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Attractions

Blackpool wouldn’t be Blackpool without our magnificent Blackpool Tower, the thrills of Blackpool  Pleasure Beach, our furry friends over at Blackpool Zoo and the glitz of the Golden Mile - and that’s to name just a few of our attractions!

Behind closed doors, our attractions have been stepping up their preparations to welcome you back safely. Not only do they want you to have an enjoyable visit, but your safety is their highest priority.

So that they can demonstrate that commitment, most of our attractions below have been awarded VisitEngland’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard. This verifies whether attractions have all the required health and safety and social distancing processes in place and they are adhering to the latest Government and Public Health England guidance. 

Here's what attractions are open in Blackpool, what measures are in place and what you can expect from your trip.

We're Good to Go LogoBlackpool Zoo

Open daily

We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo - how about you? Zoos were the first attractions to be given the go-ahead to re-open and our magnificent animal park has now opened their gates.

How will Blackpool Zoo keep me safe?

The changes put in place at Blackpool Zoo include, but are not limited to:

  • Reduced ticketed capacity to allow for social distancing. Pre-book your tickets on their website to guarantee entry
  • The installation of over 30 hand sanitiser stations around the Zoo
  • A new series of podcast talks after suspending their in-person talks
  • Manned queuing systems to enforce social distancing
  • One-way routes
  • Staff members will wear face masks and PPE, where appropriate

The zoo will now be opening up indoor viewing at Project Elephant Base Camp, Orangutan Outlook and the Gorilla House. Walkways to Wolf Ridge, Giraffe Heights and the Orangutan viewing platform will also be open. Each will have a strict capacity displayed and staff present to help everyone get used to this new way of visiting. 
 
All other indoor animal viewing areas, play areas, activities and walk-through exhibits will remain closed at this time.

Head over to their website to find the full list of all the COVID-secure changes, as well as information on how you can book your tickets online.

We're Good to Go LogoBlackpool Pleasure Beach

Open daily 

Planning to head to the UK’s most ride intensive theme park? Plan your visit and take a look at the measures they have put in place as they prepare to welcome you back.

How will Blackpool Pleasure Beach keep me safe?
To keep everyone safe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has introduced a number of additional health and safety measures ahead of their opening date. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Reduced ticketed capacity to allow for social distancing. Pre-book your tickets on their website to guarantee entry
  • Frequent deep cleaning measures 
  • Hand sanitiser stations available 
  • Specific rides will leave empty seats between guests
  • Social distancing measures around the park
  • Some rides will require you to wear a mask. These are available to buy or you can bring your own from home

Just like their rollercoasters, we’re confident Blackpool Pleasure Beach is on track to deliver an unforgettable experience. Find the full list of their COVID-secure changes and book your tickets online.


We're Good to Go LogoModel Village

Open daily 

Blackpool’s award-winning village is set to open their little doors on 4 July. Set in a landscaped 2 ½ aces of garden, this is a beautiful place to spend your time outdoors.

How will Blackpool Model Village keep me safe?
The Model Village is the perfect choice if you prefer an outdoors location and plenty of room to manoeuvre between other visitors. To keep you safe, they have introduced the following:

  • Hand sanitiser stations available
  • Paved pathways and outdoor location to safely social distance
  • One way routes inside
  • Staff will be wearing professional safety visor, face shields and gloves

Find more information over on their website, along with contact information for any other enquiries. 


Coral Island

Open daily

Did you know Coral Island is Blackpool's largest indoor amusement attraction? Get ready for an action-packed few hours armed with a tub of pennies to slot into the machines. Will you be one of the lucky ones?

How will Coral Island keep me safe?
Coral Island has been making sure they have all the necessary measures in place for a safe and enjoyable visit. These include but are not limited to:

  • Enforced social distancing measures (they have re-designed the layout to maximise pathways)
  • Hand sanitiser stations available
  • Staff members will wear face masks and PPE, where appropriate
  • Disposable masks and protective gloves will be available for visitors to use
  • Enhanced cleaning measures throughout the day, concentrating on high-touch areas

Find their full list of COVID safe measures on their website.
 


Grundy Art Gallery

Open from 29 July

Looking for your culture fix after lockdown? Boasting an extensive programme of temporary exhibitions including historical, modern and contemporary art, Grundy Art Gallery, situated in a Grade II listed building, is a must for all art lovers.

How will Grundy Art Gallery keep me safe?

Grundy has introduced a number of additional measures including:We're Good to Go Logo

  • Hand sanitiser stations available
  • Enhanced cleaning regime across all staff and public areas
  • One-way system around the exhibition
  • Limited capacity in the gallery at any one time (up to 12 people)
  • Protective screens installed at the reception

Please note that the Grundy Art Gallery will be operating at reduced hours from Wed-Sat 11am-4pm. The shop and Rotunda gallery will remain closed until further notice. Find out more information.


We're Good to Go LogoMadame Tussauds

Open  (closed Mondays and Fridays)

Thankfully social distancing doesn’t apply to waxwork figures! Get up close and personal with your favourite celebrities - from Olly Murs, Lady Gaga, Ant & Dec to the fabulous Strictly Come Dancing experience.

How will Madame Tussauds keep me safe?
On arrival to Madame Tussauds, you will find measures including but are not limited to:

  • Significantly reduced the daily ticketed capacity to allow for effective social distancing. You must pre-book your tickets before visiting
  • You could be required to participate in a non-invasive temperature check upon entry
  • Hand sanitiser stations available
  • Staff members will wear face masks and PPE, where appropriate
  • Enhanced cleaning measures throughout the day, concentrating on high-touch areas

Find their full list on how they will keep you safe and book your tickets here. We hope you have a star-studded visit!


North Pier - Central Pier - South Pier

Open daily (subject to weather conditions)

Did you know Blackpool is the only UK seaside resort to boast three impressive piers? Take a walk along the waves and marvel at the beautiful coastline views.

How will the Piers keep me safe?

Upon arrival to North Pier, Central Pier and South Pier, you will find the following measures:

  • Capacity limits have been introduced to allow for effective social distancing 

  • Social distancing signage across the three piers

  • Hand sanitiser stations available

  • One-way route in some areas for entry, exit and toilet access

  • Staff members will wear face masks and PPE, where appropriate. Complimentary masks and gloves will also be available in specific areas for visitors

  • Some arcade machines and rides have been taken out of operation to comply with social distancing guidelines

  • Enhanced cleaning measures throughout the day, concentrating on high-touch areas

For more information on their COVID-secure measures, visit their website.

 

We're Good to Go LogoSEA LIFE Blackpool

Open (closed Mondays and Fridays)

Calling all sea explorers, you can once again get closer to the underwater world at SEA LIFE Blackpool! Since they closed in March, they have been working tirelessly to make sure they welcome you back in the safest way possible. Here are a few of their measures:

  • Significantly reduced the daily ticketed capacity to allow for effective social distancing. You must pre-book your tickets before visiting
  • You could be required to participate in a non-invasive temperature check upon entry
  • Hand sanitiser stations available
  • One way route
  • Staff members will wear face masks and PPE, where appropriate
  • Enhanced cleaning measures throughout the day, concentrating on high-touch areas

Have a magical visit at SEA LIFE - the creatures can’t wait to welcome you back. Before you set off, don’t forget to read their full list of COVID-measures and book your tickets in advance here 


We're Good to Go LogoThe Blackpool Tower 

Open daily

Our iconic Blackpool Tower has dominated the Blackpool skyline for over 125 years.  Merlin Entertainments, who operate the iconic landmark, have a world-class Health and Safety team committed to keeping you safe in one of the UK’s most enduring attractions. 

Upon arrival at The Blackpool Tower, you will find measures including but not limited to:

  • Significantly reduced daily ticketed capacity to allow for effective social distancing. You must pre-book your time slot before visiting
  • You could be required to participate in a non-invasive temperature check upon entry
  • Hand sanitiser stations available
  • One way routes
  • Staff members will wear face masks and PPE, where appropriate
  • Enhanced cleaning measures throughout the day, concentrating on high-touch areas

The measures put in place won’t stop you from making magical memories, so make sure you book now before the time slots sell out.


Blackpool Ghost Tours

Thurs-Sat from Saturday 18 July - Saturday 26 September We're Good to Go Logo

Lovers of creepy ghost tours, this one is for you! Explore Blackpool's most haunted locations and hear the tales of some of Blackpool's phantoms and ghouls. This tour, which is approaching its 10th anniversary, was rated one the number one Blackpool tour on TripAdvisor. 

Blackpool's Ghost Tours measures include:

  • Intimate groups of up to six people to adhere to the latest Government guidelines
  • Social distancing measures in place

Suitable for all the family, tickets are only £6 but you must book in advance. Find out how to get your tickets here.
 



There are plenty more attractions in Blackpool waiting for the green light to welcome you back through their doors. These include: Ascent Trampoline Park, Coral Island, The Blackpool Tower Circus, Tower Ballroom, Tower Dungeons and Sandcastle Water Park. Keep checking back for updates.