Blackpool's Bloomfield Road Ground is steeped in history, having witnessed games since 1899. Now completely refurbished, this is an atmospheric venue where Sir Stanley Matthews played for almost 20 years. Now a premier league team, Blackpool welcome many of the worlds top players. If you'd like to arrange you holiday around a match click here for a full fixture list
The three star-studded piers along Blackpool's famous Golden Mile not only offer countless hours of thrills, spills and laughter for thousands of visitors a year - they are also venerable institutions of Britain's seaside history, and have watched as the town evolved from the sawdust and oyster bars of yesteryear to the slick roller coasters and night clubs of today. Each pier has its own distinct identity, and with a combined length of over a kilometre, holiday makers can happily spend several days exploring all they have to offer.
518 ft of fun for all the family. Over the next 10 months there are going to be some extremely exciting developments to Blackpool's top attraction. But while these are going on there's still plenty to do! Enjoy the sights and sounds of The Blackpool Tower Ballroom and younger visitors can have the playtime of their lives at Jungle Jim's Children's Indoor Play!
Opening September 2011 - The Blackpool Tower Dungeon invites you to delve into the town's most blood-curdling history. Live actors, a scary ride, shows and special effects transport you back to those black, bleak times…are you brave enough?
The attraction boasts brilliant landscaping, bright lighting, waterfalls, streams and its very own clubhouse selling refreshing drinks. Look out for the water hazard on holes 11 & 6, and tackle the figure eight spectacular on hole 9 - a first to the UK!
Each hole offers unique hazards ranging from jumps and bumps to rivers and underground tunnels, all adding to the fun of the game. Both beginners and experts are catered for with different levels of difficulty to tackle on each hole!
The stunning new course marks almost £1/2 million of investment in Pleasure Beach, following £8 million in 2007 to bring Infusion to the park.
Great Promenade Show
The Great Promenade Show is an outdoor exhibition of features by some of the UK's leading artists and designers. Lighting features, sculptures and constructions will amaze you with their ingenuity, innovation and sheer scale. It is a variety show or art; some will inspire you, others will frighten you, make you laugh or simply make you think. At night the show takes on other dimensions.
Blackpool Grand Theatre
>When you enter the Victorian auditorium of the Blackpool Grand Theatre you will understand what people mean by 'the glorious Grand'. There's the incredibly ornate, gilded plasterwork, baroque ceiling, cavorting cherubs, cantilevered balconies allowing every seat a clear view of the stage and elegant new seats all creating a real 'wow' factor.
Blackpool Grand Theatre is one of the few remaining theatres of great architectural character, designed by Frank Matcham. It has a magnificent 4-level auditorium with 1,100 seats. All-year-round programme covering all live art forms. At Blackpool Grand Theatre, Lancashire's premier touring theatre and arts centre you will catch a wide ranging programme of shows throughout the year.
Tower Headland and Comedy Carpet
The Tower Festival Headland is situated opposite Blackpool's famous tower and will house a spectacular open-air events space for up to 20,000 spectators. A new art installation entitled the 'Comedy Carpet' featuring comedy catchphrases etched in stone will provide a creative footpath stretching from the entrance of the tower onto the festival headland itself. A brand new Tourist Information Centre, cutting-edge wedding venue and beach café/restaurant will also be based here.
Blackpool's annual razzle dazzle spectacular sees this seaside city of fun still buzzing with laughter long after other resorts have gone into winter hibernation.The Illuminating display takes place over 6 miles of glorious promenade during the months of September and October
Madame Tussauds Blackpool is opening right on the Promenade in Spring 2011. Step on the red carpet and mingle with your favourite TV Stars, then go to the locker room and meet your favourite sports stars getting ready for their next game. Then, why not hop on stage with the biggest pop stars before helping TV's crime fighters solving the latest case? Experience all this and much more at Madame Tussuads… Who do you want to meet?
Nickelodeon Land Blackpool is a collaboration between Pleasure Beach, Blackpool and Nickelodeon, the number one entertainment brand for kids, will see a 6 acre area of Pleasure Beach transformed into Nickelodeon Land, which will feature 14 rides, 9 are brand new and 5 are extensively re-themed existing rides. Nickelodeon Land also includes themed retail and catering outlets.New rides include SpongeBob's Splash Bash, which is an interactive ride where riders have the opportunity to turn the jets onto their friends and blast pesky jellyfish with jets of water for a splashing time. Avatar Airbender allows riders to join Aang on an amazing adventure, spinning and soaring through the air on a giant disk. The Rugrat's Lost River is a rollicking flume ride where you join the Rugrats on their quest to find the mythical Temple of Spoon.
Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool is the UK's Largest Indoor Waterpark and with 18 slides and attractions it is easy to see why Sandcastle Waterpark continues to make a splash. In the 84º tropical climate there is truly something to entertain the whole family at Sandcastle Waterpark. Whether it's the thrill of the slides like Masterblaster – the Longest Indoor Rollercoaster Waterslide in the World and Sidewinder – the World's 1st Indoor Vertical Waterslide or the more relaxing free flowing Ushi Gushi Action River, the tranquil Shimmering Shallows and the ever popular Typhoon Lagoon Wavepool. For our younger explorers there is the Caribbean Storm Treehouse which is an interactive adventure play area with a giant tipping coconut that cascades over 600 galloons of water over unsuspecting victims plus a range of water cannons, mini slides and jets in HMS Thundersplash and Fort Riptide.
SEA LIFE Blackpool is home to one of the largest collections of tropical sharks in Europe. Housing more than fifty spectacular displays and over 1,000 assorted sea creatures it takes visitors on a journey from the coastline and sandy shallows to the ocean depths. A highlight for every visitor at SEA Life Blackpool is undoubtedly the mighty ocean tank, teeming with tropical sharks and colourful reef fish.
From the amazing vantage of a walkthrough underwater tunnel it is easy to imagine it is you…rather than the fish…that is on display!
Blackpool Opera House and Winter Gardens
Blackpool Opera House is the country's largest theatre, with a seating capacity of almost 3000, the Opera House can only be described as a famous venue.
Opera House part of the Blackpool Winter Gardens has seen performances from the world's greatest entertainers and shows, ever since it opened in 1939.
Hollywood stars such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Bob Hope have all graced the Blackpool Opera House stage. More recently, stars including Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Ronan Keating, Jim Davidson and Peter Kay have performed to sell-out audiences here.
Shows have included top west end productions such as 'Joseph', 'Grease' and 'Cats'.
With its spectacular barrel-vaulted ceiling, sparkling chandeliers, pristine parquet flooring and ornate balconies, the Empress Ballroom is a quite staggering venue and star of the Blackpool Winter Gardens
Built in 1896, the Empress Ballroom has hosted everything from political party conferences to pop concerts - its architectural splendour, vast capacity and unrivalled flexibility making it extremely popular with regional, national and international event organisers alike.
Blackpool Zoo is a "must visit" destination in this popular resort. Mature parkland, lakes and superb enclosures provide homes to many exotic and endangered species from around the world. Lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes, apes, penguins and many more family favourites can be found here all year round.
Fish and flippers combine in the new "Active Oceans" arena which unites the fun and frolics of the sea-lions with the streamlined swimming of the penguins next door. Already boasting the largest sea-lion pool in the UK, the zoo has extended and refurbished the surround to allow visitors much closer access to these amazing animals and birds. Also new for 2010 at Blackpool Zoo is a walkthrough wallaby enclosure which, like the very popular "Lemur Wood" will allow the animals to get as close as they want to the visitors.