Blackpool Veterans Week in a celebration of the United Kingdoms Veterans. Blackpool will host a week of entertainment from Air races, Brass Bands marching, Military Displays, Gala Dinners and Skills Displays.
The Sea Life centre is a great place to enjoy the variety of sea life or learn lots of interesting facts. This Blackpool attraction has lots for all the family to see and do.
Blackpool Illuminations are a yearly event held in late August till early November where 10km of promenade from Squires gate in the south to Bispham in the north are lit with beautiful colored lights. This attracts tourists in their thousands to not only the Illuminations but also to other Blackpool attractions.
The international firework competition is held each year in September, this years the fireworks are launching from the Beach between Central and South Pier. This attracts huge crowds so get a good vantage point early to avoid disappointment.
The Sandcastle Water Park is a great Blackpool attraction for both children and adults alike. It has water slides that defy gravity and propel you uphill!!!!
The Wax Works are one of Blackpool’s oldest attractions, you can brush shoulders with the stars of stage, screen and sporting heroes.
Blackpool Zoo is a brilliant attraction to visit for a day, see the monkeys, the sea lions, and the new pride of 3 new lionesses that have joined the king of the jungle.
Blackpool is fairly unique in still having 3 piers, each of the Blackpool piers has its own character to attract visitors. The North Pier still has a wonderful Victorian character, with its large deck, its traditional end of pier theatre, a beautiful two storey carousel, and the sun pavilion. The Central Pierwith its Big wheel giving great views of the promenade and the beach, and a huge family entertainment center. The South Pier has a great range of traditional and adrenalin inducing rides. From the reverse bungee, the dodgems, to the waltzes and a mirium of side stalls, and traditional stalls selling sweets and snacks it has it all. There is also a great Family bar called the Laughing Donkey which has fun entertainment during the season for the children and adults alike.
Blackpool trams both attract the tourists and serve local residents. The trams run from Starr Gate in the south to Fleetwood some 12 miles away in the north. The Blackpool trams started in September 1885, this was the first electric trams in Britain. Blackpool is the only British Town to maintain its tramways from the first opening in 1885 to the present day. The trams started out as a functional transport system but has now grown to become one of Blackpool attractions in its own right. The trams are an iconic feature of Blackpool, they have appeared on TV quite a few times from the recent rebuild of a historic tram for Channel4’s program Salvage Squad to one of the trams being responsible for the death of Coronation Street’s nasty Alan Bradley. During the Blackpool Illuminations a number of trams are specially lit up. One tram is in the share of a Trawler and another in the shape of a traditional American Train. The American train is currently undergoing restoration and is hoped to be back in service in 2008.
The Dr Who Exhibition was first opened in 1973, it opened in its present location, next to the Sealife Centre, in 2004. The Dr Who Exhibition has 5,500 square feet of exhibition space for all things Dr Who. From Daleks, Sea Devils to Cyber men and all the gadgets the Dr used.
Shopping in Blackpool the new extended Hounds Hill shopping center is now open. Blackpool’s shopping encompasses market stalls, high street names, to the new Debenhams in the recently extended Houndshill Shopping Centre. In South Shore the Waterloo Road shopping area is undergoing a makeover and is due for completion for the summer. A little further a field you could visit Fleetwood maybe via a tram. There you will find a huge indoor market and a designer outlet village.
Go-Karting in Blackpool is served by 3 tracks. An large outdoor track at Starr Gate called Karting 2000. The second track is on the Promenade at North Shore. The smallest can be found at the Pleasure Beach.
Ripleys Believe It Or Not is a exhibition of the odd and unusual. This is located on the promenade at the front of the Pleasure Beach. It has two floors and 8 gallery’s to amaze and mystify you.
Blackpool Climbing Towers are two 20 meter international climbing towers. Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced rock god, you can participate in courses that should enable you to learn to climb.
Penny Farm is a horse lovers paradise. It is a rescue center for approximately 55 horses and ponies and has just been awarded small attraction of the years 2007/08 by Blackpool Council.
Farmer Parr Animals is a wonderful place to see more than 50 species of animals housed in 30,00 square feet of undercover attractions.
Solaris Center is an free environmental awareness attraction, to tell you about recycling, wind turbines, solar power and sustainable power solutions.
Grundy Art Gallery is a great art venue in the heart of Blackpool, hosting exhibition from modern to contemporary works.
Blackpool currently has three Casinos. The Genting casino in the North, the Coral Island casino in central Blackpool and the Grosvenor Casino next to the Sandcastle Water Park.
The Odeon Cinema in Blackpool is a little hidden but can be found in Rigby road just off the Promenade.
Bingo is such a seaside tradition, you cant really go home without at least one game, from the fun games on the prom to the big money at Mecca and Apollo Bingo.
Blackpool Model Village near Blackpool zoo is a great relaxing place to visit.
Blackpool has something for everyone. from the free attractions of Stanley Park, Grundy Art Gallery, Solaris Centre and the Beach to the fun of Blackpool Shows to the amazing shopping experience!