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Exciting attractions for all ages

With The Grosvenor as your base, you can explore all the wonderful things that Blackpool has that will entertain everyone - both young and old. Probably the most famous attraction is Blackpool Tower and Circus which can provide a whole days worth of fun for all. Dare you take 'The Walk'?

Blackpool's very own Zoo has a wide and varied menagerie of both the exotic and the unusual and is also a not to be missed attraction. There is also Dinosaur World alongside. A walk along the Promenade is also something all will enjoy. Not only are there numerous shops and stalls but there are also the three piers - North, Central and South. Heading South from the latter you will find numerous works of art to look and listen to.

The Blackpool Tower

518 ft of fun for all the family. Over the coming months there are going to be some extremely exciting developments to Blackpool’s top attraction. But while these are going on there’s still plenty to do!

Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo is a fantastic fun day out for the whole family and top of the list for things to see and do in Blackpool and Lancashire. The Zoo has over 1500 animals, and is a great value for money family day out.

The Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre is an 1100-seat theatre designed by Frank Matcham in 1894. This amazing space is a wonder of restoration and revival, presenting a full range of every performing artform, as Blackpool’s community theatre, Lancashire’s preferred opera house and Britain’s National Theatre of Variety.

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Blackpool is opening right on the Promenade in Spring 2011, and you’re invited! Step onto the red carpet and mingle with your favourite TV stars, then go to the locker room and meet your favourite sports stars getting ready for their next game.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach Theme Park / Amusement Park, Blackpool is Britain’s top, tourist attraction. It lies in 42 acres, started with just one ride in 1896, and celebrated its Centenary in 1996.
There’s something for everyone at Pleasure Beach Theme Park / Amusement Park, Blackpool. There are over 125 rides and attractions.

Sandcastle Waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark is one of Blackpool’s leading tourist attractions. The Waterpark features over 18 slides and attractions including water slides, fun pools, wave machine, lazy river, water chutes, burger bars, snack bars, arcades, swim shop and much much more.

The Winter Gardens

The Winter Gardens is a unique venue, offering one of the largest theatre stages in the country, the Empress Ballroom home to the World’s largest Dance Festivals.

A number of smaller rooms set off the venue including the Spanish Hall, with its Andalucian Village lining the roof, the wood panelled Baronial Hall, perfect for Medieval Banquets.

Viva Blackpool

The Vegas Venue in the Heart of Blackpool

We are a multi-purpose ‘Vegas Style’ venue boasting 3 amazing rooms including our Cabaret Theatre, ‘The Round Room’ VIP style bar and comedy club and ‘The Festival Suite’ which is an indoor marquee style wedding and functions space also hosting year round Family Show performances.

Our award winning venue hosts year round shows, entertainment and events which can also be used for private functions and parties

Funny Girls

Funny Girls, is an utterly unique and unforgettable experience. Few experiences in recent years have created so much amazement and wonderment as this, creating a window into a magical world of entertainment.

The show with no equal – in a venue like no other!

Sealife Centre

Showcasing more than 50 dazzling displays and more than 2,000 spectacular aquatic creatures including tropical sharks, colourful reef fish, octopus, rays and sea horses, SEA LIFE Blackpool is the perfect way to experience the wonders of underwater life without getting wet!

Farmer Parrs

If Ewe Like Animals, Ewe’ll Love Farmer Parrs.
Gallop on over for a MOO-vellous Family Day Out!

A fab-ewe-lous animal farm with a museum, cafe & gift shop. Plus outdoor play areas, indoor picnic/bouncy castle barn & indoor animal barns too. So there’s plenty to do come rain or shine!

Ripleys Believe it or Not

Discover a unique collection of strange, unusual and extraordinary exhibits as you journey through 8 themed galleries, across 2 floors. Our Believe It or Not Odditoriums showcase the eclectically bizarre collection of Robert Ripley. We have carried on Ripley’s tradition of scouring the globe for the world’s most unbelievable exhibits.

Blackpool Model Village

There are 100’s of creative village scenes that will spark your imagination to life as you wander around our beautiful gardens, along the walkways. Follow the quiz and don’t miss any of them.

Marvel at the many hand crafted models and figures that represent life’s rich tapestry and step back in time to those bygone days when life seemed to move at a slower pace, from a Scottish Castle, protected by its ranks of Guardsmen to a tranquil Cornish fishing village. From thatched cottages hidden away and a Tudor village whos diminutive residents enjoy a cricket match on the village green. Many new buildings are added yearly along with a working train running through the shopping centre of the main village another in front of the shambles′ and a model railway featuring Thomas Annie & Clarabel!

North Pier

Opened on 21 May 1863 the North Pier is the oldest and longest of Blackpool’s three piers.  It cost £11, 740 to build and was opened by Mayor Preston.  It is a Grade II listed building and is the oldest surviving pier designed and created by Eugenius Birch.

The pier was damaged in 1867 by wreckage from Nelson’s former flagship, the Foudroyant which had been moored off the pier for an exhibition.  In the 1870’s the pier-head was enlarged and the Indian Pavilion and bandstand were built.  There were futher ship collisions with the pier in 1892 and 1897.

The Indian Pavailion was destroyed by fire in 1921, but a new pavilion was built, unfortunately also destroyed by fire in 1938.

The pier today is home to the magnificent traditional carousel ride, carousel bar, the sun lounge, it even has it’s own little tram which can transport you to the end of the pier.

Central Pier

Blackpool’s Central Pier home to the Big Wheel, Pirates Bay and the number 1 tribute show Kings and Queen.

Situated right in the very heart of Blackpool Central Pier has something for everyone.  With rides galore, game stalls, cafes and arcades you’ll never get bored.

When the pier was opened on 30 May 1868, it was 503 yards in length, 131 yards of which was a landing jetty for use at low tide. The first manager of the pier was Robert Bickerstaffe, coxswain of the first Blackpool lifeboat. Blackpool’s lifeboat station is located next to Central Pier.

The pier has suffered relatively little damage save for fires in 1964 and 1973 which gutted the theatre buildings. The main structural alterations have been the removal of the obsolete 131 yards (120 m) low tide jetty in 1975 and the construction of the Ferris wheel in 1990. The addition of the wheel required the midsection of the pier to be strengthened to cope with the extra weight.

South Pier

The Blackpool South Shore Pier & Pavilion Co. Ltd. was registered in November 1890 and work began to build the pier in 1892. It was constructed, at a total cost of £50,000, using a different method than that used for North and Central piers, the Worthington Screwpile System. It opened, with a choir, two brass bands and an orchestra on Good Friday, 1893. The 3,000 capacity Grand Pavilion opened on 20 May. At 163 yards (149 m) long, it was the shortest of the three piers, and had 36 shops, a bandstand, an ice-cream vendor and a photograph stall. It was built shorter and wider than North and Central piers to accommodate pavilion.

Today South Pier is home to Games Stalls, cafes, shops and kiosks as well as the Laughing Donkey Family Bar.  It’s also home to Adrenalin Zone which includes Sky Screamer and Sky Coaster, dare you ride them?

Peter Rabbit

Hop into the oversized world of Peter Rabbit™: Explore and Play

The new interactive multi-sensory family attraction based on the beloved award-winning animated TV series.

A 45-minute long adventure, use your rabbit-like skills and complete challenges which are located in themed zones throughout the exciting world to see if you’ve got what it takes to join the Secret Treehouse Club!

Please note you must have a child in your party to visit Peter Rabbit™: Explore and Play.

Hole in the Wand

The Hole in the Wand Wizard Golf on the promenade next to Blackpool Tower and take on nine magical golf holes.

At the end of your adventure you will find out if you have the magical powers of a Serpent, Basilisk, Unicorn or Wizard and every player will receive a magic potion gift to take home worth £3.29

After a magical nine hole adventure you will end up in our Wizard Tavern with a chance to meet Grobblenook the Gargoyle and enjoy a delicious potion with poisonous options for grown up spell makers.

Wizard golf with a potion drink for every player is available from just £6.99 per person and you can book now by clicking here. Minimum age is 3 years old and the maximum group size is six Wizards with wands.


Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is returning this October half-term with extraordinary free entertainment.

The programme, which will run from October 20-28, features a spectacular mix of extraordinary light installations, live performance and 3D projection shows.

The festival, which is free to access and staged across a range of indoor and outdoor venues.

It will be complemented by the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations.

Christmas by the Sea

This winter, Blackpool’s Tower Festival Headland will be transformed once again into a breath-taking festive village complete with outdoor skating rink, simulated snowfalls, log cabins, larger-than-life light installations, magical light projection shows and festive-themed fairground.

Wrap up warm, grab a tasty sweet treat or gift from our charming cabins and spend an evening discovering all what’s on offer in this unmissable outdoor experience.

Stanley Park

Blackpool’s jewel in the crown, voted the best UK’s best park twice in three years it’s easy to see why.

The Grade II listed park is spread out of 390 acres opening in 1926 it’s easy to see why Stanley Park was voted the best.

Stanley Park is a leafy escape from the noise and hectic way of life in Blackpool, take a steady walk around the lake and watch the local wildlife entertain you or just while away the hours meandering through the Italian Gardens or the memorial garden, find a shady spot under one of the many different species of tree and just relax or if you fancy it you could always take out one of the motor boats for a sail round the lake.

Lowther Gardens

Situated near the Green and front of Lytham, Lowther Gardens were laid out in 1873 by Lytham Squire John Talbot Clifton and were given to the town of Lytham in 1905.

The gardens are the oldest in Lytham St Annes and have changed over the years, tennis courts, play area and sports pavillion have all be added.  The bowling greens have been improved along with the beautiful herbaceous border.

This beautiful leafy park is a must for anyone to visit.  The gorgeous Lily pond is awash with pink and white Lillies through the latter summer months.  The landscaped gardens are full of wildlife, birds and butterflies just waiting to be discovered.

Lytham Windmill

Lytham windmill has stood on the green since 1805 when it was built by the Squire of Lytham.

The original design of the windmill did not have the plinth around the bottom, this was added some 10 years later as a way of stopping people and animals getting too close to the sails.  It also helped the miller to adjust the cap and the sailcloths.

Many improvements and renovations have been made to the windmill over the years and it has had many uses in the past including an electricty board sub station, now it is used as a museum.

Why not take a look if you’re in Lytham.

Heritage Trams

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours invite you to enjoy an experience like no other as you take a ride along the world famous Blackpool Tramway aboard a piece of moving history!

The Blackpool Tramway now has a fleet of modern low-floor trams to quickly and efficiently transport thousands of people every day. However, the best of the iconic and original Heritage Trams, many of which are over 80 years old, have been retained and superbly restored, and these are available to offer you a traditional tram ride along Blackpool’s famous coastline. Nowhere else in the UK can you still ride on a Heritage Tram on the line for which it was originally built – making your journey with us a totally unique experience!

Our Heritage Trams run most weekends throughout the year, daily during most UK school holidays and, of course, operate our famous Autumn Illumination Tours. Along with our Heritage Buses, the trams are also available for hire to help you celebrate your special occasion. So, whether you want to hire a tram, join us for one of our regular events or just enjoy a very special ride along Blackpool’s Promenade, we have something to offer for everyone


Welcome to Showtown – The museum of fun and entertainment.

We‘re Blackpool’s brand new all-singing, all-dancing museum for the whole family. We’re not open just yet, however tickets are now available to book for 2024!

On the Prom, bang in the middle of Blackpool, Showtown will be a new attraction that captures the spirit of our amazing town.

Get up close with the entertainers who put Blackpool on the map. The comedians, dancers, acrobats and characters who turned our resort into the home of show business.

We can’t wait to throw open our doors on Friday 15 March, 2024.

Bang in the middle of Blackpool, our museum is an immersive experience that captures the spirit of this amazing town and will make you see it in a whole new light. Get up close with the entertainers who put Blackpool on the map – the comedians, dancers, acrobats, performers and larger-than-life characters who turned a seaside resort into the home of show business. Get on the dance floor, smell the sawdust, discover the backstage secrets – whether you’re a fun-seeker or future star performer.

And, if you are curious to find out more then our History Centre is a living archive through which everyone can discover the untold stories of the town and its people. Behind the scences our team are busy collecting, researching and sharing proof of what makes this town unique.

Most of all everyone is welcome to take part. Share your stories or participate in talks, tours, fun activities, useful courses, learning opportunities and academic study.

The Gruffalo Clubhouse

Run wild in the world of your favourite stories

Join The Gruffalo and Friends on their brand new adventure! Burst through the pages of your favourite stories into a magical place of imagination, creativity, discovery and play.

Adapted from some of the UK’s most loved children’s stories by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, your little adventure-seekers will come face to face with beloved characters from The Gruffalo, Zog, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom and more…

With 6 captivating and immersive zones, this play experience is enjoyable for all children under 10 years old.

Penny Farm

We are an international charity whose values are grounded in pragmatism and compassion that strives to support and improve the horse-human relationship in all of its guises.

World Horse Welfare’s vision is a world where every horse is treated with respect, compassion and understanding.

Our Vision

World Horse Welfare’s vision is a world where every horse is treated with respect, compassion and understanding.

Our Mission

Our mission is to work with horses, horse owners, communities, organisations and governments to improve welfare standards and stamp out suffering in the UK and worldwide.

Our Values

In everything we do, we aim to be:

  • Realistic in our approach, focusing on the practical to achieve what is possible now while mindful of the future
  • Compassionate in our attitudes, behaviour and decision-making
  • Forward-thinking in anticipating challenge and change, always seeking new ways of being more effective

Ashton Gardens

Ashton Gardens is an attractive, 10 acre park, full of lovely planting and modern amenities. It’s right at the heart of St Annes. Find it at 5 St Georges Road, St Annes, FY8 2AE

The gardens welcomes visitors and residents to enjoy the landscaping, plants, trees and flowers. It’s a lovely town centre park, not far from the seafront too. A place for play, solitude, events and community life for locals and visitors.

The gardens are beautifully restored and very well maintained. When you’re next at St Annes it’s well worth a walk through its magnificent gates to have a look around.