If we had a red carpet long enough to stretch along our famous Golden Mile, we’d lay it out to let you know how pleased we will be to see you.
This past year, we have all experienced times like no other. Now it’s your time to enjoy a resort like no other. Happiness awaits. Carefree times lie ahead. Magical memories are here to be made.
Now that the Prime Minister has set out his four steps to freedom, take a look below to see when our attractions, eateries, venues and accommodation providers are set to reopen so you can start to plan your trip to Blackpool.
See you at the seaside soon!
What attractions will open first in Blackpool?
From April 12, the majority of outdoor settings and attractions can reopen. For Blackpool, this includes:
Indoor attractions will open in the next stage of reopening no earlier than May 17. For Blackpool, this will include:
When is self-catering accommodation open in Blackpool?
Self-catering accommodation can open from April 12, providing that the accommodation has no shared facilities. The rules only apply to individuals or a single household. Below is a list of Self-Catering properties that are open from Monday 12th April.
We have a range of self-contained choices here in Blackpool – take a look here.
When will hotels and B&Bs open in Blackpool?
Hotels and B&Bs are expected to open from May 17 at the earliest, slightly later than self-catering accommodation (April 12). At this stage, the rule of six or a maximum of two households indoors will apply.
Our accommodation providers can’t wait to welcome you back and will have all the necessary precautions and measures in place to keep you safe during your stay. Don’t forget to look out for the ‘Good to Go’ sign too. This country-wide green mark of approval shows that a business has carried out a full risk assessment of their premises and they are adhering to the Government guidelines. You can find more on this here.
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When will pubs, cafes and restaurants open in Blackpool?
Pubs, restaurants and cafes will open from April 12, but this will be for outdoor dining only at this stage. The rule of six will apply and there will be no substantial meal requirements for alcohol orders. There will also be no curfews in place.
You can view a list of those opening with an outdoor area on 12 April here.
Indoor seating will open after May 17, with the rule of six restrictions still in place. There will be no limits to the number socialising outdoors after this date.
The resort has a vast selection of places to eat and drink, whatever your taste or pocket. Take a look at our range of eateries here.
When can I see a show in Blackpool?
There are some fantastic shows lined up in Blackpool this year, including sensational productions at Blackpool Grand Theatre and Winter Gardens. Blackpool is also home to a variety of entertaining cabaret shows, including VIVA Blackpool and the legendary Funny Girls.
Controlled indoor shows of up to 1,000 people or 50% of a venue’s capacity, whichever is lower, will be permitted from May 17 at the earliest.
In addition, pilots will run as part of the Events Research Programme to observe how such events can take place without the need for social distancing in the future. Subject to this outcome and a review of all the scientific data, all social contact measures will be dropped no earlier than June 21, enabling large events and shows to take place.
Give yourself something to look forward to and book to see a show in Blackpool. For a full list of what’s on, please click here.
When will the shops open in Blackpool?
Non-essential shops are expected to open from April 12. This means the Houndshill Shopping Centre, home to more than 60 stores, will reopen, as well as our independent shops in the town centre.
Please note: the above information is based on target dates outlined by the Government. The decision to move from one step to the next phase of reopening depends on four tests: the speed of the vaccination rollout; evidence to show the vaccines are effective; the risk assessment is not changed by new variants; and that any increase of infection rates do not cause increased hospitalisations.
For further details, please take a look at the COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021 (Summary) on the gov.uk website.