Blackpool is one of the most popular seaside resorts in northwest England and is well-known for offering something for everyone. Whether you are heading for a family fun-filled weekend with a bucket and spade or want to experience everything that the nightlife has got to offer, you will not be disappointed with the things to do in Blackpool.
This eccentric and bustling town has quite the reputation for being just as popular with children as well as the adults, and the things to do in Blackpool really are endless. But with so much to choose from, where do you start?!
Check out our guide of things to do in Blackpool while saving money with NHS discounts. Prepare for your very own seaside extravaganza!
Things To Do in Blackpool
Head to the beach
Of course, no trip to the seaside is complete without a day at the beach. While it may not be as warm as sunny Spain, Blackpool has just as much to offer tourists. Blackpool is one of the best beach resorts in the UK, with plenty of space for you to enjoy sunbathing, playing games and building sandcastles. You can take a dip in the sea and enjoy an ice cream on the sand, sounds perfect, right?
But don’t forget that Blackpool is the only beach resort in Britain that hosts three piers! Go back in time to the Grade II listed North Pier with a two-tier Venetian Carousel, Victorian tea room and penny slot arcades.
The Central Pier is the place to be if you are heading to Blackpool on a family holiday as it has the famous 108ft-high Ferris wheel, which gives you views for miles. Here you will also find the Funhouse Family Bar and arcade games.
Last but by no means least, the South Pier is all about seaside adventures. From go-karting, dodgems, Maxibounce trampolines and waltzers, the entire pier is a mini theme park with plenty for kids of all ages to enjoy.
Explore the promenade
While you are strolling between the piers along Blackpool’s Golden Mile (as it is known locally), you will also find fun activities to visit on the way. The bustling 1.7-mile stretch from the North Pier to the South Pier is the heart of the seaside town and is alive with tourists every month of the year.
From fish and chips shops serving locally caught fish to funfairs and souvenir shops with vibrant coloured sticks of rock, you can enjoy the ultimate British seaside experience.
Also along the exciting and fun-filled stretch, you will find some of Blackpool’s most popular attractions. You can enjoy these for fewer thanks to our NHS Blackpool discounts. See some famous faces for a fraction of the price with our Madame Tussauds Blackpool NHS discount and explore under the sea with a SEA LIFE Blackpool NHS discount to make your experience more affordable.
Take a Trip to Blackpool Tower
The Blackpool Tower is one of the town’s most loved attractions and is a landmark that has become synonymous with the resort. Built in 1894, it was modelled after the Eiffel Tower and stands 518 feet high. You can take a trip up the top of the tower and take in the panoramic views from the 5cm thick glass floor. On a clear day, you can see all the way across the Irish Sea to Liverpool and the Isle of Man.
There are several more attractions inside, including the Dungeons and the Tower Ballroom. Just like the Tower itself, the ballroom is over 100 years old and still attracts dancers from all over the world and is often used as a filming location for Strictly Come Dancing. Whether you want to waltz around the dancefloor or sit back and enjoy the afternoon tea, this beautiful setting is a must-visit place in Blackpool. The Blackpool Tower Circus can also be found within the tower and is the oldest permanent circus arena in the world!
Check out our Blackpool tower NHS discounts and save on your seaside adventures.
Looking for somewhere to stay?
So we know what you are thinking; how am I going to fit all this into one day?! Well, you can stay overnight for less with our NHS discount for Blackpool hotels. Whether you want to stay at the popular Imperial Hotel located on the North Shore or enjoy an entire apartment and hot tub in luxury suites on South Shore, you can save money with Hotels.com and Expedia NHS discounts.
Blackpool is full to the brim of things to do and no matter how long you are going for or who you are heading off with you can enjoy everything that sunny Blackpool has got to offer without breaking the bank.