Blackpool Illuminations and Lightpool Festival

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Thinking of taking a trip to Blackpool? It’s the perfect place for families! Why? Because of all the FAB family attractions! From The Blackpool Tower Eye and SEA LIFE Blackpool to Madame Tussauds and even The Blackpool Tower Dungeon! Not forgetting the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations and Lightpool Festival

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Blackpool Illuminations

What do you think of when someone says ‘Blackpool’? The Blackpool Illuminations, of course! They’re world-famous and bring a certain light to everyone. 

Every autumn and winter, 6 miles of Blackpool are illuminated with traditional festoons, tableaux and interactive features that brighten up the night sky. All the way until the Promenade! It’s quite literally known as the greatest free light show around. 

This year, you’ll find them from 1st September 2023 to 1st January 2024

Gaze your eyes upon incredible Blackpool Tower projections, and illuminated tram tours that will take you along the world-famous Blackpool Tramway! 

But that’s not all… Along the tramway, you’ll discover the Tableaux Tour. Fascinating, unique and truly wonderful displays that are truly big and bright! And you can walk right along them. 

They include a wide range of themes, from hula dancers and a giant pirate ship to ballerinas from Swan Lake and an entire Egyptian scene. It really is an amazing family fun evening out! They even have Noddy for the kids with all their favourite characters including Big Ears, Martha Monkey and of course, Noddy himself.

With special effects, and light illuminations that attract people from all over, it’s no wonder why it’s a major attraction!

Opening Times

1st September 2023 to 1st January 2024

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Lightpool Festival

Blackpool has SO much to offer, and here’s the next attraction… Lightpool Festival!

An award-winning popular attraction that runs for nine nights! Think, mesmerising light-based art installations, 3D projection shows, live performances and lots of family-friendly activities! 

It’ll be running from 20th-28th October 2023. Did I forget to mention it’s free?!

Light Art

Outdoor spaces will be transformed into an artistic playground and Blackpool’s iconic buildings will light up with spectacular light art! It’s truly iconic and a bucket list festival everyone needs on their list. 

Live Performances

Families can enjoy plenty of live performances and live events to keep their night buzzing and interesting. From silent discos and an explosion of dance, music and art to the epic finale of the World Fireworks Championship Blackpool!

Tower Projections

Last but certainly not least is the iconic Blackpool Tower projections. You’ll be fully entranced as you watch a plethora of multimedia shows projected on the iconic and historic Blackpool Tower building! 

Enjoy whimsical patterns, quirky animations and each and every corner of The Blackpool Tower becomes illuminated in light and colour. It’s an immersive experience that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Opening Times

20th-28th October 2023

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Family-Friendly Blackpool Attractions

Not only is Blackpool home to mesmerising lights but also to a host of family-friendly attractions! Here’s a few that we have on our DOWTK VIP Pass that might be of interest to you… 

They are also EXCLUSIVE OFFERS – so snap them up!

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The Blackpool Tower Circus

Enjoy an extra 40% off entry week round!

Experience the height of thrills, laughs and omg gasps at The Blackpool Tower Circus! With spectacular performances that are sure to wow every audience, you’ll be taken aback by jaw-dropping stunts, comedy antics and even a motorcycle show! 

With our VIP Pass, families will save £29.60 per family!

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Blackpool Tower,
The Promenade,
Blackpool
FY1 4BJ

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The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

Snap up an extra 30% off entry all week round!

Ever wanted to step into Blackpool’s eerie and dark history? Well, you can closer to it than ever at this spine-tingling attraction! Meet the Plague Doctor’s assistant, journey through 8 actor-led shows and reinvigorate all your senses in a dark, murky, smelly and noisy place. 

Members on the VIP Pass will save £21.56 per family.

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Tower Entrance,
Bank Hey St,
Blackpool
FY1 4BJ

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The Blackpool Tower Eye & 4D Cinema

Reach new heights with an extra 30% off entry all week.

If you’re looking for panoramic and towering views of Blackpool that is sure to blow you away then The Blackpool Tower Eye is the place to go. 

Escape to new heights, and learn the history of the iconic attraction that was built in 1894 with their 4D cinema! 

With the VIP Pass, you’ll save £18.90 per family.

Shape Location Get directions

5th Floor,
Blackpool Tower,
Promenade,
Blackpool
FY1 4BJ

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The Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Spin around with glee with an extra 30% off entry and kids go FREE, all week round!!

Looking for something new and different to take your kids to? This may just tick your box… As seen on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, you can take in the iconic and world-famous ballroom venue in person! Dance the day away on the dancefloor, enjoy live music and even stop for a cuppa and afternoon tea!

Families can save £9.10 on our VIP Pass.

Shape Location Get directions

Blackpool Tower,
Promenade,
Blackpool
FY1 4BJ

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SEA LIFE Blackpool

Make a splash with an extra 30% off entry all week!

Dive under the sea as you surround yourself with over 2,500 aquatic animals! From tropical fish to sharks and even turtles. Enjoy behind the scene tours, get stuck into VIP experiences and sit down with engaging live talks.

A trip to SEA LIFE Blackpool is one kids…and adults, will remember for a lifetime! 

With our VIP Pass, families will save £24.40!

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Blackpool Tower,
Promenade,
Blackpool
FY1 4BJ

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Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Enjoy an extra 30% off entry – all week!

Love a bit of Hollywood? Looking for that starstruck feeling? A trip to Madame Tussauds Blackpool will have you meeting your favourite celebrity stars and snapping selfies with them too!

From A-listers and MARVEL SUPER HEROES like Captain Marvel and Spiderman, to Ed Sheeran, KSI and even the Strictly judges. 

On our VIP Pass, you can save £23.20 per family.

Shape Location Get directions

89 Promenade,
Lancashire
FY1 5AA

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Peter Rabbit™: Explore and Play Blackpool

Hop into a summer of savings with an extra 30% off entry all week.

If your kiddies love the mischievous Peter Rabbit™, then you need to take a hop, spring and bounce to Blackpool! Enjoy an oversized world, five-fluffy-tailed-themed zones and even a secret treehouse club…shhh!

With our VIP Pass families can save £8.70.

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91 Promenade,
Blackpool
FY1 5AA

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So, if our EXCLUSIVE offers and super savings have piqued your interest, why not snap up our VIP Pass? It’s one sure way to enjoy Blackpool and all its fantastic, family-friendly attractions. 

Especially if you’re making a trip to visit the iconic Blackpool Illuminations and magical Lightpool Festival!

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