- ADRENALINE RIDES
Sky Coaster, Sky Screamer & SCAD Tower based at South Pier
Scheduled, charter and pleasure flights, flying lessons, public enclosure, bar and restaurant
- ALIEN EXHIBITION
The World’s largest attraction of the unexplained situated on Central Promenade.
Sea Life Centre, Central Promenade. Undersea World, Blackpool Tower
- ART GALLERY
Grundy Art Gallery, Queen Street
- ATHLETICS TRACK
Full eight-lane, all-weather track, two full sized football pitches; Sports Injury Clinic - all at Stanley Park
Seven miles of sandy beach. Bispham & Blackpool South have been awarded Yellow Flag Beach Awards by the Marine Conservation Society
26-acre lake at Stanley Park
25 Municipal crown and flat greens, some hotels have greens with competitions. Blackpool Indoor Bowls Centre, close to Blackpool North Railway station has eight flat green rinks, bar and restaurant.
3, 5 and 7 day Travel Cards are available along with full bus routes and timetables from the Tourist Information Centres and from www.blackpooltransport.com. City Sightseeing operate tours during the main summer season
- CARAVAN AND CAMPING SITES
Information available on request
- CHILDRENS PLAYGROUNDS
1 x 10 screen - Odeon
- COACH SERVICES
Direct services to all major cities via National Coach network www.gobycoach.com
Local coach firms also offer day excursions from the Resort.
- CONFERENCES AND EXHIBITIONS
Detailed guide, accommodation register and booking & venue location service available.
- CORAL ISLAND
Central Promenade - all the latest amusements and electronic games, fast food outlets, super prize bingo and Flagship nightspot.
Stanley Park - Northern League and first class County fixtures
Ballroom, modern, sequence and line dancing - list of venues available on request
Sea angling from sea wall. Freshwater fishing at Stanley Park Lake in season (day ticket required)
Association Football at Bloomfield Road
- GO KARTS
Outdoor at Starr Gate, Indoor at Mecca Building, Central Drive.
Three 18-hole (one municipal) one 9-hole and two driving ranges. Driving range and 18-hole course at the De Vere Hotel, adjacent to Blackpool Zoo Park.
- GREAT PROMENADE ART SHOW
The modern outstanding artistic vision situated on South Promenade
- ICE SKATING
Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena
The Greatest Free Show on Earth! - Five miles of spectacular lights and tableaux - annually early September to early November.
- INFORMATION CENTRES
1 Clifton Street (open all year round)
Central Promenade, opposite the Tower (open during the season) Tel: 01253 478222
Central Library, Queen Street, with music, video, internet and reference sections. Branch Libraries operate special visitor service
- MODEL VILLAGE
A superb “Countryside in Miniature” situated on East Park Drive, within Stanley Park (opposite Blackpool Zoo Park). Open during the season.
Over 30 discos, cabaret lounges and fun pubs - information available on website www.blackpooltourism.com
- OVERSEAS VISITORS
Always welcome - multi-language brochures available.
Many pay and display car parks within easy reach of the town centre with a capacity of
9 000 cars.
Three - North, Central and South
- PLACES OF WORSHIP
Information is available on multi-faith places of worship
- PLEASURE BEACH
Britain’s number one attraction - 42 acres of fun containing more than 145 fun rides and attractions. Spectacular shows during the season. Ocean Boulevard caters for leisure shopping.
153,500 (mid 1998 estimate)
Seven miles including the Great Promenade Art Show
- PUTTING GREENS
Eight putting, one pitch and putt (Anchorsholme) and five crazy golf.
- RADIO STATIONS
Radio Wave - Blackpool’s only independent local radio station giving news, views, traffic and tourist information on FM 96.5
BBC Radio Lancashire “Voice of the County” - FM 103.9
Magic 999 - AM 999
Rock FM - FM 97.4
North, South, Squires Gate, Layton, and Pleasure Beach Stations.
Four horse riding schools. Information available by request.
- ROLLER BLADING
Planet Extreme, Stanley Park.
- SANDCASTLE TROPICAL WATER WORLD
Opposite Pleasure Beach - an inside seaside at 84 degrees F. Four super slides, three pools - one with waves, children’s play area “Treasure Island”, high rise adventure trail, dry area with bars, pool hall and restaurants.
- SEA LIFE CENTRE
More than 40 fascinating displays of marine life, plus “The Lost City of Atlantis” where visitors witness the ancient great philosopher Plato tell the story of the fabled sunken empire.
Major retail stores, Hounds Hill Shopping Centre in the town centre houses exciting undercover shops. Throughout the town smaller shopping areas offer great value from Waterloo Road and Ocean Boulevard in the south to Red Bank Road in the north.
- SPORTS CENTRE
Situated at Stanley Park this complex provides facilities for badminton, basketball, tennis, netball, volleyball and fitness centre, as well as cricket practice nets and a dedicated climbing room.
- STANLEY PARK
256 acres of formal gardens, conservatories, bandstand, lake, Planet Extreme roller blade and skateboard park, all-weather football and hockey pitches, all-weather running area and trim trail, golf course, putting greens, bowls, tennis and crazy golf.
Indoor swimming pools at Lido Pool and Moor Park pool. Leisure pool at Sandcastle Tropical Water World. Several hotels and self-catering parks have swimming pools.
50 grass and hard courts
- TEN PIN BOWLING
Superbowl - popular ten-pin bowling alley north of the Tower with 30 computerised lanes, fast food outlet, bars and games room. AMF Premier Bowl on Central Drive - 36 computerised lanes.
All year round touring productions at the Grand Theatre and live stage shows at the Opera House with seasonal theatre at other venues - up to date information is available on website www.blackpooltourism.com
Half-mile ebb twice daily.
This exciting indoor theme park includes the Walk of Faith giving visitors a perfect view 320ft down, Dinosaur animatronic ride, express Tower Top lifts, Tower Ballroom, food court, Jungle Jims play area and award winning Tower Circus with Mooky the Clown
Britain’s first and for many years the only remaining electric public service tramway - 12 miles of track from Starr Gate to Fleetwood.
- TRIM TRAILS
Stanley Park and Anchorsholme
Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, Central Promenade near Central Pier. Hundreds of exhibits.
- WINTER GARDENS
4.5 acres of entertainment and conference facilities which consist of the Empress Ballroom, Arena, Pavilion and restaurant, Spanish and Baronial Halls, Opera House, Victoria Bar and Galleon Bar.
The World of Animals, East Park Drive, opposite Stanley Park. Open daily - all year round. Bus service from Adelaide Street during season.
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