It's more than a Tram

2 months ago Fri 18th Mar 2022

11 miles of track crossing 4 different towns, from Blackpool’s tourist spots to the quieter Cleveleys, Bispham and Fishing Town of Fleetwood, our tramway sees it all. Considering you can explore the full length of the Flyde Coast’s seaside for only £2.60, make a day out of what’s right at your doorstep. It doesn’t have to be costly either, with plenty of landmarks to see and space for walks and exercise.

South Shore Promenade

You’ll find cyclists, dog walkers and joggers on this section of the promenade, for good reason too. Away from busy Blackpool Central, this area is ideal for stretching your legs with the sea over your shoulder. You'll also find the South Promenade artwork trail here. An outdoor art gallery to reflect Blackpool's history and character with different pieces of unique artwork like the Mirrorball and Glam rocks.

Hop off the tram at Harrow Place to access this section of the promenade. Here's the tram timetable.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach & Sandcastle Water Park

For something more thrilling, the Pleasure Beach and Sandcastle will tick those boxes. Bring your swimming gear for big splashes at Sandcastle Water Park. Relax in the spa or experience the 18 different slides and attractions in a tropical environment. Bring an extra pair of pants for Blackpool Pleasure Beach, filled with death-defying rides designed to turn you inside out! Aside from its wide range of unique roller coasters, the theme park hosts loads of events at their different venues on site. There’s definitely something to keep everyone occupied for the day at both attractions.

Hop off your tram at the Pleasure Beach stop to be right outside both Attractions. Here's the tram timetable.

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Adventure gold at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Adventure Golf

Tackle a mega mini-golf course in the north of Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Jump over rivers and smash balls through tunnels to hit that hole-in-one at this family-friendly adventure.

Again, just hop off the tram at Pleasure Beach and walk north to get here. Here's the tram timetable.

Blackpool Piers

Three iconic piers with different entertainment on each. South Pier is the first you’ll come across, Win big at the indoor arcade before enjoying a cuppa at the café. Central pier is well known for its exhilarating rides like the Big Wheel and Waltzer, take a bit of Blackpool Home with you at the game stalls for a chance to win. The north pier is a little more laid back. Enjoy a drink at the Bloom, Carousel or Merrie England bar, you’re spoilt for choice along this pier whilst soaking up the great seaside views.

To get to any of these piers, just get off the tram stop with the corresponding name! (South, Central or North pierHere's the tram timetable.

Notarianni Ices

If you find yourself near the Waterloo Road tram stop on a good day. Take a pit stop at the highly-rated Ice cream shop Notarianni Ices. A family-owned business serving iconic Sundaes, ice creams and milkshakes!

If you hop off your tram at Waterloo Road, just cross the road to find the Ice cream parlour on the corner of Waterloo Road. Here's the tram timetable.

 

Blackpool Tower & the Comedy Carpet

Seeing the tower from the outside is a spectacle by itself but it's what’s on the inside that counts right? Get the best views of the coast from the Tower Eye (If you don’t mind the height) or check out the lifelike Waxworks at the famous Madame Tussauds. Mooky and Mr boo will deliver some death-defying stunts in the Tower Circus and a collection of special effects and theatrical actors will have you crying tears of laughter and some of fear in the Tower Dungeon. 

After you’ve had your fun at the Tower, go outside on the Comedy Carpet to take a stroll over some true British comedy where this flat space is filled with jokes from over 850 different writers. This is also a really nice social setting with seating nearby, the Tower behind you and the sunset over the sea.

Get off your tram at The Tower stop. Don't worry you won't need to walk far from here! Here's the tram timetable.

Entrance Gates to Jubilee Gardens

Jubilee Gardens

Hidden between Gynn Square and the sea, this cosy walk path is discreet from the road and provides a perfect space to take a walk. The gardens are well looked after too, sitting just off the rocky cliffs of the prom, separating you from the general promenade area.

Hop off your tram at Gynn Square to get to Jubilee Gardens. Here's the tram timetable.

 

Formula Kart

It seems this list is great for thrill-seekers and Formula Kart is another to add to the list. Race your friends at Blackpool’s longest, largest and fastest go-karting circuit. The 750m track will let you accelerate to speeds over 60MPH as you dart head-to-head to beat your rivals. Great for events or just a big day out, you can access Formula Kart by alighting your Tram at the Cabin stop.

Find out more on Formula Kart here. Here's the tram timetable.

 

Anchorsholme Beach

This long stretch of prom is ideal for quieter walks by the sea, there’s plenty of parking space with views. Grab an ice cream and watch the waves. You can walk north towards Cleveleys beach from here and explore the edge of the sea when the tide is away. Hop off your tram at the Little Bispham stop and follow Prince’s way to access the beach. Here's the tram timetable.

 

King Georges Playing Fields

Situated just off Broadwater, these big fields present loads of spaces for dog walkers and any sports activity you can think of when main event sports games aren't taking place.

Get off your tram at Broadwater to access the fields. Here's the tram timetable.

Cleveleys sea front

 

Cleveleys 

Fit with a Vue cinema, Bowling, markets and more, plan an afternoon in Cleveleys or just head up to explore the peaceful seaside town.

Alight your tram at the Cleveleys Tram stop, situated in the heart of the town. Here's the tram timetable.

 

Affinity

Boasting over 40 top Fashion, Footwear, Homeware and Beauty brands, you'll find what you're looking for here. Previously known as Fleetwood freeport, this outlet shopping destination is home to big name brands like Sports Direct, Next, The Body Shop and plenty more to keep you occupied.

Access the shopping centre by getting off your tram at Fishemans Walk and walking east. Here's the tram timetable.

 

Fleetwood Market

A traditional market situated in Fleetwood's town where you'll find local foods, jewellery and household goods at local prices. The market is open every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9am – 4.30pm all year round.

Get here by hopping off your tram at Victoria Street and walking to Adelaide St. Here's the tram timetable.

 

Fleetwood Musuem

If you're going for a day out in Fleetwood, it has to be a accompanied by a trip to Fleetwood Musuem. Take a trip down memory lane and discover what makes Fleetwood so special at this community run museum. 

Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10:30 - 16:00, get here by hopping off your tram at Victoria Street and walk east to Queens Terrace. Here's the tram timetable.

 

Fleetwood Esplanade

The Esplanade/ Mount Pavilion

A stretch of walk along Fleetwood Promenade, many people come to go crabbing and enjoy the calm environment. The Mount Pavilion is on a small hill on the Esplanade, built in the early 1900's much of the building's original features are intact, making it a great sight.

Get off your tram at Fleetwood Ferry to access the Esplanade. Here's the tram timetable.

 

Marine Hall

Also on the Esplanade. The Marine Hall sits proudly on Fleetwood's seafront. Home to some of the best entertainment in Wyre, the venue retinas charm and character of its 1930s art deco. 

Visit the Marine Hall by alighting your tram at Fleetwood FerryHere's the tram timetable.

 

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