238 Queens Promenade, Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire FY2 9HA
Tel: 01253 351409
Fax: 01253 590444
This is just the highlights from the huge range of activities Blackpool and the surrounding area has to offer its visitors.
The Pleasure Beach is arguably the biggest attraction in Blackpool. Rides to suit all ages and bravery from the children's area 'Beaver Creek' to the high speed Big One, loop the loop on the Revolution or get soaked on the Log Flume. It's best to make a day of it and buy wristbands either individually or family rates for all day access to the rides, they can be bought at the entrance or online with a discount.
The Pleasure Beach also has three different shows to choose from - The Hot Ice Show - spectacular dancing on ice, the Eclipse - musical circus show and Mystique - the magic and illusion cabaret.
Blackpool Illuminations cover about seven miles of the Promenade from South Shore up to Bispham. They have Blackpool buzzing for an extra 3 months running from beginning of September through to Bonfire Night on November 5 and a shorter version up to Christmas. The opening ceremony each year sees different celebrities turning 'The Lights' on accompanied by a concert and covered by Radio Two.
North Shore features the tableaux, large illuminated displays lining the front. An ideal way to see the lights is from a Tram or walking along the front with a bag of chips - but wrap up warm, it can get a little windy in Autumn around here.
Blackpool Tower, the town's biggest landmark can be seen from miles away and the view from it is spectacular. But that's not all, in the building under the Tower is the Tower Circus, the Tower Ballroom and the Aquarium all ideal for visitors. There is an entrance fee that covers for adults, children or family packages. Tickets for the circus are extra. More Info >
Blackpool doesn't do things by half and this is particularly true when it comes to Piers. Not one, not two, but three piers decorate the sea front. North, Central and South Piers have their own life and entertainment to rival anything else in town, shows, rides, arcades and bars.
Theatres and Shows appear at the Opera House, the Grand Theatre and Winter Gardens are the main venues for a full year round range of shows, plays and concerts. Many of the Bed & Breakfasts also feature live entertainment throughout the season. Keep your eyes peeled for what's appearing soon. One of the biggest and best shows in town is Funny Girls - got to seen to be believed.
Arcades/Casinos can be found throughout the town, but Blackpool's Golden Mile is where the biggest and brightest are located. Also on the front is the Sea Life Centre the home to a huge aquarium and at South Shore near the Pleasure beach is the Sandcastle Waterworld swimming pool and day's worth of activities. South Shore also has the main cinema in town the Odeon ten screen multiplex. The town centre is now largely pedestrianised and has a host of top quality shopping and restaurants as well as night clubs, bars, pubs and entertainment.
Away from the town centre is Stanley Park a large open area with a cafe, boating pool, tennis courts, playground and extensive gardens and playing fields as well a sport centre and all weather pitches. Across the road from the Park is Blackpool Zoo which has the very rare claim of having dinosaurs!
Travelling further there are all the town surrounding Blackpool such as Fleetwood and Thornton Cleveleys to the north and Lytham St.Annes to the south and inland the town of Poulton-le-Fylde. All have there own character and peace and quiet. If you fancy a round of golf then there is no shortage of courses in the area. The whole Fylde coast has plenty to explore but if you want to use it as a base then the Lake District be reached in less than an hour's drive.
Let us know what you want to do during your stay and we can let you know what there is and how to get there.