Blackpool Attractions

Flying Machines at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Flying Machines at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The iconic Blackpool Tower is one of the resort’s most impressive and memorable attractions. A fabulous package of family attractions are within including Jungle Jim’s Indoor Play centre, Tower Ballroom which hosts regular shows, themed music nights/weekenders and events, Tower Circus and Blackpool Tower Dungeon, a chilling attraction including the Extremis: Drop Ride to Doom. Not to be missed is The Blackpool Tower Eye experience. Journey to the top of this iconic seaside building for panoramic views of the resort and the Fylde coast.

Tower Top Views - Blackpool Tower Eye Experience

Tower Top Views – Blackpool Tower Eye Experience

Popular attractions include the Sandcastle Water Park which is the largest indoor waterpark in the UK, and the Pleasure Beach theme park home to the Big One and Nickelodeon Land. Also at the Pleasure Beach, you’ll find the Blackpool Arena with regular shows. Blackpool is always adding to its attractions profile, and many have seasonal runs like the recent incredibly popular Illuminasia (the world’s largest indoor illuminations) at Winter Gardens. Recent new additions include Dinosaur World on the Promenade opposite Central Pier. Ideal for younger children, but with something to please all this attraction features a dinosaur activity centre, a cinema screening films and documentaries, life size exhibits and a brilliant dinosaur themed gift shop!

Indoor water worlds don’t come much better than all weather attraction Sandcastle Waterpark on South Shore with over 18 slides and water themed attractions from fun pools to wave machine and water chutes. A real indoor waterworld village, you’ll find all you need for a fun packed family day out inside including burger and snack bars, a swim shop and award-winning accessible facilities and amenities. Sandcastle is great for birthday parties and features rides, slides and water play areas suitable for children of all ages.

Squirrel Monkey at Blackpool Zoo

Squirrel Monkey at Blackpool Zoo

Inland Blackpool Zoo & Model Village

A cluster of great Blackpool family attractions sit just 2 miles inland around Stanley Park including the Zoo and Blackpool Model Village.Stanley Park, first opened in 1926 features the award winning model village and themed gardens with accessible pathways, ample seating areas, water features and a large lake. Blackpool Zoo is just a 10 minute drive off the M55, junction 4 and is a multi-award winning attraction home to over 1,500 animals and 400 species including Asian elephants, gorillas, lions, giraffes and water-dwelling animals such as sea lions and penguins. Large birds such as emus are also here along with predators like crocodiles and the somewhat less-threatening giant turtle. Camels, zebras, llamas and exotic birds live in naturalistic recreated environments across the 32 acre site. Snakes and other reptiles also have a home here along with creepy insects and many other magnificent creatures.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.