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The Blackpool seafront has much to offer for people of all ages.
From the sandy beaches to the local attractions, you’ll always find something to do come rain or sunshine!
Great Promenade Show
Spanning across the Blackpool Promenade from South pier and heading south, you’ll find the Great Promenade Show. Seen as an outdoor art gallery, it reflects the history and character of Blackpool. It features work from emerging and established artists.
You’ll be able to see the ‘Glam Rocks’, which are comprised of three large pebbles with hundreds of fibre optic lights forming constellations. There’s also the ‘They Shoot Horses, Don’t They’ largest dance hall mirror ball with 47,000 mirrors, the ‘High Tide Organ’ played by the swell of the water, and ‘The Swivelling Wind Shelters’ that provides a constant source of shelter.
Designed in collaboration with Why Not Associates and created by Gordon Young, the Comedy Carpet features references to the works of more than 1,000 comedians and comedy writers. From songs, jokes, and catchphrases, the Comedy Carpet spans 2,200m2 with more than 160,000 granite letters.
North, Central, and South Piers
The North pier is the only pier in Blackpool to hold a Grade II listed status – which makes it an ideal starting point when you explore Blackpool’s seafront. Take your family for a spot of food at the Victorian tea room and end with dessert at the ice cream parlour.
Have a day of fun with the two-tier Venetian Carousel, the arcade with the famous penny slots, and the Comedy Carpet and Blackpool Tower very close by.
The Central pier has a stunning 108 ft high Ferris wheel that gives you beautiful views over Blackpool and the Irish Sea. You can expect to find family-friendly activities like a funfair, arcade games, and the Funhouse Family Bar.
The South pier has a lovely Blue Flag beach known for its excellent sea quality and perfect location for a seaside picnic. Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Sandcastle Waterpark are nearby, perfect for all ages! You’ll also find dodgems, go-karting, Skyscreamer bungee, Maxibounce trampolines, Skycoaster, Spider Mountain climbing frame, and the Crazy Mouse rollercoaster amongst other exciting entertainment.
This iconic Blackpool landmark dates back to 1894, offering visitors fun attractions for people of all ages for the past 125 years. The Blackpool Tower Eye offers stunning views from 518 feet tall, from the Irish Sea to North Wales, Isle of Man, and the Lake District.
You can also have a phenomenal time at the Blackpool Tower Circus and the Blackpool Tower Room. If you fancy humour and chills, the Blackpool Tower Dungeon will take you back in time to the scarier times in Blackpool history
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