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Blackpool is one of the most popular British seaside towns to visit, with something for everyone - from rollercoasters and waterparks for thrill seekers, to theatres, shopping, and even a zoo to enjoy for those who prefer a more relaxed pace. The best part is that all of these places are wonderfully accessible, meaning no one will miss out!

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Foodie
  • Like a Local

9 Places

5 City Tips

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9 Places

Blackpool Zoo

Zoos

Stanley Park

Parks

Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Speciality Museums

Sandcastle Waterpark

Water Parks

Central Pier

Piers & Boardwalks, Theme Parks

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Theme Parks

The Blackpool Tower

Observation Decks & Towers, Theme Parks

Blackpool Illuminations

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Houndshill Shopping Centre

Shopping Malls

CarrieAnnLightley's City Tips

  • For people who hold a Blue Badge for accessible parking, Blackpool council allows up to three hours free parking within some council run car parks.
  • Many of the main attractions and places to visit in Blackpool are open seasonally, from April until November.
  • If you're in Blackpool for a few days, consider buying a Resort Pass. This single ticket includes entries to all the most popular attractions, which will save you money in admission fees.
  • No trip to the seaside would be complete without fish & chips. You can find them on every corner, from restaurants to cafes and takeaways. Look out for a budget option and enjoy!
  • Blackpool has a number of different trams, and only some are wheelchair accessible. Check the Blackpool Transport website for more details.
  • Blackpool Zoo
    Zoos
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    Blackpool Zoo has an extensive collection of exotic animals to explore. The zoo is all fairly level and flat, with low signage and ramps throughout. Plus, lower benches at presentation points are reserved for those with mobility problems, and all of the viewing windows for the animals are low level. We watched the sea lion show, which was good fun and interesting.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Mobility scooters and wheelchairs are available for hire from the zoo reception.
    • Visit the Amazonia jungle section of the zoo, where the cheeky little monkeys take a shine to mobility aids and use them as makeshift climbing frames!
    • The accessible toilets are very spacious too!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 55 things to do in Blackpool
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great for the kids 18/11/2018
    • Blackpool Zoo Autumn visit 18/11/2018
    • Blackpool Zoo
    Address:
    East Park Drive
    Blackpool FY3 8PP
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1253 830830
    Price range:
    US$ 30 - US$ 30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
    Other:
  • Stanley Park
    Parks
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    Stanley Park is the main park in Blackpool, with landscape design, historical buildings, stunning gardens, and fun activities. Facilities available include children's play areas, a golf course, a model village, crown green bowling, a café, and lots more!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There is an accessible public toilet, located within a toilet block opposite the car park.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 55 things to do in Blackpool
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Peaceful 13/11/2018
    • Beautiful 08/11/2018
    • Stanley Park
    Address:
    West Park Drive
    Blackpool FY3 9HQ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1253 477477
    Other:
  • Madame Tussauds Blackpool
    Speciality Museums
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    Madame Tussauds likes to welcome everyone regardless of their ability or disability, and the staff here are really enthusiastic and fun. There is ramp access to some of the celebrity models (others are via stairs only), and some chairs can be moved to enable wheelchair users to pose for photos with the celebrities (others are fixed however). Areas like Gok Wan’s Dressing Room and Coronation Street’s Rovers Return are especially good for those who want something interactive, and plenty of opportunities for amusing photos!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Courtesy wheelchairs are available on request, but the number available is limited. A small refundable deposit is required for these.
    • Admission for guests with disabilities is charged at the normal admissions price, however one helper is welcome without charge.
    • Some floors are accessed via a lift, which staff are available to help with.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 55 things to do in Blackpool
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • AMAZING VISIT! 17/11/2018
    • Great day out 16/11/2018
    • Madame Tussauds Blackpool
    Address:
    89 Promenade
    Blackpool FY1 5AA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 871 282 9200
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Sandcastle Waterpark
    Water Parks
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    Sandcastle Waterpark is the UKs Largest Indoor Waterpark with over 18 slides and attractions in an 84 degree tropical climate. Their accessible services and facilities vary from induction loops, wide access gangways, accessible toilets and changing rooms, poolside wet room facilities, support rails, access statements, accessible video guide, dedicated pool safety hotline for guests to discuss requirements prior to their arrival, first aid room with private treatment room, accommodation for access dogs, and so much more.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Water Ambassadors are available to help - qualified lifeguards who have close contact with guests in the water, specially trained to assist disabled guests.
    • The waterpark has a Gold Standard Changing Places facility, which features a hoist and an adult size changing bench. This is open to all members of the public who may need it.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 55 things to do in Blackpool
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The wetter the better 18/11/2018
    • day out 14/11/2018
    • Sandcastle Waterpark
    Address:
    The Sandcastle Promenade
    Blackpool FY4 1BB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1253 343602
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Central Pier
    Piers & Boardwalks, Theme Parks
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    Blackpool's Central Pier is a fantastic place to visit with the family. There's always something going on and lots of fun arcades and amusement rides on the pier itself, as well as beautiful views. Have a go on the Big Wheel and take in the whole of Blackpool!

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The main building on Central Pier has ramps and an accessible toilet.
    • There is no parking at the pier, but Blackpool Central car park is only a stone's throw away and has Blue Badge spaces.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 55 things to do in Blackpool
    • dirty 19/11/2018
    • All weather traditional entertainment 15/11/2018
    • Central Pier
    Address:
    Promenade
    Blackpool FY1 5BB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1253 623422
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach
    Theme Parks
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach is for the thrill seekers, with rides to suit all ages - their aim is to make everyone feel like a child again. Unfortunately not all of the rides are accessible to everyone, but they have produced a helpful PDF access guide, which can be downloaded from their website. Some of the rides which have wheelchair access include: Avatar Airbender, the Big Dipper, the Blue Flyer, the Grand Prix, Infusion, and the Pleasure Beach Express. The theatres, casino, restaurants, amusement arcades, and shops are also accessible - there is so much to keep the whole family entertained!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Discounted tickets are available for carers of visitors with disabilities.
    • Wheelchairs are available to hire from the Information Desk in the Casino building.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 55 things to do in Blackpool
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • not sure 19/11/2018
    • Fun trip 18/11/2018
    • Blackpool Pleasure Beach
    Address:
    525 Ocean Boulevard
    Blackpool FY4 1EZ
    England
    Phone:
    0871 222 1234
    Other:
  • The Blackpool Tower
    Observation Decks & Towers, Theme Parks
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    A trip to Blackpool wouldn't be complete without visiting the iconic Tower! The Blackpool Tower Eye, Dungeon, Circus, Ballroom, and other facilities are accessible to all. For those who aren't scared to brave heights, the Eye gives amazing views of Blackpool. The Dungeon show is a mix of history and comedy, the Circus fun-filled and action packed, and the Ballroom a taste of old-fashioned glamour.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • A Changing Places facility, with a hoist and adult sized changing bench, is situated on the Ballroom level.
    • Due to the age and design of the building, mobility scooters are not permitted above ground floor level, however wheelchairs are available to hire.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 55 things to do in Blackpool
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Strictly Come Dancing 18/11/2018
    • Brilliant 18/11/2018
    • The Blackpool Tower
    Phone:
    +44 1253 622242
    Other:
  • Blackpool Illuminations
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    Blackpool Illuminations are an awesome spectacle, as a child I used to look forward to seeing them every year! There's six miles of lights in a totally unique display. The fantastic thing is that everyone can access them, by car, tram, wheelchair, mobility scooter, or on foot.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The illuminations switch-on date varies, but it's usually early September.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 55 things to do in Blackpool
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Absolutely Lovely 19/11/2018
    • a wonderful 6 mile walk 18/11/2018
    • Blackpool Illuminations
    Address:
    The Golden Mile
    Blackpool
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1253 476407
    Other:
  • Houndshill Shopping Centre
    Shopping Malls
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    Houndshill is Blackpool's central shopping centre, a short walk/wheel from Central Pier. It has the usual big chain clothing, footwear, tech, and toy shops as well as a food court, so it's easy to spend a full day in retail heaven! Accessible parking and toilets are available.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • A Shopmobility scheme is available to help people who may like to hire a mobility scooter.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 55 things to do in Blackpool
    • Houndshill Shopping Centre, Blackpool 07/11/2018
    • nice shops and more shops 07/11/2018
    • Houndshill Shopping Centre
    Address:
    17 Victoria Street
    Blackpool FY1 4HU
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1253 624722
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Mon - Sat
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
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