Blackpool Tower opened on 14th May 1894, with the aquarium existing as a stand alone attraction from the late 1870's. The tower is 518ft 9inches tall, with the walk of faith at 380ft from street level. The Tower alone contains 2,493 tonnes of steel and 93 tonnes of cast iron. The building at the base contains 985 tonnes of steel and 259 tonnes of cast iron. The Tower has a viewing platform at 380ft above the promenade and is reached by a lift or if you are a maintenance worker by 536 steps! Not for the feint hearted is the 'Walk of Faith' glass floor, a two inch clear panel that looks straight down to the Promenade below.
The Winter Gardens is a unique venue, offering one of the largest theatre stages in the country, the Empress Ballroom home to the World's largest Dance Festivals.
Madame Tussauds Blackpool is opening right on the Promenade in Spring 2011, and you're invited! Step onto 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.
The Grand Theatre is an 1100-seat theatre designed by Frank Matcham in 1894. This amazing space is a wonder of restoration and revival, presenting a full range of every performing art form, as Blackpool's community theatre, Lancashire's preferred opera house and Britain's National Theatre of Variety.
Sandcastle Waterpark is one of Blackpool's leading tourist attractions. The Waterpark features over 18 slides and attractions including water slides, fun pools, wave machine, lazy river, water chutes, burger bars, snack bars, arcades, swim shop and much much more.
There's nowhere quite like Blackpool for family fun and this February Half-Term Blackpool Live present a terrific show for all ages, packed with thrills and laughter…Circus Hilarious.
G Casino really is Blackpool's hottest venue. Enjoy regular live entertainment with fantastic acts, sample some great food in our brand new mezzanine level restaurant, or simply chill out in our late bar with some friends.
Pleasure Beach Theme Park. There's something for everyone at Pleasure Beach Theme Park / Amusement Park, Blackpool. There are over 125 rides and attractions.
Blackpool Zoo is a fantastic fun day out for the whole family and top of the list for things to see and do in Blackpool and Lancashire. The Zoo has over 1500 animals and is a great value for money family day out.