Best Things To Do Blackpool 2023 After COVID 19
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Blackpool is always full of life and fun, especially in the Autumn, so you will not be bored! With an amazing pier, amazing rides, a beach with the most beautiful sunsets and a trip on the tram to make your holiday complete. There are many things to do in Blackpool.
Blackpool is an ideal starting point for exploring the north’s three most popular seaside resorts.
1. The Big One
In 1994 the Big One opened its doors and changed roller coasters forever. Even two decades on, it’s still the tallest in the UK, with views from the top that will leave you breathless. Prepare for a heart-pounding ride as you plunge down in the dark – at more than 140 mph – before being slowly pulled up again into a twisty dark hole.
The Big One roller coaster is what made Blackpool famous in the world of roller coasters.
2. Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Tower is not just one of Britain’s best-known landmarks – it is also home to the Grand Blackpool Ballroom and circus, Britain’s oldest surviving circus as well as many other attractions. Built in 1894, the Tower reaches 158m (518 feet) into the skies and is a true landmark of Blackpool, a seaside resort on the Fylde Coast in Northwest England. This incredible heritage building is home to the whole family and provides something for everyone! Now you can marvel at the iconic Blackpool Tower itself from an exciting new perspective with our unique Skyline Walks.
Blackpool Tower has a tried and tested formula for creating perfect holidays. The tower juts skywards from the north shore of the pebble beach, a symbol of Blackpool’s heritage. The view from the top of the tower reveals the vast roofscape and aerial views of the UK’s most iconic beach resort. Marvel at views that stretch hundreds of miles along both coastlines, across to Ireland on a clear day and Scotland on another. Explore more attractions than any other attraction in North West England with breath-taking traditional circus, high wire thrills, award winning theatre shows
3. Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Over one million people pass through Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s gates each year, making it 5th most popular theme park in the UK. The Big One was the first roller coaster built over water and has eight roller coasters, the most of any amusement park in the country. Infusion is the world’s first roller coaster to be completely suspended over water. Revolution was the first inverting roller coaster in Europe to be made from steel.
A massive 10 exhilarating rides that travel at speeds of up to 80kph, all within a six-acre site. There’s no shortage of thrills and spills when you visit the UK’s #1 theme park. From spinning through the air on The Big One, to a suspended foot coaster that twists over water, we have roller coasters for absolutely everyone. Visit our events guide for more information about what’s happening at Leisure at Blackpool including live concerts, shows and parades.
4. Sandcastle Waterpark
Sandcastle Waterpark the ultimate waterbased fun adventure. Overflowing with slides, thrills and waterslides, here you can splash your way to hours of fun and excitement. Perfect for the whole family, this tropical paradise is an ideal day out whatever the weather!
5. Grand Theatre
The Grand Theatre and Pantomime Theatre in Blackpool has been entertaining visitors to the town for more than a century, from Shirley Bassey to the Beatles and Michael Flatley. Built by Victorian theatre designer Frank Matcham, in the mid-1890s, this splendidly gilded theatre is true to the classic style of the great music halls.
The Grand features four levels of lavish decoration, from ceiling to balconies, with grand stucco work and a neo-Baroque auditorium with marble columns, mirrored walls and crystal sconces. The Grand hosts top musicals.
6. Blackpool Tramway
Don’t miss the opportunity to ride one of the most famous British tramways! The Blackpool Tramway offers visitors a convenient way to get around the resort, with services from Fleetwood Ferry in the north of Blackpool to Starr Gate on the edge of The Fylde. Ride in style aboard a traditional English Electric Balloon car, or traverse the track at high speed aboard one of our new Flexity 2 trams, which were introduced in 2012.
The Blackpool Tramway is a unique journey of discovery in the north of England. Built in 1885, the tramway is one of the oldest tram systems still running in the world. The famous old trams are instantly recognizable by their rounded bodies and have become symbolic of Blackpool.
7. Blackpool Beach
This realistic seaside resort has all the fun, entertainment and excitement of the English seaside. Little ones can play in the shallow sea and build sandcastles, take to the side-shoots for a donkey ride, or have some serious fun at the Ice Show. The promenade offers an array of attractions, from rides and amusements to evening shows, and if you’re feeling brave you could go on a rollercoaster or Big Shot for thrills.
No matter what the weather, you’ll find something to do on Blackpool’s beach. Some of this beach’s highlights are: * Children’s play area * Deckchairs * Dog friendly zone * Sailing trips * Ice cream sellers * Miniature railways * Amusement arcades.
8. Winter Gardens
The Winter Gardens Theatre in Blackpool offers a vigorous mix of elegance and style, all under one roof and set in a spectacular five-acre park. With its galas, concerts and five-star venues, there are frequent entertainment options at the Winter Gardens. Inside the largest venue within the complex, you can expect to find cabaret acts, sporting events and swing dancers performing on the global stage. An Art Deco corridor with a metal and glass roof links all of the large auditoriums within the complex and is a great setting for wedding photographs.
9. Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo prides itself in offering a unique mix of both exotic and native animals, all handled professionally by experienced staff. From Orangutans to Tigers and Gorillas to Zebras, there is a huge diversity of animals on show – many of whom are endangered species and all of whom are loved by the Zoo. They work with organisations such as WWF, and with The Blackpool Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) as well as conservation organisations, particularly the Wild Futures Conservation Trust, Tanzania.
Blackpool Zoo is the UK’s largest zoo and home to the UK’s only gorillas; a huge African elephant region; hundreds of colourful birds including penguins, parrots and toucans; exotic monkeys; and a host of domesticated animals, including goats and sheep.
10. Stanley Park
The Stanley Park is a historic landmark and one of the most beautiful spots in the Blackpool as well. It is the last remaining part of a much larger forest that once covered over 300 acres as an area outside the urban development. It has lots of green area where tourists can relax and enjoy the down time. This park is located in east side of Blackpool Promenade about 1 mile from town centre on Queens promenade road.