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Blackpool Model Village and Gardens
Blackpool Model Village & Gardens are located next to Stanley Park and were established in the 1960's. Miniature buildings include castles, churches, houses and cottages all mingled between landscaped gardens that cover two and a half acres. Paths around the attraction allow wheelchair access. Facilities include a gift shop, cafe and toilets. Admission costs are: adults £4.50, children £3.25 with concessions for families, OAP, students and disabled. Opening times are from March to November from 10am until dusk
Sandscastle Waterpark is a large indoor swimming centre with over 18 slides and other features such as a wave machine, water chutes, fun pools and a lazy river. There is also a food court area where you can choose from burger bars and snack bars. There is also an arcade at this attraction. Sandcastle Waterpark is open on Saturdays and Sunday 10am - 4pm.
Louis Tussauds Waxworks
Inside this attraction you can see displays of wax models. There are various sections which include Hollywood, Celeb City, Movie Premier, Corrie and Rock Factory. There is also a Chamber of Horrors and a Regal Room. There is also a Studio where visitors can find out about how the models are made and at the end of the tour there is a Mirror Maze. The admission price is 13 euros for adults and 10 euros for children. The Waxworks are open daily from 10am - 4pm.
Camelot Theme Park is a family amusement park that is geared towards younger children and the park has a wizard's theme. The park has a variety of rides and attractions including a jousting show. The park opens from March to October and the hours vary depending on the day and month.
Blackpool's first electric illuminations date back to 1879 when eight arc lamps were used on the promenade to replace some of the town's gas lamps. Around 100,000 people attended this spectacle and in the years that followed Blackpool's illuminations became a regular event. The Blackpool illuminations now occur annually from the end of August until early November when the lights are on continually throughout the day and night. The 2007 illuminations cost Blackpool City Council £2.4 million to stage.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach was founded in 1896 and over the years has grown into a major tourist attraction. It is an amusement park that offers various entertainments, shows and rides for both young and adults. It is considered as one of the top 25 parks in the world with more than 125 attractions to enjoy. These general attractions include roller coasters, tower rides, water rides, flying machines, 4D cinema, ghost trains, and many more. It offers free parking and other services like disability access, baby changing facilities, first aid, animals assistance, public telephones, and left luggage lockers. Opening times vary but it opens everyday. In the school holidays in the summer months, the opening hours are between 11am and 8.30 pm most days with later opening until 9.30 on Saturdays.