What’s Open in Blackpool After Lockdown Is Lifted

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With the easing of lockdown many of the main attractions in Blackpool reopened their doors on the 12th of April. However due to the fact that there are still a number of restrictions in place these are limited to attractions that are in an outdoor setting. Attractions currently open include:

  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach
  • Blackpool Zoo
  • Blackpool Model Village
  • North, Central and South Piers (with the exclusion of indoor spaces)
  • Ridgeway Farms

Self-Catering accommodation also reopened as from 12th April although at present the rule of 6 needs to be observed. As predicted, the resort has experienced high numbers of day visitors with people throwing off the lockdown shackles and taking advantage of the cool but sunny weather to enjoy some quality family time.

Bars and restaurants with outdoor drinking and dining space have also been making the most of the good weather. Although many of them have revamped outside spaces to ensure they can be used even in inclement weather. This means that as is Blackpool tradition hail, rain or shine you are guaranteed a great time.

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When Are Hotels In Blackpool Allowed To Open?

Blackpool hotels are due to open once the next stage of the path out of lockdown is confirmed. Barring any significant rise in infection rates, this is due to start from the 17th of May and hoteliers in Blackpool are gearing up for the influx of visitors keen for a staycation. The May bank holiday comes less than two weeks after the extended opening up of the resort. So, if you are looking for a weekend break it would be advisable to book early. Hotels throughout the resort are already taking bookings and reporting high interest.

What Other Attractions Will Reopen from May 17th?

May 17th will see the reopening of the majority of indoor attractions including but not limited to:

  • Blackpool Tower including Tower Eye, Tower Circus and Tower Dungeons
  • North, South and Central Piers indoor arcades and bars
  • Sea Life Blackpool
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Sandcastle Water Park
  • Coral Island
  • Ascent Trampoline Park
  • Clip n Climb

Along with all these attractions, bars and restaurants will be allowed to open up inside giving visitors access to the numerous excellent hospitality venues situated throughout the entire resort.

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Why Choose Blackpool for Your Staycation?

Blackpool is without doubt one of the most famous seaside resorts in the world. From Victorian times Blackpool has been a popular choice for visitors from throughout the UK and nothing has changed. With the uncertainty currently around foreign travel, the staycation is suddenly in vogue and where better to spend your long weekend or week away than Blackpool.

With accommodation ranging from self-catering apartments and cheery Bed and Breakfasts right through to exclusive hotels, you’ll certainly find a stay to suit you! Whether you want to spend your time relaxing or walking along the miles of golden sands or thrill seeking on the country’s biggest rollercoasters, Blackpool has something for everyone. A wonderland for children of all ages – Blackpool is the perfect choice for a family getaway.

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