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Central Pier, Blackpool

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#4 of 8 in Theme Parks in Lancashire
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. Use our Blackpool trip planner to add Central Pier and other attractions to your Blackpool vacation plans.
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  • Had great fun on this pier. Rides a little too expensive for my liking but it killed an hour or two and you can't visit Blackpool without going to their famous piers  more »
  • Clean and well kept rides bit expensive couple of nice gift shops but dont like the fair type stalls asking to visit them but otherwise great hour there .  more »
  • Some of the rides are good but work out quite expensive unless you buy a large amount of tokens. The bars/restaurants would not be the cleanest in the world and it really needs a lick of paint and ref...  more »
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  • We had a wonderful afternoon on the Central Pier. There was me, my fiance and our toddler and we all enjoyed it. There was loads to do along the pier and there's a great family bar at the end called the Pirate Bar (or something like that). It had a real holiday feel in there where we could have a couple of pints whilst our son had a great time on the dancefloor. The only negative about the pier is that it's a little worrying how easy it would be for a toddler to climb up onto one of the benches and fall into the sea. This played on my mind quite a lot so I have to score 4/5.
  • Central Pier and Blackpool is great for entertainment. Its good for a family day out. It just feels a little run down on the beach front and surrounding areas, especially the buildings. They could do with a lick of paint. With the amount of money that tourism brings in, some should be spent on renovation. Other than that, Blackpool has great entertainment and eateries. :)
  • Beautiful lights. Fun amusement. Shops to shop around. Big car park. So many horse carts nice place to have fun. Xxx
  • It's looking tired like all the piers these days and could really use a bit of TLC if only someone could invest a few quid. It still has the buzz of excitement I remember as a child and the myriad colourful food, drink and gift stalls and fairground rides make it a perennial favourite for families. Fabulous views of the sea and shore and a great spot for people watching on a sunny day .
  • Blackpool lights are fine for someone who didn't see them years ago. In all there glory. A bit of a let down when you go back. But brilliant for anyone who has never seen them before

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