Things to do in Blackpool

Our most recommended things to do in Blackpool

Blackpool: Madame Tussauds Entry Ticket

1. Blackpool: Madame Tussauds Entry Ticket

Burst through the pages of vintage Marvel comic strips and step right into the action with the brand new Marvel Super Heroes area. Find out if you are as strong as the Hulk, or as mighty as Thor. Lift off with Iron Man, swing by Spiderman and meet Rocket and Groot.  Families can meet the thirteenth Doctor Who and use the doctor’s powerful Sonic Screwdriver. Wander through the dark forest to unveil the Tardis. Meet the sporting heroes at the Sporting Heroes Academy.  Get a selfie with Ariana Grande in the music zone or explore the solar system with much-loved scientist Professor Brian Cox. Why not stop off for a drink in the Rovers Return with some of Coronation Street’s greats, including Jack and Vera Duckworth and glamorous barmaid Michelle Connor. See all of these characters and more at Madame Tussauds.

Blackpool: Zoo Admission Ticket

2. Blackpool: Zoo Admission Ticket

Admire the animal kingdom in all its variety with a day ticket to Blackpool Zoo. Set in spacious, mature parkland, with a full schedule of talks and feeds, the zoo offers a huge diversity of inhabitants and activities. Visit sea lion displays, join a dinosaur safari or observe tranquil red pandas. Learn all about animals past and present on your journey around the zoo. Start by visiting a prehistoric world at a detailed dinosaur exhibit set around an erupting volcano. Sound effects and thousands of authentic living plants and trees bring the dinosaurs' world vividly to life. Another highlight is Project Elephant Base Camp. A huge outdoor space with grass paddocks, a sand area and a large, deep pool offers the latest handling facilities to ensure the highest standards of care and welfare for its residents, a herd of Asian elephants. The zoo also runs daily sea lion shows, hosts a large family of gorillas and orangutans and has multiple walk through exhibits, where you can get up close to lemurs, wallabies and birds. With new babies arriving year-round and a rich schedule of talks, feeds and demonstrations, Blackpool Zoo is full of opportunities to learn about animals, conservation and research.

Blackpool: Tower Eye Entry Ticket

3. Blackpool: Tower Eye Entry Ticket

Discover the iconic Tower Eye which towers above this iconic seaside city - an unmissable attraction when visiting Blackpool. Begin your journey with a visit to the incredible 4D cinema experience. Let the special sensory effects and incredible filming bring the history of The Blackpool Tower to life for you at 380ft. If you're feeling brave, walk out onto the 5 cm thick glass floor to ceiling viewing SkyWalk platform. At the end of your visit, relax and enjoy a drink at the fabulous Bar 380. Take in the best views in the house across the North West of England from the top of the iconic Blackpool Tower.

Blackpool: Peter Rabbit ™ Explore and Play Entry Ticket

4. Blackpool: Peter Rabbit ™ Explore and Play Entry Ticket

You’ll need to think like a rabbit, move like a rabbit and deploy rabbit-like senses! There’s a whole burrow-full of creativity to enjoy. Complete the challenges and earn badges. See if you have the skills to join the secret treehouse club! You’ll also meet, greet and ‘high-paw’ with Peter himself – in a bumper bunny day out!

Blackpool: Blackpool Tower Circus Entrance Ticket

5. Blackpool: Blackpool Tower Circus Entrance Ticket

The Blackpool Tower Circus has been wowing audiences since 1894. Today, a mix of death-defying stunts, comedic capers, and phenomenal performances from talented entertainers combine to create an unmissable show that's perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Join the famous clowns Mooky and Mr. Boo and get ready to laugh your socks off with the slapstick comedy and side-splitting routines or fun. If you're after the ultimate family show, the Blackpool Tower Circus is a must.

Blackpool BIG Ticket: 6-Attraction Pass

6. Blackpool BIG Ticket: 6-Attraction Pass

Start your journey from the heights of The Blackpool Tower Eye with its breathtaking SkyWalk, 4D cinema, and stylish Bar 380, taking in the views of the North West at 380 feet. Then, explore the ocean depths at SEA LIFE Blackpool, with over 2,500 creatures including tropical sharks, beautiful starfish, rays, and seahorses. Continue to the famous fun world of Madame Tussauds Blackpool, bursting through the ages of vintage Marvel comic strips and coming face to face with Thor.  Travel down Blackpool’s promenade to brave The Blackpool Tower Dungeon and learn about the 1,000 years of murky history on a unique one-hour thrill-filled journey. Finally, return to the iconic Blackpool Tower and take a spin on the dance floor of the stylish Blackpool Tower Ballroom and visit the infamous Blackpool Tower Circus to witness jaw-dropping stunts from amazing acrobats.

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What people are saying about Blackpool

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 137 reviews

Absolutely brilliant experience. Great to see so many people dancing. Organist a proper grinder. However, we will never return to Blackpool due to the absolutely stupid cost of public transport.

Me and my family had an amazing time at the dungeons,so much fun,and the stories of the old time were amazing, would highly recommend, absolutely brilliant

It was a really good experience and had a brilliant time well worth the money I would highly recommend

Great entertainment for all the family.. well organised. A must see if visiting Blackpool

Circus was great, though difficult to hear everything depending where you are sat.