What to See and Do in Blackpool this Autumn
There are always fun things to do in Blackpool throughout the year – and Autumn is no different. With a chill in the air and whispers of the festive season, it’s time to start seasonal fun with your family. From watching plays to having fun days out and even some late Christmas shopping, Blackpool has much to offer.
Shows at the Grand
Visit us and watch our upcoming shows for a fun evening with your family – or even by yourself!
13th-17th November: Dracula
Watch the brand-new stage adaptation of Dracula, the classic and iconic Vampire thriller. This contemporary interpretation of Bram Stoker’s novel provides a visceral touch with breath-taking illusions and spine chilling effects. Enjoy the adaptation by the world-class team from Broadway and London’s West End.
21st-22nd November: Stick Man
Stick Man is a fun play for children aged 3+ and for the family. Join Stick Man on his misadventures to return to the family tree – a morning jog becomes a series of mishaps, beautifully adapted by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
23rd November: Buddy Holly and The Cricketers
Enjoy the Yuletide festivities with Buddy Holly and The Cricketers, starring some of the best actor-musicians in the UK. Join us for an evening of contemporary music that will have you say “I can’t believe it’s not Buddy Holly!”
Fun Activities for the Family
Blackpool has a wide array of outdoor activities for the entire family
Blackpool High Ropes, Outdoor Revolution, Stanley Park, West Park Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9HQ
Choose from a variety of bouldering and climbing activities for adults and children alike, from 5 years of age and older. Enjoy National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme, or NICAS, climbing courses on a Pay and Play system. Develop skills sets while you increase your fitness level by working as a team. This will help to build your technique, trust, and confidence.
You can also have a fun day out and have an adventure across the high ropes course to test both your confidence and balance. The course is composed of wobbly obstacles that move up to an 8-metre high platform. From ropes swings, moving tyres, abseiling, wobbly bridges, and to a mega zip wire, you’re sure to have a fantastic time.
Water Sports, Stanley Park Lake, West Park Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9HU
Whether you want to try raft building activities, canoeing, or kayaking, Stanley Park has a water sports programme for a flexible developing and learning experience. Learn as you have fun through encouragement and knowledge in the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, or AALA, accredited centre.
Kids Go Wild, Stanley Park, West Park Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9HU
Throughout Stanley Park and surrounding areas of woodland, children can learn about the natural environment through den building, outdoor games, exploring, arts and crafts, and bug hunting. The stunning area offers much to be discovered, with beautiful landscapes and fresh air to be enjoyed during all seasons.
Visit Stanley Park
As Blackpool’s main park, Stanley Park provides fun activities, stunning landscapes, beautiful gardens, and historical building of magnificent architecture. A children’s play area entertains children between 2-8 years old with swings, seesaws, roundabouts, rocking horses, climbing frames, slides, a play vehicle, 3D spring ride ons, rota web, and an interactive surfboard.
You can enjoy the wide range of facilities provided at the park, from a model village, to food areas, a golf course, boat hire, and much more.
Late (Night) Christmas Shopping
Leading up to winter and Christmas, you’ll be able to do some Late Night Shopping for presents that you may not have found just yet. As organised and prepared as we try to be, we all sometimes leave a few things last-minute!
Blackpool’s more than 60 high-street and fashion shops at Houndshill Shopping Centre such as River Island, Debenhams, Jack Jones, New Look, and more will be open until 8pm on selected dates. You can do some Late Night Shopping on the following Thursdays in December: 6th, 13th, and 20th.
Join us at the Grand Theatre and have a fun evening with your loved ones. Get in touch with our box office on 01253 290 190 or join the Friends of The Grand to enjoy special discounts and to take a more active part in our splendid theatre.