Blackpool Visitor Guide


ANCHORSHOLME PARK Anchorsholme Lane West, Thornton Cleveleys FY5 1LY 01253 478478
The park is open seven days a week until mid September. There are a number of facilities, a cafe and toilets. Sports facilities include an eighteen hole Pitch and Putt course, two bowling greens and tennis courts. There are a number of attractions for children including a zip wire, children's playground and a mini climbing wall. Located on the outskirts of Blackpool near Thornton-Cleveleys.

BLACKPOOL DANCE FESTIVAL The Winter Gardens, Blackpool FY1 1HW 01253 625252
The Dance Festival has been a part of Blackpool's history for over 80 years & today there are five Dance Festivals held in Blackpool. The Festivals are held in the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens comprising of the Blackpool Dance Festival, Freestyle Dance Championship, The Sequence Dance Festival, Junior Dance Festival & the British National Dance Championships.

Blackpool Illuminations
One of the highlights of a visit to Blackpool. They attract visitors from far and wide from late August to early November each year. There is a multitude of lighted displays along the length of the seafront which is approximately seven miles in length. Blackpool Lights is a very popular attraction and can cause considerable traffic problems as many people view the lights from slowly moving cars and coaches that pass along the seafront.

Blackpool Model Village & Gardens East Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 9RB 01253 763827
Set in a beautifully landscaped gardens of 2½ acres the pathways provide full access for visitors. Marvel at the many hand crafted models and figures and step back in time to those bygone days. See a Scottish Castle, protected by its ranks of Guardsmen or a tranquil Cornish fishing village. See thatched cottages hidden away and a Tudor village. There are 100's of creative village scenes that will spark your imagination as you wander around our beautiful gardens along the walkways.

BLACKPOOL PLEASURE BEACH 525 Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool FY4 1EZ
Experience the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land, a 6 acre area of Pleasure Beach compete with twelve rides, a Nickelodeon shop, fun game stalls, a restaurant and home to a whole host of famous Nickelodeon characters. After all the fun on Nickelodeon Land there’s a whole host of rides including Pleasure Beach’s tallest roller coaster The Big One, hold your breath as you ride Infusion the UK’s only suspended coaster completely over water, plus lots more!

BLACKPOOL TOWER Bank Hey Street, Blackpool FY1 4BJ 01253 622242
Blackpool's most iconic tourist attraction opened on 14 May 1894 and it is said to be inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The tower rises to over 518 feet and is filled with incredibly unique architecture. There are major five attractions at The Blackpool Tower. They include The Blackpool Tower Eye and 4D Cinema Experience, The Blackpool Tower Ballroom, The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, The Blackpool Tower Circus and Jungle Jim’s play centre.

BLACKPOOL TOWER DUNGEON Bank Hey Street, Blackpool FY1 4BJ 0871 222 9928
This fully themed experience is one of the must-see attractions of Blackpool. Ten shows a day with a full cast of actors and special effects. Each 70 minute journey goes through 1000 years of Lancashire’s murky past. Get up close and personal with sinister characters including Captain Johnson from the notorious Skippool smuggling gang and Alizon Devize, the infamous Pendle Witch. Feel the effects of the plague and visit Lancaster Castles fearsome torture chamber

BLACKPOOL TRAMWAY The Promenade, Blackpool.
The first tram line in Blackpool opened along the Promenade in 1885. It was the first electric tramway in the country and trams still transport visitors to Blackpool today. The tramway runs from Blackpool to Fleetwood on the Fylde Coast. The traditional first-generation trams in the main were replaced in 2012 by a fleet of modern trams. The traditional trams still provide a limited service on weekends, bank holidays and during the summer.

BLACKPOOL ZOO East Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 8PP 01253 830830
Blackpool Zoo is a 32-acre site that provides a home to over 1,500 animals. Opened in 1972 recent investment in the zoo has seen the opening of the Dinosaur Safari, a walkthrough exhibition featuring models of 32 life-size dinosaurs around a trail. Amazonia opened in 2006 and the walk-through enclosure includes South American animals and birds. Recent additions also include giraffes.

CENTRAL PIER The Promenade, Blackpool FY1 5BB 01253 622255
Enjoy the rides, stalls and bars with extra activities at weekends and during the school holidays. Don't miss Blackpool's eye in the sky, The Big Wheel, favourites like the dodgers and the Waltzer plus plenty of things to do for younger visitors. The Funhouse Family Bar presents live entertainment for Bank Holidays and the Summer and for the Summer evenings the must-see show Stars In Concert.

COMEDY CARPET The Promenade, Blackpool FY1 1NE 01253 478222
Created as a work of art for the central headland, the Comedy Carpet can be a stage for performances and events. Designed in a cross shape, the carpet links the entrance of the Blackpool Tower to the beach and connects the north and south sides of the promenade. Laid out in a grid pattern in strips of ten slabs each, the work can be read in different directions, from close up and from the top of the tower, with the font varying in size from a few centimetres to over a metre.

GRUNDY ART GALLERY Queen Street, Blackpool FY1 1PU 01253 478170
Collections Show is for residents of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre to display their collections of things. Exhibits range from an array of lighters, a suite of Andy Capp paintings to Daleks of all types. There are a number of unlikely collections drawn from within the Grundy’s own acquisitions, including furniture, coins and paintings. The exhibition presents the collections of objects and artefacts

Jungle Jim's Adventure Playground Bank Hey St, Blackpool FY1 4BJ 0844 856 1000
Experience the UK's ultimate indoor adventure playground for kids, set within an amazing themed 'Lost City'. Giant Inca Gods guard the entrance and inside, awaiting all your brave explorers, is a fun-tastic range of swinging, sliding and climbing contraptions plus a fabulous interactive quest to find hidden treasure! Jungle Jim's features include a huge four lane Glide Slide, The Black Slide Sports Area, Ballpool's and slides on our lower level offer softer play for your tiny adventurers

MADAME TUSSAUDS 87-89 Promenade, Blackpool FY1 5AA 0871 282 9200
Millions people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds for 200 years. It remains just as popular as it ever was. Today's visitors have an interactive journey through the realms of the powerful and famous with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons, reliving the times, events and moments that made the world talk about them. A perfect day out for all the family.

NICKELODEON Pleasure Beach Resort, Blackpool FY4 1EZ 0871 222 1234
A six acre area of Pleasure Beach has been transformed into Nickelodeon Land. Based on characters and shows from the world's most popular network for kids, Nickelodeon Land is loaded with 12 fantastic rides designed to thrill and entertain the whole family. A perfect place to hang out and meet popular Nick characters. Eat in the Big Pizza Kitchen or find your trendy Nick clothes and souvenirs at the Nick Shop.

The North Pier offers shows and events throughout the year. There is family entertainment in Carousel Family Bar, special events in the Sun Lounge and evening entertainment in the Merrie England Showbar. Take a relaxing walk down along this historical pier and visit the concessions and shops. Enjoy the unique and fabulous views of Blackpool.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Ocean Boulevard, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool FY4 1EZ 01253 341033
Discover a unique collection of strange, unusual and extraordinary exhibits as you journey through eight themed galleries, across two amazing floors and witness the astonishing world on ten screens. Hundreds of exhibits of the odd, the unusual and the just plain bizarre. Featuring oddities including a real Lizard Man!, a two headed calf, the world’s smallest production car, New Guinea sacrificial figure and the authentic African fertility statues.

SANDCASTLE WATERPARK South Beach, Blackpool FY4 1BB 01253 343602
Sandcastle Waterpark is one of Blackpool's leading tourist attractions. The Waterpark features over 18 slides and attractions including water slides, fun pools, wave machine, lazy river, water chutes, burger bars, snack bars, arcades, swim shop and much more. A great day out for families with children of any age. The Waterpark is opposite the Pleasure Beach on the sea side of the promenade.

SEA LIFE CENTRE Promenade, Blackpool FY1 5AA 01253 621258
Showcasing more than 50 dazzling displays and more than 2,000 spectacular aquatic creatures including tropical sharks, colourful reef fish, turtles, rays and sea horses, Sea Life Blackpool is the perfect way to experience the wonders of underwater life without getting wet! At Sea Life Blackpool you can make up your mind and see all the displays from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. And you’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before.

SOLARIS CENTRE New South Promenade, Blackpool FY4 1RW 01253 478020
Located on Blackpool’s New South Promenade it is set in four acres of gardens and was built to include a high level of energy-efficient features in its design including wind turbines and photo voltaic roof panels.   The goal of the building is to act as a key centre for environmental action delivering environmental sustainability and to act as an exemplar to other organisations. It provides facilities for exhibitions, conference and meetings.,-leisure-and-community-facilities/Solaris-centre/Solaris-centre.aspx

STANLEY PARK West Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 9HQ 01253 478478
The park covers a large area of some 256 acres in total. There are numerous amenities including a
children's play area, tennis courts, astro-turf pitches, a skateboard park, six bowling greens, crazy golf course and a BMX track. There are two rose gardens and a cafe. A large lake is full of wildlife and is complete with a bandstand.


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