29 Reasons Why Blackpool Is Brilliant!
Celebrity Safari - Lady Gaga spotted eating at The Devonshire Arms, gorgeous George Clooney tucking into fish and chips and Mick Hucknall recording a music video, anyone would think that celebrities are confusing Blackpool with LA?!?
Blackpool Tower - An instantly recognisable British landmark, the famous tower has stood for over 120 years and a visit to the hallowed ballroom is Strictly a must on any Blackpool hen party. 'Nice to see you, to see you...'
Tower Eye - A visit to Blackpool isn't complete without a trip to the city's amazing panoramic viewing platform. Enjoy stunning views and upgrade for crisp glasses of bubbly! See more...
Fruitful Attraction... - Blackpool's North Pier makes an absolute killing every year off the fruit machines alone! 11,000,000 coins are used on the 'slotties' every year, stick 'em all in one purse and it would weigh a whopping 86 tonnes.
Pleasure Beach - A day on Blackpool's pleasure beach is a day full of classy shows and fun-filled frolics. Take on rides like The Big One, Valhalla and the coolest ride around, Ice Blast! Find out more...
Blackpool on Film - This stunning seaside town has served as a filming location for The King's Speech and even Samuel L. Jackson has been spotted filming here.
Central Pier - For chilled out fun and games as well as sensational performances, Blackpool's Central Pier is the place to go, 'hens ahoy!' See more...
South Pier - Dodgems, log flumes and the funky waltzer are just some of the sensational attractions you'll find at the South Pier! 'Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...'
Tim Burton - The director of wonderfully gothic classics like The Nightmare before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands is Blackpool's self-professed 'Number One Fan'. A Corpse Bride themed hen party would be hilarious!
Tower Dungeon - Discover Lancashire's murky 1000 year past in this sensational Blackpool hen party activity. Are you brave enough for the terrifying drop ride?!? See more...
Illuminations - The world famous illuminations that transform the seaside town into a veritable festive wonderland every year starting in September.
7 Miles - That's the total length of stunning beaches in Blackpool. So there's plenty of space to lay out your towels and rest any sore heads during your Blackpool hen do.
Jodie Prenger - Local lass Jodie is a great ambassador to show big girls can be seriously sexy. She flaunts her curves with buckets of sass on stage, television and her booming voice is a riot on radio!
A-list - This wonderful seaside town is the home of over 30 listed buildings. These include the magnificent Winter Gardens and the lavish Grand Theatre.
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum - A visit to the weird and wonderful 'Believe It or Not' Museum makes for fabulous fun. Let's be honest girls, where else are you going to see a portrait of Princess Di made out of literally thousands of pennies?!?!?
Madame Tussauds - Get up close and personal with some amazingly detailed waxworks that almost look like the real deal in photos. 'No, we really met Peter Andre in Blackpool, honest!' Find out more...
Adolf Hitler - There's an urban legend that Hitler saved Blackpool from the blitz because he wanted it as his own personal playground.
Club Domain - This club is hugely futuristic and simply refuses to stop party rocking from the moment the doors fly open to that dreaded time in the early hours where the house lights are turned up and the party has to end...until tomorrow night that is!
Zoe Ball - Queen of the 90's 'ladettes', Strictly's Zoe Ball is at home at Blackpool's Tower Ballroom. She should be, not in the Ballroom but young Zoe grew up in Blackpool.
Sealife Centre - Witness funky Octopi and 2.5 metre long sharks in the Centre's amazing shark walk-through exhibit.
Little Boots - This brilliant British singer songwriter began her career in Blackpool with chart hits including New in Town, Remedy and Earthquake. She's only got little boots but she's going to leave big shoes to fill when she's done!
The Nolans - One of the original girl groups, the sisters that had the nation moving and shaking in the late 70s with their hit single I'm In the Mood for Dancing moved to Blackpool at the height of their fame.
Beach balls - The world's largest mirror ball can be found on Blackpool's South Beach. And it's handy for doing your hair on a windy day!
Rock-chic - Blackpool was home to the world's biggest stick of rock. The hard candy treat weighed 434kg and was a whopping 4.5 metres in length!
Jenna Coleman - The former Doctor Who star is simply stunning and she's a Blackpool girl through and through. Did you know that she's going out with Richard Madden aka Robb Stark from Game of Thrones? A lucky lady for sure!
Psychic Experience - If you're looking for more thrills and chills you can get in touch with the 'spirit world' or perhaps get a peek into the future. Read on...
Toast - This brilliant grill is a great place to fill those hungry hen tummies after a day of Blackpool thrills and spills.
Flamingo - Flamingo is famous amongst Blackpool's party-loving locals for it's packed out club nights and floor-filling tunes. It's easy to think you've traded the English coast for the Mediterranean!
Pleasure Beach - All the latest from the UK'S #1 amusement park!
Blackpool Tonight - Inside info on the best events in town as and when they happen.
Blackpool Memories - Photos and memoirs of Blackpool breaks gone by!
Live Blackpool - The best of Blackpool, right at your fingertips.
- 1. Miles of golden, sandy beaches
- 2. The impressive promenade, including the fantastic Comedy Carpet
- 3. Blackpool Tower, which is free to enter and has great views
- 4. More than 30 nightclubs means the nightlife is big and buzzing
- 5. The Pleasure Beach, which is perfect for thrill-seeking hens
It's time for a hen party in Blackpool!
Blackpool is a city that simply lives to entertain its visitors - and you know they're getting something right when it's consistently voted the UK's most popular seaside destination! Your bride to be will most certainly leave on a high and the whole group is undoubtedly going to enjoy a whole lot of good, old-fashioned fun! Some refer to Blackpool as the North's answer to Las Vegas and, apart from the UK climate, it really is a close comparison. We know what we're doing with Blackpool hen parties, so let us do the hard work!
Why: Reasons to celebrate a Blackpool hen party
There's so much more to Blackpool than the world famous illuminations - with beaches, fantastic activities and a glitzy nightlife, it's the perfect choice for a fun loving hen groups over and over again! There's a healthy selection of activities to choose from, including pampering days, Glee dancing, afternoon tea and wine tasting, all topped off with a fantastic range of evening entertainment. You can try out our fantastic Boogie Bus, casino evening and comedy club activities which hundreds of our Blackpool hen parties have absolutely loved in the past. As well as all of this good stuff, there's a great shopping scene - Houndshill shopping centre has a huge range of shops, plus some fantastic sights like the giggle-worthy Comedy Carpet! Mix it up with these Blackpool hen activities.
Shop: Blackpool shopping areas & recommendations
You can indulge in some excellent retail therapy in Blackpool. Right in the heart is the Houndshill Shopping Centre which is just a stones throw away from the Promenade. All the main high street stores are here, including Primark, H&M, Debenhams and River Island, and there's also a Food Deck with some great cafes for a break between shopping. Venture outside the centre and explore independent boutique shops, such as Blueberries on Topping Street which has a great selection of garments and footwear. For your hen party, Blackpool really does have it all!
Stay: The best accommodation for your Blackpool hen weekend
Blackpool's best accommodation is in and around the city centre, which is why we've found the best, hen-friendly lodgings a mere stone's throw from great restaurants, bars and clubs. Our 3 star hotels are a great, basic place to rest your head at the end of a big night and they're fantastic value for money on your Blackpool hen do. Alternatively, our 4 star hotels are perfect for pushing the boat out and really making the most of the weekend - check out our Blackpool accommodation.
Party: Where to head after dark
Blackpool's city centre is full of buzzing bars, pubs and clubs to make your big night a success - we've hunted out the most fun, hen-friendly options and recommendations meaning that when it comes to your hen party, Blackpool is the place to be! This makes us well placed to organise your night - as well as guestlist clubbing we can sort you out with some fantastic pre-clubbing entertainment ideas like our casino night, comedy club experience and Boogie Bus ride. Check out all our Blackpool entertainment ideas.
When: The best times to visit Blackpool
Blackpool has a huge annual events calendar, with shows, concerts, festivals and special events all year round. Known as the Dance Capital of the World there's the fantastic Blackpool annual Dance Festival in May every year, before locals celebrate the British Armed Forces with a week of events in June. In July there's the Comedy Carpet Live with great comedy shows all weekend and in September there's the World Firework Championships taking to the stage with amazing displays in the skies. From August until November the Blackpool Illuminations remain lit, the greatest free light show on earth. Whatever time of the year you visit there's bound to be something on- mix in a bit of event sightseeing with some fantastic activities and you'll have an unforgettable Blackpool hen party.
Getting around Blackpool
Although Blackpool isn't a big place, it's worth considering how you and your group will get around and to and from your accommodation and activities. This town still retains a charming tramway which dates back from the Victorian era and can be used today! Sadly, most of the trams which run along the seafront are modern but once in a while, it's possible to catch a real, old-fashioned carriage in the summer months. For a real blast from the past, you can even travel in style in a ‘landau' or classic horse drawn carriage or failing this, a slightly more speedy bus service. We would suggest donkey rides but these beasts don't tend to be particularly reliable...