Blackpool

Posted on: Wednesday 23rd March 2022

What to do in Blackpool this Easter...


 

The sun is shining, the daffodils have bloomed, and winter now feels like nothing more than a fading memory as we embrace the sunshine and warmth of spring. Spring also means it is the Easter holidays, so

 

The Lancashire seaside resort is busy getting itself ready for the spring and summer tourism season, making sure Blackpool is gleaming, from the top of the Tower to the Comedy Carpet. So what are your plans for your seaside holiday? Let’s have a look at some family-friendly fun in Blackpool this April.

 

While there may some variation in the actual dates for the end of the winter term, generally, the Easter holidays are from Monday 11 to Friday 22 April. Please note that Blackpool can be very busy over the Easter holidays, and it would be a good idea to ensure you book tickets for attractions and events well ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

 

Family-friendly shows

 

Gangsta Granny

 

David Walliams brings his award-winning West End show to The Blackpool Grand Theatre from 31 March to 3 April.

 

The show, based on the story by Walliams, tells the tale of Ben, who believes that staying in with Granny on a Friday night will be boring, filled with cabbage pie, cabbage cake, and cabbage soup. However, Ben doesn’t know that Granny has a secret, and Friday nights will never be the same again!

 

Book tickets here.

 

Alice in Easterland – The Easter Bunny's Magical Adventure

 

Alice in Easterland follows on from Viva Blackpool’s massively successful ‘Santa's Magical Workshop’ and is a family show suitable for children aged between 2 and 10-years-old, where visitors get to meet the cast of the show, including Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Easter Bunny and many more, before a 1-hour stage performance.

 

Expect dancing, music, comedy, colourful costumes, and a production that provides fun for the whole family.

 

Book tickets here.

 

Crazy Comedy Company Family Teatime Show

 

Opening on 13 April and running throughout the entire summer season is the Crazy Comedy Company Family Teatime Show, a family show that was a hit at the Butlins Holiday Resorts, and is now at Viva Blackpool.

 

It’s the ideal teatime treat for the family, a show and a one-course meal and optional dessert, served to your table so you can eat, drink, and laugh at the family-friendly show. Starting at 5 pm, there is an hour of pre-show games and goodies while you dine, followed by a one-hour performance from the Crazy Comedy Company cast.

 

The show involves silly comedy sketches, magic routines, music and dancing, and even circus skills and acrobatics!

 

Book tickets here.

 

Cirque Du Hilarious: A Fright In The Museum (And The Curse of The Ancient Custard Pie)

 

Young fans of CBBC’s Danny & Mick, who recently were nominated for ‘Best New Sitcom’ at the TV Comedy Awards, will love their hilarious show, which will be at The Opera House and Winter Gardens for two nights on 17 and 18 April.

 

After realising that they can’t make enough money from their circus, Danny & Mick, along with their dad Clive, get part-time jobs as night watchmen in the museum. But when they disturb the ‘Ancient Custard Pie’ and set free the ‘Phantom of Slapstick’ the trio realise that they are not alone in the museum, as the exhibits come to life at the stroke of midnight.

 

As chaos ensues in the museum, you can expect hilarious comedy, slapstick, magic routines, and guest acts to have the entire family laughing.

 

Book tickets here.

 

Diversity Connected

 

It has been 10 years since dance troupe Diversity won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent and took the nation by storm, and they have continued to amaze audiences all around the world with their incredible live tours and performances.

 

Their latest tour, which will be at The Opera House and Winter Gardens on Friday 22 April, promises to be the biggest ever and continues the legacy of the dance troupe. ‘Connected’ focuses on the digital era, and how the internet and social media has shaped our lives, and more importantly, connects us all.

 

Creator and choreographer Ashley Banjo said: “After all this time, we are still growing, and this new decade and new chapter for Diversity is sure to be something even more special than the last.”

 

Book tickets here.

 

Activities for the entire family

 

Easter at Coral Island

 

From Sunday 9 April until Sunday 17 April, you can claim a free Cadbury’s Easter egg at Coral Island if you complete an online form beforehand, which you can find here, as well as terms and conditions.

 

You can also find a wide range of family-friendly rides at Coral island, such as the Ghost Train, the Camel Derby, and the Pirate Flyer, arcade games, virtual reality experiences, and a variety of family-friendly restaurants. You cannot visit Blackpool and not eat fish and chips by the sea!

 

Free entry, and more details at https://www.coralisland.co.uk

 

Sandcastle Waterpark

 

We would love to be able to guarantee glorious sunshine for your visit to the seaside, so you can go and explore Blackpool’s golden mile of sandy beaches. However, the British weather can be relied on to be unreliable, so if it’s a little too cold to take a paddle in the sea, why not head to Sandcastle Waterpark instead?

 

It is the largest indoor waterpark in the UK, boasting more than 18 waterslides and attractions, including Master Blaster, the world’s longest indoor roller coaster waterslide, all in a balmy 29ºC (84ºF) climate. It’s not all white-knuckle waterslides, as there are plenty of family-friendly rides, and parents might also like to relax in one of the waterpark’s spas.

 

Booking and ticket info at https://www.sandcastle-waterpark.co.uk

 

Ascent Trampoline Park

 

If you’re looking for an activity to help burn off the seemingly unlimited energy that kids can have, or want to burn off a few calories from all the ice cream and fish and chips you’ve eaten while exploring Blackpool, then head to Ascent Trampoline Park.

 

It’s not your typical trampoline park, as it features the northwest’s first indoor caving system, climbing walls, a ninja assault course for your little adventurers, a soft play area for younger children, as well as various trampoline areas for wannabe gymnasts!

 

Whether you want to practice your flips and tricks, practice your trampoline slam dunks, join a game of dodgeball, or simply relax in the cafe while your children play, it’ll be sure to be fun for the whole family.

 

Pre-booking is advised, and tickets and more information can be found at http://www.ascenttrampolinepark.co.uk

 

If you’re looking for the ideal destination for a family holiday this Easter, why not visit Blackpool? From the famous beach, the piers, as well as the shops, shows, and sights, there’s something for everyone!

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