If we had a red carpet long enough to stretch along our famous Golden Mile, we’d lay it out to let you know how pleased we will be to see you.
This past year, we have all experienced times like no other. Now it’s your time to enjoy a resort like no other. Happiness awaits. Carefree times lie ahead. Magical memories are here to be made.
Back in February, the Prime Minister set out his four steps to freedom and we’re now in the final stage of the roadmap. This means that everything you love about Blackpool is now open and ready to welcome you back safely. Take a look below to see what is open so you can start to plan your trip to Blackpool.
Blackpool is back and there are hundreds and thousands of reasons to visit the UK’s favourite seaside resort. See you soon!
Are attractions open in Blackpool?
Yes! It’s been a long time coming but all Blackpool attractions, both indoor and outdoor, are now open. This includes:
Please be aware that session times will still be in place at selected attractions, such as The Blackpool Tower, Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE, and Sandcastle Waterpark. We recommend booking your attraction tickets ahead of time, especially during the summer season and school holidays
Are hotels and B&Bs open in Blackpool?
Hotels, self-catering accommodation and guesthouses reopened in line with Stage 3 of the Government’s roadmap, slightly later than self-catering accommodation which opened on April 12. You can now stay with family or friends, and the ‘rule of six’ limit has now been lifted.
Our accommodation providers can’t wait to welcome you back and have all the necessary precautions and measures in place to keep you safe during your stay. Don’t forget to look out for the ‘Good to Go’ sign. This country-wide green mark of approval shows that a business has carried out a full risk assessment of their premises and they are adhering to the Government guidelines. You can find more on this here.
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Are pubs, cafes and restaurants open in Blackpool?
Yes, pubs, restaurants and cafes are open for both indoor and outdoor dining. Sunny weather or prefer to sit outside? You can view a list of outdoor hospitality venues here.
The resort has a vast selection of places to eat and drink, whatever your taste or pocket. Take a look at our range of eateries here.
Are nightclubs open in Blackpool?
Yes, we’re now in Step 4 of the Government’s road map. This means nightclubs and bars in Blackpool will be able to open for the first time since March last year without legally enforced protection measures.
The Government has advised nightclubs may use the Covid-status certification, asking attendees to prove either that they’ve been double-vaccinated, have recently tested negative for Covid, or have immunity. We suggest checking directly with the venue you have in mind for their individual safety policies as this will be at the venue's own discretion.
When can I see a show in Blackpool?
There are some fantastic shows lined up in Blackpool this year, including sensational productions at Blackpool Grand Theatre and Winter Gardens. Blackpool is also home to a variety of entertaining cabaret shows, including VIVA Blackpool and the legendary Funny Girls.
As of July 19, shows can go ahead without capacity restrictions. However, please be assured that you will have a safe and enjoyable experience in the show venues here in resort. Give yourself something to look forward to and book to see a show. For a full list of what’s on, please click here.
Are the shops open in Blackpool?
Non-essential shops opened on April 12. This means the Houndshill Shopping Centre, home to more than 60 stores, is open, as well as our independent shops in the town centre.
Please note: the above information is based on target dates outlined by the Government. The decision to move from one step to the next phase of reopening depends on four tests: the speed of the vaccination rollout; evidence to show the vaccines are effective; the risk assessment is not changed by new variants; and that any increase of infection rates do not cause increased hospitalisations.
For further details, please take a look at the COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021 (Summary) on the gov.uk website.