Campsites near Blackpool
Blackpool campsitesBlackpool is a popular seaside resort town well known for its exciting attractions including Blackpool Tower, Pleasure Beach and Blackpool Illuminations. With plenty to do and see, Blackpool is the perfect family-friendly camping destination. Discover more below!
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Things to do and see while camping in Blackpool
Calling all thrill seekers! Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a world-famous amusement park bringing in visitors from all across the globe each year. From exhilaratingly intense roller coasters to traditional fairground attractions, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has it all.
Younger children can enjoy Nickelodeon Land, with 12 super fun rides including Spongebob’s Splash Bash and Dora’s World Voyage.
There is also a selection of iconic coastal snacks to choose from at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, including fish and chips, yummy hot dogs, tasty pizza or sugary churros.
One of Britain’s most iconic landmarks, Blackpool Tower stands proudly at 158 metres and offers panoramic views of the Irish Sea and the famous Blackpool Promenade. On clear days where the sky is blue the views stretch even further and you can see out onto the Lake District and the Isle of Man.
Head inside the tower and visit The Tower Ballroom world famous for Strictly Come Dancing! Strictly traditionally includes a special one-off episode filmed at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom each series.
If you are on the lookout for some thrilling entertainment, head to the Tower Circus. Opening its doors in 1894, the circus has not missed a season since (even during World War Two). Go and watch an array of thrilling performances by acrobats, clowns and talented artists.
Blackpool Tower is also home to the impressive Tower Restaurant & Sky Bar 380, where you can see the entire Fylde Coastline and beyond. Enjoy a unique dining experience taking in the very best views of the North West.
3. Madame Tussauds Blackpool
Spend the day getting up close and personal with your favourite waxwork celebrities at Madame Tussauds, Blackpool. Snap a shot with Freddie Mercury, moonwalk with Michael Jackson or do your poker face with Lady Gaga on an unforgettable day with the stars.
4. Blackpool Illuminations
Be amazed by the breath-taking Blackpool Illuminations that light up the whole town. Founded in 1879 and switched on 18th September that year, the illuminations continue to wow millions of visitors each year and are the number 1 free light show in the world.
The official switch-on for the lights is normally at the end of August/beginning of September and the twinkling lights continue to grace the Promenade until January.
5. Blackpool Zoo
Spend the day at Blackpool Zoo, widely considered one of the top zoos in the UK. Situated in 37 acres of spacious parkland, the zoo is home to a range of exciting species, including king colobus monkeys, Hartmann’s Zebra, tigers and African Lions and plenty more.
Use the map to make your way around the zoo and meet all the animals, learn about the animals and the conservation work Blackpool Zoo does at the daily talks and enjoy a spot to eat at the café.
There is a playbarn area for young kids with giant slides, ball cannons, ball showers and more. The zoo also has a gift shop to buy your favourite animals in adorable cuddly toy form.
6. Blackpool Model Village and Gardens
Wander through Blackpool’s award winning attraction The Blackpool Model Village and Gardens. Established in 1972, the model village is made up of beautifully crafted miniature replicas of famous landmarks and 100s of creative village scenes that spark your imagination to life and ignite your nostalgia.
7. Blackpool Beach and Promenade
Nothing beats a day at the seaside and Blackpool is one of the best seaside resorts you can find in the UK. Dip your toes in the sea, build sandcastles, enjoy fish and chips or take in the incredible sea views on the Promenade.
8. Blackpool Sea Life Centre
Take a dive into the deep sea at Blackpool Sea Life Centre. Meet turtles, octopuses, sharks, jellyfish and many more weird and wonderful sea creatures. Dare to explore the depths of the rainforest, venture into the rock pools, or explore all four corners of the earth.
You can even book a once in lifetime experience online, including turtle feeding or snorkelling with the sharks.
9. Coral Island
No seaside visit is truly complete without a trip to an arcade, which is why visiting Coral Island is a must. Step inside this indoor amusement arcade and immediately be met with bright lights and excitement and leave laden with treasures. With traditional and unique arcade games to fairground style rides, you won’t be shy of things to do at Coral Island.
10. Stanley Park
Escape the excitement of Blackpool at Stanley Park, a beautiful park perfect for relaxing. With plenty of different paths to choose from and dogs welcome, this is an idyllic destination for a casual stroll and enjoying a delicious picnic on the grass. The park also has a great play area for kids which has swings, slides and climbing frames.