Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a theme park & resort with a number of attractions for the whole family. The park is located in the town of Blackpool, Lancashire in north England. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is among the most visited attractions in the UK attracting millions of visitors each year. Dating back to the late 19th century, the theme park is among the longest established parks in the UK; over the years the park has expanded to include more attractions and new rides and covers an area of approx 42 acres and includes just under 40 rides and attractions offering something for the whole family including roller coasters, thrill rides, water rides and rides aimed at children. The Pleasure Beach along with the famous Blackpool illuminations are two of the best known attractions in the town. The Big Blue Hotel was added in 2003 & offers visitors a 4 star hotel next to the theme park.

Attractions


Blackpool Pleasure Beach includes a range of rides and attractions ranging from thrill rides to family rides to rides designed for children to enjoy. The Thrill Rides offers plenty of adrenaline filled excitement whilst the Family Rides offer a something for the whole family. Nickelodeon Land is dedicated to children and with famous characters along with a number of themed rides with plenty for children to explore.

The Thrill Rides include the famous The Pepsi Max Big One; known for being the fastest, largest and scariest rollercoaster in the park, making it a firm favourite for adrenaline seekers. The roller coaster includes a drop of 235 feet and speeds of up to 87 mph offering plenty of thrills and adventure. Avalanche is a bobsled rollercoaster offering plenty of twists and turns whilst the Big Dipper is a classic wooden roller coaster known for its twists and banked turns. Infusion offers visitors an exhilarating experience, located entirely over water the steel inverted roller coaster offers a reverse orientation with legs rather than arms exposed.

Family Rides include the Wallace and Gromit Thrill-O-Matic where visitors are taken through the adventures of Wallace and Gromit, visitors can look out for great special effects and scenery along with some friendly and not so friendly characters. The Alice Ride takes visitors through the world of Alice in Wonderland that includes the famous characters. Other attractions include Tea Cups, Dodgems, Flying Machines, Go Karts, Grand Prix and much more. The Chinese Puzzle Maze includes a number of water features and winding walkways

Nickelodeon Land is the children’s theme park covering an area of 6 acres, there are around a dozen rides and attractions for children to enjoy. There are a number of shows and characters from the Nickelodeon television network. Attractions include Avatar Airbender; designed like ancient airbenders; visitors sit in a disk that soars higher and higher. The Blue Flyer is a children’s wooden rollercoaster whilst SpongeBob’s Splash Bash gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy plenty of water based fun activities.

There are a number of other activities that can be found in the theme park, these include ice skating, Ripley’s Believe it or Not that includes a number of unusual and strange exhibits. Adventure Golf is available with waterfalls, streams, bright lighting and a clubhouse that offers refreshments. The arcades include a number of the latest video games, virtual reality systems and a number of hi tech simulation experiences. Bowladrome is the bowling alley theme when dinosaurs.

There are a number of live shows offering a range of entertainment, including comedy, ice dance, dance, magic and illusion and music.

The Big Blue Hotel is the theme parks hotel offering comfortable 4 star accommodation. Located next to the theme park it is ideally located for visitors to the theme park and Blackpool’s other attractions. Facilities include hotel bar and restaurant, fully equipped gymnasium and conference and meeting facilities.

Bookings & Tickets


For further information on Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the latest offers, packages and tickets please see: Blackpool Pleasure Beach Bookings

How to Get There


The site is accessible by both car and public transport.

By Car:

The distance from central London is approx 240 miles with a journey time of approx 4 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours 30 minutes.

From London take the M1, then the M6 until junction 32, at junction 32 take the M55 then the A5230 and follow the brown tourist signs to get to the pleasure beach.

Car Parking is available at a number of car parks next to the Pleasure Beach including on Balmoral Road, Bond Street and at the Pleasure Beach railway station and costs approx £10 for all day parking.

For those using Satellite Navigation systems the postcode to use is FY4 1EZ.

By Train:

From London Euston Station there are services to Preston railway station with a journey time of around 2 hours 10 minutes. From Preston there are services to Blackpool North railway station with a journey time of approx 25-30 minutes. From Blackpool airport it is approx a 5 minute drive away.

Bus/Coach:

There are regular coach services from London Victoria coach station to Bournemouth coach station located next to the railway station from where there are services to Bournemouth airport.

Contact Details


Blackpool Pleasure Beach
525 Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY4 1EZ

Telephone: +44 (0)871 222 1234

Website: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Facilities & Information


Opening Times:

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is usually open from late March to the start of November during the main season:

Mon to Sun: 10.00/11.00 to 17.00/20.00 approx. There are certain days when the opening times vary due to weather conditions.

Please Note: The opening times and days are subject to change, it is strongly recommended visitors check on the Blackpool Pleasure Beach website for the latest times prior to visiting.


Further Information:

Admission Prices:

Pleasure Beach Pass: £6.00 approx, Wristbands 2 to 11 years: £24.00 online (£26.99 at the gate), Wristbands 12 years & Over: £24.00 (29,99 at the gate), Family of 3: £64.50 (£69.00 at the gate), Family of 4: £86.00 (£92.00 at the gate) & Family of 5: £107.50 (£115.00 at the gate)


Facilities:

There are a number of eateries on site and restaurants on site serving a choice of cuisines including English, American, Chinese and Italian, there are fast food outlets along with sit down restaurants offers a choice of hot and cold snacks, meals and desserts. There are a number of shops and stalls offering a choice of gifts, clothing and souvenirs.

Maps



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For Local Search & Directions see: Blackpool Pleasure Beach Map

Tips & Other Considerations


There may be some variations on the opening hours depending on the time of year and other factors. It is advisable to double check before going to ensure the attraction you wish to see is open and avoid disappointment.

Follow common sense travel tips and remain alert, vigilant and aware of your belongings at all times. Keep valuables such as wallets/purses hidden away from public view. If you have a bag try to use a shoulder bag with a good quality, strong strap, that is put across your shoulder not on your shoulder making it more difficult for anyone to take your bag.

If you are travelling by car to Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Lancashire ensure you are well prepared with maps and Sat Nav to aid your journey, particularly if you are not familiar with the local area and roads. For door to door directions use the journey planner to plan your trip via road and public transport. Check the latest traffic information before you travel.

If you are travelling by public transport, check for service updates prior to beginning your journey for any delays, disruption or cancellations to services that may impact on your journey. Ensure you have the service timetables for the trains, buses and coaches. Remember when the last services are and ensure you make it to the train/bus/coach stops well in time.

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Transport Links


Closest Train Stations:

Blackpool Pleasure Beach: 0.1 Miles

Blackpool South: 0.9 Miles

Blackpool North: 2.2 Miles


Closest Airports:

Blackpool Airport: 1.5 Miles

Manchester Airport: 58 Miles
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