Attractions Blackpool hopes to give you more information to help you decide on what Blackpool attractions to visit in and around Blackpool. The attractions in Blackpool have something for everyone from the Pleasure Beach, Grundy Art Gallery to the Adrenaline Zone and the Opera House..
Whether you come to Blackpool for the day, weekend or a week there is so much to do and so many attractions you will have a hard time deciding what to do and what to visit.
The Blackpool Tower is 518ft tall and was built in 1894, it has a number of attractions inside, from the tower top views, the Tower Circus, to the magnificent Tower Ballroom
Pleasure Beach Blackpool is a wonderful theme park with a huge amount of rides and attractions, the classic roller coasters intertwined with the modern metal monster coasters, from the Pepsi Max Big One, Infusion, Valhalla, the Grand National, to the Big Dipper. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is not only the most visited of Blackpool Attractions but it is the most visited attraction in the United Kingdom.
Blackpool Veterans Week in a celebration of the United Kingdoms Veterans. Blackpool will host a week of entertainment from Air races, Brass Bands marching, Military Displays, Gala Dinners and Skills Displays.
The Sea Life centre is a great place to enjoy the variety of sea life or learn lots of interesting facts. This Blackpool attraction has lots for all the family to see and do.
Blackpool Illuminations are a yearly event held in late August till early November where 10km of promenade from Squires gate in the south to Bispham in the north are lit with beautiful colored lights. This attracts tourists in their thousands to not only the Illuminations but also to other Blackpool attractions.
The international firework competition is held each year in September, this years competitors are Portugal, Canada, United Kingdom and Austria. This attracts huge crowds so get a good vantage point early to avoid disappointment.
The Sandcastle Water Park is a great Blackpool attraction for both children and adults alike. It has water slides that defy gravity and propel you uphill!!!!
The Wax Works are one of Blackpool’s oldest attractions, you can brush shoulders with the stars of stage, screen and sporting heroes.
Blackpool Zoo is a brilliant attraction to visit for a day, see the monkeys, the sea lions, and the new pride of 3 new lionesses that have joined the king of the jungle.
Blackpool is fairly unique in still having 3 piers, each of the Blackpool piers has its own character to attract visitors. The North Pier still has a wonderful Victorian character, with its large deck, its traditional end of pier theatre, a beautiful two storey carousel, and the sun pavilion. The Central Pier with its Big wheel giving great views of the promenade and the beach, and a huge family entertainment center. The South Pier has a great range of traditional and adrenalin inducing rides. From the reverse bungee, the dodgems, to the waltzes and a mirium of side stalls, and traditional stalls selling sweets and snacks it has it all. There is also a great Family bar called the Laughing Donkey which has fun entertainment during the season for the children and adults alike.
Blackpool has three Mini Golf Courses, two of which are outdoor and the newest is an indoor Pirate themed indoor mini golf course called Golden Isle Adventure Golf. Blackpool Mini Golf
Blackpool trams both attract the tourists and serve local residents. The trams run from Starr Gate in the south to Fleetwood some 12 miles away in the north. The Blackpool trams started in September 1885, this was the first electric trams in Britain. Blackpool is the only British Town to maintain its tramways from the first opening in 1885 to the present day. The trams started out as a functional transport system but has now grown to become one of Blackpool attractions in its own right. The trams are an iconic feature of Blackpool, they have appeared on TV quite a few times from the recent rebuild of a historic tram for Channel4’s program Salvage Squad to one of the trams being responsible for the death of Coronation Street’s nasty Alan Bradley. During the Blackpool Illuminations a number of trams are specially lit up. One tram is in the share of a Trawler and another in the shape of a traditional American Train.