This Easter, Blackpool is boasting a cracking selection of shows and visitor attractions, complemented by great and affordable accommodation, and a variety of independent cafes, bars and restaurants.
You’ll be hard-pressed fitting all your plans in one holiday with the extensive selection of attractions on offer. Plus, remember there is nothing quite like strolling along 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.
Experience Odyssey in action
The six-mile display might be switched off until September, but you can still get your Blackpool Illuminations fix this half-term as we re-light Odyssey, the largest 3D installation in the display.
Located on the Tower Festival Headland (opposite The Blackpool Tower), the installation, which stands at almost 10 metres high, comprises six large-scale structures that are combined with state-of-the-art technology to create an immersive and interactive projection show themed on creatures from the deep sea.
March 31 – April 16 from 8pm – 11pm
Enjoy a belly laugh at The Blackpool Tower Circus
Join Mooky and Mr Boo as they deliver their slapstick antics in a brand new show for the 2023 season. Produced and directed by the Endresz family at one of the most iconic circus venues in the world, the show promises visitors a host of all-new jaw-dropping performances and never-before-seen acts in the newly-restored Blackpool Tower Circus.
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 from 1 - 16 April with their very own Easter activity. Find the matching Easter Eggs, spot the hidden ducklings and discover where the rabbit hole leads to for your chance to crack the Easter activity and receive an Easter treat! Find the attraction on the Golden Mile next to Madame Tussauds.
Go Late Night Riding at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
It's the start of the Late Night Riding events at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. On the 8 April, ride into the night on the Big One, experience thrill rides in the dark and enjoy the twists and turns on Infusion.
If big thrills aren’t for you, check out the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land, featuring 12 amazing rides and a whole host of Nickelodeon characters from the world’s number one kids’ entertainment channel.
Don't forget, technical rehearsals for Valhalla start in April (date to be confirmed). The Viking-inspired water ride has undergone a £4m revamp and is the only ride of its kind in the world.
Dive into the deep and meet Peppa Pig at SEA LIFE Blackpool
In an exciting nationwide event, Peppa Pig is heading to SEA LIFE Blackpool for an amazing Aquarium Adventure! There’s a fun interactive trail at SEA LIFE Blackpool where little piggies can help to spot seahorses, count starfish, learn about how fast sharks can swim, as well as a variety of fun activities.
Bring your little ones to see Peppa from 3 April – 21 May and jump into an aquarium adventure this Easter!
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.
See Blackpool's dazzling Mirror Ball
Blackpool’s iconic Mirror Ball – reputed to be the largest in the world – is now shining bright at night! Using 75% less power than before, six new projectors have been installed, allowing spectators to see the twinkling landmark lit up at night in a colour-changing light show extravaganza.
The revolving artwork, featuring 47,000 mirrors, is a permanent fixture on the resort's South Promenade.
Address: New South Promenade, Blackpool FY4 1NJ
Check out Showtown's special events
Blackpool’s planned new museum of fun and entertainment, set to open in 2024, is hosting a select range of fun learning activities for families to enjoy over the Easter break. The events are low-cost to join. They include:
Heritage Tours: Promenade History Walk - 11 April
Covering just one mile of our beautiful coastline, this tour covers 23 historic landmarks from the Victorian era to the present day. Discover the fascinating heritage of the north Promenade while enjoying the stunning sea views.
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Noisy Boxes Workshop - 12 April
Join Showtown this Easter for our Noisy Boxes workshop! This science and music workshop is inspired by the circus and is an opportunity for young people to put their science and music skills to the test using different objects and cool sounds. It’s a fun and interactive workshop suitable for 7 – 12 year olds!
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Enjoy an all singing-all dancing show with Fireman Sam
Join Fireman Sam, Penny, Elvis, Station Officer Steele and Norman in an all singing, dancing, action-packed show at Blackpool Grand Theatre. You can become a fire-fighter cadet and then watch the magic of the circus.
Book tickets | Performance on Saturday 15 April
Visit Stanley Park's egg-celent Easter Fair
Voted England's best park for three years on the bounce, head to Stanley Park for their Spring Fair from 10:30am - 2:00pm on Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 April.
Enjoy a cracking variety of games for all the family, try your luck at the Easter bonnet competition or get creative in the fancy dress challenge.
Try your luck at Blackpool Amusements
Head to Blackpool’s latest family entertainment centre. The amusement, split over two floors, is situated in the former Woolworth’s building – just a hop and skip away from The Blackpool Tower. Take your pick from some of the latest games, VR roller coasters and motorbikes, grabber machines and ticket prize games.
With colourful Instagrammable decor, an impressive prize shop and a spacious café on the second floor overlooking the promenade, it’s a fun place to spend a few hours in the heart of the town centre.
Find out more | Address: 13-19 Bank Hey Street, Blackpool, FY1 4RS
Get creative at Blackpool Brick Festival
Calling all Lego fans! A celebration of all things Lego is taking place on Saturday 8 April at the Olympia Exhibition Hall, Winter Gardens.
Ideal for families, collectors, adult builders and every other kind of LEGO fan, there’s plenty on offer, including speed building competitions, large scale displays, activities, new LEGO sets, retired LEGO sets, mini-figures and accessories, plus a dedicated building area where you can channel your creativity.
Say hi to the Easter Bunny at Ridgeway Farm
Spring has arrived at Ridgeway Farm. Located on the outskirts of Blackpool, cuddle up with super-friendly baby animals and take on an action-packed treasure hunt, resulting in a sweet treat from the Easter Bunny himself.
Tickets: Child: £9.99 | Adult: £8.50 Book tickets
Venture down the rabbit hole at Blackpool North Pier
Treat the family to a laugher packed, all singing, all dancing stage show at Joe Longthorne Theatre this Easter. Grin from ear to ear as Silly Billy guides you through this colourful Easter adventure starring the brilliant Captain Calamity and his bubble show.
Bursting with fun, there's magic and mayhem with top children's entertainer Adrian Catch and incredible illusions from the amazing Michael Diamond. There will be a few special appearances throughout, including Peppa Pig and Fireman Sam.
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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.