Here it is: The ultimate fun guide for those in search of unique, must-do holiday experiences that will create some unforgettable memories.

Not only does the UK’s favourite seaside resort have award-winning beaches, attractions galore, and more shows and entertainment than you can shake a stick of rock at, Blackpool also boasts an extraordinary collection of bucket list ideas!

1.    Meet The Breitlings
Stand by for the spectacular Blackpool debut of Europe’s premier civilian jet formation team. The world-renowned Breitling team will bring their own jaw-dropping brand of aerial aerobatics to the skies above Blackpool Promenade on both days of the free event on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August. 

2.    P-P-Pamper A Penguin!
Join the best-dressed residents at Blackpool Zoo - they've got their dinner jackets on and can’t wait to meet you. Join their keeper with a bucket of fish and head to penguin beach where you'll be able to feed them and watch them waddle, dive and swim. What’s not to love? This is just one of many unforgettable animal experiences at the zoo.

3.    Go Coaster Crazy
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is likely the most ride-intensive theme park on the planet. The question is: How many white-knuckle rides can you stomach in a day? The famous Big One is 25 years old this summer but, trust us, age has not slowed it down! And if you haven’t yet experienced ICON, the UK’s first double-launch rollercoaster that opened last season, what are you waiting for?

4.    Party With Busted
If you have never been to a Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Party, then you don’t know what you are missing! It’s the biggest event in the resort calendar when 20,000 people let their hair down in a star-studded outdoor concert in the shadow of Blackpool Tower. Taking place on Friday 30 August, the line-up already includes the likes of Busted, Diversity, Sigma, and Nina Nesbitt, with more to come. For details of how you can enter the free wristband ballot or guarantee your place at the party visit:

5.    Ride The Tram Train
It’s the ultimate tramway experience and you can only do it here in Blackpool. Climb on board one of our amazing heritage trams and relive the glorious art deco era of the 1930s. Better still, take a ride on one of the extraordinary illuminated trams that run during the autumn season. Imagine taking a ride on a tram decked out as a trawler or a Great Western train, bejewelled in thousands of tiny lights? Yep, it’s just as magical as it sounds.

6.    Take A Leap Of Faith
Are you bold enough to take a walk of faith at the top of The Blackpool Tower? Step out of the lift 380 feet up and the thrilling SkyWalk awaits you. It’s a 5cm-thick glass platform where you can look out over the Irish Sea and look down on the famous Golden Mile below you for a viewing experience you will never forget! Oh, and don’t forget to say a happy 125th birthday to The Tower in this special celebratory year.

7.    Laugh Yourself Stupid
Take a promenade stroll where every step brings a smile and a giggle. The outdoor Comedy Carpet is a celebration of comedy on an extraordinary scale. There is nothing like the British sense of humour and the Carpet immortalises the jokes, songs and comedy catchphrases of more than a thousand of Britain’s best-loved comedians and writers. We defy you not to laugh!

8.    Ride The Rapids
Picture the scene: You are on the roof of the Sandcastle Waterpark building on South Promenade. Just one thing stands between you and the tropical waters below. Well two things actually: The colossal Montazooma mat slide with 360 degree loops and back-to-back turns, or the Aztec Falls, an electrifying pitch-black descent into a giant bowl. The choice is yours….

9.    Marvel At The Super-Heroes
It’s the ultimate selfie experience – an opportunity to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with a whole raft of Marvel comic super-heroes at Blackpool’s Madame Tussauds. Surrounded by debris and destruction, confront the Hulk in a New York street and test (quite literally) if you are strong enough to pick up a cab! Or if that’s all too much, stand back and admire the superpowers of Spiderman, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and Captain Marvel.

10.    Do Country By The Sea
Blackpool’s iconic Winter Gardens might be a few thousand miles from Nashville, Tennessee, but the autumn of 2019 will bring the sweet sounds of the inaugural British Country Music Festival to the seaside. Ward Thomas, Catherine McGrath and Sarah Darling will headline an impressive line-up of more than 100 artists over the weekend of September 13-15. Don’t forget to pack the cowboy boots and rhinestones.

11.    Sleep With The Fishes
Experience a night of oceanic slumber with sharks and tropical fish at a sea-bed sleep over in Blackpool’s Sea Life centre. Get a group of friends together, pack your sleeping bags and enjoy the most incredible night beneath the ocean. Or, if you dare, enjoy your own exhilarating Jaws-style adventure when you come face to face with more than a dozen sharks.

12.    Ride The Lights
Get ready for an electrifying cycle ride under Blackpool’s world-famous Illuminations. Head for the seafront on Tuesday 27 August and you can join thousands of riders as they travel along the Promenade for a sneak preview of the 2019 Lights in a totally traffic-free environment. This is bike riding – but not as you know it!

Keep checking  for updates and to find out what else is happening during your visit or why not make a short break of it and book your accommodation package! 

To view the 2019 Blackpool Destination Guide and to view the online version of our 2019 Event Guide, please go to 

To get a feel of what’s coming up this year in Blackpool, watch our video here: 


Blackpool Air Show
Show / Display
Blackpool Air Show

The spectacular free event will take place on Blackpool Promenade on Sunday 11 August and will include an extra special finale by the world-famous Breitling Jet Team on their only confirmed UK date for 2019.

Blackpool Zoo
Animal Collection

The multi award-winning Blackpool Zoo has it all! The zoo is situated in 37 acres of traditional, spacious parkland with lakes. All your favourites are here – big cats, elephants, giraffes, gorillas, orang-utans and 'Blue Peter' TV stars, the sealions.

Pleasure Beach Resort
Theme Park
Family at Pleasure Beach

There's something for everyone at Pleasure Beach Resort. Ride ICON the UK’s first double launch coaster, featuring 15 interactions involving five different rides. Enjoy the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land loaded with 12 rides and attractions. For the ultimate in thrills why not brave Pleasure Beach’s tallest rollercoaster, the Big One.

Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On
Fireworks from Blackpool Tower on Switch-On Night

This is one of the biggest, brightest nights in Blackpool's event calendar. The big switch is pulled, and more than a million twinkling bulbs burst to life and transform the dark night skies with light. The Illuminations will then shine every night during the autumn and winter months (switch off date to be confirmed) For updates, visit:

Heritage Tram Tours
Heritage Trams

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours invite you to enjoy an experience like no other as you take a ride along the world famous Blackpool tramway aboard a piece of moving history.

The Blackpool Tower
The Blackpool Tower Glass Floor

There are plenty of experiences on offer at The Blackpool Tower to ensure you have an unparalleled Blackpool experience

Comedy Carpet Blackpool
Arts, Crafts & Galleries
Sunset over Comedy Carpet Blackpool

There’s nothing like the British sense of humour, and a visit to the Carpet is a bit like a trip to the Hollywood Walk of Fame; but immortalising and celebrating the jokes, songs and comedy catchphrases of Britain’s most well loved comedians!

Sandcastle Waterpark
Theme Park
Sandcastle Waterpark

Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool is the UK’s largest indoor waterpark and with more than 18 slides and attractions in an 84 degree tropical climate there is something to entertain the whole family. The admission process and completely been overhauled to ensure that social distancing can now take place.

Madame Tussauds Blackpool
Theme Ride / Tableau / Waxworks
KSI Wax Figure

Discover a world of famous fun as you get up close and personal with your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds Blackpool.

Opera House & Winter Gardens
Opera House & Winter Gardens

One of the UK’s biggest theatres, the Winter Gardens Opera House, has seen a cast of thousands tread its boards since it first opened in 1939. With a 3,000 seat capacity, the splendour of the venue oozes sophistication and character.

SEA LIFE Blackpool
SEA LIFE Blackpool

Showcasing over 2,000 remarkable aquatic creatures including tropical sharks, colourful reef fish, rays and sea horses, not to mention the majestic green sea turtle Phoenix.  SEA LIFE Blackpool is the perfect way to experience the wonders of underwater life without getting wet.

Ride the Lights
Show / Display
Ride The Lights

The popular free event sees the seafront stretch fully closed to vehicles for one night only between 19:00 - 22:00 to allow cyclists to get a sneak preview of the Blackpool Illuminations ahead of the annual Switch-On



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