Things to do in Blackpool

Pleasure Beach Theme Park

With over 125 rides and attractions at Pleasure Beach there is something to keep all of the family entertained. Teens to adults will enjoy the thrill of fast rides such as the latest roller-coaster Infusion and the Big Dipper. While all the family will like the slower-paced and picturesque boat rides around the Caves and Alice's Wonderland where the Alice Ride is a must. Smaller children enjoy the smaller rides such as Tetley Tea Cups, and should be sure to visit Beaver Creek Theme Park. For a father and son day out why not have a game of golf at the fantastic Adventure Golf course situated nearby; it's great for beginners to pros. Meanwhile Mothers and daughters may enjoy a go on the indoor ice rink or a visit to the resident clairvoyant.

Sunny Seaside

Blackpool isn't known as the seaside city of fun for nothing. It's poignant tower and donkeys have become synonymous with its famous golden mile of sandy beach where young and old alike can enjoy making a sand castle or a stroll along the promenade. Donkey rides take place throughout the summer season. If you fancy a snack while on the beach numerous cafes and restaurants dotted along the coastline and promenade serve anything from takeaway fish and chips to a three-course feast. The world famous Blackpool promenade is a marvel in itself. Why not jump on the tram and enjoy twelve miles of golden sandy beach? The New South Promenade has plenty to see from vibrant art works to splendid sculptures and the musical high-tide organ.

Blackpool Tower and Circus

There is so much fun to be had at Blackpool Tower and Circus. The Tower Circus has been voted UK's best many a time,with its international circus acts. The Fantabulous Tower Ballroom is where it all happen with fantastic shows including Strictly Come Dancing and the chance to have a go yourself in its beautiful Victorian setting. Jungle Jim's Adventure Playground is the UK's ultimate indoor adventure playground, with an amazing themed 'Lost City' where giant Inca Gods guard the entrance. Inside, is a fabulous adventure playground and interactive treasure quest. If that wasn't enough travel back in time to meet the dinosaurs at the Tower's fantastic Jurassic walk and 3D cinema. But perhaps the best thing to do at the Tower is the Tower Top Ride and Walk of Faith where, awaiting all brave visitors, are magnificent views and, on a clear day, North Wales to the Lake District can be spotted.

Grand Theatre

From pop concerts, to rock concerts, classical shows and opera there is always something on at Blackpool's grand theatre. Where plays and pantomimes have entertained Blackpool's guests year round. Aside from its shows, the Grand Theatre in Blackpool is also worth a look for its magnificent Victorian architecture and is grade II listed.

Things to do in Blackpool for kids

With the theme parks, donkey rides, sandy beach and range of sports, you'd be forgiven for spending your whole holiday in Blackpool. But if you are holidaying for more than a few days and want to venture further afield, there is breathtakingly beautiful scenery on Blackpool's doorstep, why not take the family for a relaxing stroll through green Stanley Park, Blackpool's award-winning horticultural and wildlife park. Also near the town centre is a fascinating Model Village and Gardens. While the Sea Life Centre is also a must-see for magical marine life. Of course don't forget to have a splash at the Sandcastle Water park, the UK's largest water park, where over 18 slides and attractions including water chutes, slippery slides and the tempting Typhoon Lagoon wave pool welcome all the family. With it's extra warm subtropical climate it's always summertime at Sandcastle.

Louis Taussaud's Waxworks

One of Blackpool's oldest attractions is the Louis Tussaud's Waxworks. It is the place to be and see the stars and is open daily from 10am. Walk down the red carpet like the celebrities an introduce yourself to the stars themselves from the A-listers to the gossip mags faves in Celeb City.

See your favourite TV stars from the Only Fools and Horses cast to a model Coronation Street. Sporting heros such as Lewis Hamilton and Tiger Woods are also there. While if you dare to enter the Chamber of Horrors with its scary collection of monsters and ghouls BEWARE!

Blackpool Illuminations

If you happen to be staying at a B&B in Blackpool in September, be sure to check out the Blackpool Illuminations. This phenomenon takes place each year from early September to early November to keep Blackpool alight while those darker winter nights draw in. The illuminations consist of a vast array of lights from lasers to fibre optics to floodlights used to display different characters made of wood. 3D characters come to life and the whole city gets involved by adding lights to their homes and businesses. Blackpools iconic buildings are also illuminated and fairy lights link lamposts and light paths transforming the town into a dazzling wonderland.

Things to do on Stag and Hen nights in Blackpool

What better place to arrange a stag or hen do than Blackpool? With some of the best pubs, restaurants, clubs including the biggest mirror ball in the world, and bars in Northern England, as well as world-class shows there is certainly enough to do of a evening! By day groups can chill on the beach, visit a theme park or participate in the town's active sports scene. Many of the B&B's in Blackpool cater for stag and hen parties with group rooms and discounts.

It's hard to do it all in a day! Which is why Blackpool offers a great range of accommodation for all types of visitors and to suit all budgets. To find your perfect bed and breakfast in Blackpool, see our Blackpool BnB listings from small family run B&B's to stylish boutiques and larger hotel-like B&Bs.