Things to do on our doorstep

Blackpool is the biggest holiday resort in the UK and being just up the road from Fylde, there’s plenty to do right on our doorstep. You’ll find a wide range of theatres, visitor attractions, parks and open spaces, the Golden Mile and illuminations (autumn), as well as a wealth of history and cultural experiences. Close by too, you’ll find plenty to do in Preston, Fleetwood and more.

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Enjoy an experience like no other with a piece of moving history. Blackpool Heritage Trams run most weekends throughout the year, daily during most UK school holidays and, of course, operate during the famous Autumn Blackpool Illumination season. Tickets from the Blackpool Tourist Information Centre and hop on board where you see the Heritage tours sign.

Blackpool FY4 1BB
01253 209521

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Founded in 1896, Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the world’s most ride intensive park. Home of the Big One rollercoaster, the Grand National, Big Dipper, Avalanche, Steeplechase, Valhalla, Red Arrows Ride and the very latest addition – the brand new ICON rollercoaster. Don’t miss the 2018 Hot Ice production ‘Mesmerise’ which is a spectacular fast-moving live performance taking place in the Arena. Book online and save.

Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool FY4 1EZ
0871 222 1234

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Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Tower
Opposite the comedy carpet, Blackpool Tower was opened to the public on 14 May 1894. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it is 518 feet tall and houses the world famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom as seen on Strictly Come Dancing, The Tower Circus featuring Mooky and Mr Boo, The terrifying Tower Dungeon and of course the glass floored observation level at 380 feet offering fantastic views out over the Irish Sea and the Fylde coastline.

Promenade, Blackpool FY1 4BJ
01253 622242

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Blackpool Winter Gardens
Blackpool Winter Gardens
Located in the heart of the town centre, Winter Gardens Blackpool is one of Europe’s biggest entertainment complexes. Opened in 1878 The Opera House is one of the UK’s largest theatres, which has a capacity near 3,000 and 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.

97 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HL
01253 625252

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Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo is a thirty two acre zoo, located adjacent to Stanley Park on the edge of Blackpool. Home to sea lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes, penguins, lemurs, red pandas and so much more, it is a fantastic day out and popular with school groups too. Large car park and catering outlets on site too. Daily feeding sessions of the animals and talks by the keepers.

East Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 8PP
01253 830830

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Clip 'n Climb
Clip 'n Climb
An all-weather indoor space where adults and kids can enjoy some healthy, action-packed fun! Twenty individual and multi climber wall challenges of varying design and difficulty, testing agility and courage in different ways! There are two special attractions – the infamous Vertical Drop Slide and the Stairway to Heaven!

9, Apollo Court, Whitehills Business Park, Hallam Way, Blackpool FY4 5FS
01253 769569

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Freeport
Freeport
Adjacent to Fleetwood Marina, Freeport Fleetwood is a shopping and leisure outlet with an impressive array of high street names at outlet prices. Popular with groups and coach parties, you’ll find a bargain in the many stores, or stop off for a bite to eat in one of the many food outlets. Year round events programme for all the family. Follow brown signs and it is located off the A585. Ample free parking.

Anchorage Rd, Fleetwood FY7 6AE
01253 877377

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Funnygirls
Funnygirls
Transformed from an old cinema into a period styled show bar and entertainment venue, Funnygirls is a burlesque cabaret show bar with male dancers and drag performers, led by Betty Legs Diamond. The shows change seasonally and there is a dining option too. The Funny Girls cast have performed on television and before royalty on the Royal Variety Performance twice.

5 Dickson Road, Blackpool FY1 2AX
01253 649194

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Grand Theatre
Grand Theatre
Designed by Victorian theatre architect Frank Matcham, this beautiful Grade II listed theatre opened in 1894 and is located in the hear of Blackpool town centre. It is the National Theatre of Variety. There is an impressive year round schedule of comedy, music, plays and much more, including the annual pantomime and an active Friends Group supporting the work and development theatre

33 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HT
01253 290190

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Grundy Art Gallery
Grundy Art Gallery
The Grundy Art Gallery was founded in 1911 by the brothers John and Cuthbert Grundy, and has been at the centre of cultural and artistic life in Blackpool for over 100 years. It began with the ambition to show the best art of the day to the people of Blackpool, and this sentiment remains at the heart of what they do today as a leading contemporary art gallery with a regular changing programme of exhibitions.

Queen Street, Blackpool FY1 1PU
01253 478170

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Hangar 42
Hangar 42
Constructed in 1939 for the RAF at the outbreak of WW2, Hangar 42 was home to various RAF and Polish Squadrons, operating night fighter cover for Preston and Merseyside Docklands. Hangar 42 has been relatively untouched since 1945 and retains many original features. The sights, sounds and equipment of the era are brought back to life to give you a valuable insight to the realities the dark years of WW2. Check opening times via their website.

Hangar 42, The Old Fire Station Yard, Blackpool Airport, Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool, FY4 2QY
07967 724588

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Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds
Located on the Golden Mile in Blackpool, you can get up close and personal with your favourite celebrities from the world of music, sport, TV and comedy, including Ant and Dec, Ed Sheeran, Graham Norton, Olly Murs, Professor Brian Cox and so many more. Relax for a pint in the Rovers Return with Ken and Deidre. A world class attraction with something new never far away! New for 2018, the Marvel Super Heroes!

87-89 Promenade, Blackpool FY1 5AA
0843 902 9575

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Marsh Mill
Marsh Mill
Constructed in 1794 this Grade II* listed Tower Windmill is one of the best in the UK with working machinery and offers a unique introduction to milling of a bygone age. There are guided tours of the mill with exhibitions, workshops and events during the year. The Mill is open weekends only from Easter until the beginning of November.

Fleetwood Road North, Thornton-Cleveleys FY5 4JZ
 01253 887445

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Pasaje del Terror
Pasaje del Terror
Located at the entrance to the Pleasure Beach, it is an interactive and realistic walk through horror experience with live actors. The most famous characters from the horror genre come to life within the confides of The Pasaje Del Terror to produce a unique, terrifying venture where YOU become …. THE VICTIM!

525 Ocean Boulevard, Casino Building, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool FY4 1EZ
 01253 406618

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Ribble Steam Railway
Ribble Steam Railway
Opened in 2005, this one and a half mile line crosses a swing bridge and passes by Preston Docks. There’s a museum with a chance for youngsters to get hands on with the displays, and you can visit the work sheds to see the restorations underway. There’s a busy events calendar with steam trains and diesels too including Santa Specials.

Chain Caul Road, Preston PR2 2PD
 01772 728800

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Rossall Point Observation Tower
Rossall Point Observation Tower
Learn about the coastal environment, bird life and plant life or just enjoy the view. Two observation decks for bird watching and taking in the views over the beach to the Irish Sea and across Morecambe Bay to the Lakeland fells and the Forest of Bowland. Manned by Wyre Volunteer Rangers. Free to enter with free parking nearby.

Outer Promenade, The Esplanade, Fleetwood FY7 8PG
 01253 891000

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Sandcastle Water Park
Sandcastle Water Park
The UK’s largest indoor water park! A hugely popular multi award winning indoor waterpark in an 84-degree tropical climate located at South Beach in Blackpool. Over eighteen slides and attractions including water slides, fun pools, wave machine, water chutes, snack bars, arcades, swim shop and so much more! Excellent accessible facilities and highly trained lifeguards on duty at all times.

South Beach, Blackpool FY4 1BB
01253 343602

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SEA LIFE Blackpool
SEA LIFE Blackpool
Home to over 2,000 marine animals, come face to fin with sharks or get hands on in one of the many exhibits. Regular talks from staff and feeding times, the venue located on the Golden Mile is popular for birthday parties and schools and group visits. There is a regularly changing programme and you can even snorkel with sharks! The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

Promenade, Blackpool FY1 5AA
01253 621258

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Viva Blackpool
Viva Blackpool
The Vegas Venue in the heart of Blackpool located right on the Promenade adjacent to Blackpool Tower. Fantastic live entertainment venue with cabaret seating and eclectic programme, plus pre-show dining. There’s the Viva Vegas Cabaret Show featuring Leye D Johns who is your host for a full evening of spectacular entertainment. Regular visiting star names too and Viva Blackpool is also an event and wedding venue with an experienced team to assist with your enquiry.

3 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HJ
01253 297297

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