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Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations attracting over six million visitors every year.
Originally founded in 1896 by William George Bean, whose intention was to create an ‘American Style Amusement Park’, Blackpool Pleasure Beach continues to be a strong family owned attraction to this day. Located on the South Shore area of Blackpool on the Fylde coast, Blackpool Pleasure Beach is home to 125 rides and attractions, including one of the world’s fastest, tallest, and steepest roller coasters – The Pepsi Max Big One; a casino; a theatre; a hotel; an arena; five car parks; and many restaurants, cafes, and shops. With so much to see and do, Blackpool Pleasure Beach provides the perfect day out for any age. There are a wide range of spectacular shows including magic shows, talent competitions, musicals, and stage shows perfect for children or adults. With over 125 rides to choose from, visitors can enjoy an adrenalin pumping, white knuckle experience on one of the many roller coasters, a spooky ride on the ghost train, or a fantasy journey through Alice’s Wonderland. Some of the more hair-raising rides include the Avalanche, the Ice Blast, the Pepsi Max Big One, the Big Dipper, the Steeplechase, and the Grand National – not for the faint hearted! Family rides include Helicopters, Go Karts, Adventure Golf, Mini Dodgems, the Pirate Ride, the Zipper Dipper, the Magic Mountain, the River Caves, mini scooters, and Swamp Buggies.     If that isn’t enough, there are six large arcades scattered around the grounds of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, a themed bowling alley, an ice skating rink and arena, and a museum with two floors of interactive displays and exhibitions. With so much on offer it will be difficult to do it all in the space of one day. To make it easier, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has its own four-star hotel, The Big Blue Hotel, with a selection of affordable rooms, luxury suites, a wedding licence, and great family facilities, enabling visitors to relax and enjoy a long weekend or extended holiday. The attraction now has an Education Academy making it the perfect outing for school trips. Pupils can learn about the history of the park, enjoy art displays, and exhibitions, tours, and interactive sessions all relevant to Business Studies, Hospitality and Catering, Performing Arts, Heritage, and Leisure and Tourism. Blackpool Pleasure Park also has a number of events taking place throughout the year from children’s’ shows to Christmas and New Year parties, and corporate events. The exceptional facilities at Blackpool Pleasure Beach enable visitors to have a stress-free time. There are onsite secure car parks, disabled access, baby changing facilities, first aid personnel, cash points, bureau de change points, left luggage points, toilets, and public telephones. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is open daily from Easter to October and the main park closes over the winter period. Smaller sections of the park are open to the public up until Christmas and the Education Academy is open all year round. Entrance to the park is free but there are charges for the rides and shows. Wristbands and season passes are available for unlimited rides and access to the shows. Whatever the occasion and whatever the visitor’s age, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has a wide range of exciting and exhilarating attractions and continues to be one of the most popular Blackpool attractions, making your experience a memorable one.  

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is located about one mile south of the town centre on the seafront, close to the South Pier.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach can be reached via road, rail or tram. There is a car park at the attraction while there is also on-street parking in the vicinity. There is a dedicated railway station with a regular rail service from Blackpool South and Preston, while the Blackpool Tram stops opposite the entrance to the Pleasure Beach, the journey from the town centre generally taking less than 10 minutes.

The Pleasure Beach is open on weekends only between mid February and the end of March 2022, plus between early November and mid December 2022. From the 1st April to 1st November the attraction is open daily.

Yes you can exit the park as often as you wish, however please see an ambassador before you leave and ensure that you keep your eTickets as proof of purchase for re-entry

The only way in which you an gain entry to the Pleasure Beach is to purchase an eTicket. This rule applies to everyone with the exception of children under 2 years old and carers.