Blackpool Activities

• UK’s Best Amusement Parks
• Tallest Rollercoaster in UK
• The Blackpool Pleasure Beach
• Sandy Beaches for Watersports Buffs
• Diverse Nightlife

The town of Blackpool, stretching on the Irish Sea coast, is one of the largest and most popular resorts in Britain. Growing rapidly into a fashionable sea-bathing centre at the dawn of the 19th century – with the famous 158-metre Blackpool Tower becoming the emblem of its prosperity –Blackpool attracts millions of visitors each year, with its wonderful piers, golf courses, swimming pools, its ice rink, zoological park, extensive amusement parks (like Sandcastle Waterpark) and its packed year-round events calendar.

Blackpool’s most distinguishing feature is having something for all tastes and fancies: fun – packed family activities, watersports, beautiful gardens and stunning beaches – whatever you seek, Blackpool will surely not disappoint you.

ACTIVITIES IN AND NEAR Blackpool Activities

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Helicopter Pleasure Flights
Hangar 2 Blackpool International Airport
Blackpool, Lancashire
DISTANCE: 2.73 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Sightseeing Flights, Helicopter Lesson, Helicopter Flight...
Karting 2000
South Pier Headland Promenade
Blackpool, Lancashire
DISTANCE: 2.83 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Go Karting...
Northern Microlight School
2 Ashlea Cottage St Michaels Road Bilsborrow
Preston, Lancashire
DISTANCE: 10.90 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Microlighting...
Black Knights Parachute Club
43 Garstone Croft
Preston, Lancashire
DISTANCE: 12.96 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Skydiving...
Rock and River Outdoor Pursuits
Cliffs Farm Activity Center Wood Lane
Ormskirk, Lancashire
DISTANCE: 16.85 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Archery, Canoeing, Climbing, Crate Building, High Ropes Courses, Hiking, Jacobs Ladder,...
JM Adventure
15 Hillsea
DISTANCE: 16.91 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Low Ropes, High Ropes Courses, Zip Wire, Climbing Wall...
Indoor Super Karting
Unit 2 Kestrel Place Guys Industrial Estate Burscough
iskarting@googlemail.com, Lancashire
DISTANCE: 17.13 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Go Karting...
Bowland Forest Gliding Club
Bowland Forest Gliding Club Ltd Fiddlers Lane Chipping
Preston, Lancashire
DISTANCE: 17.59 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Gliding...
Adventure 21 Ltd
21 Babylon Lane Anderton
Chorley, Lancashire
DISTANCE: 22.63 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Canoeing, Climbing, Gorge Walking, Kayaking...
Canal Boat Cruises of Riley Green
Riley Green Marina Bolton Road Hoghton
Blackburn, Lancashire
DISTANCE: 23.08 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Canal Boating...
Skydive North West
Cark Airfield Flookburgh
Grange over Sands, Cumbria
DISTANCE: 24.81 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Skydiving...
More Than Mountains
48 Devonshire Road
Ulverston, Cumbria
DISTANCE: 26.17 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Climbing, Gorge Walking, Mountaineering, Navigation Courses...
Lakeland Orienteering Club
Rosshead House Rosside
Ulverston, Cumbria
DISTANCE: 26.47 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Orienteering...
Awesome Walls Liverpool
St Albans Church Athol Street
Liverpool, Merseyside
DISTANCE: 27.23 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Bouldering, Indoor Climbing...
Four Dragons Limited
123 Rivington Road
St Helens, Merseyside
DISTANCE: 27.52 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Dragon Boat Racing...

Things to See & Do

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.

Outdoor Activities

Water Sports

Blackpool’s miles of sandy beach set the ideal scenery for all sorts of adventurous and fun outdoor activities, including wakeboarding, water skiing, snowboarding, surfing, kayaking and open water swimming.

If you prefer a more controlled environment, Blackpool Wake Park’s lake waters is the perfect venue for wake boarding, kayaking and stand-up-paddle boarding, regardless of your experience and age.

 

Blackpool High Ropes…

Being the largest Assault & High Rope Courses network in the UK, Blackpool High Ropes is the ideal “battleground” for family get-togethers, stag and hen groups or adventurous groups of friends.

Nightlife

Blackpool’s nightlife is impossible to describe in an article – much more in a paragraph.

Forming a night scene suiting all ages and tastes, bars, clubs, discos, cabarets and restaurants – even karaoke venues – are spread all around the city, whilst during the summer months much of the action is moved over to the sandy beaches.

As a rule, towns and cities with vibrant nightlife are great for Stags and Hens – and Blackpool is a prime example.

Summary

Blackpool is one of the most popular British seaside towns to visit, offering everyone, regardless of age, physical condition or interests, numerous ways of having fun, laughs and action – from rollercoasters to waterparks, from serene green spaces to insane adrenaline rushes.

Add to that Blackpool’s vibrant nightlife and you will not find it difficult to see why Blackpool attracts so many visitors of all ages year after year.

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