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Things to do in Blackpool

A 2 Day Guide

Looking for things to do in Blackpool this summer?

We’ve got the perfect summer bucket (and spade) list for you and your family to complete while on your Great British summer holidays in Blackpool. All of the below is possible with a Blackpool BIG Ticket, which saves you an amazing 50%. It’s the perfect way to spend a summer weekend…

Family At 4D Cinema at the top of the Blackpool Tower Eye

The Blackpool BIG Ticket

If you buy a BIG ticket this summer season you will get a two day guide on a lanyard to wear. If you tick off all the items on the guide and take it back to the admissions desk which you purchased it from, you will get a special pop badge for taking part, which you can display proudly on your lanyard!

Family at the 4d Cinema at the Blackpool Tower

1. Enjoy the Only 4D Cinema in Blackpool

Begin your journey to the top of The Blackpool Tower with a visit to the incredible 4D cinema.

Let the special sensory effects and incredible filming bring the history of The Blackpool Tower to life in front of your eyes.

Cocktails at the top of the Blackpool Tower

2. Sip on Cocktails 380 Feet in the Air

To calm your nerves after heading up to the top of The Blackpool Tower, you can have a cocktail in the sky high bar - Bar 380 – offering a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for all the family… talk about a drink with a view. 

Children taking a picture next to the Hulk wax figure at Madame Tussauds Blackpool

3. Marvel at the Superheroes in Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Madame Tussauds Blackpool offers famous fun for all, with experiences from a pint in Coronation Streets Rovers Return to dancing and karaoke in a 6-foot welly in Festival Fields.

The Avengers recently joined the line up in Marvel Super Heroes with The Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Spiderman and the Guardians of the Galaxy on display with amazing interactions at every turn to make anyone feel super.

The Clowns at the Blackpool Tower Circus

4. Go to Bollywood in the Circus

Mooky and Mr. Boo present Circus Carnival! A spectacular Bollywood-style celebration where you and your family can immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of an exotic carnival show.

With mesmerising acts and enchanting acrobats, death-defying stunts as well as hilarious slapstick antics from the clowns, this Circus show promises to transport you to a brand new realm of fun!

The Glass sky walk at the Blackpool Tower Eye

5. Experience the incredible 360 views from the top of The Blackpool Tower

The Blackpool Tower Eye provides stunning views of the North West for miles with clear days even providing views across the Irish Sea to Ireland. Are you brave enough to walk across the thrilling glass sky walk?

If you make it on, you are sure to be rewarded with the perfect picture for your Instagram.

Guests walking through the glass ocean tunnel at SEA LIFE Blackpool

6. Explore a world beneath the waves at SEA LIFE Blackpool

Blackpool offers some of the very best sea views in the UK, but located on its famous Promenade; SEA LIFE Blackpool offers a look beneath the waves at the incredible aquatic life that calls our planet home.

Learn about the creatures that inhabit the Fylde Coast and UK waters in the native section before exploring tropical climbs in the incredible ocean tunnel – you really will be blown away.

Guests watching a show at the Blackpool Tower Dungeon

7. Descend down for an exciting Dungeon adventure

Combining history, family fun and a little bit of healthy scare, The Blackpool Tower Dungeon is the perfect way to add a little thrill into your trip to Blackpool.

A 60-minute experience providing live theatre, 360 degree sets and one heart-dropping ride, you will leave knowing a lot more about Lancashire’s murky past.

Guests taking a photo with Bet Lynch's wax figure at the rovers return in Madame Tussauds Blackpool

8. Stop for a drink in the Rovers Return

While visiting Madame Tussauds, you will find yourself on the cobbles of Coronation Street where you can grab a drink in the fully licenced Rovers Return pub.

Bet Lynch will serve you at the bar and you can pull up a chair with Deidre and Ken Barlow or take a break in the beer garden with Michelle Conor.

Visitors dancing in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom

9. Lose yourself in a world of charm and beauty in The Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Described as the most beautiful Ballroom in the world, the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom offers daily tea dances accompanied by the historic Wurlitzer organ every day of the week.

Whether you fancy a dance, want to treat yourself with afternoon tea or simply want to watch the daily spectacles, the Blackpool Tower Ballroom has something for everyone.

Guests enjoying a drink in the Red Lion Pub at the Blackpool Tower Dungeon

10. Enjoy a drink in the Red Lion Pub

At the end of your Dungeon tour, pull up a barstool and play the part of a punter at the pub.

With a front-row seat at the heart of this unique, storytelling experience you will be transported back to a vibrant, decadent and dodgy pub of 1896, where the gossip and scandal surrounding the local scoundrels, villains and working girls unravels around you.

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