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The Rowan Hotel

8 Empress Drive

North Shore

Blackpool

FY2 9SE

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Blackpool Attractions






Blackpool Sea Life Centre


Blackpool Beach

Miles of unspoilt sandy beaches treat Blackpool's millions of visitors to the perfect stroll, impromptu family games, a great British picnic, or building a sandcastle - whatever your age!

Blackpool is the only British holiday resort to have three fabulous piers - North, Central and South. The star-studded  piers along Blackpool's famous Golden Mile offer countless hours of thrills, spills and laughter

Open Daily - Admission Free.

Blackpool Tower

The Blackpool Tower was built in 1894 and is 518 feet tall. Home to five amazing attractions, it’s also filled with incredible unique architecture including bespoke Burmantoft terracotta glazed panels and magnificent designs by Frank  Matcham.




The five attractions at The Blackpool Tower:

The Blackpool Tower Eye and 4D Cinema Experience - visitors will be blown away with Blackpool’s first ever 4D Cinema experience which takes them on a trip down memory lane and explores the history of the iconic seaside town. They’re then taken on an exhilarating lift ride to the top where visitors will be faced with a sensational viewing experience with a floor to ceiling glass observation window, providing magnificent views out to the Irish Sea.

 The Blackpool Tower Ballroom – one of the world’s most magnificent ballrooms, The Blackpool Tower Ballroom, designed by renowned Victorian architect Frank Matcham, is a sight to behold. Breath taking in its splendour, daily tea dances, fabulous events and wonderful music keep this world class venue an amazing experience for both old and young visitors alike.

 The Blackpool Tower Dungeon – situated deep in the belly of the Tower is a hilarious 70 minute, actor-led show. The expert performers and storytellers will have visitors in stitches with their tales of plague, torture and witches.

 The Blackpool Tower Circus - is one of the finest examples of a Victorian circus in the world. Situated amidst the legs of the Blackpool Tower itself, the Blackpool Tower Circus showcases some of the best circus performers from around the globe, entertaining the crowds with fantastic acrobatic feats and hilarious clowning capers. The show features the famous grand water finale dating back to 1894 where the circus ring is submerged in 40,000 gallons of water.

 Jungle Jim’s -a fantastic indoor soft play centre themed around a lost Aztec City, it’s the perfect place for kids to let off steam and enjoy a fun and safe environment within the Blackpool Tower.










Whether it’s white knuckle roller coasters, the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land, family fun or spectacular shows there’s something for everyone at Britain’s favourite amusement park.

Experience the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land a 6 acre area of Pleasure Beach  loaded with 12 rides, a Nickelodeon shop, fun game stalls, a restaurant and home to a whole host of famous Nickelodeon characters.

After all the fun on Nickelodeon Land there’s a whole host of rides including Pleasure Beach’s tallest roller coaster The Big One, hold your breath as you ride Infusion the UK’s only suspended coaster completely over water, plus  lots more!

WOW Weekends - Weekends during February and March

Get ready for half price weekends at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in 2015!

The UK’s *number one amusement park opens for weekends for an exciting new season on February 7th with all wristbands just £15 when booked online in advance at www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com

For £15 you can experience all the thrills of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, from the steel mega coaster of the Big One, the twists and turns of the amazing Infusion to the more sedate surroundings of the River Caves, there’s something for everyone at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. It is home to the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land and the world’s first Wallace & Gromit ride, Thrill-O-Matic.

Beat the winter blues at Blackpool Pleasure Beach where all wristbands will be £15 for every Saturday and Sunday up to March 22nd. And there is also the chance to get direct entrance to the park by passing the Ticket Centre with our priority entrance option for just £5 for guests wanting to have their wristbands posted to them before their visit.

Join the fun down at Nickelodeon Land and meet all your favorite Nickelodeon characters. Meet and greet SpongeBob and Dora the Explorer, have a ride on SpongeBob’s Splash Bash or take a ride on the Bikini Bottom Bus Tour. Take a browse around the UK’s only Nick shop and pick up some fabulous Nickelodeon goodies!

Blackpool Pleasure Beach




Ticket Prices

1. Adult (Online) From: £19.99

2. Junior (Online) From: £15.99

3. Adult (Gate Price) £29.99

4. Junior (Gate Price) £26.99

5. Family of 3 (Online) From: £54.00

6. Family of 3 (Gate) From: £70.50

7. Pleasure Beach Pass £6.00

Opening Times

Monday 10:00 - 18:00

Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00

Thursday 10:00 - 18:00

Friday 10:00 - 18:00

Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1EZ

0871 222 1234

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Please check website for specific opening times. www.theblackpooltower.com

Ticket Prices:      Adult £30       Child £23.60

Blackpool Zoo

East Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 8PP

01253 830830

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Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket £16.50

Child Ticket £12.50

Concession £14.50

2 Adults & 2 Children £51.50

2 Adults, 3 Children £61.50

Last admission is 45 minutes before the zoo closes.

Closed on Christmas Day

Are you looking for an outdoor attraction with loads of fun for the family?  Then look no further.  The multi award-winning Blackpool Zoo has it all!  Located only five minutes from Junction 4 of the M55 motorway, the Zoo is situated in 32 acres of spacious, mature parkland with lakes, waterfalls and traditional English woodland.  All your favourites are here – big cats, elephants, giraffes, gorillas, orang-utans and, of course, “Blue Peter” TV stars, the sealions.


The animals reside in large, natural enclosures and Blackpool Zoo’s aim is to make sure you get as close as possible to all the species, however large or small.  You can hold Colin the cockroach in Creepy Crawly Corner, meet a monkey in Amazonia, stroke a giant rabbit in the Children’s Farm or hop alongside a kangaroo in Wallaby Walkabout.  There really is something for everyone at Blackpool Zoo.


Blackpool Zoo’s restaurant and cafe cater for all tastes and pockets with a wide variety of meals, fast food and snacks, and they now proudly serve Starbucks. Souvenirs abound in the retail outlets from pocket money items to life-like soft toy animals.


Check out the website or become a fan on Facebook or Twitter.


Be wild on your holiday – come to Blackpool Zoo!

Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 5AA

0845 423 2110

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Open daily from 10am but closing times may vary. Please see website for daily closing times.

Ticket Price

Adult Ticket £16.95

Child Ticket £13.95

New for 2013, Meet the World's Largest Crab!


Big Daddy is the name Blackpool Sea Life Centre has given to a real deep-sea giant. The nine-foot Japanese Spider Crab is easily Britain’s biggest crab and now you can see him for yourself!

Showcasing more than 50 dazzling displays and more than 1,000 spectacular aquatic creatures including tropical sharks, colourful reef fish, turtles, rays and sea horses; SEA LIFE Blackpool is the perfect way to experience the wonders of underwater life without getting wet!


Whether you are a shark lover, seahorse fanatic or a clownfish groupie, at SEA LIFE Blackpool you can make up your mind and see them all - from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. And you’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before.


A highlight for every visitor at SEA LIFE Blackpool is undoubtedly the mighty ocean tank, teeming with tropical sharks and colourful reef fish. From the amazing vantage of a walkthrough underwater tunnel it is easy to imagine it is you…rather than the fish…on display!


Blackpool SEA LIFE is open seven days a week from 10am daily except Christmas Day.


Snorkelling with Sharks


Come face to fin with some of the most amazing creatures of the deep as you snorkel amongst an array of sharks in SEA LIFE Blackpool's dramatic Ocean display.


The SEA LIFE Blackpool Snorkel with Sharks 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 11.00am / 13.00pm / 15.00pm

Full instructional briefing and orientation by trained Aquarists

All equipment including snorkel gear and wet suits

Absolutely no diving experience* is required and all the instruction needed will be given by the SEA LIFE Blackpool's experienced Aquarists.


The Snorkelling with Sharks Experience is available every day (excluding Monday and Friday) at 11.00am / 13.00pm / 15.00pm. The maximum number of people per dive is 4 people.


The experience lasts a total of one hour and 30 minutes. Spectator tickets are available at £25.00 per person. Please note that guests are required to arrive one full hour before your allocated snorkel time 10.00am for 11.00am dive/ 12.00pm for 13.00pm dive / 14.00pm for 15.00pm dive.