Introducing Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Known for its huge number of high thrill rollercoasters Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the perfect day out for a family looking for an adrenaline-fuelled adventure. With nearly 40 attractions, Nickelodeon Land for the kids and some of the oldest classic rides in the UK, you're bound to find something here for all the family. Situated on the Blackpool shoreline and open since 1896 Blackpool Pleasure Beach has provided millions of families with memorable days out. Winner of the Best Theme Park in the UK, Travellers Choice awards 2014, it's still up there with the best. With a Kids Pass Blackpool Pleasure Beach discount you can visit this iconic theme park at amazing prices.
Must do's at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
The Big One
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has a great selection of record-breaking, high velocity, high adrenaline thrill rides. The iconic 'Big One' opened in 1994 and is still the highest rollercoaster in the UK, standing at over 200ft; it's also the highest-speed sitting bar coaster in the UK and packs a real punch for the thrill-seekers. Ride 'Revolution', a steel shuttle coaster that launches you through two loops and then straight back along the same track in reverse! Or 'Infusion', an inverted steel coaster with a max angle of 60 degrees that reaches speeds of 50mph, and 'Icon' with its unique double launch mechanics. There's plenty here to get even the bravest thrill seeker's blood pumping.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is one of the oldest theme parks in the UK, first opening to the public in 1896. As such, it has a selection of some of the most classic and unique attractions you can still ride in the UK. The iconic swing ride, ’Sir Hiram Maxim's Captive Flying Machine' is currently the oldest operating theme park attraction in the UK, having taken its first passengers in 1904! The 'Steeplechase' is the only one of this type of coaster still operating in the world, with three tracks running alongside each other and 'The Grand National' is one of only 5 'Möbius Strip' coasters still operating today, looping into itself to give an impression of continuing infinitely. 'Avalanche' is the only bobsled coaster ever built in the UK and runs completely free from its tracks.
If you are visiting the park with small children, Nickelodeon land is not to be missed. Nickelodeon land opened in 2011 and gives children to meet and ride with their favourite characters, such as Dora the Explorer.
What other facilities are there?
Blackpool Pleasure Beach operate two highly recommended four-star hotels if you're thinking of taking that extra time out to enjoy with your family. Included in our Blackpool Pleasure Beach Discount Voucher, The Big Blue Hotel and The Boulevard Hotel provide high-quality accommodation with easy access to all the thrill-seeking adventures you could dream of.
Food and drink
There are a huge range of food and drink available inside the theme park so you won't need to worry about keeping your family well-fuelled whilst on your day out. With English fish and chips, Chinese and Indian curries, and American burger joints alongside fairground staples like candy floss, doughnuts, and popcorn, everyone will find something they love to eat. Or if you're looking for something a little more classy, The White Tower restaurant offers local Lancastrian fare cooked to an excellent standard by qualified chefs.
What age range is suitable?
Blackpool Pleasure Beach are proud to provide an experience that the whole family can enjoy; Nickelodeon Land is great for younger kids whilst the rollercoasters are perfect to keep teenagers and grown-ups entertained. There are child changing and baby feeding facilities throughout the park so even the youngest members of your party are catered for.
Are there indoor attractions?
Valhalla won best water ride in the 2018 Golden Ticket awards and is completely indoors so, alongside a range of indoor soft play and adventure zones, you don't need to worry about inclement weather ruining your family fun.
Best times to visit and why?
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is open from spring until autumn every year with special events at Halloween and New Year. Opening times range from 10 am to 6 pm, with special late-night openings at the weekends. Times are subject to change throughout the season so it's best to check the website before making your plans. We recommend getting there early to get the most out of your fun-packed family day. Our Blackpool Pleasure Beach voucher codes are valid all year round so pick the day that suits you best.
What should you take with you?
It is advisable to dress for the weather and bring additional clothing, such as a sun hat or raincoat with you depending on the season.
Other things to do in the area?
Blackpool is one of the most famous historical seaside resorts in England and has a whole load of attractions to entertain the family. Visit the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations along the promenade or take in the sights from the top of Blackpool Tower, underneath which you can find a highly regarded ballroom and award-winning restaurant. There's also the nearby Blackpool Zoo to relax after the thrills of the Pleasure Beach!