Blackpool North Pier

Blackpool North Pier

Blackpool's three fabulous piers each have their own unique appeal. Oldest pier, North Pier is one of Britain's most beautiful piers with its wide strolling deck, theatre and pier end carousel and sun lounge. Built shortly after North Pier, Central Pier is a family favourite with fun rides, the famous Big Wheel, family bars, arcades and stalls. The last of the three to be constructed, South Pier offers a mix of family friendly rides, arcades and a family bar plus an adrenalin pumping zone with daring activities such as free-falling Skycoaster.

Historic North Pier Blackpool

North Pier is Blackpool's oldest pier, first opened in 1863. It was designed by the great seaside architect Eugenius Birch who designed many other piers and seaside buildings around the UK in the Victorian era including Eastbourne Pier and Brighton's famous Aquarium. The most peaceful of Blackpool's three piers, and retaining much of its original Victorian architecture, North Pier has a enchanting carousel and sun lounge at its pier end and is home to the popular Merrie England bar, seaside shops, a Theatre and Victorian tea rooms.

Big Wheel on Central Pier

Big Wheel on Central Pier

Family Fun Central Pier

A family favourite, Central Pier with its Big Wheel ride is packed with fun shows and traditional funfair rides, seaside stalls, a pier end Family bar and cafe, plus plenty of takeaways and food outlets including a traditional fish & chip takeaway, ice cream booths and more. Central Pier's Arcade features hundreds of fun games and machines across its two undercover centres. Fun rides include the famous Big Wheel and other funfair style rides including dodgems, Waltzers and mini rides and slides for younger children including a mini wheel, carousel and Helter Skelter.

Adrenalin Pumping South Pier

Offering a mix of adrenalin pumping activities and family rides, South Pier was the last of Blackpool's three piers to be constructed and offers a great fun activity experience. Pier rides include a Log Flume, Waltzer, a Ghost Train and great rides for younger children including Seaworld and a Carousel. Not for the faint hearted, the Adrenalin Zone on South Pier offers thrill activities including Skycoaster, the ultimate free fall experience if you dare! You and two friends are dropped from a height of 120 foot! South Pier is also home to Blackpool's favourite family bar - The Laughing Donkey plus an arcade and a wide range of family stalls and games.

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