Attractions we can't wait to visit from May 17th

2 weeks ago Tue 27th Apr 2021

For many of us, getting out and enjoying Blackpool's amazing attractions is a distant feeling. We haven't all had the chance to ride the Big one or see a Turtle up close post lockdown.

We're here to remind you of what you're missing out on. All the Covid related information for each attraction will be linked here too, saving you a job.

Check out our list of some of the great places and things to do in Blackpool.

Blackpool ZooSea lion balancing ball on its nose

You probably haven't had the chance to watch a tiger feed or sea lion boast its tricks in the last 12 months. Fortunately, Blackpool Zoo is already open as its outdoor enclosures are for everyone to see. Come May 17th even will be accessible too as Government guidelines allow. 

There are plenty of things to do within the 32 acres of parkland, the Zoo is home to many exotic animals from across the world that can’t be found just anywhere.

It's also super-safe, with enhanced cleaning regimes and limits to visitor numbers to ensure social distancing, you can count on a good, safe time here. Have a look at Blackpool Zoo's Covid information.

You can catch the service 20 here, it'll bring you right to the entrance too. Plan your journey here.

Stanley Park

Voted the UK's best park in 2019, we can't be the only ones who have missed it. Sandwiched between Blackpool zoo and the centre of Blackpool it's easy to forget the brilliant space and facilities that Stanley park presents.

Containing huge playing fields, tennis courts, a skate park, astroturf pitches, a children’s play area and also the model village. You can also find a trim trail which is great for the kids and a shuttle train that takes you on a journey around the scenic park.

Other facilities include pedal boating, putting, electric cars, trampolines, inflatables, fishing and so much more.

There’s so much to do at this family-friendly park and when restrictions allow, events will be on so that there’s something to keep everyone entertained! With its laid-back atmosphere, the park’s café is a brilliant spot to enjoy lunch or afternoon tea along with treats such as ice cream and cakes which are also on offer.

The best part? It's free to enter!

You can catch the service 18 or 20 to Stanley Park. Plan your journey here.

Blackpool TowerBlackpool tower

It's more than a pretty landmark, it's a fun-filled attraction with plenty of entertainment for both the kids and yourself!

If thrills are what you missed in lockdown, from May 17th you can discover stunning views and experience the SkyWalk viewing platform at the Tower eye, or watch an array of adventurous acts from all around the world in the Blackpool Tower Circus, including Mr Mooky and Mr Boo and their death-defying stunts. 

Prepare for a whole mix of emotions where screams and laughs are to be had at The Blackpool Tower Dungeon which brings together an amazing cast of actors, stages, special effects and an exciting walk where are your senses are put to the test.

The above attractions are open from May 17th with the Tower ballroom and Fifth floor due to open as soon as they can. Keep an eye on their reopening dates here.

The Tower is located in the heart of Blackpool Town, all bus services that stop in town are only a short walk away, alternatively, you can plan your journey here.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

It's a well-known fact that Blackpool Pleasure Beach has some of the UK's best-loved rides. The Big One, The Big Dipper or the Grand National are a few favourites. Nickelodeon land has the kid's covered with fun for all ages and character based rides.

Pleasure Beach needs no introduction, whether you like the thrilling speed, deathly drops or twists and turns this park will have you covered. Now more than ever people want a good time after being cooped up for so long so let the kids go wild and let a few screams of excitement out yourself, as your hanging hundreds of feet in the air waiting to drop at blinding speed on the Ice Blast! 

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has guidelines to follow if you're planning on visiting the park to ensure your and everyone else's safety. See their policies and procedures here before visiting.

You can catch the service 1, 18 or Tram to the Pleasure beach. Plan your journey here.

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours

Two illuminated Heritage Trams run down Blackpool Promenade

Just like they never left, our friends at Blackpool Heritage return on May 29th with both coastal and promenade tours available... for now.

With the hot weather more common we can't think of a better way to enjoy the sunshine than a tour along the Fylde coast in a moving piece of history.

You can even book in advance for the illuminated tram tours for the best seats in the house for Blackpool Illuminations.

As with everything right now, this year, things will be a little different on board as we'll be incorporating a socially distanced experience onboard. Of course, this makes it all the more special as our conductor safely seats you in your pre-booked seats. 

You must book online in advance of your planned trip. Spaces are extremely limited so we suggest booking early to avoid disappointment

Looking for something else to do? Here's lot's of other attractions in Blackpool that you can visit.