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Central Pier, Blackpool
(3/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
A colorful array of entertainment occupies Central Pier. You'll find games, rides, concert halls, and exhibits up and down its length. Typical carnival rides, such as a Ferris wheel, carousel, and bumper cars are all present, along with game stalls that offer toy prizes for your perfect aim. Celebrate your big win at one of the handful of bars and restaurants. Check out the website to view the event calendar before your visit. You pay for attractions individually, but you can promenade along the pier for free. Put Central Pier into our Blackpool vacation trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Slightly disappointed here although it has a cafe and a bar the rest was your usual seaside amusement arcade. 
  • great for families with lots of entertainment for the kids can get a drink and food at reasonable prices 
  • Central Pier has just about everything that you would expect to find at a seaside resort. A funfair, side stalls, amusements, bar and places to eat. Enough to keep families entertained for a while but...  more »
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  • It was nice to see the pier very busy. We visited during the day and in the evening. The new family bar reminds me of Morgans in Benidorm. There is a brilliant family atmosphere and entertainment enjoyed by children and families. If you enjoy tribute acts the King's and Queens of Music show is worth a visit. Excellent evening entertainment.
  • Very busy pier, plenty to do but crowds are high at the weekend and evenings during the Illuminations. Overfilled (possibly dangerously for small kids at times) and overpriced with plenty of fun things to burn through your money. Made a reasonably quick exit after around 30 mins but worth trying to do it at night to see everything illuminated. Our 3 kids (14, 11 & 6) not impressed with the crowds, especially the youngest who got a bit jostled about, but that's life & part of the experience.
  • Oh dear... The whole pier is in a very bad state of repair. Loads of the deck has been replaced but there's still loads of rotten boards and seats. Doesn't look like it's been painted in about 20 years as it's having off and most of the buildings are ramshackled sheds on the brink of falling down. Both arcades are crap with very old machines and the fair is massively over priced. The only good points are the cafe and that it's a nice view.
  • Great show with Elvis, Michael Jackson and Queen tribute acts. Reasonable drinks prices.
  • Very popular pier with lots of attractions and things to do. Even has its own pub with entertainment.