Houndshill Shopping Centre is just a stone’s throw from Blackpool seafront – it’s right at the heart of Blackpool town centre. Enjoy big name stores, places to eat, convenient parking and much more, all under one roof. When the weather’s inclement, head to the indoor, dry warmth of Blackpool Houndshill Shopping Centre!
You’ll find a fantastic choice of 55 independent and popular high street retailers providing both designer and affordable fashion. With thousands of brands available under one roof, you can complete your shopping list with any budget at Houndshill!
- Christmas at Houndshill Shopping Centre
- Frasers now Open!
- Harry the Hound Kids Club
- New Stores at Houndshill Shopping Centre
- Quick Guide to Houndshill Shopping Centre
- Remember the Olden Days?
- BIG Changes on the way!
- Houndshill Shopping Centre in Lights!
Christmas at Houndshill Shopping Centre
Christmas is almost here at Houndshill Shopping Centre, Blackpool Enjoy late night shopping and visit Santa’s Grotto. Feel festive with the amazing Christmas decorations – and don’t forget that the brand new Frasers store is open too!
Late Night Shopping
Thursdays 7th, 14th and 21st December until 8pm
Weekends 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th, 23rd & 24th December
Open from 10.30-11am for Quiet SEN visits
11am to 4pm Saturdays and Sundays
Closes 2.30pm on Christmas Eve
Just £5 per child including a gift – cash only. All proceeds to Blackpool Tiggers
Christmas Opening Times
- Christmas Eve – 10:30am – 4:30pm
- Christmas Day – Closed
- Boxing Day – 9am – 4pm
- New Year’s Eve – 10:30am – 4pm
- New Year’s Day – 10am – 4pm
Frasers now Open!
The new Frasers opened on Wednesday 22nd November 2023, along with Sports Direct and Flannels. It means the huge department store on three floors is now trading again at the heart of the town centre.
Make sure you check out their extensive range of clothing, shoes, accessories, home, and sports items.
Harry the Hound Kids Club
Harry the Hound is the Houndshill Shopping Centre mascot. And you’re invited to join him at his club! Make and take different crafts and have a fun time – and it’s FREE! First Saturday of the month from 1-3pm – watch this space for details. (Except December)
New Stores at Houndshill Shopping Centre
2022 saw a few changes at Blackpool’s shopping centre. Muffin Break – a brand new cafe opened in the centre of the mall – and a brand new Skechers shoe shop is now open too.
The big an announcement we’ve been waiting for, about the empty Debenhams store, has been made. We now know that Frasers Group is taking over the store. Workmen are in the store, beginning the long job of stripping and refitting it.
And of course the new extension is steaming along at Coronation Street – which will be home to a new Wilko store along with Backlot Cinema.
This new shop opened on Friday 26 August 2022 in time for the Bank Holiday weekend. Find them opposite River Island and Next where the large, bright Muffin break coffee shop is well stocked with loads of goodies!
Choose from a good selection of hot and cold sandwiches and savoury treats and plenty of drinks. And then, of course, the cake. Goodness me they all look delightful, which one will you choose?
New Skechers – Now Open!
Quick Guide to Houndshill Shopping Centre
Houndshill Shopping Centre is just a stone’s throw from Blackpool seafront – right at the heart of the town centre – near to Blackpool Tower.
Find it sandwiched between Blackpool Winter Gardens and Bank Hey Street (where the back door of Blackpool Tower is).
In the next photo it’s the whole building along the left of the shot. The sea is straight ahead!
Access to the Houndshill is from Victoria Street (above), Coronation Street and Adelaide Street (below). You can also go through Primark too.
A big, pay on exit, multi-storey car park is incorporated into the complex. The car park is also open outside shopping hours – so you can park here and take in a show or have a meal.
Access to the car park once the stores and main malls have closed is via the side door. It’s at the right hand side of the external New Look entrance, opposite the Winter Gardens and behind the small surface car park near the Houndshill access ramp.
Monday to Saturday – 9am to 5.30pm
Sunday – 10.30am to 4.30pm
Bank Holidays – 9am to 5.30pm
Designed for your Comfort
Inside, the shopping is all on one flat level with even tiled floors, so it’s perfect for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
As you’d expect from a purpose built space, your comfort and convenience is the most important thing. There are comfortable seats where you can rest your feet while you plan your next shopping adventure. It’s ideal for anyone who isn’t too fit and healthy.
Upstairs (up the escalator) you’ll find the public toilets.
It’s also a great place to visit when the weather is poor. With everything undercover you won’t get wet on rainy days. The modern, bright and light mall is perfect for passing an enjoyable afternoon – whatever the weather!
High Street Names and Independent Traders
The indoor mall has over 60 units, featuring high street names and independent traders. Sadly Debenhams closed in April 2021 – but watch this space as Frasers Group is set to move into the store! You can still enjoy the huge Primark store, Next, River Island and many more.
Houndshill Shopping Centre Opening Times:
- Shopping Centre Doors unlocked at 8am
- Mon – Sat – 9am – 5.30pm
- Sun – 10.30am – 4.30pm
- Bank Holidays – 9am – 5.30pm
Use the safe, secure, covered car park offering 770 spaces
- Disabled / parent and child spaces located on each level.
- Long stay parking facilities available with overnight parking at just £12.
- Why not take advantage of our electric charging points…
- and the car valet service?
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Job Vacancies at Houndshill Shopping Centre
With over 50 retailers to choose from, there are usually job vacancies available within the Houndshill Shopping Centre.
Take your pick from full-time, part-time and seasonal vacancies. Check out current job Vacancies on the Houndshill website
Houndshill Shopping Centre is proud to announce Blackpool Food Bank as their current charity partner.
Remember the Olden Days?
Are you a big fan of Blackpool and been coming here for many years?
You’ll enjoy this post about how the Houndshill site has changed. Delve into the distant past and remember the good old days of Goldmans!
BIG Changes on the way!
More keen on looking to the future? You’ll LOVE the next chapter in the history of the Houndshill!
This brand new extension is in the making, on land at Tower Street near the car park entrance. Not only extending the retail space, it also includes an IMAX style cinema too. Exciting stuff!
See it all explained on site, in our walk-around video from January 2023
Houndshill Shopping Centre in Lights!
In 2018 it was centre stage on Blackpool central promenade near Tower Festival Headland, with a brand new over-the-road installation. Did you see it?
And here’s a close-up of the new Illuminations, at Lightworks depot before installation.