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Things to do this Easter

With most of the main attractions having opened their doors to mark the start of the school holidays at the beginning of April, the resort is boasting a cracking selection of shows and visitor attractions, complemented by great and affordable accommodation, and a variety of new independent cafes, bars and restaurants.

We have a myriad of free and paid-for attractions and remember there is nothing quite so special as strolling down our seafront in the spring sunshine, with ice cream in hand. Without further ado, here's a list of 10 things to do in Blackpool to make this Easter an egg-traordinary one.

Enjoy a belly laugh at The Blackpool Tower Circus

A brand new show is now open for the 2022 season at one of the most iconic circus venues in the world. Fiesta, produced and directed by the Endresz family, promises visitors a host of all-new jaw-dropping performances and never-before-seen acts in the newly-restored Blackpool Tower Circus. Join Mooky and Mr Boo as they deliver their slapstick antics. 

Tickets start from £6.

It's all ears at Peter Rabbit: Explore and Play

Move over Easter Bunny, there’s a new rabbit in town! Hop into the oversized world of adventure at Peter Rabbit: Explore and Play and explore the five fluffy-tailed zones – from Mr McGregor’s Garden to Mr Bouncer’s Invention Workshop. The little ones can also enjoy an EGGstra-special experience this April with their very own Egg Hunt and Easter-themed finale. You will find the attraction on the Golden Mile. 

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Venture down the rabbit hole at VIVA Blackpool

Following on from their hugely successful 'Santa's Magical Workshop', Viva Blackpool and Jon Conway Productions are proud to present another themed show, Alice in Easterland – The Easter Bunny's Magical Adventure! It runs from April 10-19 and is fun for all the family with a pre-performance meet and greet with their character cast, and then a one-hour stage performance featuring Alice In Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, the Easter Bunny and many more familiar characters. 

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Go Late Night Riding at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

It's the start of the Late Night Riding events at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. On the 16 April, ride into the night on the Big One, experience thrill rides in the dark and enjoy the twists and turns on Infusion.

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Dare to ride ENSŌ

Pleasure Beach’s newest and slickest rollercoaster ride is due to get twisted this Easter with ENSŌ. In a first for Europe, ICON’s rear seats have been adapted so that riders can spin and twist freely during the ride’s existing thrilling duration. Guests can enjoy preview rides on ENSŌ now.

Explore the Easter garden at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

From April 9-17, Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s FY4 area will be transformed into a magical Easter garden. Join Bradley and Bella Beaver as they host a range of fun Easter activities including egg and spoon races, Easter egg hunts, sack races, and lots more. There will be plenty of opportunities for lucky guests to win an Easter egg.

Meet your furry friends at Blackpool Zoo

Visitors can take advantage of the Easter holidays to catch up with their favourite animals including the fully integrated herd of Asian elephants, the four members of the Red panda family, Western Lowland gorillas, the orang-utans, the giraffes, the sea lions and many more at Blackpool Zoo. The newly-renovated Lemur Wood will once again open its doors, as will the World of Wings and Rainbow Landings and a selection of talks and feeds are back on the agenda.

Take part in the Great Eggcase Hunt at SEA LIFE Blackpool

Over the Easter period, pop into SEA LIFE Blackpool to get your FREE egg hunt guide and then take to the beach to find and identify the amazing array of egg cases left by ocean wildlife. 

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Watch a show

If it is family shows you are wanting, look no further than the Winter Gardens and Grand Theatre. The Winter Gardens has an extraordinary line-up of entertainment over the months ahead, including Diversity performing at the Opera House on April 22, with Footloose kicking off their Sunday shoes from 11 - 16 April. Just down the road, the beautiful Grand theatre is staging Animal Farm from April 19-23.

Check out a list of springtime shows 

Learn a new skill for free 

Blackpool’s planned new museum of fun and entertainment, set to open in 2023, is hosting a select range of fun learning activities for families to enjoy over the Easter break. The events are free to join at Showtown’s Activity Hub in Houndshill Shopping Centre in the heart of the town centre. They include:

Thu 14 April, 11am-3pm: Family Fun: Clown Painting Eggs-Travaganza
Get creative and join the Showtown team to take Easter crafts to a new level. They will be painting wooden eggs to make cheerful, circus-inspired, clown characters for you to take away.

Sat 16 April – 11am – 3pm: Circus Fun
This is your chance to learn new skills. The Showtown team will be teaching you all of the basics to find your inner circus performer! Try juggling, balancing, hula hooping and many more fun circus skills.

Keep it simple at the seaside

When the sun is shining, there's no better way to enjoy all the delights of the seaside than spending time on the beach with an ice cream. Stroll along the sandy beach or bustling Promenade, feel the refreshing salt air and bask in the spectacular coastal views. Remember to check the tide times and stay safe at the beach.