1. North West
  2. Lancashire
  3. Blackpool

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We bet your kids love The Gruffalo by the bestselling children’s author Julia Donaldson! And who wouldn’t? Well, what if we told you, you can enter the magical realms of the deep dark forest and meet all of your favourite characters from The Gruffalo, Zog, Room On The Broom and more... 

The new Gruffalo and Friends attraction has officially opened and it's located on the famous seafront in Blackpool. It's the perfect family-friendly attraction in the midst of a cluster of family attractions - what could be more perfect, eh? 
Things to do
Run wild in the world of your favourite stories in this exciting immersive experience! Join the Gruffalo and Friends on their brand-new indoor play adventure. Burst through the pages of your favourite books into a magical place of imagination, creativity, discovery and play.

Adapted from some of the UK’s most loved children’s stories by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, your little adventure-seekers will come face to face with beloved characters from The Gruffalo, Zog, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom and more!

Meet the Gruffalo and Mouse as you clamber, crawl and slide your way through the multiple depths of the deep dark wood. Enrol in Dragon School with Zog and take on some of Madam Dragon’s challenges in the medieval, soft-padded maze. Dive straight in to join Snail and Whale in the ocean-themed ball pool and enjoy a truly unique day and night experience. Those looking for a quieter and more relaxing time can step inside the GruffaloChild’s night-time, sensory playroom.

The littlest of friends can enjoy a squashy, story-led experience with imaginative exploration, in the magical, Room on the Broom soft-play zone. With 6 captivating and immersive zones, this 2-hour play experience is enjoyable for all children under 10 years old.
Food & Drink
After you've experienced the pages of Julia Donaldson's wild books, head over to the Woodland Cafe. Take your pick of yummy treats from Costa Coffee and quench your thirst with lip-smacking soft drinks. You’ll also have the pleasure of meeting the Highway Rat mid-snack... 
  • One free carer is allowed to accompany a disabled visitor. 
  • There is an accessible toilet and changing places room (which includes a toilet, bed and hoist). Baby changing facilities are available.
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Some facilities and design structures are accessible. 

Transport & Parking 
By Car/Coach & Parking
As of Monday 16th May, the main access route to Central Car Park via Seasider's Way will be closed to traffic for construction works.

Disabled bays are available in the remaining areas of Central Car Park, situated along the fence by New Bonny Street, opposite Coral Island, as well as near the entrance at Chapel Street. You must have your blue badge when parking here. Disabled visitors can use any car parking space as well as disabled spaces and can stay for 3 hours, free.

The New Bonny Street coach facility will remain in use with routes clearly signposted and diversions in place. Coach parking information can be found here: Blackpool Coach Parking.
By Train
Travelling via train? Good news, the nearest rail station is Blackpool North Station! Catch direct trains to Blackpool on the Northern Rail.  It is about a 20-minute walk from the station to the Promenade.

Alternatively, taxis are readily available from the train station and all should have accessible vehicles. A local taxi service can be contacted by telephoning 01253 292929.
By Bus
Bus route 11 travels closest to the attraction, however, most buses travel through the town centre which is a short walk from the attraction.
By Tram
Take any Promenade tram to the Central Pier stop.

Trams operate from Starr Gate all the way through to Fleetwood along Blackpool Promenade. Operating roughly every 10 – 15 minutes. All trams (excluding Heritage Trams) have level boarding and step-free interiors, with designated pushchair/wheelchair areas to ensure accessibility for all. All except the Heritage trams have both visual & audible announcers to inform passengers of the next stops.
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Opening Times

Term Time
Open every day from 09:30 - 16:45

School Holidays
Open every day from 09:30 - 17:30
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Pricing & Tickets

Standard entry
Child (3-14) from £12
Adult from £4.50

You must book tickets online

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