Perfect family day out. Be sure to pack up some lunch, there are plenty of picnic spots dotted around the whole zoo, our personal favourite is at wolf ridge.
About the Zoo What sets Blackpool Zoo apart from other zoos? Close encounters with animals, excellent facilities for our less able visitors and happy, friendly staff who want to make your visit fun! The zoo stands out in the resort, too, as being an attraction the whole family can visit together…
Fantastic day out for all the family, Blackpool zoo has a huge range of animals as well as soft play area, activities and one on one time with animals. Approx 6 min drive.
“Sandcastle Waterpark Blackpool is the UK’s largest Indoor waterpark. With over 18 slides and plenty of exciting attractions in an 84-degree tropical climate, there is something to entertain the whole family. COVID-19 measures at Sandcastle Waterpark The team at Sandcastle Waterpark have been working hard behind closed doors. New safety measures have been put in place, and these can be viewed below: We recommend that all guests wear face coverings whilst queuing for admission, and on departure from our Changing Village when leaving. Enhanced cleaning regimes are in place throughout our Waterpark including all public areas, Changing Village and on our slides and attractions. Hand sanitisation stations are located throughout the building and Waterpark for you to use. Social distancing measures are in place throughout our building. Increased air ventilation within our Waterpark. All of our team members have received training in COVID-19 measures. Contactless payment systems are in operation including our free Splash Cash facility. Order food at our catering outlets and collect from our Food Collection points. Guests are required to book their visit online, in advance. Perspex screens have been installed at our counter. You can watch their short video below for a further insight: Book your Sandcastle Waterpark tickets here Thrill Seekers The waterpark boasts four more impressive slides that can be accessed with a Hyperzone Wristband. It’s an additional price but well worth it for the thrill seekers in your group. Slides featured include two Aztec themed slides, which launch from high up on the waterpark’s roof, venturing outside and then sweeping back into the building before hitting the water. The first – Montazooma – is a colossal mat slide with 360° loops and back-to-back turns, while the second – Aztec Falls – involves an electrifying pitch-black descent into a giant bowl. Families can add these slides to the list of thrill slides like Masterblaster, the longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide in the world, and Sidewinder, which was the world’s first indoor vertical waterslide. Family Fun There’s plenty to entertain the whole family and those who don’t fancy the bigger thrills: whether it's relaxing in the free-flowing Ushi Gushi Action River or Thunderfall’s long but relatively gentle twisting slides. There’s also the faster pace of the Duelling Dragons, the tranquil Shimmering Shallows and the ever-popular Typhoon Lagoon Wavepool to check out. Younger explorers will love the Caribbean Storm Treehouse, which is an interactive adventure play area with a giant tipping coconut that cascades over 600 gallons of water over unsuspecting victims. The fun doesn’t stop there. Everyone can expend a little energy using the water cannons, mini slides and jets at HMS Thundersplash and Fort Riptide. Extra Tips Cashless Splashcash Wristbands make it easy to pay for food and drinks when inside the waterpark and can be purchased in advance or on the day - this means you can leave your wallet in your locker and is one less thing to worry about! At an additional cost, guests over 18 years old can enjoy Seabreeze Spa, which features a steam room, sauna, salt inhalation room, aromatherapy room, foot spas, ice feature and heated loungers. VIP Tiki Cabana Our new VIP Cabana is perfect for guests looking for an an all-inclusive day out. You’ll enjoy your own private area, which includes a lounge area with TV, plus a separate dining area with lunch for all guests included – all overlooking the rest of the waterpark. You’ll also get to relax in your private hot tub and take refreshments from your fully-stocked bar (which also includes soft drinks!). There’s also a handy private car parking space and admission to all areas of the waterpark including Hyperzone and Sea Breeze Spa (height, weight and age restrictions apply). Our VIP Tiki Cabana is perfect for special occasions, celebrating with friends, or a birthday treat for the whole family. For prices and availability, please call 01253 340700. The Sandcastle Waterpark Team is committed to Guest Service Excellence and Tourism for All. For more information and to book online to guarantee your entry and beat the admission queues, please visit the official Sandcastle Waterpark website.”
“Madame Tussauds Blackpool Madame Tussauds Blackpool offers a celebrity experience unlike any other. Mixing the best of British with international stars, there really is something for everyone. From national treasures to the new kids on the block, you will find hours of fun awaiting you. Book now and start planning your visit, or go all in with our Resort Pass and experience all of Blackpool’s best attractions in one visit. COVID-19 measures at Madame Tussauds On arrival to Madame Tussauds, you will find measures including but are not limited to: Significantly reduced the daily ticketed capacity to allow for effective social distancing. You must pre-book your tickets before visiting You could be required to participate in a non-invasive temperature check upon entry Hand sanitiser stations available Staff members will wear face masks and PPE, where appropriate Enhanced cleaning measures throughout the day, concentrating on high-touch areas Find their full list on how they will keep you safe and book your tickets here. We hope you have a star-studded visit! Striclty Come Dancing Take to the floor and meet the stars of Strictly! Tess and Claudia join judge Craig Revel Horwood in the Brand New Strictly Come Dancing experience only at Madame Tussauds Blackpool! Fans will meet the new Tess and Claudia wax figures and enjoy three new areas of fun, where activities include lifting a replica of the famous glitter ball trophy, busting a move on a Strictly inspired dancefloor and even raising a score paddle from behind a re-creation of the Strictly judges’ desk. Madame Tussauds Blackpool’s Strictly Come Dancing immersive experience offers fans of all ages to chance to add some ballroom brilliance to their visit to the attraction. Be the Hero with Marvel! Burst through the pages of vintage Marvel comic strips and step right into the action with Marvel Heroes. First enter a Jottenheim ice cave and come face to face with Thor. Are you brave enough to lift his hammer? Then fight your way through debris, destruction and chaos in a New York Street and test your strength against the incredible Hulk, before hanging out with Spiderman. Be quick, the Daily Bugle have just arrived to take your photograph together. Finally journey through the Guardians of The Galaxy corridor to the sounds of the 80s. Step into the prison bar and don your uniforms before standing stand side by side Groot and Rocket in a prison line up with a difference! Sporting Hero Academy Enter the Sporting Hero Academy and become immersed in a number of fun physical and mental challenges to test and hone your own heroic skills. Come face to face with the stars of the sporting world including Olympic champion Mo Farah and British Formula 1 Racing Car Driver Lewis Hamilton and learn about their very own dedication to sport. Then test your own credentials as you begin an exciting personal trial using speed, poise, agility, stealth and focus to unleash your inner sporting hero! Who will you meet? Madame Tussauds Blackpool contains a whole host of famous faces for you to visit and pose for a selfie with. We’ve got TV royalty with the likes of Sir Bruce Forsyth, Sir David Attenborough and Ant & Dec, alongside actual royalty in the form of Prince William, The Duchess of Cambridge and Her Majesty The Queen. You will find music giants such as The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Susan Boyle and Michael Jackson and sports stars like Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, Mo Farah, Lewis Hamilton and Tiger Woods. Legendary comedians like Tommy Cooper, The Two Ronnies and Morecambe & Wise mingle with modern-day talent such as Graham Norton, John Bishop, Alan Carr and Russell Brand. There is also a real treat for fans of Coronation Street, as Madame Tussauds Blackpool has created a replica of the iconic Rovers Return. Not only are all your favourite characters such as Ken & Deirdre Barlow, Jack & Vera Duckworth, Bet Lynch and Hilda Ogden found around the bar, it is also a licensed premises so you will be able to take the weight off your feet and enjoy a drink! Visit Madame Tussauds Blackpool today To find yourself face-to-face with these celebrities and more, be sure to plan your trip in advance and leave plenty of time to enjoy everything Madame Tussauds Blackpool has to offer. See below for information about opening times and ticket prices.”
“A beautiful historic theatre and ballroom which hosts many shows. A visit to marvel around the different theatres, indian lounge, spanish hall and Baronial hall is recommended, the Empress ballroom which hosts dance festivals is stunning. Dating back to the 1870s, many greats have played here from Frank Sinatra to Bob dylan to Peter Kay.”
“SEA LIFE Blackpool Showcasing over 1,000 spectacular aquatic creatures across 50 dazzling displays, SEA LIFE Blackpool is sure to excite visitors of all ages. Experience the secrets of the deep sea and examine these spectacular species up close from just £14.50. COVID-19 measures in place at SEA LIFE Blackpool Calling all sea explorers, you can once again get closer to the underwater world at SEA LIFE Blackpool! Since they closed in March, they have been working tirelessly to make sure they welcome you back in the safest way possible. Here are a few of their measures: Significantly reduced the daily ticketed capacity to allow for effective social distancing. You must pre-book your tickets before visiting You could be required to participate in a non-invasive temperature check upon entry Hand sanitiser stations available One way route Staff members will wear face masks and PPE, where appropriate Enhanced cleaning measures throughout the day, concentrating on high-touch areas Have a magical visit at SEA LIFE - the creatures can’t wait to welcome you back. Before you set off, don’t forget to read their full list of COVID-measures and book your tickets in advance here . Four Corners of the World Four Corners of the World will explore four different sets all created around man made wrecks that have been taken over by marine life. Asia, Africa, Europe and America have been represented with famous underwater landmarks such as the Terracotta Warriors being recreated. Visitors will also find information on the many local wrecks off the Fylde Coast such as Nelson’s then flagship HMS Foudroyant famously ran aground and was wrecked in a hurricane-force storm in 1897. Amazing creatures include: Leopard eels, Dwarf fuzzy lionfish, Brittle stars, Spider crabs, Flashlight fish and Mandarin fish who were voted the most beautiful fish in the world plus many more. What can you see? SEA LIFE Blackpool is packed with fascinating creatures. Be sure to visit the huge ocean tank, where a maze of tunnels allows you a unique view of a host of amazing aquatic animals, including tropical sharks. Look out for Boris the Bowmouth Guitar Shark as he swims above you, as this is the best perspective you can get to see how his shape gave this species its name. You might also spot Nobby, the Giant Lobster who keepers believe is over 100 years old! Elsewhere, highlights include Clownfish, Turtles, Rays, Seahorses, Jellyfish and Eels. You can also chart the movements of Flowrider, the Basking Shark fitted with a satellite tracker by SEA LIFE Blackpool. He’s already had quite a year, visiting oceans off the coast of France and Morocco. Where will he end up next? Feeding time For many visitors, the highlight of their visit is seeing these wonderful creatures at feeding time. Watching on as they interact with the keepers is an enthralling sight, so be sure to make a note of each animal’s feeding times in order not to miss out. The ocean tank tends to be visited around 2:30. A Truely Unique Sleep Over Experience a night of oceanic slumber with sharks and tropical fish at our sea bed sleep over. Get your friends and sleeping bags together and enjoy the most incredible night, here under the ocean! £29 per person for a minimum of 35 people - 1 free adult for every 5 children, additional adults/children £25pp Add food/other attractions to make your experience truly unique. Our dedicated events team can tailor the perfect trip for you, simply let them know your needs and they will create you a bespoke package. Snorkelling with Sharks How would you like to come face to fin with SEA LIFE Blackpool’s collection of tropical Sharks? Well, with their Snorkel with Sharks Experience, you can do just that! The experience includes: Behind The Scenes Tour prior to your snorkel Priority admission to SEA LIFE Blackpool for the day 15-minute snorkel with a group of over 20 magnificent sharks – including our impressive Brown Shark, 5 sleek Black Tip Reef Sharks and two Guitar Shovelnose sharks in the Ocean display at 11am / 1pm / 3pm Full instructional briefing and orientation by trained Aquarists All equipment including snorkel gear and wetsuits You don’t need to have any previous diving experience, as all instructions will be given by SEA LIFE Blackpool’s experienced divers on the day. The Snorkelling with Sharks Experience is available every day (excluding Monday and Friday) at 11am / 1pm / 3pm. The maximum number of people per dive is 4. The experience lasts a total of 90 minutes. Spectator tickets are available at £25.00 per person. Please note that guests are required to arrive one full hour before the allocated snorkel time 10am for the 11am dive/ 12pm for the 1pm dive and 2pm for the 3pm dive. Plan your visit SEA LIFE Blackpool is open 7 days a week, every day of the year (except Christmas Day). See below for further information on ticket prices and directions.”