Visit Blackpool

Know Before You Go

It's been a long time coming but we are thrilled to announce that Blackpool is open for business!

We have missed you all these past few months – and it’s been unimaginably difficult to ask you to stay away as the country went into COVID-19 lockdown.

The Government’s easing of lockdown restrictions means that our attractions along with hotels, pubs, arcades, piers and restaurants can open their doors and Blackpool is officially back!

It all means that you can once again ride a rollercoaster, experience some animal magic at the zoo, go to the top of The Tower or simply enjoy the wide open spaces on our promenade and beautiful beaches (oh, and do watch out for the dolphins that have been swimming in the sea while you have been away!).

Over the past few weeks, we have been busy putting the finishing touches to our preparations that so that you can enjoy a safe and enjoyable time here in Blackpool.

In our 'Know Before You Go' guide you’ll find everything you need - from checking what attractions are open in the resort, how you can visit the beach safely to where you can find all the open space you need. Whether it’s the simplicity of the seaside you’re after or an extra sprinkle of Blackpool magic, we’ve got you covered! Make sure to check back too, as information will be updated regularly. 

Here’s a few general handy hints for your trip to Blackpool:

  • Plan ahead. If you’re driving, check what car parks are open. Also download our new PayByPhone cashless parking app which will enable you to pay for your parking without leaving your car or queuing for pay machines

  • Travelling by train? Limited services might still be in place and an advance reservation might be required so double check before you set off

  • If you have an attraction in mind, check their availability online as most will require a pre-booked ticket to manage what will be reduced capacity in the first few weeks

  • You must keep up to 2m apart from anyone outside your immediate household

  • Don’t forget to wear a mask on all public transport (buses, taxis, trains, trams)

  • Remember to take some form of contactless payment card, sunglasses, hand sanitiser and sun cream - they’ll come in handy!

  • Last, but not least, our beautiful beaches went viral over lockdown after people praised our blue waters. Please respect the resort and pop your litter in the bin when you leave. It’s a small ask but it has a big impact on others, the environment and wildlife

Now that we’re officially good to go, the joy and freedom of a trip to the UK’s favourite seaside resort awaits – and we will be thrilled to see you.

Welcome back ❤️

📷 Credit: Sky Shots - Karl Houghton