School Visits to the Blackpool Tower

Schools and Academy Groups

Make your school trip to Blackpool amazing – from the heights of The Blackpool Tower Eye with breath-taking SkyWalk, to the depths of The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, you’ll be amazed at what’s going on in the resort.

Plus! Don’t forget Blackpool’s all-time favourites Mooky the Clown and Mr Booo still making audiences laugh in The Blackpool Tower Circus as well as the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom, with all its majesty and splendour and Jungle Jim's where children can have the play-time of their lives.

New for 2016: The Blackpool Tower Circus Pantomime School Shows

This year your pupils can get into the festive spirt with our special schools showings of Jack and the Beanstalk. Showings every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout December at 12pm.

School Provisional Booking Form

To book call 0871 282 9235*

Schools

School trips have never been this good!

Blackpool is the home of great seaside fun, so why not immerse each and every one of your students head first into what could be one of the most exciting days of discovery all year!

Our amazing attractions offer a great mix of educational and recreational activities. We have a range of new curriculum enrichment lessons and resources (see each attraction for details), as well as activities perfect for end of year recreational visits. There is something for all ages to be inspired by with a visit to The Blackpool Tower.

New for 2016: Our new Blackpool Tower High Writing Academy (BTHWA) resources provide teachers with free plans and resources for pre and post visit learning. These plans are designed to enhance pupils’ writing and will compliment any visit to The Blackpool Tower attractions. (See resources section below to download these resources free)

The team at Merlin Entertainments Blackpool are ready to offer your pupils a variety of school trips they’ll never forget. We’ve put our heads together to come up with some amazing experiences and we’re so excited to be welcoming your school.

Select one of the attraction tabs above to start exploring what we have to offer!

Our prices

Nursery and Primary School Prices Per Pupil

Package Prices
Attraction
(1 free adult 1: 5 pupils)
Jan to May and Sept to Dec
(excluding 17th – 28th Oct)
June and July
and 17th Oct - 28th October
Additional adults
Blackpool Tower Eye
Blackpool Tower Dungeon
Blackpool Tower Circus
Blackpool Tower Circus Pantomime
(From 22nd November – 22nd January)
Jungle Jim’s Play Area
Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Secondary School and College Prices Per Student

Package Prices
Attraction
(1 free adult 1:10 pupils)
Jan to May and Sept to Dec
(excluding 17th – 21st Oct)
June and July
and 17th Oct – 28th October
Additional adults
Blackpool Tower Eye
Blackpool Tower Dungeon
Blackpool Tower Circus
Blackpool Tower Circus Pantomime
(From 22nd November – 22nd January)
Jungle Jim’s Play Area
Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Lessons

Curriculum enrichment lessons last for 1 hour and there are five time slots available:

  • 9:30-10:30, 10:30-11:30, 11:30-12:30, 13:00-14:00 and 14:00-15:00

We have an array of lessons for all ages at each of our attractions.

Take a look at the list of lessons below which include a brief outline of what each lesson consists of. 

Lessons

Please note thats Circus Skills is only available from April - October 

Colleges

We cater for further education institutions with sessions linked to Travel and Tourism, Leisure and Business.

Take a look at the lesson below which has a brief outline of what’s involved.

Lessons

Attractions

Eye

The Blackpool Tower Eye

What better way to captivate your class than a trip to the iconic Blackpool Tower. At The Blackpool Tower Eye with 4D Cinema Experience, school trips will never be the same again! Before embarking on your ascent to The Blackpool Tower Eye, don’t forget to visit the 4D Cinema with amazing sights, smells and special effects! Then embark on the journey to the top of The Blackpool Tower and onto the SkyWalk. Never before have you been able to see so much of Blackpool as you tread across metres of glass... it’s like walking on air!

Make it educational

Key subjects covered on a trip to The Blackpool Tower Eye and 4D Cinema (Key stage 2)

  • Geography
  • Science
  • Numeracy
  • Art and Design
  • History

Make it fun

  • See how many famous landmarks you can spot from The Blackpool Tower Eye – don’t forget to venture to the upper Eye levels!
  • How many pupils can you fit on the SkyWalk at once and who will be brave enough to walk the full length?
  • Special offers for school and academy souvenirs are available in The Blackpool Tower Eye shop.

Make it beneficial

  • FREE teacher inspection visit
  • FREE teacher places
  • Priority entrance
  • FREE resource packs downloadable below
  • Areas available on request for packed lunches
  • Visit lasts approx. 60-90 minutes.

Why not combine your trip to The Blackpool Tower Eye with one of our special tower building Curriculum Enrichment Sessions?

Ballroom

The Blackpool Tower Ballroom

This special place is a hidden gem where your pupils will gaze in awe at an exceptional piece of Victorian architecture. Step onto the dance floor and your class can dance along to the sounds of the mighty Wurlitzer – exactly where Strictly Come Dancing finalists danced only months before! With dance floor-side seating the children will love watching other guests waltz by.

Make it educational

Key subjects that can be covered on a visit to The Blackpool Tower Ballroom (Key stage 1-4)

  • Art and Design
  • Literacy
  • Dance
  • History

Make it fun

  • Learn the steps you’ve seen on Strictly Come Dancing
  • Watch the mighty Wurlitzer rise through the stage floor
  • Exercise in a unique way

Make it beneficial

  • FREE teacher inspection visit
  • FREE teacher places
  • Priority entrance
  • Dedicated balcony area for packed lunches
  • Visit lasts approx 45 - 75 minutes

Why not combine your trip to The Blackpool Tower Ballroom with a 45 minute dancing Curriculum Enrichment lesson with our very own fully-qualified dance teacher who will show you all the moves you'll need to impress? 3 different sessions are available (KS1 - KS4).

Circus

The Blackpool Tower Circus

Set amongst the four legs of The Blackpool Tower, the impressive Circus has wowed audiences since 1894! Perfect for children (and big kids!), clowns Mooky and Mr Booo lead world-class acrobats for a performance which will wow and amaze you… and not to forget the breath-taking water finale! Perfect for your end of term class visits or to tag on after a visit elsewhere, each year you’ll witness different acts ready to impress.

The main season Circus runs from March to November and shows last for 2 hours. Special midday Circus shows in June and July last for 1 hour.

The Blackpool Tower Pantomime – Jack and the Beanstalk runs from 26th November 2016

Pantomime Show Times

The Blackpool Tower Pantomime Show Times
Day Date Time
Saturday 26 November 2.30pm
Sunday 27 November 2.30pm
Monday 28 November No Show
Tuesday 29 November No Show
Wednesday 30 November No Show
Thursday 1 December No Show
Friday 2 December No Show
Saturday 3 December 2.30pm
Sunday 4 December 2.30pm
Monday 5 December No Show
Tuesday* 6 December 12pm
Wednesday* 7 December 12pm
Thursday 8 December No Show
Friday 9 December No Show
Saturday 10 December 1pm / 4pm
Sunday 11 December 2.30pm
Monday 12 December No Show
Tuesday* 13 December 12pm
Wednesday* 14 December 12pm
Thursday 15 December No Show
Friday 16 December No Show
Saturday 17 December 1pm / 4pm
Sunday 18 December 2.30pm
Monday 19 December No Show
Tuesday* 20 December 12pm
Wednesday* 21 December 12pm
Thursday 22 December No Show
Friday 23 December No Show
Saturday 24 December 2.30pm
Sunday 25 December No Show
Monday 26 December 1pm / 4pm
Tuesday 27 December 1pm / 4pm
Wednesday 28 December 1pm / 4pm
Thursday 29 December 1pm / 4pm
Friday 30 December 2.30pm
Saturday 31 December 2.30pm
Sunday 1 January 2017 1pm / 4pm
Monday 2 January 2017 2.30pm
Tuesday 3 January 2017 2.30pm
Wednesday 4 January 2017 2.30pm
Thursday 5 January 2017 2.30pm
Friday 6 January 2017 No Show
Saturday 7 January 2017 2.30pm
Sunday 8 January 2017 2.30pm
Monday 9 January 2017 No Show
Tuesday 10 January 2017 No Show
Wednesday 11 January 2017 No Show
Thursday 12 January 2017 No Show
Friday 13 January 2017 No Show
Saturday 14 January 2017 2.30pm
Sunday 15 January 2017 2.30pm
Monday 16 January 2017 No Show
Tuesday 17 January 2017 No Show
Wednesday 18 January 2017 No Show
Thursday 19 January 2017 No Show
Friday 20 January 2017 No Show
Saturday 21 January 2017 2.30pm
Sunday 22 January 2017 2.30pm

*school shows – limited number of public tickets available

Circus Panto


Make it educational

  • Literacy 

Make it fun

  • Learn Circus Skills first-hand in one of our enrichment lessons
  • Take away posters for your classroom (available on request)

Make it beneficial

  • FREE teacher inspection visit
  • FREE teacher places
  • Priority entrance
  • Reserved seating
  • Use of Circus arena before the show for a space to eat packed lunches
  • Pre-order interval ice-creams at a discounted rate
  • FREE downloadable risk assessment
  • Visit lasts 2.5 hours (1.5 hours for midday summer shows) 

Why not combine your trip to The Blackpool Tower Circus with our History of Circus and Clowns Curriculum Enrichment lesson.

Jungle Jims

Jungle Jim's Indoor Play

Got a class of adventurers to entertain? Time to let the kids discover the amazing Lost City of Jungle Jim’s! They will love exploring the giant adventure playground surrounded by huge Inca Gods. You can watch on in contentment from the Harbourside Café with plenty of seating, as you enjoy time to relax, and they enjoy the playtime of their lives.

Why not reward your pupils' good work, attendance and behaviour with a trip to Jungle Jim's? (maximum height 4' 9'')

Dungeon

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

Take your students on a 60 minute journey through 1,000 years of Lancashire’s murky history, as our full cast of entertaining theatrical actors bring to life hilariously horrifying stories from the depths of Blackpool’s past.

With stunning special effects, authentic sets, witty comedy, a heart-stopping ride and a host of scary surprises lurking in the Dungeon, it’s a unique and fun introduction to a range of classroom subjects including History and Performing Arts.

Bring your class on a school trip to The Blackpool Tower Dungeon and our troupe of experienced, professional actors will take your students on a grisly journey into the town’s most notorious past, It’ll be a lesson they will never forget (minimum 2 adults per group).

Why not combine your trip to The Blackpool Tower Dungeon visit with a Shakespearean spell casting or drama session? (KS2-KS3)

School Resources

For more infomation and resorces on The Blackpool Tower Dungeon click here.

Science Shows

The Blackpool Tower Science Shows
Date/Time Show/Producer Show Outline + Topics Covered Age Range Guide
Mon 13/10/17
10:15 - 11:15
Surprising Science
Matt Pritchard
SHOW BAND C
Can you discover the sneaky scientific secrets behind the surprising illusions? The show will challenge the audience
to think creatively like both a scientist and a magician. The interactive show encourages enquiry and critical thinking,
using magic tricks to inspire students' imaginative engagement with scientific ideas.
Year 1 - 3
Mon 13/03/17
12:00 - 13:00
Special show for sen pupils
Mon 13/03/17
13:45 - 14:45
Year 4 - 7
Tues 14/03/17
10:15 - 11:15
The Science of Everyday Life
Marty Jopson
SHOW BAND A
In this brilliant scientific tour of household science, BBC1 One Show resident scientist, writer, prop- builder and
all-round Science Bloke Dr Marty Jopson addresses conundrums such as: What really makes cakes rise? Why do
soap bubbles burst? And how you get the quartz out of a clock using a hammer?
Year 3 - 5
Tues 14/03/17
13:45 - 14:45
Year 5 -8
Wed 15/03/17
10:15 - 11:15
The Science of Everyday Life
Marty Jopson
SHOW BAND A
Whoops! Our clumsy Fun Scientists have only gone and blown up their hi-tech lab! But they’ve a big show to put
on for hundreds of budding young scientists! What on earth can they do? Don’t worry! With a bit of ingenuity and
some help from the audience, our intrepid Fun Scientists manage to create some extraordinarily entertaining science
from some very everyday materials they manage to find around their house. Expect lots of audience participation,
comedy and some wow-factor moments as sandwich bags explode, washing up bubbles catch fire, toilet rolls fly
into the audience
and lemonade spurts skyward.
Year 1 - 3
Wed 15/03/17
13:30 - 14:45
Year 4 - 7
Thurs 16/03/17
10:15 - 11:30
The Amazing Air Show!
SHOW BAND C
Oh no! The arena is full of gas! But fear not! Our ‘air busters’ team of intrepid Fun Scientists are on hand to analyse
this mystery gas! There’s not much to go on – this gas is invisible, tasteless and odourless but very exciting! This show
is full of wow-factor demonstrations and experiments as our competing ‘air busters’ use equipment and even
children’s toys to explore the different gasses that make up air (and all the fun stuff they can do). They also look at
the role air can play in the production of sounds, the sillier the sounds the better! Expect to be blasted by fog
machines, giant smoke rings and leaf blowers and be amazed as liquids change colour, bubbles bounce, film
canisters explode and things fly through the air! There will also be lots of laughs and fun audience participation
and maybe even a giant Mexican sound wave! We’ll also be defying gravity!
Year 1 - 3
Thurs 16/03/17
13:30 - 14:45
Year 4 - 7
Fri 17/03/17
10:15 - 11:30
Meet Sir Isaac Newton
David Hall
SHOW BAND B
A flamboyant and extraordinary Sir Isaac explodes into the room and within ninety minutes -with the help of intrepid
volunteers and some unforgettable demonstrations - guides his audience through his life and ground-breaking
achievements - with many a squirmingly corny joke along the way!
Year 2 - 6
Fri 17/03/17
13:30 - 15:00
Meet Michael Faraday
David Hall
SHOW BAND B
Meet Britain’s Father of Electricity himself and hear his story - how he rose from humble beginnings to become one
of the most famous Presidents of the Royal Institution - and the story of electricity itself - from its static origins in
Ancient Greece to its amazing impact in the world today.  Spectacular, fun, engaging, and amazing - a truly electrical show!
Year 4 - 8
Pricing
Show Band Stalls
Band A (Tues) £5
Band B (Fri) £4.25
Band C (Mon/Wed/Thurs) £4

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