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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. 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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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 19, 2017
    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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  • July 25, 2017
    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 .
  • September 5, 2017
    Nice busy pier with plenty to do. A good range of rides for all ages. As you enter the pier you can do so through the arcade, however the front entrance you are greeted by steps so wheelchairs can't get through this way. There is however entrance to the pier along both side of the arcade which is flat surface, this can also take you into the arcade via the back entrance. On the pier is your typical game stalls, please be warned they will try their hardest to get you to play, so do so only if you want to, if not just be polite and keep walking past. Firther along the pier is where you reach the rides, such as the big wheel, waltzes, dodgems and many more. There are small rides for the smaller kids too, so everyone is catered for. They are a little pricey so get a bulk set of tickets and enjoy. There is also a bar on the pier and plenty of fast food places to eat at. We live in blackpool and always enjoy a walk on central pier while up town, my kids love to go on a couple of rides, and my 6 yr old is now venturing onto the faster rides which means I get to go on too, bonus. Photographers will have some great views along the coast to capture some magical memories.
  • August 14, 2017
    A very busy pier in season. Full of lots of family friendly attractions and cafes. Good if you like Waltzers, dodgems and such. Also the proud location of the foulest smelling toilets in the western world. Well done Central Pier. Bleach is a thing you know.
  • August 17, 2017
    Fantastic place to meet family and friends. Really like the new look pirate bar. There were lots of entertainment on in the family bar, exciting for the kids. The reason for 4* instead of 5* is it was very expensive for drinks at the bar, and the rides were very expensive also. We had an amazing afternoon and evening here.
  • September 10, 2017
    Lovely place haven't been there for 25 years the beach front is better and the donkeys are still running , but central pier still has the magic and draw ,come see .

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