Top 15 Things to do in Blackpool

If you are visiting Blackpool, you may be looking for things to do, either as a family, a couple or even alone. 

There’s absolutely no shortage of things to do in Blackpool, whether you enjoy adrenaline fueled activities or relaxing days away from the hustle and bustle. 

We countdown the top 15 things to do in Blackpool.

15. Comedy Carpet

The Comedy Carpet is completely free so definitely worth a visit if you are in Blackpool. The Comedy Carpet, located on the promenade is akin to Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, with quotes from some of the country’s most famed comedians. The comedy catchphrases can be seen from up close, or even from up Blackpool Tower.

14. Coral Island

Coral Island is one of the best family attractions in Blackpool and best of all, it’s free admission. 

There are a wide range of amusements, family rides, arcade games, illuminations and eateries to keep the whole family occupied, especially on a rainy day in Blackpool.

13. Blackpool Model Village and Gardens

For a peaceful, family friendly option, visit Blackpool Model Village and Gardens. Especially nice in the Summer months, the model village and gardens are set across 2.5 acres, with carefully tended to landscapes. Whilst this attraction is best enjoyed on a dry day, you can spend hours here with the family for as little as £23 for a family ticket.

12. Adrenaline Zone

As the name suggests, Adrenaline Zone is the perfect place for those who want to let off some steam and get that rush. This attraction is made up of four different adrenaline activities, including SkyCoaster and Maxi Bungee. Adrenaline Zone is open until late, so you can visit at a less busy time so there’s less waiting time.

11. Sandcastle Waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark offers 3 hours full of water fun, with something for all ages. Home to the world’s longest indoor rollercoaster slide, Sandcastle Waterpark has a range of water slides for thrill seekers, such as Typhoon Lagoon wave pool and Treetop water chutes. Under 3’s go free and seniors (over 60) can take advantage of a discounted ticket. 

10. Blackpool Tramway

The Blackpool Tramway is a true heritage attraction, offering a trip down memory lane. The tram itself goes 11 miles along the coastline so there is plenty to take in when you take a trip. The tram operates every 10 minutes and during the illuminations, you can also take a trip on the illuminated tram. Contactless payments are accepted on the tram so you don’t need to ensure you have cash.

9. Central Pier

Central Pier is completely free to visit and is accessible 24/7. The pier itself is over 150 years old and was badly damaged in a fire in 2020 but managed to reopen after just one week. The central pier is in the heart of Blackpool and is popular with those wanting to get a great view of the coastline. The pier is also home to a number of arcades and rides as well as entertainment shows on certain days of the week.

8. North Pier

North Pier is home to the Joe Longthorne Theatre, formerly known as North Pier Pavilion, where a variety of exciting shows are hosted. Built in 1863, there is so much history behind the North Pier and now it’s home to a range of arcades and amusements.

7. Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool is famed for its Illuminations, bringing in thousands of visitors every year. Completely free to visit, Blackpool Illuminations runs from September to January and spans 6 miles of coastline. Whilst most people who visit the Illuminations come by car, you can also see the lights on foot, whilst enjoying some of Blackpool’s tasty Fish & Chips.

6. Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

You may have read the books, now it’s time to see the spectacular and strange exhibits in person. Set over two floors, there are so many incredible weird and wonderful things to see and discover, including a two headed calf and the world’s tallest man. 

A fantastic attraction for families, there will be no complaints of being bored, especially with so much to see under one roof. 

5. Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool is packed with exotic animals, activities and some really informative and engaging talks throughout the day. Blackpool Zoo is also involved in a range of conservation projects, including The Orangutan Foundation and World Land Trust, so you can be sure that when you purchase a ticket for the zoo, you will be helping organisations across the world create a better tomorrow for our animal kingdom.

The zoo is home to a wide range of exhibits to keep everyone amused, with animals such as Elephants, Gorillas, Giraffe’s, exotic birds, Lemurs and Wallaby’s to see.

4. Blackpool Tower

One of the most famous sights in Blackpool is the Blackpool Tower, which offers spectacular views across the seaside town and out to sea. At over 125 years old, the tower is home to a range of exciting attractions, including Blackpool Tower Eye, Blackpool Tower Circus and of course Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

If you are in Blackpool for a short break or holiday and you have time, we recommend purchasing a multi-attraction ticket so you can see all of what Blackpool Tower has to offer. 

3. SEA Life Centre

At the SEA Life Centre in Blackpool, you can see marine life from all four corners of the world and you can be sure that your ticket goes towards conservation projects. The SEA Life is the perfect attraction for families, keeping little ones occupied all afternoon. There are a range of aquarium zones so there is something new to see around every corner.

2. Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds allows you to get up close and personal with your favourite celebrities. From TV stars to royalty, Madame Tussauds has something for everyone, even enough to keep the younger ones occupied. There is an I’m a Celebrity zone where you can cross the jungle bridge to meet Ant & Dec and a Marvel zone, where you’ll find Spiderman and The Hulk.

1.Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Considered the No.1 attraction in Blackpool, the Pleasure Beach is sure to offer thrills and plenty of family fun. For younger children, Nickelodeon Land will offer hours of fun, with plenty of family friendly rides suitable for all ages. For those who want an adrenaline rush, there are 10 rollercoasters to enjoy, all offering thrillseekers an experience they won’t forget. 

We hope you enjoy your visit to Blackpool and get to visit some of the attractions on our list. Let us know below where you went.