Posted on: Monday 6th March 2023
There are so many reasons to look forward to Easter, from the long bank holiday weekend to the delicious chocolate Easter eggs to the two weeks end-of-term break! So what are your plans for the Easter holidays? We might be biased, but with so much to do and see, there’s no better place to go than Blackpool!
The weather will (hopefully!) be warmer, the evenings lighter and brighter, and all your favourite attractions will be open again and waiting to see families and visitors returning to the famous Lancashire seaside town again now that winter is finally over!
If you’re planning a trip to Blackpool this Easter, we’ve had a look at what’s on and what to do, whether you’re coming for the day, the weekend, or even the whole week!
SEA LIFE Blackpool
With four aquarium zones - Rainforest, Rockpool, Ocean Tunnel, and the Four Corners of the World zones - there’s so much to see and explore at SEA LIFE Blackpool. Come and see if you can find Nemo with the clownfish, get up close and personal with the fearsome sharks, be amazed by the incredibly intelligent octopuses, or see what lurks in the rock pools found around the UK, as well as so much more to see and do.
This Easter you can also join Peppa Pig in a brand-new aquarium adventure. Come and meet the children’s favourite Peppa as she dives into a world of adventure in the world’s oceans and meets some incredible animals. Follow the interactive nature trail to spot seahorses, count starfish, and learn about all manner of aquarium wildlife!
Visit https://www.visitsealife.com/blackpool/ for more information and booking.
The Blackpool Tower Circus
Come and visit the legendary clowns Mooky and Mr Boo as they bring a brand new show to Blackpool Tower Circus for 2023. There are belly laughs and daredevil stunts in the UK’s biggest and best circus.
The hilarious clowns will be joined by some of the best acrobats and stunt performers from all around the world, including France, Brazil and Ethiopia, and the exclusive new show, Globe of Speed, is not to be missed as motorcyclists defy death with skill, precision, and a touch of madness.
Visit https://www.theblackpooltower.com/tickets-passes/ways-to-visit/circus-tickets/ for more information and booking
It might be brighter and warmer now in the UK, but it’s likely not yet warm enough to go and enjoy the beach or paddle in the sea, but you can still have lots of splashy fun at Sandcastle Waterpark this Easter!
Set in a balmy, 84ºF/28ºC tropical environment, it’s the perfect destination for families, with Typhoon Lagoon wave pool, Treetops water chutes, the Caribbean Storm Treehouse, and Fort Riptide for families and younger guests, and more than 18 fantastic waterslides for the thrill seekers, including Master Blaster, the world’s longest Indoor Roller Coaster waterslide, Aztec Falls, and Sidewinder
Visit https://www.sandcastle-waterpark.co.uk/ for more information and booking.
Ascent Trampoline Park
With ninja assault courses, an indoor caving system to explore, a state-of-the-art soft play area, climbing walls, and of course trampolines galore, Ascent is the North West’s best trampoline park and the ideal place to take kids who have a lot of energy to burn!
There’s also a great cafe for tired parents to sit and take a break while the kids run, jump, climb, and explore. When not come and join one of the various parties, from UV disco parties to dodgeball competitions to ninja assault parties? There’s something for everyone at Ascent Trampoline Park!
Visit http://www.ascenttrampolinepark.co.uk/ for more information and booking.
Looking for something a little less hectic? Why not pack a picnic and explore the beautiful gardens of Stanley Park?
Open all year round, Grade II-listed Stanley Park has twice been awarded Britain’s best park and is 390 acres of gardens, wildlife, and horticulture. There are some of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture, a bandstand, incredible Italian gardens, a boating lake, pitch’n’putt, miniature train rides, BMXing, and even bowling!
The park will be in full bloom at Easter too, so there’s no better time to explore this peaceful and tranquil area of Blackpool.
Visit https://www.visitblackpool.com/detail/stanley-park-17396/ for more information.
Explore the Promenade
When the sun’s out, even if it isn’t the warmest of days, you can’t beat a stroll down Blackpool’s famous Promenade. You’ll find all your favourite attractions right there on the seafront, as well as all the shops selling Blackpool Rock, freshly made doughnuts, buckets and spades for the beach, restaurants, cafes, and so much more.
Go and explore the Comedy Carpet in the shadow of the iconic Blackpool Tower, where you can find jokes and quotes from the best British comedians to have performed in town, grab an ice cream while you look over the north sea, or visit the piers that take you way out over the water!
Did you see our blog about the best food to eat at the seaside? You’ll find it all on the Prom, from candy floss on the piers to fish and chips at Coral Island!
Entertaining families for over 40 years, you can’t visit Blackpool without popping into Coral Island! Looking for traditional seaside arcade fun? We’ve got penny pushers and crane grabbers with all your favourite characters, from Minions to Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Star Wars and Mandalorian soft toys in the grabbers, and so much more.
We’ve got the biggest and best Prize Shop in all of Blackpool at Coral Island, so you might want to see how many tickets you can win on our ticket machines, whether you want to shoot hoops, down the clowns, or play some of our state-of-the-art interactive video games, including Demolition King, Monopoly, and many more.
If it’s arcade game fun you want, then take your pick! There are shoot ‘em ups from the likes of Nerf, The Walking Dead, and Jurassic Park, Mario and Daytona USA driving games for the speed freaks, as well as classic and new games such as Pac-Man Smash and dancing games to really bust a move!
Take a trip to Day Jones’ Locker on our scary Ghost Train to explore the depths and find the hidden rubies being guarded by the spectres of long-lost pirates, or take a trip in the clouds, riding high above the arcade on the Pirate Flyer. Why not gather your friends and family and challenge them to a race on the Camel Derby?
There are also some amazing restaurants right here in Coral Island, including two award-winning chippys - The Big Fish Trading Co., and the Traditional Chippy - Peggy’s Snack Bar, and The Buccaneer Family Bar & Restaurant, set in the library of Captain Jack’s pirate galleon.
See if you can find the hidden treasure secreted around the restaurant, but keep an eye on the pirate portraits that might be watching you! Every Sunday you can find the delicious three-meat carvery at The Buccaneer too, served from noon.
What’s even better is that Kids Eat Free at Coral Island! Just look for the Kids Eat Free stickers at participating restaurants, and any child aged under 10 can eat for free with any paid adult meal, making a day out in Coral Island great value for money!
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your Easter trip to Blackpool, and Captain jack and his crew will be eager to welcome you all again!