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Central Pier, Blackpool

(2.9/5 based on 1,000+ 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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  • What can I say other than this is lost in time and needs improvement badly! The prices are £2.20 minimum per ride, most are 3.30 or more. So about a fiver just for two kids to ride one attraction. Not...  more »
  • This is an archetypical English seaside pier which is interesting to walk along although the facilities are pretty mundane.  more »
  • The best mug of cappuccino I've had in a long time. Great staff too - very friendly. And the premises were very clean, very comfortable and also offered the option of sitting out in the sunshine - a b...  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.