Coming to Blackpool with teenagers? The seaside retreat of Blackpool offers a wealth of things to do, and caters excellently to all age groups. With a variety of places to visit and things to see, the coastal town has plenty to offer potential visitors.
Young adults are accommodated for with a range of fun and exciting activities, and the town remains ever popular for its vibrant nightlife scene. Teens also have an array of options to enjoy, whether visiting with friends, or as part of a family.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
For any aspiring teen thrill-seekers, Blackpool Pleasure Beach is most definitely worth a visit. The attraction is home to a whole host of exhilarating rides, including:
- Icon, Built by German manufacturer Mack Rides. This new addition to Pleasure Beach features an accelerated launch, propelling riders from 0-80km/h in just over 2 seconds. It is the UK’s first double-launch rollercoaster.
- Revolution. Experience some history on the UK’s first looping rollercoaster. Fired through an inversion facing both forwards and backwards, this ride is both exciting and different.
- The Big One. Both acclaimed and renowned amongst UK coaster fanatics, The Big One stands over 60m tall, making it the tallest rollercoaster in the country. With big drops, smooth hills, and banked curves and turns, this is not one to miss.
These coasters, in addition to a strong collection of other thrilling and exciting rides, makes Blackpool Pleasure Beach the perfect choice for any daring and adventurous teen.
Sandcastle Water Park
If you’re a teen who enjoys excitement, but water is more your thing, look no further than Sandcastle Water Park. The Blackpool attraction is the largest indoor waterpark in the UK.
The park is also proud of its award-winning accessibility, catering for guests with reduced mobility, vision impairment, and hearing impairment. The venue offers a range of facilities to ensure the park is accessible to everyone.
And with a 10% discount for guests who book at least a week in advance, the park offers great value.
Sandcastle Water Park is situated opposite Blackpool Pleasure Beach, making it easy to visit both in a mini break.
The iconic Blackpool Tower is more than just a famous landmark. Did you know it is also home to 7 unique and individual attractions?
The famous building offers some great experiences for teens, including the Tower Eye and The Dungeons.
The Blackpool Tower Eye gives visitors the chance to experience panoramic views of the surrounding town, from 380ft above. Atop a glass floored platform, the building’s SkyWalk viewing platform offers daring individuals the opportunity to step out over the Blackpool streets below. Tickets for the Eye start from just £8.
In addition, the Tower Eye plays host to a 4D cinema. The interactive experience brings the history of the venue to life, and is a great attraction for any teen interested in the building’s past.
For more chilling experiences, teen guests should visit the Tower Dungeons. Described by the Tower’s website as ‘hilarious fun and sometimes a bit scary’, this unique approach to the Tower’s history is educational, yet interesting.
The attraction features a mix of actors, sensory effects, scenes, and even a ride. This makes it a great idea when in Blackpool with teenagers, teen group or family with older children.
And for the ultimate prison break experience, why not try the Tower Dungeon Escape Rooms.
With tickets from just £13pp [correct at time of posting] for a group of six, you and five friends could attempt to outwit the guards and escape from the famous old building. With a series of riddles and puzzles to solve, could you make it out in one piece?
The Grand Theatre
Last, and by certainly no means least, is Blackpool’s Grand Theatre. The stunning venue makes an excellent choice for teens, with a ticketing scheme targeting 18-26 year olds.
For new shows, the venue offers 50 discounted tickets for guests aged 18-26, on a first come, first served basis. This means you and your friends can see some great shows, at a bargain price. Comedy, Hip Hop, or Magic it’s all on offer.
And with a great catalogue of upcoming shows, this makes Blackpool’s Grand a great target for teens visiting Blackpool.
In addition to the strong list of shows, and the opportunity for discounted tickets, The Grand has a number of facilities to cater for its guests. These include bars on each level, serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as opportunities to purchase snacks and drinks.
If your in Blackpool with teenagers then take a look at the full listing of what’s on at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre.
Alongside this, the venue has teamed up with a number of local restaurants, to ensure the best experience.
Blackpool’s Buoyant Nightlife
Blackpool is renowned for its vibrant nightlife scene, and for good reason. The town is a popular spot for large party groups, and for older teens, it is worth a look.
With bars exploring a number of themes, including German Bierkeller, live music venues Galleon, Bootleg Social and Ma Kellys (Central, North and South), and an Irish Sports Bar, Blackpool offers a diverse range of drinking holes. It is home to some fantastic club venues, with regular appearances from top DJs and celebrities alike, HOME HQ, Club Domain and Kaos.
Funny Girls, a bright and welcoming drag bar, hosts a plethora of fun burlesque and cabaret acts. The bar is a favourite location for Blackpool’s thriving LGBTQ+ community. Peek-A-Booze, another cabaret bar, also offers a hotel service for visitors wanting unique accommodation.
Blackpool With Teenagers? TOO RIGHT, Blackpool Has It All!
All in all, Blackpool offers a wealth of activities, events, and attractions. This makes it a fantastic location for older children, teens, and young adults.
With attractions ranging from rollercoasters, to waterslides, to cabaret clubs, there really is something for everyone. Whether you are travelling with family or friends, Blackpool is bound to have something that interests you.
And with a bustling community of like-minded teens waiting for you by the beach – what are you waiting for?
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