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Guide to Blackpool for Families

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Blackpool is a family favourite with lots of attractions both indoors and out. Follow my guide for the most popular things for families to do in Blackpool.

Good for
  • Family
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Beach Goer
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

9 Places

2 City Tips

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9 Places

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Theme Parks

Blackpool Zoo

Zoos

Central Pier

Piers & Boardwalks, Theme Parks

Sandcastle Waterpark

Water Parks

Stanley Park

Parks

Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Speciality Museums

Sea Life Blackpool

Aquariums

Climbing Towers

Theme Parks

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

Speciality Museums, Game & Entertainment Centres

Paulpatr's City Tips

  • A Blackpool Resort Pass can save families a lot of money. Depending on which you choose, it can include access to six or nine of Blackpool's most popular attractions.
  • A Family Day Saver ticket gives you unlimited travel on buses and trams for two adults and up to three children.
  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach
    Theme Parks
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    Paulpatr Says:

    A great day out for the family, with lots of thrilling rides for both adults and kids. Even if rides aren't your kids' thing, the park is full of other activities such as themed bowling alleys, ice skating and face painting.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • Buy a wristband online to save money on the gate price.
    • Formerly known as Pepsi Max, The Big One is a steel roller coaster that climbs up to a height of 235 feet and drops at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 54 things to do in Blackpool
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • EXCELLENT 21/04/2019
    • Single rider queues a MUST 21/04/2019
    • Blackpool Pleasure Beach
    Address:
    525 Ocean Boulevard
    Blackpool FY4 1EZ
    England
    Phone:
    0871 222 1234
    Other:
  • Blackpool Zoo
    Zoos
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    Paulpatr Says:

    Blackpool Zoo is a 32-acre zoo that is home to over 1,500 animals from all over the world. There are lots of very popular exhibits, such as Gorilla Island, Lemur Wood, Orangutan Outlook, Amazonia and many more.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Buy tickets online in advance to save on the gate prices.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 54 things to do in Blackpool
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice day out! 20/04/2019
    • A great family day out 19/04/2019
    • Blackpool Zoo
    Address:
    East Park Drive
    Blackpool FY3 8PP
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1253 830830
    Price range:
    US$30 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 16:45
    Other:
  • Central Pier
    Piers & Boardwalks, Theme Parks
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    Paulpatr Says:

    Built in the 1860s primarily for dancing plus the odd steamboat excursion, Blackpool's Central Pier hosts a number of stalls, like the old traditional 'hook the duck,' plus fun rides for the kids like the Dodgems, a Ferris wheel, and Helter Skelter, to name a few.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • You can pay per person per ride, or if you have the whole family riding, it might be worthwhile buying 25 tickets or even 80 tickets all together to save money.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 54 things to do in Blackpool
    • good for kids 19/04/2019
    • Great afternoon 17/04/2019
    • Central Pier
    Address:
    Promenade
    Blackpool FY1 5BB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1253 623422
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:30 - 22:30
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 - 23:00
    Other:
  • Sandcastle Waterpark
    Water Parks
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    Paulpatr Says:

    Full of fun for all the family, with 18 slides and various attractions.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you book online more than seven days in advance, you receive a 10% discount.
    • Most of the popular slides are on the Hyperzone wristband, which is purchased at an additional charge.
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 54 things to do in Blackpool
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Recent visit. 20/04/2019
    • Family visit 19/04/2019
    • Sandcastle Waterpark
    Address:
    The Sandcastle Promenade
    Blackpool FY4 1BB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1253 343602
    Hours:
    Thu - Fri
    10:30 - 16:30
    Sat - Wed
    10:00 - 17:30
    Other:
  • Stanley Park
    Parks
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    Paulpatr Says:

    Stanley Park is a lovely, peaceful park that allows you to get away from it all and relax. But there's also lots to see and do here, like trampolines, boat hire, pedalos, crazy golf and much more.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • During the summer, there are music concerts and various events taking place here.
    • You can hire a boat and go fishing on the lake for a low fee. Rods are not supplied, so bring your own.
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 54 things to do in Blackpool
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pump track 19/04/2019
    • lovely gardens 19/04/2019
    • Stanley Park
    Address:
    West Park Drive
    Blackpool FY3 9HQ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1253 477477
    Other:
  • Madame Tussauds Blackpool
    Speciality Museums
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    Paulpatr Says:

    Madame Tussauds is packed full of familiar celebrities, from famous soap stars to Hollywood superstars and kids' favourites like Spiderman, Bob the Builder and Shrek.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Book online and save up to 20%.
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 54 things to do in Blackpool
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Madam Tussauds 20/04/2019
    • Good fun 20/04/2019
    • Madame Tussauds Blackpool
    Address:
    89 Promenade
    Blackpool FY1 5AA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 871 282 9200
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Sea Life Blackpool
    Aquariums
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    Paulpatr Says:

    A great under the sea experience for the whole family! There are, of course, plenty of activities to keep the kids happy here, plus the staff are very attentive and go out of their way to make sure everyone is having a good time.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Book online and save up to 20%, which can be a massive saving for families!
    • Look out for the various feeding times taking place throughout the day.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 54 things to do in Blackpool
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Educational 20/04/2019
    • Nice day out 20/04/2019
    • Sea Life Blackpool
    Address:
    Promenade
    Blackpool FY1 5AA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1253 621258
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 - 17:00
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Climbing Towers
    Theme Parks
    Paulpatr Says:

    Situated inside Bancroft Park on the South side of Blackpool, Climbing Towers provides a fantastic venue for outdoor climbing. A variety of ability levels are catered for here!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Some of the bouldering walls can reach up to 2.5 metres in height, so those are not for the faint hearted!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Blackpool
    • Fantastic Climbing Fun 19/09/2015
    • Shut on bank holiday 05/09/2015
    • Climbing Towers
    Address:
    Stansfield St - George Bancroft Park
    Blackpool FY1 6JB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1253 349749
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    18:00 - 21:00
    Sat - Sun
    10:30 - 16:30
  • The Blackpool Tower Dungeon
    Speciality Museums, Game & Entertainment Centres
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    Paulpatr Says:

    A very interesting and entertaining look at the history of the area. The dungeon is very interactive, taking you through the times of the plague, the Vikings and much more. The actors are excellent and really add to the experience. Well worth a visit.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • It's possible to book tickets online.
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 11 Museums in Blackpool
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Easter visit 19/04/2019
    • Brilliant 17/04/2019
    • The Blackpool Tower Dungeon
    Address:
    Blackpool Tower Bank Hey Street
    Blackpool Tower
    Blackpool FY1 4BJ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 871 222 9928
    Price range:
    US$22 - US$22
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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