As a seaside resort Blackpool offers a huge array of entertainment, including the Tower with five attractions that incorporate a circus, the Dungeon, a huge play gym, a 4D cinema experience and the world-famous ballroom. Visitors with a head for heights can take an exhilarating lift ride right to the top where, as might be expected, the views over the Irish Sea are sensational.
Fans of white-knuckle rides can head for the Pleasure Beach for rollercoaster rides of a lifetime, including the iconic Pepsi Max Big One. Water lovers can get a taste of more thrills at Sandcastle Waterpark, which boasts the longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide in the world.
A more sedate time can be had at Blackpool Zoo. With 32 acres of park and spacious natural enclosures there are opportunities to see over 1,000 animals, from birds and mammals to reptiles and invertebrates.
Being by the sea means that an obvious attraction will be marine related, and SEA LIFE Blackpool does the job. There are over 50 fascinating displays showcasing the underwater world and with over 1,000 aquatic creatures visitors can get up close with sharks, turtles, colourful reef fish, sea horses and rays.