10 of the Best Places to Visit in Blackpool with Kids

Blackpool is a real gem of a town in the North West of England.

It's a fun coastal town packed with everything you could possibly expect from a classic British seaside location.

Blackpool boasts a besutiful sandy beach that's perfect for families, plenty to see and do, and the standard fish and chips and amusement parks at every turn.

Heading here for the day or for a mini holiday with the kids is a great option as there is plenty to do.

Wondering where to go and what to do with your family in Blackpool?

Here are the 10 best places to visit in Blackpool with kids:

Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower first opened to the public back in 1894 and has been an iconic highlight of Blackpool ever since.

The tower is an iconic feature of the Blackpool skyline and has stunning views from the top across the town, Morecambe Bay and beyond.

Take the lift to the top, experience the 4-D Backpool Tower Experience, then the glass floor from the Tower Eye.

Back down on ground level there is a circus show, ballroom, Dungeons, kids soft play and more to explore.

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The Promenade

Head down from the Tower and you are on Blackpool's long, wide promenade.

The perfect place to eat an ice cream or some chips, chuckle at the jokes on the Comedy Carpet or just people watch.

You can also catch a tram here to take you south to the Pleasure Beach or the oddly-named They Shoot Horses Don't They monument.

Or head north to the quiet beaches, shops and activities of Bispham, Thornton Cleveleys and Fleetwood.

The Pleasure Beach 

At the other end of the Prom, Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the UK’s favourite amusement park and is a highlight for all families heading to Blackpool.

Famous for some incredible rides including super-tall The Big One, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has so much for families to do.

There are rides and activities suitable for all ages so you really have nothing to worry about in terms of keeping everyone happy!

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Sea Life Blackpool 

If you have any members of the family who have a little obsession with aquatic life then Sea Life in Blackpool is the place to go.

Full of exhibits of creatures found in the ocean from small fish to rock pools that are interactive.

It also has regular events and an indoor attraction which makes it perfect for a day out if the weather isn’t so great. 

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Sandcastle Waterpark

Do your children love being in the water?

Then this is the place to take them when visiting Blackpool.

There are 18 amazing slides in this indoor tropical swimming environment with lots for all the family. 

Adrenaline seekers will love some of the bigger slides but there are also lots of smaller slides for little children as well. 

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Blackpool Beach 

Blackpool beach shoudl definitely be high on your list during your visit.

The beach is vast, with soft golden sand, plenty of shells to discover and beautiful sunsets.

The tides vary, so you can take a look online to find out some of the best times of the day to go.

The sea can either be right out where you can hardly even see it or so close that the waves are crashing over onto the road on a winter’s day.

A trip to the beach is a great thing to do and also very budget-friendly.

Bring your camping chairs, your beach towels and a bucket and spade and your children will be happy for hours. 

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Coral Island Blackpool

This is another indoor attraction that can be a great place to visit with kids during your trip to Blackpool.

It is a large pirate-themed amusement arcade with lots of activities inside for children.

It is free to enter but bring all of your change with you. Those 2p and 10p slots are not going to play themselves!

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Central Pier

Central Pier is one of three of the peers in the town of Blackpool.

It is at the heart of the Blackpool coastline and is full of things to do as a family.

Featuring some of Blackpool’s most well-known attractions including the famous big wheel.

The perfect place to enjoy amusements, games, rides, food and drink.

Check out the website for more details

North Pier

The North Pier is a more old-fashioned affair with a little train running down its centre, kiosks selling fudge and coconut ice, and a beautiful carousel at the end.

It's the perfect pier for younger kids, especially as it was where a certain yellow bear was found by Harry Corbett in 1948.

Sooty even makes a return visit from time to time, so check the website for details!

Blackpool Model Village and Gardens

Opening from the spring through to the end of autumn, Blackpool model village and gardens is a lovely place to visit with the family.

There are so many creative village scenes that will spark creativity and imagination amongst your children.

Read more here: Family Days Out in Blackpool: Blackpool Model Village

The  2 1/2 acres of carefully tended beautiful gardens are also lovely to walk around and for the whole family to enjoy.

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Stanley Park

The model village is in one part of Blackpool's Stanley Park, a vast open space with plenty for people of all ages to do.

Kids will love the huge playground with mini kids activities as well as adventure playground areas for the bigger ones.

Read more here: Family Days Out in Blackpool: Stanley Park

The Art deco tea room offers plenty of food options, and there is a lake to feed the birds as well as large gardens to explore and a BMX track for cycle fans.

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Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

If you are looking for a more unusual attraction in Blackpool then you have to visit Ripley’s believe it or not.

Full of everything unusual and unique there are plenty of exhibits to walk around with lots to do and see that the whole family will enjoy.

Two of the highlights would be the two-headed calf and the world's smallest production car.

It is also an indoor attraction so perfect if the weather isn’t playing ball. A great place to visit. 

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Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is a huge hit in London, but why not visit its quieter cousin in Blackpool?

With plenty to see and do from the latest celebs and singers to a World Cup scoring point and Marvel comic book heroes, your kids will love it!

There is plenty to do here, especially on a rainy or windswept day, and you can pop out to enjoy the beach again when the sun comes out.

Don't forget your camera for this one!

I hope this guide has given you plenty of inspiration for the best places to visit in Blackpool with kids.

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