Blackpool is a tourist destination that will appeal to even the family's youngest members, and there are so many things to do! With animals and dinosaurs, parks and rides; Blackpool has it all!
Don’t forget to bring the kids to Blackpool Zoo! From aadvarks to zebras, penguins to giraffes, the residents come in all shapes and sizes. Learn all there is to know at the daily feeds, talks and demonstrations. You can even walk amongst the residents in Lemur Wood, Wallaby Walkabout, World of Wings and Rainbow Landings.
Project Elephant Base Camp, the largest indoor elephant house in the UK, has a huge outdoor space with grass paddocks, a sand area and a large, deep pool for the six Asian elephants; all of which you can enjoy from raised and ground level walkways.
The Active Oceans arena is the biggest and best in the UK and is home to seven Californian sea lions. Blackpool Zoo also boasts the only family of gorillas in the North of England. The little ones won’t believe their eyes with life sized dinosaurs in the Dinosaur Safari! There’s even a huge indoor Playbarn if your kids have any energy left!
Very close to Blackpool Zoo is Stanley Park; voted the UK’s best park in 2019 to 2022 and stretching across 390 acres, this beautiful, tranquil park is somewhere for the whole family to enjoy.
Here you can visit the impressive Cocker Clock Tower, the bandstand and beautiful ornamental bridges over the lake. If beautiful gardens and planting displays are your thing, don’t miss the famous Italian Gardens, along with the Rose and Remembrance Gardens. Fancy a bite to eat? The Art Deco Café is a unique, historic restaurant, with stunning views of the park.
Stanley Park has an impressive selection of activities for the kids and the entire family. It also has many areas to practice sports from trampolining to BMX and bowling, as well as children's playgrounds.
If you want a change from the hustle and bustle of Blackpool seafront, Stanley Park is the place to go.
Blackpool Model Village and Gardens
Blackpool’s award winning attraction that has inspired the imaginations of families for decades! Stretching over two acres of landscaped and carefully tended gardens, with paved pathways that provide full access for all visitors. There are hundreds of creative miniature village scenes to enjoy, as you wander around the beautiful gardens. Be sure to follow the quiz so you don’t miss any of them!
Relax and enjoy this charming attraction that appeals to every member of the family!
If your kids like pirates, then make sure to take them to Coral Island amusement arcade – Blackpool’s largest indoor free family attraction! This buccaneer-themed arcade boasts rides like the Pirates Quest Ghost Train, Pirate Flyer and even zombie shooting games!
Enjoy seaside favourites like 2p machines and prize bingo. No trip to Coral Island is complete without a race on the Camel Derby – roll those balls to race your camel to the finish line. There’s a winner every time!
The best part? Kids eat free! All day every day in restaurants including The Buccaneer Family Bar and Restaurant or Captain Jack’s Bar and Grill. Shiver me timbers!
Brooks Collectables and Toy Museum
Unique to Blackpool, this is definitely something for the kids (and big kids!). This family run collectors shop comes with free entry to their first floor memoribilia musuem and is a great place to enjoy the oldest, most popular toys. You can also get your hands on unusual gifts and collectables from your childhood, while showing your children the toys you had fun with when you were little.
The whole family will enjoy a day at the seaside; taking a dip in the sea, building sandcastles and cooling down with an ice cream along Blackpool promenade – famously known as the Golden Mile!
Did you know - Blackpool is the only British beach resort to boast three different piers!
The Blackpool Illuminations
The world-famous Blackpool Illuminations stretch for six miles along the famous promenade and are commonly know as the biggest free light show on the planet! The lights will be shining from September to January - be sure to check them out!
Ride a Blackpool tram!
There is nothing like getting to know every corner of Blackpool and the best way to do this is by riding a tram! Blackpool Tramway has a fleet of modern trams to transport thousands of passengers daily! Don’t forget the Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours - enjoy a tour along Blackpool’s famous promenade, taking in the history and scenic views of the Fylde Coast.
Blackpool Tower Circus
Blackpool Tower is one of the town's oldest buildings and one of Britain’s best-loved landmarks. This complex consists of different attractions such as the Tower Ballroom or The Blackpool Tower Eye, but if you go with children, be sure to visit the circus. The little ones will meet the legendary clowns Mooky and Mr. Boo and watch a fantastic array of adventurous acts from around the world, in Blackpool’s longest running show.
Captive Flying Machines at The Blackpool Pleasure Beach
The oldest ride, still running at The Pleasure Beach is Sir Hiram Maxim's famous Captive Flying Machines. Ride the historic Flying Machines and have the ultimate flying experience! It’s fantastic family fun at its best.
Be sure to give the kids, and adults alike, an unforgettable day out next time you’re in Blackpool!