ADRENALINE RIDES Sky Coaster, Sky Screamer & SCAD Tower based at South Pier
AIRPORT 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.
AQUARIUMS 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
BEACH Seven miles of sandy beach. Bispham & Blackpool South have been awarded Yellow Flag Beach Awards by the Marine Conservation Society
BOATING 26-acre lake at Stanley Park
BOWLING 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.
BUSES 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 Sixteen
CINEMAS 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.
CRICKET Stanley Park – Northern League and first class County fixtures
DANCING Ballroom, modern, sequence and line dancing – list of venues available on request
FISHING Sea angling from sea wall. Freshwater fishing at Stanley Park Lake in season (day ticket required)
FOOTBALL Association Football at Bloomfield Road
GO KARTS Outdoor at Starr Gate, Indoor at Mecca Building, Central Drive.
GOLF 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
ILLUMINATIONS 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
LIBRARIES 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.
NIGHTSPOTS Over 30 discos, cabaret lounges and fun pubs – information available on website www.blackpooltourism.com
PARKING Many pay and display car parks within easy reach of the town centre with a capacity of 9 000 cars.
PIERS 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.
POPULATION 153,500 (2011 estimate)
PROMENADE 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
RAILWAY North, South, Squires Gate, Layton, and Pleasure Beach Stations.
RIDING 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.
SHOPPING 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.
SWIMMING 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.
TENNIS 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.
THEATRES 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
TIDE Half-mile ebb twice daily.
TOWER 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
TRAMS 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
WAXWORKS 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.
ZOO 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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