things to do and see
Blackpool attracts thousands of visitors each year and it is easy to see why. With plenty of sandy beaches and exciting attractions it’s no wonder Blackpool is Britain’s favourite seaside resort.
We’ve picked out a few of our favourite places to go, but don’t hesitate to ask if you need even more recommendations.
Here are just some of our suggestions:
Greedy Goose Café Bar
Onsite there is The Greedy Goose café bar overlooking the lake which serves a selection of snacks and beverages. The café has a fully licensed bar where you can purchase alcoholic drinks. The Greedy Goose is open April to October and the hours vary; please visit the website link to check this out.
The Blackpool Wakepark is directly adjacent to Ream Hills Holiday Park.
The Wakepark is open to the public and offers wakeboarding, stand up paddle boarding and open water swimming. Packages available for levels from amateur to advanced.
The annual Blackpool illuminations sets the seaside town alight as one million light bulbs are simultaneously switched on.
This amazing spectacle consists of lasers, neon and strobe lights all carefully choreographed with over 500 different concepts and designs. This event is extremely popular so be sure to book tickets in advance.
Sandcastle Water Park
This fun attraction has over 18 different water slides to ride as well as a lazy river and wave machine. Children will particularly enjoy this exciting watery world.
Top Tip: Be sure to use the Splash Cash Wristband meaning you needn’t carry money around the park.
Blackpool’s Golden mile is the strip of land between the north and south pier. On this stretch of coast there are a great number of attractions including Ripley’s ‘Believe it or not’ and the sea life centre.
Sea Life Centre
Immerse yourself in the weird and wonderful world of these beautiful ocean creatures. Meet Boris and Betty the Bowmouth sharks and don’t forget to check out Big Daddy – the world’s largest crab! Be sure to book online in advance for a reduced entrance fee.
There are loads of great beaches to choose from in and around Blackpool. For a busy cosmopolitan beach head to Blackpool Beach or if your pet is accompanying you opt for Bispham Beach. To avoid the crowds head to St Anne’s where you’ll find some beautiful sandy beaches with a quieter atmosphere.
For a fun day out why not run wild at Blackpool Zoo. You will get to meet all manner of mammals and primates such as elephants, giraffes and gorillas. Don’t forget to check the talk and feeding times.
Top Tip: If the zoo is busy, be sure to arrive early for the sea lion display as there is limited seating.
Come and visit your favourite idols immortalised in wax. Have your photo taken with the royal family, Ant and Dec or Simon Cowell and visit the latest Blackpool arrival Mo Farah!
Make sure you book online for a discounted entrance fee.
Stanley Park is an excellent selection for a sunny day in Blackpool. This beautiful parkland has been painstakingly landscaped with lots of fountains and hidden pathways for you to explore.
If it’s a nice day be sure to bring a picnic, and enjoy eating alfresco whilst listening to the musical act performing on the grand bandstand.
Blackpool Tower is a true British institution. It is the iconic feature of Blackpool’s famous seafront, and continues to bring as much joy to visitors as it did when it was first constructed in 1894. At 518ft tall, you’ll be pleased to know that there are lifts to the summit, where superb panoramic views await. Here, you can gaze out at the Irish Sea and get a unique bird’s eye view of Blackpool itself, while on clear days you can see as far as North Wales, the Lake District and The Isle of Man. The Brave amongst you can also try out the glass floor, where you can peek straight down to the street below.
Marton Mere Nature Reserve
Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve, home to hundreds of species of wildlife, is nationally recognised as a site of special interest, not bad considering it was once a part of the towns rubbish tip! From dragonflies to Orchids, visitors can enjoy the site via a series of designed footpaths and bird hides and in the winter you may just catch a glimpse of a long-eared Owl!