Wednesday 1st November 2023 - 12:00am - 12:00am

Father Christmas returns to Coral Island for 2023 

2023 Christmas Events


Reserve your places at Coral Islands magical Santa Grotto experience.

Tickets for this event are available to buy online at the Eventbrite booking website: Meet Santa at Coral Island Blackpool 2023 Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

Travel through Santa's wonderland until you arrive at Santa's Grotto. Your ticket includes a meeting with Santa, a goody bag of Coral Island sweets, prize tickets and a £5 playcard. You will also get to choose a special gift from Santa's Workshop.

There are two ticket types available depending on the child's age so please choose the correct type before purchasing. Tickets are sold in timed slots and are limited and subject to availability. You can arrive anytime between the chosen time slot; the ticket does not guarantee an exact time to see Santa.

There is plenty of festive fun to be had all day at Coral Island - why not stay for a festive lunch or dinner in the Buccaneer restaurant where children under 10 can eat for free with a paying adult.

Please visit our website for more details.

Ho Ho Ho!  

Santa’s Grotto


If you’re planning a visit to Blackpool, then make sure you don’t forget to come to Coral Island to meet Santa, but please note, you will need to make sure you have bought tickets, which are available through our Eventbrite page  - Meet Santa at Coral Island Blackpool 2023 Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite  - Tickets are £9.99 per child and £6.99 for children 3 years old and younger. 

You can come and meet Santa every Friday from 3pm to 8pm from 24th November to 22nd December, and every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm from 23rd November to 24th December. 

Your ticket includes a meeting with Santa Claus, a goody bag packed full of Coral Island sweets, prize tickets, and a £5 playcard, as well as your choice of a special gift from Santa’s Workshop, created by his elves, especially for you!


Festive Fun At Coral Island 

Come and explore the festive wonderland here at Coral Island before arriving at Santa’s Grotto, and stay and discover all the fun to be had at Coral Island! 

Why not take a look at our ticket games, where you play to win tickets to exchange for prizes at our amazing Prize Shop? Maybe you want to add more tickets to the ones you got from Santa or credit to your £5 playcard, so you can get an even better prize, and have a lot of fun in the process. 

You can put your basketball skills to the test and shoot some hoops, see if you can beat your friends and family and get the best score, and the most tickets, or get on the Super Spray Canons to freeze the attacking zombies. 

If you want traditional seaside fun, then have a go on Down The Clowns, inspired by the original Coney Island game. See how many of the clowns you can knock over before the timer runs out to win tickets. Just watch out for the red clowns or it’s game over! 

There are loads of ticket games at Coral Island, from arcade favourites to brand-new games based on your favourite board games, TV shows, and film and TV characters. Captain Jack loves the Monopoly game with its giant dice! 

Once you’ve won all the tickets you possibly can, then head to the prize shop and see what fantastic prizes you can exchange them for. From soft toys to remote control cars, puzzles and games, and even PlayStations, TVs, and iPads if you manage to win enough tickets!

Our traditional seaside games are always popular, such as the old-school penny pushers. Grab your pot of two pence pieces, and try to get them to fall in just the right spot to cause an avalanche of pennies, prizes, and key rings. 

The crane grabbers are always a family favourite, so do you have the skills to grab one of the many soft toys in our machines? You could be taking home any of your favourite Disney and Pixar characters, from Mickey to Pooh, Buzz or Woody, or even Star Wars favourites such as Baby Yoda or The Mandalorian. 

Of course, there’s rides for younger kids too at Coral Island, and you’ll find ride-on cars, pirate ships, dolphins, and many more scattered around our seaside arcade.


Kids Eat Free At Coral Island 

There’s so much to do at Coral Island, you’ll be sure to work up an appetite, and we have a number of restaurants right here, so why not stay for a festive lunch or dinner in The Buccaneer Family Bar, where children under 10 eat for free with every paying adult. 

There’s also our traditional chippy if you fancy fish and chips with lashings of salt and vinegar. Just watch out for the yellow Kids Eat Free stickers to know that you’re getting great value for money, free meals for the kids, and smiles all around! 

There’s no booking needed, nor vouchers to collect, simply come and enjoy great food and a friendly atmosphere. Check out our website for more information on the Kids Eat Free offer.


Don’t Forget Your Tickets! 

It’s a great time of year to visit Blackpool, with shows and entertainment for the whole family, the world-famous Illuminations, and Santa’s Grotto at Coral Island!

Just remember that you will need to purchase a ticket in advance to meet Santa. There are two types of tickets available, depending on your child’s age, so ensure you choose the right type when purchasing. 

The tickets are sold in timed slots, and will be limited and subject to availability - so buy now to avoid disappointment! Please note that your ticket does not guarantee an exact time to meet Santa. 

Of course, you can come and enjoy the fun at Coral Island at any time, and you never need to buy a ticket to come inside and explore the games and amusements. 

Captain Jack and his crew, and all the team at Coral Island hope to see you this festive season in Blackpool, and we wish all our customers a very merry Christmas! Ho Ho Ho!

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