Local Attractions

With an abundance of award-winning attractions, Blackpool has something for everyone, you don’t need to travel far to have an amazing experience.

Thrill-seekers can enjoy the thrills and spills of the white knuckle rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, or why not visit the world famous Blackpool Tower?
One of the most loved and recognisable landmarks in the world and home to the famous Tower Ballroom, The Tower Circus, The Blackpool Tower Dungeons and The Blackpool Tower Eye.

Those looking for an animal-mad adventure, visit Blackpool Zoo, or swim with sharks at SEA LIFE Blackpool. You can meet the stars at Madame Tussauds or chill out in 84-degree sub-tropical paradise at Sandcastle Waterpark.

There are lots more attractions to make your stay in Blackpool even more enjoyable, from trampoline parks, to Clip n Climb to Blackpool Model Village and more!

Below are just a handful of the most popular ones.

BLACKPOOL TOWER

125 YEARS OF HISTORY!

The Blackpool Tower is one of Britain’s best loved landmarks, and one of the most popular Blackpool attractions.
Blackpool’s iconic venue opened in 1894, where the first visitors stood in awe of the remarkable design, immense scale and ornate decorations. Even today, as attractions have evolved and developed within the Blackpool Tower, visitors are astounded by the remarkable World Famous Attraction’s unarguable wow factor.

The Tower attractions include:

STUNNING VIEWS IN EVERY DIRECTION

Take a trip 380ft into the sky to the top of The Blackpool Tower and experience the thrilling SkyWalk. Walk out if you dare onto the five centimetre thick glass viewing platform, where you can look out into the Irish Sea and see the famous Blackpool Promenade below you. See the North West of England spread out before you with views over Bowland, up to the Lake District and on a clear day down to Liverpool and across to the Isle of Man.

EXPERIENCE BLACKPOOL’S HISTORY IN 4D

Begin your journey to the top of The Blackpool Tower with a visit to the incredible 4D cinema. Let the special sensory effects and incredible filming bring the history of The Blackpool Tower to life in front of your eyes.

SKY HIGH COCKTAIL BAR

The stylish sky high cocktail bar – Bar 380 – offers a tranquil setting to enjoy a relaxing drink whilst taking in views from the North West from the very top of The Blackpool Tower.

WOWING AUDIENCES SINCE 1894

From Mooky and Mr Boo’s trip around the world, to their wild western stand off in Buffalo Bill, the Endresz family’s Blackpool Tower Circus show has wowed audiences and delighted families for over two decades!

JAW DROPPING STUNTS & COMEDY CAPERS

The show will not disappoint as it brings even more astonishing jaw-dropping stunts and comedy capers in what can only be described as the must-see show of the season. Mooky and Mr.Boo deliver belly-laughs aplenty with their hilarious slapstick antics teamed with edge of your seat death defying stunts from top class acts all over the world.

ELEGANT CHARM

Step into the sensationally stylish Blackpool Tower Ballroom and prepare to be lost in a world of elegant charm and refined beauty. Dating back to 1894, The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is world famous for its unique sprung dance floor and spectacular architecture and remains to this day a destination for dance fans from across the globe.

GLIDE AROUND THE DANCE FLOOR

You can dance the day away to the sounds of the famous Wurlitzer organ amidst this stunning setting, or watch from the sidelines as you enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in Blackpool. Whether you want to glide around the dance floor, relax at your table or spectate from up on the balconies, The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is an experience you will never forget. You’ll be entranced by magic of The Ballroom and want to return time and time again, as so many of our regular guests already do.

TOWER DUNGEON – EDUCATIONAL, ENTERTAINING, AND SERIOUSLY SCARILY FUNNY

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and a ride in a truly unique and exciting walk-through experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilarious fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary.

DINO GOLF – FIND US ON LEVEL 7

Travel back in time and roar like a Dinosaur at The Blackpool Tower’s NEW for 2018 Dino Mini Golf attraction. Join us on Level 7 for 9 holes of prehistoric fun for a truly Dino-Mite day out! Get in touch with our team to book in your ROAR-SOME adventure! Great for team building or for some just great old fashioned fun!

THE FIFTH FLOOR – FREE FAMILY FUN

Come and experience The Blackpool Tower’s Brand New Attraction – The Fifth Floor – the best place for family fun in-town! Our beautiful new space includes a family bar, a special circus-themed arcade and the only 8K Virtual Reality Rollercoaster in Blackpool! All this plus a huge variety of incredible free, live entertainment every weekend! What are you waiting for? Come and visit for free now!

The Blackpool Tower
Promenade
Blackpool
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Blackpool Tower is located on the central promenade which is less then a 7 minute car drive from us.

You can also reach it via bus or tram, both of which have stops a few mins walk from us and take less then 10 minutes to reach the Tower.

Finally if your feeling energetic you can walk to the Tower, which is about a 20-30 minute walk from us.

BLACKPOOL PLEASURE BEACH

Britain’s favourite amusement park!

Including the new £16.25 million rollercoaster ‘Icon’ now open to the public

There’s something for everyone at Blackpool Pleasure Beach with thrilling rides and spectacular shows you’ll be sure to have the time of your life!

For the ultimate in thrills why not brave the UK’s tallest rollercoaster, the Big One.  Hold your breath as you board Infusion, the exhilarating five looping coaster suspended completely over water.  Brave Valhalla, the world’s most spectacular dark ride featuring amazing special effects or experience the thrill of one of the world’s only twin track coasters, the Grand National plus lots, lots more.

Miles of thrilling twists, turns and inversions including:

The UK’s most ride intensive amusement park

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the world’s most ride intensive amusement park, so if it’s adrenaline fuelled adventure you are looking for; you have come to the right place!  Blackpool Pleasure Beach is always ahead of the game when it comes to thrills.  The park is home to the UK’s tallest rollercoaster, The Big One, the UK’s first looping coaster, Revolution and the UK’s first suspended looping coaster completely over water, Infusion.

They have all you need to get your thrill fix!

Based on characters and shows from the world’s most popular kids’ network, Nickelodeon Land is loaded with 12 fantastic rides that are designed to thrill and entertain the whole family.With its colourful, park-like atmosphere, Nickelodeon Land is the perfect place to hang out and meet popular Nick characters, whether the kids fancy an adventure with SpongeBob Squarepants, meeting Paw Patrol or battling the baddies with The Ninja Turtles.

For the Theatre Lovers: The Hot Ice Show

By far the most spectacular show on offer at the Pleasure Beach Arena, the Hot Ice Show features world-class performers displaying dazzling routines against a backdrop of stunning special effects.

Tickets start at just £10 for matinee performances.

And if you feel like taking to the ice and having a go yourself the Pleasure Beach Arena is open year round for skating sessions and classes.

Seeing is Believing!

Discover a unique collection of strange, unusual and extraordinary exhibits as you journey through eight themed galleries, across two amazing floors and witness the astonishing world of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! on ten screens.

Featuring animal oddities including the two headed calf, the world’s smallest production car, sacrificial figures from Papua New Guinea, the tallest man in the world and the smallest women who ever lived – plus the authentic African fertility statues.

Hundreds of exhibits of the odd, the unusual and the just plain bizarre – Seeing really is Believing!

Blackpool Pleasure Beach
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Blackpool
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach is located on the Southshore promenade which is less then a 5 minute car drive from us.

You can also reach it via bus or tram, both of which have stops a few mins walk from us and take less then 10 minutes to reach the Pleasure Beach

Finally if your feeling energetic you can walk to the Pleasure Beach, which is about a 15-20 minute walk from us.

BLACKPOOL WINTER GARDENS

Britain’s favourite Venue and Theatre Building

The Winter Gardens Blackpool has entertained and welcomed crowds of revellers in its collection of theatres, ballrooms, exhibition halls and public spaces, since opening in 1878. Amongst its many venues is one of the UK’s largest theatres, The Opera House, which has a capacity near 3000. The Opera House continues to attract the biggest touring shows and events from across the globe. The adjoining internationally revered Empress Ballroom is home of the Blackpool Dance Festival, PDC World Matchplay darts, iconic gigs and many more illustrious events. The Winter Gardens Blackpool is committed to delivering an eclectic and popular range of events, shows and conferences from around the world.

The Winter Gardens has recently seen a £1.25m refurbishment to the  Church Street entrance, Rotunda and Floral Hall along with the stunning interior of the new Café facility covered up since the late 1960’s.

One of the most exciting discoveries during the works was the uncovering of the plasterwork designed by renowned film set designer Andrew Mazzei in the former Floral Hall Bar. The plaster had been covered up when the space was converted to an amusement arcade but remarkably survived along with its original mirrors almost completely intact. It has now been completely restored and re-painted to form the new Café area serving the Floral Hall and the core of the complex.
This café area utilises Mazzei’s unique interior to create a fantastically quirky ambience and a high quality facility to encourage the public back in to the complex. The new Café is called Mazzei’s.

Some features of the Winter Gardens include:

The Blackpool Opera House is one of the largest theatres in Europe, with a capacity of 2,813. Usually used for theatrical performances, the venue will bring a sense of charm to any event.

The Opera House is an ideal venue for conferences, presentations, and seminars, thanks to its traditional seating layout, which is split across three levels. Stall seats are located directly in front of the stage, and additional seating can be found in the circle and balcony areas. All seats have a fantastic view of the stage, ensuring guests will always have a great view of what’s happening.

The Opera House is also equipped with modern audio and visual technology. It features one of the largest digital cinema screens in the north-west, as well a state of the art surround sound system – perfect for bringing any presentation to life.

Venue features

  • The Opera House Blackpool boasts one of the UK’s largest auditoriums with a capacity of 2,813 over 3 levels.
  • It also features one of the widest proscenium arches in the world at 13,716mm wide and 9,140mm high.
  • Sound, lighting and rigging are available – see tech sheet for further details.
  • The stage features a 1/36 rake and orchestra pit when required.
  • The venue In isolation boasts 17 dressing rooms.

The Empress Ballroom is one of the most popular venues within the Winter Gardens complex. It has been enjoyed by delegates at conferences and events of all shapes and sizes throughout the years.

The venue is perhaps most well known for regularly hosting the annual party conferences of the big three political parties in the UK, Labour, the Conservatives, and the Liberal Democrats, throughout the late 20th century.

With maximum capacity of 3000, the Empress is a very flexible space. Its layout can be arranged to suit the needs of any event. It is possible to customise the space with various seating arrangements, as well as utilising the venue as an exhibition space where delegates are free to walk around and explore.

The Empress can also be used in conjunction with our other conference and events venues, and is also directly linked to the Olympia Exhibition Centre.

Venue features

  • The Empress Ballroom has 3 levels including two balconies and the main floor which is fully sprang.
  • A stage is present situated midway on the south wall with a 9m proscenium and 6m depth. This can be removed or extended as required.
  • Sound, lighting and rigging are available.

Stunning cafes, traditional bars and fine dining restaurants, the Winter Gardens Blackpool offers a wide range of choices whether your visiting an event or just passing through.

Empress Grill Room
The Empress Grill Room within the Winter Gardens offers the choice of fine cuisine with flexible catering that can be tailored to your requirements. The contemporary interior of the restaurant contrasts delightfully with the dramatic surroundings of the building.

Make your visit to the Winter Gardens Blackpool extra special and enjoy a 2-course pre-event meal in the stunning Empress Grill. Available on the majority of events, The Empress Grill offers a stunning setting inside the Winter Gardens to enjoy a fantastic meal before taking your seats in one of our many venues.

The Mazzei Cafe
During the day, visitors to the Winter Gardens Blackpool can take advantage of the relaxed atmosphere of The Mazzei Cafe.

The Mazzei situated off the Floral Hall and opposite The Empress Grill Room serves light lunches, afternoon tea and snacks including paninis, home made cakes and a selection of sandwiches.
Live music is provided by pianist Brant Nuttal during the day.
Afternoon tea is available in the Mazzei Cafe but must be booked in advance. To book please call 01253 629600

Gillows Bar
Gillow’s located behind the Mazzei cafe is a traditional bar with live entertainment from house band Pineapple Jack throughout the main holiday season from lunch daily.

The Galleon Bar which opened in 1931 and was modelled on the lines of the officers quarters of one of the Spanish armada’s galleons. The Gillows Bar leads off the Galleon Bar and is a perfect venue for intimate performances and as a break room during large conferences. Each of these wondrous spaces can be used individually or as rooms to facilitate a larger event for networking, relaxing or small meetings.

Winter Gardens
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Blackpool
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Blackpool Winter Gardens is located centrally within the resorts town and is less then a 10 minute car drive from us.

You can also reach it via bus or tram, both of which have stops a few mins walk from us and take less then 15 minutes to reach the Winter Gardens.

Finally if your feeling energetic you can walk to the Winter Gardens, which is about a 25-30 minute walk from us.