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Houndshill Shopping Centre: for your fashion and high-street needs

Houndshill Shopping Centre is situated in the heart of Blackpool just behind the world-famous Blackpool Tower. The Centre has a fantastic line-up of over 50 retailers including retailers including FrasersJD, Primark, Next, Smiggleto name a few, and offers the very best in fashion and lifestyle shopping for the whole family.

With an excellent selection of restaurants and cafés including cafés including Bob & Berts, Starbucks, Costa Coffee and Caffé Nero, Houndshill is the perfect place to indulge in retail therapy in clean, modern surroundings.

The streets surrounding Houndshill are also packed with high-street staples like M&S and Argos. For something a little leftfield, venture out of the centre towards Topping Street and Abingdon Street on the east side of town, where you’ll discover some locally-run independent stores.


The Regent: for antiques, crafts, vintage and retro clothing

The Regent, a Grade II listed building and former cinema, is home to an array of stalls selling antiques, collectables, crafts and vintage, while there’s a tearoom where you can grab a tasty bite to eat. Accessible via a large and easily-accessible car park right opposite, the Regent is free to enter and is open 7 days a week.


Affinity Lancashire: for discounts on famous brands

Set against a picturesque harbour with stunning views over Morecambe Bay, Affinity Lancashire is the perfect place to find exclusive offers on big brands.

With over 45 outlets offering a variety of discounts, and a nautical-themed outdoor play area all by the historic dockyard, this little outlet village is the perfect place to relax and indulge with all the family.

Affinity offers a wide choice of fashion, homeware, leisure, cosmetics, accessories and gifts. After you’ve shopped, once you’re ready for a rest, take some time out in one of the many cafes.

Getting to Affinity Lancashire is easy: travel in style on one of the UK’s oldest tramways, or take advantage of the 700 free car and coach parking spaces.

Directions are straightforward: simply take the tram to Fisherman’s Walk or type in FY7 6AE on your sat-nav.


Abingdon Street Market

Foodies should try the new look Abingdon Street Market which re-opened to the public in  May 2023. Visitors to the newly-opened market will be able to try food samples from the six local independent food vendors joining the market, as well as sampling drinks from one of the venue's two bars or coffee shop as well as enjoying live entertainment for the opening weekend in the spacious open dining area. 

There’s lots of exciting family-friendly things to do in Blackpool, it’s just up to you to go and find them!