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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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  • was glad to get on a pier, in December in weekdays not open, central pier was open on a saturday, had a roam about, wnent into arcade to have fun with a few quid  more »
  • Visited on Wednesday 6th September. If your into the rides and having fun then this is the pier to choose. If not, just enjoy the walk out to the end and take in the amazing views.  more »
  • This was a good bit of fun, just like when we were kids, fun traditional fair rides with some new thrown in. Watch out for the game stalls, the first game is free then they want your cash! It was grea...  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. :)
  • Very run down inside but at the end of the pier there are plenty of Pier games to play and you have the fun fair on here as well which is really good for kids. A good day out if the weather is nice.
  • Still one of the busiest piers in Blackpool. Getting old now and could do with TLC. Main sign only had 2 letters working and toilets are only on a use of you dare basis. Machines are getting old and never seen anyone win from a claw machine here. Very busy and noisy. Around 20 percent of the machines didn't work and the whole place just looked tired. Maybe time to spend some money here rather than just on the front as it shows up the beautiful work that had been done to the seafront and makes that part look rather shabby.
  • Brilliant show by hard working performers ...professional and yet such relaxing fun. Thank you to all involved. Merry Christmas

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