Things to do in and around Blackpool
Things to see and do with a few kilometers of the town:
Unmissable due to the 33m Ferris Wheel on board, the Central Pier was the second pier to be built along the golden mile and houses the usual array of amusements, food and drinks kiosks and an active summer season of shows.
Blackpool Model Village & Gardens is an enchanting attraction, set in 2.5 acres of beautiful gardens.
The oldest and longest of Blackpool's 3 piers, The North Pier offers fantastic views of Blackpool and the Irish Sea alongside all the traditional kiosks, bars and amusements you would expect.
There's something for everyone here, with over 145 rides and attractions including one of the greatest selections of rollercoasters anywhere on the planet.
Subtropical paradise with white knuckle water flumes, more leisurely water slides and a wild wave pool.
The South Pier sits close to pleasure beach and was the last of the three piers in Blackpool to be built.
Inside the Tower there's entertainment for the young and old alike with regular circus, music and dancing shows, Jungle Jim's playground, Charlie Cairoli Exhibitionand of course the Tower Top ride.
The zoo's 32 acres are home to over 400 animals from all over the world. The zoo boasts collections of lions, tigers, elephants and gorillas, as well as a host of smaller and less well known animals.
Dinosaur World Blackpool, at the heart of Blackpool’s famous Golden Mile Promenade, is the proud home of Blackpool’s newest and most exciting family attraction and the only attraction devoted to dinosaurs in the North West: A world of dinosaur discoveries through interactive consoles, audio video presentations and lifelike models.
The Karting 2000 Raceway is Blackpool's largest karting circuit and offers sessions from 5 minutes to team endurance events.
Follow the VIP red carpet and embark on a journey through the world of TV, music, film, sport and comedy with over 5 floors and 14 themed areas of interactive fun! The biggest TV personalities, reality stars, sporting heroes, rock legends and comedy greats are waiting for YOU!
The Blackpool SeaLife centre is home to the largest collection of sharks in Britain with over 20 species viewable in the feature exhibit of the centre which is set in the theme of the Lost City of Atlantis.
Stanley Park is a haven away from the hustle and bustle of a popular seaside town. With extensive wildlife, sporting and landscaped garden features you can certainly pack in a full day of activities or just sit and relax by the boating lake appreciating the music from the bandstand.
Deep in depths of the Blackpool Tower, the Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and a ride in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel.
Things to see and do in the area:
This internationally famous Museum offers visitors a unique experience to view the development of lawn mowers through the years and enjoy the information provided by one of the Worlds leading authorities on vintage lawnmowers and all things connected.
Splash World is a water theme park housed just minutes from the sandy beaches and come rain or shine is a fun packed family day out for all ages. The pools are home to a range of slides from the lazy river to the super fast speed freak flume there is something for all the family to enjoy including a relax in the bubble spa.
Farmer Ted’sis a family run business aiming to combine farming fun and education so children can enjoy learning about animals, habitats and food production within a safe but fun environment. At Farmer Teds there’s as much to do inside as out, with huge barns full of lots of areas to explore whatever the weather.
The Lytham Windmill houses a seasonal museum with exhibits on the history of milling in the region and and the heritage of Lytham, St Annes and the surrounding Fylde area.
Set in 1.5 acres, this miniature landscape is based on typical Lancashire architecture with country, village and town scenes. Kids of all ages and model railway enthusiasts alike can wander amongst the gardens or just sit and relax watching the garden railway chug on enjoying a picnic in one of the many picnic spots.
Southport Pier is the second longest pier but if the mile long walk is too much for you why not take the ever popular tram ride to the pier head complete with an exhibition area, cafe and the usual penny arcade amusements.
The "amusement park on the sands", Pleasureland has over 100 rides to suit even the youngest children as well as offering those white knuckle rides for the most dedicated roller coaster fans.
This colourful and distinctive Victorian iron structure on the St Annes seafront has a shoreend pavilion which resembles a public house but don't be fooled. Amongst the refreshment and souvenir kiosks you'll also find the usual array of amusements and a ten-pin bowling alley.
Windmill Animal Farm offers the chance to experience the day-to-day running of a working farm and opportunities to watch, feed and touch the animals. The farm also has indoor and outdoor children’s play areas and various rides to keep the youngsters amused. There is also a mile long miniature railway which crosses the farm, allowing visitors to disembark at the Lake View Station to enjoy the lovely scenery and perhaps a relaxing picnic.