say hello!
January can be roar-some!
Even if the weather isn’t behaving, you shouldn’t be put off from paying a visit to Blackpool Zoo! The zoo is open every day, and is a perfect way to spend a January afternoon. There are plenty of indoor exhibits where you can interact with and learn about the range of fantastic animals here. What better way to cheer up this dreary month than by getting some face time with these cute critters?
Head to the Comedy Carpet for a belly laugh
We all need a bit of a laughter in our lives throughout January. Head to the Comedy Carpet, one of the largest displays of public artwork ever commissioned in the UK, and marvel at the extensive array of quotes from comedians and writers, including jokes, songs and comedy catchphrases.
The enormous 1880 square-metre magic Comedy Carpet experience is not to be missed when visiting the resort.
See? Blackpool needn't be gloomy. We're looking forward to making some great memories with you in 2022!