Blackpool Tourist Information

Blackpool Tower & Central Pier

Blackpool Tower & Central Pier

Blackpool is brimming with vintage charm and has been a popular seaside resort for decades. Its famous electric trams, recently upgraded to great effect, have been running along the Promenade since 1885, and make it easy for visitors to access attractions across North, Central and South Shores wherever your accommodation base is. The resort has seen a multi-million pound investment in recent years, with new attractions including the spectacular Tower Headland Promenade with Festival House visitor centre and Comedy Carpet.

Blackpool Trams

Blackpool Trams

Blackpool Attractions

Fun family days out are guaranteed at great value Blackpool Pleasure Beach with its adrenalin pumping rides and roller coasters, and plenty of play areas and mini rides for younger children. Pick up the value Blackpool Resort Pass giving you entry to a package of attractions at a great price including Blackpool Tower, Pleasure Beach, SeaLife and Madame Tussauds and checkout Blackpool’s brand new central Promenade. Blackpool is Back – with new upgraded attractions, award-winning shows and a year round festival programme featuring the Big August Illuminations Switch-on Weekender. More fabulous family activities, rides, shows and bars feature on the resort’s three famous piers – North, Central and South Piers.

Comedy Carpet - Blackpool's new spectacular Central Promenade area.

Comedy Carpet – Blackpool’s new spectacular Central Promenade area.

Classic seaside attractions include beachside crazy golf, beach donkey rides, Promenade arcades and horse drawn carriage rides along the seafront. You’ll never be short of things to do in all weathers with fantastic indoor attractions like Sandcastle Waterpark with 18 plus slides, water chutes, a wave machine and restaurants. Be amazed at SeaLife Blackpool with over 1000 varieties of underwater creatures or take a tour of the popular Madame Tussauds Blackpool now featuring waxworks of some of Britain’s most famous celebrities and sports stars.

Festival House Visitor Centre - also licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies!

Festival House Visitor Centre – also licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies!

Resort Pass & Big Ticket Packages

Blackpool offers some great money saving Resort Pass and Big Ticket deals available online with savings. The original Blackpool Resort Pass offers entry to all the big attractions for one value ticket price including the Tower, Pleasure Beach and Sea Life. You can also add on extras including transport and parking, shows and events and additional attractions. Merlin Attractions also offer their great value Big Ticket with great discounts when booked online. The Big Ticket gives you entry to 7 fantastic attractions at 1 value price including The Blackpool Tower Eye, Tower Dungeon and Circus, Jungle Jim’s Indoor Play Centre, Madame Tussauds and SeaLife Blackpool. If you want to decide which attractions to visit when you arrive, head to the Festival House Visitor Centre on Tower Headland for some great value ticket deals on attractions and shows.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Shows & Entertainment

Blackpool never sleeps, offering an exciting programme of live shows, music concerts, comedy, cabaret, festivals and events in spectacular theatre and entertainment venues. See a mix of classic variety shows, themed music nights, comedy, concerts and musicals at the Blackpool’s historic theatre and ballroom gems – The Grand Theatre, Tower Ballroom and The Opera House at Winter Gardens. More live shows and comedy nights feature in Pier and Pleasure Beach venues, and for the ultimate burlesque cabaret show head to Funny Girls or the central seafront Sands Centre. Many of the resort’s larger hotels also offer great in-house entertainment.

Leanne has worked for iknow for almost ten years and has travelled extensively around the UK along with living in New Zealand for two years. When not walking in the Lakes or along the Leeds Liverpool Canal, she loves a good city break to Cardiff or Edinburgh and a stroll around a museum.