Blackpool’s the perfect place for your little ones to explore, with thrilling trips through history, wildlife and popular culture to soak up. Here are some of the best places to take your kids in the Lancashire town.
Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo

Take in 32 acres of English parkland featuring some of the most exotic creatures this earth has to offer. Whether it’s lions, tigers, sea lions or zebras, this zoo has a creature to delight every member of the family. Check out the new Project Elephant Base Camp, which is not only an innovative conservation programme, but it also takes visitors through an immersive journey through Asia, complete with Indian street food!

 

Where is it? East Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 8PP

 

How much? Adults £18.25, Kids 13.75 (cheaper online)

Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Model Village & Gardens

Blackpool Model Village & Gardens

Adults and children will be enchanted by the sheer detail and care put into building this miniature replica of English village life. The kids will feel like giants stomping above the tiny handmade villagers while the grown-ups will admire the sheer artistry and the 2.5 acres of gardens that surround the village.


Where is it? Stanley Park Offices, West Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 9RB

 

How much? Adults £7.50, Kids £6

 

Blackpool Model Village & Gardens
Star Trek: The Exhibition

Star Trek: The Exhibition

Beam me up, Scotty! This is the ultimate destination (beyond space, of course) for Trekkies. Go boldly into the Bridge of the U.S.S Enterprise and take control of the spaceship and enjoy the many exhibits detailing the history of this iconic television programme, which continues to live long and prosper.

 

Where is it? The Golden Mile, 45 - 59 Promenade, Blackpool FY15AA

 

How much? Adults £14.50, 10-15 £11, Under 10 Free, Family Ticket £43

Star Trek: The Exhibition
Blackpool Tower Dungeon

Blackpool Tower Dungeon

Enter the Tower Dungeon at your peril; theatrical actors, special effects, scenes and the ‘Dead Drop’ ride combine to make an exciting, hilarious and slightly scary experience! This unique and exciting walk through history allows you to see, smell, touch and hear Lancashire’s spooky past coming back to life.

 

Where is it? Bank Hey Street, Blackpool, FY1 4BJ

 

How much?Adults £16.50, Kids £13.50

Blackpool Tower Dungeon
Sandcastle Waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark

It’s the UK’s largest Indoor Waterpark and, boy, does it pack in a lot of attractions in one place! From fantastic water play structures for the little ones and loads of water slides in a tropical climate, young and old alike will enjoy this Splashtastic water playground. Thrill-seekers can purchase a Hyperzone* wristband for access to four “White Knuckle Slides,” while adults can relax in the Sea Breeze Spa. (*Age, height and weight restrictions apply on Hyperzone slides)

 

Where is it?South Beach, Blackpool, FY4 1BB

 

How much? 12+ £16.50, 3-11 £13, Under 3 Free (additional charge for Hyperzone wristband)

Sandcastle Waterpark
Blackpool Beaches

Blackpool Beaches

What’s better than a day at the beach? Well, in Blackpool you’re in luck! All along the Promenade lie several beautiful sandy beaches where you can swim, sunbathe and make sandcastles to your heart's content. Wander along one of the town’s three magnificent piers and pick up an ice cream or watch entertaining shows. The perfect natural attraction and all without an entry fee!

 

Where is it? By the sea!

 

How much? Free!

 

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