Get inspired ahead of your trip to Blackpool
Summer is officially here, and what better way to embrace it than pay a visit to the UK’s number one beach resort?
The whole family can get stuck into the fun and entertainment on offer in Blackpool, form white-knuckle rollercoaster rides at the Pleasure Beach to breathtaking views of the North West from The Blackpool Tower SkyWalk.
Come sunshine or rain, there is an attraction and activity in Blackpool that will keep everyone happy.
The Blackpool Tower
There is no better way to see this glorious award-winning beach resort than from the lofty heights of The Blackpool Tower SkyWalk. From the 380 foot high viewing platform, you’ll be able to see Blackpool’s promenade, the North Sea and the Fylde Coast from a different and thrilling perspective.
A visit to The Blackpool Tower wouldn’t be complete without popping in to see Mr Boo and Mooky perform their hilarious antics in The Blackpool Tower Circus. They will get everyone giggling with their two hours of side-splitting slapstick humour, while the acrobatic talent from the circus performers will leave you open-mouthed as they carry out spectacular, jaw-dropping stunts.
You can entertain older kids with a trip back in time to discover the hilariously horrible past at The Blackpool Tower Dungeons. A brilliant walk through experience and thrill-filled ride combining laughter and theatre, let the team of dark comedic actors show you the murky history of Blackpool. Will you stay true to the Lancastrian spirit in the War of the Roses? Or perhaps you’re strong enough to join the smuggler’s crew?
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Fill your family day out in Blackpool with thrills and spills at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Take little ones on an adventure to Nickelodeon Land where they can spend time with cartoon favourites SpongeBob SquarePants and his sidekick Patrick, Dora the Explorer and the Rugrats on the Lost River water flume.
The more fearless amongst you can get their adrenaline fix from the theme park classic The Big One, or by gliding through the skies on the thrilling new Red Arrows Sky Force ride.
Spend time discovering creatures from the deep blue sea at SEA LIFE Blackpool, where you’ll meet stingrays, sharks, colourful reef fish and even an octopus!
You’ll be truly amazed as you travel through the exciting underwater tunnel and use the interactive features to dive below the surface without even getting wet! With an interactive rock pool and plenty of feeding times, there are heaps of opportunities to come up close and personal with the fun characters living at SEA LIFE Blackpool.
Walk amongst the stars at Madame Tussauds on the Blackpool promenade. Whether you want to try out your best chat up lines with Take Me Out’s Paddy McGuinness, practise your regal curtsey with William and Kate or get a selfie with pop star Olly Murs, Madame Tussauds is a fun way to immerse yourself in the world of showbiz.
With superstars such as David Beckham, Cheryl and Bear Grylls making celebrity appearances, there’s someone everyone will love to meet. You can even take time to relax in the Rovers Return alongside some of Coronation Street’s most treasured characters.
Escape the busy hub of Blackpool city centre and relax in Stanley Park; the lush surroundings of this green space can be just the break your family needs this summer.
Let little ones play to their heart’s content in the new animal farm themed play area. They’ll be carefree and happy as they discover the modern take on playground classics including see saws, climbing frames, roundabouts and swings.
Older kids can brave the brand new High Ropes in the park, tackle a zip wire, a rock climbing wall, traversing swinging tyres, bridges, obstacles and an exhilarating “leap of faith”. Let them show off their fearless side and complete challenge after challenge.
The Golden Mile and Blackpool beaches
A trip to this beach resort isn’t over until you’ve set foot upon the sands of one of the four award-winning beaches here in Blackpool. Take your pick from South, Central, North and Bispham and enjoy a day out at the seaside.
Don’t forget to take a stroll down the promenade and enjoy the view of the North Sea as you wander down the Golden Mile. Pair up your dose of fresh air with a trip to the Comedy Carpet for a laugh at the collection of classic jokes and one-liners from iconic comedians over the years.
Everyone in the family will fall in love with all the fun on offer at one of the UK’s favourite beach resorts! So this summer round up your brood and get ready for a day of adventure right here in Blackpool.
For ways to save your family money and see all of the very best attractions in town, discover the Resort Pass, which offers admittance to nine attractions over seven days. For more information about the Blackpool Resort Pass, click here.
You’ll find everything you need to know about tickets to events and attractions in Blackpool this summer here: http://www.visitblackpool.com/buytickets/.