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ATTRACTIONS

Whether you are staying for one night, a weekend, a week or more, there are many wonderful attractions that Blackpool has on offer for people of all ages. The attractions in Blackpool have something for everyone, we hope this page will give you more information to help you decide on what attractions to visit during your stay.

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Blackpool Tower
518 ft of fun for all the family. Enjoy the sights and sounds of The Blackpool Tower Ballroom and younger visitors can have the playtime of their lives at Jungle Jim’s Children’s Indoor Play! The Blackpool Tower Eye & The Blackpool Tower Dungeon. Both these fantastic new attractions were opened in September 2011.

Climbing Towers
Blackpool has two 20 meter climbing towers. Whether you are a beginner or experienced climber, there is something here for you to try.

Farmer Parr Animals
Here you will find over 50 species of animals situated in 30,000 feet of undercover attractions.

Grundy Art Gallery
Whether you like modern or contemporary works of art the Grundy Art Gallery has it all and is situated the heart of Blackpool.

Illuminations
each year from September until early November, tourists flock in their thousands to see 10km of promenade from Squires Gate in the South to Bispham in the North lit with beautiful coloured lights, this is a must see for all ages.

International firework competition
this is held each year in September, huge numbers of people come from all over the world to see this fantastic show of fireworks.

Madame Tussauds
Opened in April 2011, it is quite different from any other attraction and will be full of surprises and new figures never seen before. Stop by and mingle with the A-listers, hop on stage with your favourite pop stars, challenge your sports heroes and laugh it up with Britain’s best loved comedians. Who do you want to meet?

Model Village
The biggest little village in Lancashire! Situated at the edge of Stanley Park, the model village was constructed over 40 years ago. the fantastic miniature world is set in over 2 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens.

Piers – Blackpool has 3 piers, each offering different attractions
The North Pier has a wonderful Victorian feel to it, featuring a large deck, end of pier theatre, two storey carousel and a sun pavilion.
The Central Pier offers a big wheel which gives fantastic views of the promenade and the beach, there is also a large family entertainment centre that will keep both adults and children entertained for hours.
The South Pier has many different rides from the traditional dodgems and waltzes, up to the adrenalin filled rides of the reverse bungee. The Laughing Donkey is a Family bar which has a wide range of different entertainment during the season for both adults and children.

Pleasure Beach
the wonderful theme park has many different rides and attractions, the classic roller coaster, the modern metal coasters, the Pepsi Max Big One, Infusion, Valhalla, the Grand National and the Big Dipper to name just a few. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the most visited attraction in the United Kingdom.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
an exhibition of the odd and unusual. Situated on the promenade near the pleasure beach, Ripley’s is located on two floors with 8 galleries and 10 televisions. It is fun for all ages, it’s interactive and educational. Don’t miss this award winning attraction!

Sandcastle Water Park
this is one of Blackpool’s leading tourist attractions. The Waterpark features over 18 slides and attractions including water slides, fun pools, wave machine, lazy river, water chutes, burger bars, snack bars, arcades, swim shop and much much more. They cater for families with children of any age, it is located opposite the Pleasure Beach on the sea side of the promenade.

Sea Life Centre
CLAWS Feature: Now Showing Crusty Creatures of the Deep, Interactive Rockpool: Hold the crabs & touch the starfish, Feeding demonstrations every day, 200+ creatures including Sharks, Seahorses, Octopus & Rays, 50+ displays including Reef Explorer, The Rainforest & our Underwater Tunnel full of Sharks, Children’s soft play area & refreshments open all day. This Blackpool attraction has lots for all the family to see and do.

Trams
The trams run from Starr Gate in the south to Fleetwood some 12 miles away in the north. The Blackpool trams started in September 1885, these were the first electric trams in Britain. Blackpool is the only British Town to maintain its tramways from the first opening in 1885 to the present day. The trams started out as a functional transport system but has now grown to become one of Blackpool attractions in its own right. During the Blackpool Illuminations a number of trams are specially lit up.

Winter Gardens Complex
The Winter Gardens is home to the Opera House Theatre which puts on a great variety of shows including West End Shows and Family Shows, the stunning Empress Ballroom plays host to top bands and the world famous Dance Festivals, the Spanish Hall and Baronial Hall are two themed rooms perfect for special events, dances and banquets, plus the perfect Wedding Venue. The Renaissance Room and the Olympia Exhibition Hall are great areas for any event.

Zoo
Blackpool Zoo is a fantastic fun day out for the whole family and top of the list for things to see and do in Blackpool . The Zoo has over 1500 animals, and is a great value for money family day out.