Blackpool is a great destination for a family holiday and there are lots of tourist attractions.
Our Blackpool Tourist Information guide below lists all the attractions in Blackpool with links to OFFICIAL tourism websites.
Blackpool in Lancashire is a famous seaside town and holiday destination, home to the famous Blackpool tower, promenade and the pleasure beach amusement park. Britain’s favourite family holiday capital is packed full of attractions, entertainment and seven miles of award-winning beaches – fun for all the family. The nation’s most popular beach resort, attracting more than 10 million visitors a year, nowadays Blackpool has even more to offer than ever including spectacular free events throughout the year, from eye-popping firework displays to exciting street theatre and festivals and stunning public art exhibitions.
Pleasure Beach Blackpool
The popular and world-famous amusement park has over 125 rides, attractions and spectacular shows and is the most visited theme park in the United Kingdom with over six million visitors a year. From white knuckle roller coasters, water rides to children’s rides and golf, there is something for everyone at Pleasure Beach Blackpool. There is the Pepsi Max Big One roller coaster, one of Europe’s tallest rollercoaster, Infusion where you will soar to amazing heights and be taken through a whirlwind water experience to amaze and astound the senses, and the oldest ride at Pleasure Beach – The Flying Machines, to name just a few. Come and see and experience for yourself the thrills, excitement and entertainment at Pleasure Beach Blackpool.
Blackpool SEA LIFE Centre
Blackpool SEA LIFE centre is located on Blackpool’s Golden Mile between Central Pier and Blackpool Tower and is home to over 1,000 assorted sea creatures including one of the largest collections of tropical sharks in Europe. There are more than fifty spectacular displays of the finest marine and freshwater creatures including sharks, rays, seahorses and piranhas. Blackpool SEA LIFE centre takes visitors on a journey through a magical underwater world from the coastline and sandy shallows to the ocean depths. A highlight is the mighty ocean tank bursting with tropical sharks and colourful reef fish whilst star of the show is the giant pacific octopus. A sea-view cafe is the ideal area to relax, whilst children will love the soft play area and the feeding demonstrations.
Blackpool Zoo is home to over 1,500 animals, birds and insects from all over the world. Opened in 1972, Blackpool Zoo combines fun and wild animals to offer a family day out like no other – providing education, conservation and play. From elephants, giraffes, penguins and Piranha to name just a few of the 400 different species, this fantastic collection represents all major climate areas and continents of the world.
Blackpool is famous for its illuminations and has been part of British life since 1879 and continues to be an electrifying experience for Blackpool’s millions of visitors. Often referred to as the greatest free show on earth, the brightest night of all is the Big Switch On when thousands of people gather to see seat front lit up. Seven miles of lights in total are illuminated which attract many visitors from late August to early November to witness the magic and excitement of the Blackpool Illuminations.
Blackpool International Airport
Blackpool International Airport operates regular charter and scheduled flights throughout the UK and Europe. Blackpool International Airport is actually just over the borough boundary into Fylde Borough. Blackpool International Airport is one of the oldest airports in the UK and was previously known as Blackpool Squires Gate Airport. Airlines currently serving Blackpool include Jet2, Manx2 and Aer Arann.
Blackpool’s famous trams have been around since 1885 and it is one of the oldest electric tramways in the world. The tram network is 12 miles long, stretching from Squires Gate through Cleveleys and on to Fleetwood, and is ideal for exploring the town and reaching one tourist attraction to another. Visitors often hop on a tram for a trip between the 3 piers, and during the Blackpool Illuminations, circular tours of the sparkling seafront scene can be enjoyed on special trams.
Shopping in Blackpool
Blackpool offers a fantastic shopping experience with a wide variety of High Street names and independent shops – a great place for some retail therapy. The new Houndshill Shopping Centre in the centre of the resort offers all the big retailers under one roof, from H&M to Debenhams, Primark and Next. Scattered around the town centre are plenty of boutique and speciality shops offering designer labels, high-class jewellery and art. Whilst for more specialised items the local markets offer unique items and fresh food from across the region.
Eating out in Blackpool
Blackpool has a wide range of delicious eating places to suite all tastes, from authentic eateries serving top cuisine from across the world to the traditional seaside fish and chip. There are plenty of small and friendly coffee shops and vibrant bistros to award-winning fine dining establishments with growing national reputations.
Blackpool Tourist Attractions
Between late August and early November you can see the famous Blackpool Illuminations and this is an annual tradition. The trams which run along the seafront are also covered in lights!
Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Sealife Centre, Blackpool
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Grand Theatre Blackpool
Blackpool Opera House & Winter Gardens
Funny Girls, Blackpool
Burlesque Cabaret, Blackpool
Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool
Blackpool Model Village
Staining Lodge Golf Course, Blackpool
9 hole golf course and 300 yard practise ground.