Stanley Park – Ideal for Families
Blackpool’s biggest natural park, beautifully landscaped and encompassing a number of historical buildings and gardens of stunning beauty, Stanley Park is the place a family would go for a nice and energetic day out. The park has children’s play areas, a golf course, a model village, crown green bowling, a café and vast areas for leisurely rambles and sunbathing.
Blackpool’s Pride – The Sandcastle Waterpark
Sandcastle Waterpark is one of Blackpool’s major prides. It’s UK’s largest Indoor Waterpark, boasting more than 18 slides and an array of thrilling attractions, including the world’s longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide, all set in an 84 – degree tropical climate.
While children turn wild in the slides, grown – ups and couples can relax in the spa or, if they are looking for an all inclusive and memorable day out, book their own private space with features designed to make them feel like a VIP, such as fridge stocked with beers, wines and soft drinks, TV and seating area, private hot – tubs, lunches etc.
The Central Pier
Blackpool’s Central Pier is a must for families and all first – timers in Blackpool. Apart from the wonderful seaside views, there’s always something going on, including all sorts of fun arcades and amusement rides – especially the celebrated Big Wheel, offering a taste of the whole town and coastline.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
“Blackpool Pleasure Beach” amusement park, better known as “Pleasure Beach” ranks among the most visited tourist attractions in UK and among the 20 most popular amusement parks in the world! In addition, it’s one of 2 parks worldwide to operate a traditional wooden Wild Mouse coaster.
Boasting the largest number of roller coasters in UK, many of which are or have been record breaking attractions – fastest, steepest, longest (one of them is more than 16 km long!) etc. For now, one of the rides remains the tallest roller coaster in UK – 65 metres above ground! Undoubtedly, Pleasure Beach is the perfect spot for thrill seekers, irrespective of their age or circumstances. Certain rides have also wheelchair access (Avatar Airbender, the Big Dipper, the Blue Flyer, the Grand Prix and others).
On the other hand, the park has what it takes to keep the “chicken-hearted” entertained: theatres, a casino, nice restaurants, amusement arcades and plenty of shops, guaranteeing a fun – packed day out for all. The Hot Ice Show, for example, is a spectacular show, featuring world – class performers displaying dazzling routines against a backdrop of amazing special effects.
The Blackpool Tower
Ever since its erection in 1894, the Blackpool Tower, has been one of Britain’s best loved landmarks. It encompasses 5 of Blackpool’s most popular attractions. The iconic Tower Eye, offering an incredible 4D cinema experience and unrivalled views on the glass Sky Walk, the Tower Circus, UK’s biggest and best, with amazing acts from all over the world, the Tower Ballroom, a world of elegant charm and refined beauty, where many couples have enjoyed a waltz or tango, as well as the Tower Dungeon, zipping 1000 years of history in a single exciting ride: described as “an awe-inspiring trip down memory lane”, it reveals the town’s unknown history, using top performers regaling their “very own” horrible tales of plague and tortures.
And of course we have “Jungle Jim’s”, UK’s ultimate indoor adventure playground for kids, set within an amazing themed ‘Lost Inca City’ and featuring an array of swinging, sliding and climbing contraptions:
Are You an Animal Lover?
Then Blackpool Zoo is your best choice for a day of fun. Home to over 1,000 mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates, the Blackpool Zoo stretches across 32 acres of excellently landscaped enclosures, with plenty of space for children to run wild too. African lions, tigers, an Asian elephant, Bornean orang-utans, gorillas, penguins, giraffes, sea lions, zebras, kangaroos, wolves, monkeys, camels and much, much more.
If you are fond of sea creatures, take a trip to the depths of the ocean at Sea Life Blackpool and marvel at fierce – looking sharks, rays, jellyfish and seahorses.
Horse enthusiasts can also visit the World Horse Welfare Penny Farm, a horse rescue and rehabilitation centre.