Tips, tricks and deals for heading to Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Planning a trip with the family always seems easy enough to start – but once everything starts piling up, including the stress and the cost, you start to wonder if it is even worth it.
Not to fear, we have some top tips for visiting Blackpool Pleasure Beach that can relieve your stress and help you have the most relaxed, enjoyable trip.
Cheap ticket deals
Blackpool Pleasure Beach have offers available on their own website at the minute – including 28% off adults and 15% off kids.
For this you’ll need to book at least one day in advance, though for the best discounts it is always safer to book at least 7 days before.
There are also some student deals. Don’t forget to take along your student ID in order save up to 46% off wristbands at the gate, 10% off adventure golf, and get free skate hire at the Pleasure Beach Arena.
Find full list at Blackpool Pleasure Beach website.
Thanks to Attractiontix we know that you could get up to 28% off tickets if you pay on the day – that means an adult ticket costing £39 would only be £28.
This price includes access to the rides and entry to Nickelodeon Land.
All you have to do is print off a voucher and take it with you when you head to the Ticket Centre in the White Casino Building.
You can also use your Tesco Clubcard points to save on your trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach – every 50p you spend in Tesco is £1.50 to spend on your admission.
Save your Clubcard points, redeem them online before you go and take your confirmation voucher with you to the ticket office when you go. Find out the full details at Tesco Clubcard.
Unfortunately, there is no ultra cheap way of travelling from Liverpool to Blackpool – but these come close.
Using the National Express low fare finder we found that travel for a family of 4 averages around £62.
The coach runs from Liverpool ONE bus station to Blackpool Central Coach station, which is only a 10 minute walk from Blackpool Pleasure Beach. National Express also offer 25% off for first time travellers.
Loco2 have found several trips from Liverpool to Blackpool at relatively cheap prices – the hour and fourteen minute trip could cost around £7 per adult if booked 30 days in advance or around £8 if booked 7 days in advance.
Trainline also offer cheap travel from Liverpool to Blackpool – a return trip from Liverpool Lime Street Station to Blackpool Pleasure Beach for two adults and two children averages around £53.
Prices are updated frequently so remember to keep an eye on all of the websites above.
For those travelling by car there are several car parks on site, though they do charge so it may be wise to park a little further a field to save money.
Food and drink
Blackpool Pleasure Beach do offer a wide variety of restaurants on site and even an All You Can Eat service – but it can be quite expensive.
The All You Can Eat service starts at £17.50 for children and £22.50 for adults (12+) and exclude favourites such as Burger King, The Pleasure Beach Arena and Krispy Kreme.
Bringing a picnic or a selection of drinks and snacks, or even popping out to a restaurant off-site, will help save a lot of money.
ICON – the newest addition to the park offers an exhilarating journey that allows visitors to feel the same acceleration as a Formula 1 driver. The ride is accompanied by ICON’s original and dramatic soundtrack that builds as riders reach heights of 88.5ft, before dropping 82ft.
Valhalla – a favourite since its installation in 2000 Valhalla takes riders on a dark ride through extreme weather conditions. Be prepared to get cold as you venture on board – and most definitely take a raincoat.
Revolution – the first 360° rollercoaster in Europe, this ride is perfect for thrill-seekers as riders are launched towards the gigantic loop immediately – before speeding backwards around it again.
Mesmerise – incredible ice skating performance Mesmerise offers visitors the chance to see dynamic skaters create a masterpiece and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach closes for winter on Monday, November 6.