The ultimate Blackpool checklist – Everything you can do in a weekend

If you’re looking for a quintessentially British seaside experience, you can’t go wrong with Blackpool. All year round, this northern city is bursting at the seams with things to do and sights to see. For a weekend packed with fun and exciting things to do, we bring you the ultimate checklist for exploring Blackpool in two days…

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie looking to ride the highest rollercoaster or spend some family time with the kids, there’s something for everyone at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The Big One is the country’s highest rollercoaster and is one of the most famous. Nickelodeon land is perfect for little ones, and the Arena puts on an incredible show.

The Blackpool Tower

The most iconic sight in the city – who hasn’t played the “who can spot the Tower” game on the drive? – but there’s so much more to The Blackpool Tower than meets the eye. If you’re visiting The Tower you might want to carve out a whole day to explore, as there’s so much to do…

  • The Blackpool Tower Eye – Climb to the very top of the tower for a 360 bird’s eye view.
  • The Blackpool Tower Dungeon – Don’t go in alone. Kids and grown-ups alike will laugh and jump as they walk through Lancashire’s gruesome history.
  • The Blackpool Tower Circus – Be wowed and dazzled with a show that has been going since 1894.
  • Jungle Jim’s – Let the kids burn off some energy while the grown-ups have a rest.
  • SEA LIFE Blackpool – Who doesn’t love the magic of an aquarium?
  • Madame Tussauds – Snap a selfie with your favourite celebs.

Sandcastle Waterpark

The UK’s largest indoor waterpark, Sandcastle has 18 slides of all shapes and sizes including the Sidewinder, Aztec Falls, Montazooma and Master Blaster. Whether you’re twelve or 22, it’s fun for all the family and the perfect mid-afternoon activity before tucking into fish and chips on the beach.

Blackpool Zoo

With 32 acres of parkland for you to explore, the multi award-winning zoo guarantees an amazing day out for everyone. Get up close and personal with lions, tigers and bears (oh my!) along with elephants, gorillas, penguins, giraffes, orangutans and sea lions. There’s so much for you to explore and learn so it’s definitely one for an early start.

The beach

A day at the seaside is a classic British activity and the best place to go for this is Blackpool. Take a dip in the sea, build a sandcastle, sunbathe – as long as the British weather is on your side – you can make a full day of it. There’s also three incredible piers for you to explore, so don’t forget to take a stroll up and down, get an ice cream and enjoy the view.

Coral Island

Who doesn’t love a good theme? Since we’re by the seaside, only a pirate theme will do. Heading to the arcades is a must-do activity when you go to any British beach town. There’s something incredibly nostalgic about carrying around a bag of 2p and 10p coins and winning as many tickets as possible. Kids and adults alike will love.


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