Things to do in Blackpool
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1. Blackpool Pleasure Beach
With its labyrinth of roller coasters overlooking the Irish Sea, Blackpool Pleasure Beach is one of the most talked-about attractions on the British Isles. The amusement park dates back to the late 19th century and has 10 major roller coasters, of which four are wooden. Enjoy the views of the Fylde Coast and the city of Blackpool as you rush up and down the ramps at top speeds.
2. Blackpool Tower
Modeled on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Blackpool Tower is an impressive freestanding tower on Blackpool’s iconic coastline. The tall red tower and its observation deck rise from a large base containing a ballroom and a circus. Snap photos of the impressive structure from a great distance along the flat terrain of the Fylde Coast.
3. Blackpool Central Pier
Blackpool Central Pier has long been among the preeminent attractions in the city. It stands out as the most entertaining pier in this popular coastal resort, with plenty of rides and attractions for kids and adults. Ride high above the cityscape on the iconic Ferris wheel for excellent views of the Irish Sea and the rest of the Fylde Coast.
4. North Pier
Genteel Victorian values and a yearning for high-brow entertainment combined to form the North Pier in the 1860s. Its orchestral recitals and upscale theater productions lured visitors of a higher social standing than that of its neighboring piers, although many all-embracing attractions were later installed. Walk out along the pier and appreciate some of the 19th-century architecture along the wooden deck.
5. South Pier
One of Blackpool’s three docks, South Pier is packed full of entertainment and family fun. Thrilling amusement rides whisk you into the air, providing stunning views of the beach and the rest of the city center. Visit South Pier with your kids on a warm day to indulge in the carnival atmosphere whipped up by Blackpool’s coastal activities.
6. Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo puts on a range of animal talks and keeper experiences to give you and your kids a fun and interactive day out. Roaming within the enclosures are creatures from across the globe, from Asian elephants and African lions to Caribbean flamingos and Chilean rose tarantulas. Pass through this eclectic zoo for a closer look at some of nature’s gems.
7. Winter Gardens
The Winter Gardens is an entertainment center containing a range of venues for performing arts, dance recitals and political gatherings. Dating back to 1878, the arena has long played a key role in Blackpool’s cultural scene and has hosted some of the world’s most iconic musical acts. Attend a concert at one of the impressive venues within this special building.