8 February 2024

Blackpool is preparing to cast off the winter blues with a full programme of February half-term fun and entertainment.

Just weeks after the resort saw out the 2023 season with a spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks finale, it is back in business to celebrate the first school holiday of 2024.

The half-term break will see a raft of family-friendly shows and events, and an unrivalled selection of indoor and outdoor visitor attractions on offer for parents and children.

Here are just a few half-term highlights to whet the appetite:

Attractions Galore

Baby, it might be cold outside, but the Sandcastle Waterpark enjoys an 84-degree tropical climate. With over 18 slides and plenty of exciting attractions, there is something to entertain the whole family in the UK’s largest indoor waterpark.

If animals are your thing, then don’t miss out on a trip to Blackpool Zoo, home to more than 1000 animals. What sets this magical place apart from other zoos? Close encounters with animals, excellent facilities for our less able visitors and happy, friendly staff who want to make your visit fun and some of the cutest critters imaginable.

The Blackpool Tower Eye might not be open just yet but there are more of Merlin’s magical attractions in resort than you can shake a stick of rock at. Choose your adventure from SEA LIFE Blackpool, Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse, Peter Rabbit Explore & Play, Blackpool Dungeon and Madame Tussauds Blackpool or buy a Pick ‘n Mix pass to experience them all!

February half-term also sees a brand new show in the world-famous Tower Circus. From February 10, visitors can enjoy incredible stunts and belly laughs galore thanks to resident clowns Mooky and Mr Boo.

The magic begins as soon as you step through the doors of Hole In Wand. Get ready for a wizard adventure and take on a nine-hole adventure, featuring a forest full of venomous snakes, an ancient castle with a magical fountain, a trip to a train station and a chance to visit York’s mysterious ShamblesAnd don’t forget to check out the magical merchandise!

Putt Above

Putt Above is a brand new high-tech mini golf experience and cocktail bar with a twist. Visuals for each game are projected on to the lanes with players going head-to-head in a variety of mini-games. Each lane can accommodate groups of up to eight and all ages are welcome. Situated just along the Prom from The Blackpool Tower.

Walterz Entertainment Centre

Strike up some family fun at Walterz Entertainment Centre! After launching at the end of 2023 in Partingtons Newton Hall Holiday Park, located on the outskirts of Blackpool, the £1.5m indoor amusement centre offers something for everyone. Bowl a perfect game at the ten-pin lanes, belt out your favourite tunes in karaoke rooms, or try your hand at AR darts

Coral Harbour Kitchen & Bar

Ahoy, families! Set sail for Coral Harbour, Blackpool’s newest family food haven! Dive into a bounty of delights from various vendors, all served with a splash of pirate-themed fun in the famous Coral Island family entertainment centre. The best part? Kids eat free!

School of Rock The Musical

Get ready to rock your socks off at the Grand Theatre as the award-winning School Of Rock The Musical makes its Blackpool premiere, bringing an electrifying mix of music, comedy, and pure rock ‘n’ roll from February 14-17.

Madagascar the Musical

Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and on to the stage in this live musical spectacular at the Blackpool Opera House. It’s a wild and wonderful ride through the jungle that’ll have the whole family dancing in their seats. Runs from February 22-24.

Central Pier Pirate Bar

Central Pier is your daily hub for half-term fun! Get ready for a week of giggles and grins as the Pirate’s Bay offer an exciting programme to entertain the kids. It’s completely free, too.

Jurassic Earth Live

Roar with excitement at Jurassic Earth Live, an awesome journey through time, bringing these prehistoric creatures to life right before your eyes. With audience participation and fun at the forefront, families will be astonished by the life-size walking dinosaurs and their individual, jaw-dropping features. Grand Theatre on Sunday 18 February.

Enjoy the great outdoors

Seize the day with a saunter along Blackpool’s six-mile stretch of beaches! Whether you’re building sandcastles or strolling along the seashore, the great outdoors is your free playground for creating seaside memories. Spring might be on its way but wrap up in your cosiest woolly hat and coat, and enjoy the invigorating sea breeze.

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