No visit to Blackpool is complete without a visit to the Piers. Blackpool South Pier is the one near to the Pleasure Beach and Sandcastle Waterpark. It’s the one with the crazy rides right at the end of it!
Blackpool is lucky. While many seaside towns don’t even have one pier, Blackpool has THREE! It’s a fun day out for all of the family to enjoy.
South Pier Opening Times
- Admission to South Pier is FREE.
- The arcade at the front entrance to the Pier is open every day from the beginning of February.
- South Pier opens daily for two weeks of February half term.
Open every weekend from then until the Easter holidays.
Then open daily throughout the season.
- All opening hours are weather dependant.
Please check the Blackpool South Pier Facebook page for day-by-day opening time updates.
Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arcade at Blackpool South Pier
You’ll find the biggest selection of Pinball machines in Blackpool in the amusement arcade on South Pier.
Plus retro machines for mum and dad, Donkey Derby, arcade video games and other timeless favourites.
Along with big cash prize machines and traditional slots, it’s one of those places you’ve just got to visit during your holiday!
Fairground & Adrenaline Rides
Blackpool South Pier is where you’ll find fairground rides for little kids and adrenaline rides for big thrill seekers!
Try the Crazy Coaster spinning wild mouse
If you’re really looking for a thrill there’s the Cliffhanger and Sky Coaster rides, over the sea at the end of the pier. Not for the faint hearted!
There’s strictly no adults on the children’s rides. Sorry! Your little ones will have a great time on the Train, the Teacups, Carousel, Inflatable Slide and many more.
Games and Stalls at South Pier
Every self respecting seaside pier has a great selection of side stalls, cafes and kiosks!
There’s plenty of things to catch your eye on Blackpool South Pier, including all of your funfair favourites like hook-a-duck, hoopla, darts and more.
When you’re feeling peckish, stop off at the Happy Haddock – the fish and chip restaurant which sells a variety of favourites as well as fish and chips.
- Entry to rides is by ticket – and note that tickets can only be used on the pier where they were purchased.
The Gin House
Have you seen the Gin House? It was new in 2021 at Blackpool South Pier.
Enjoy live DJs playing soul classics from 1pm most afternoons, plus live bands and artists at weekends.
The Gin House now has a brand new outdoor screen, showing all Sky fixture games, and plenty of indoor screens. There’s also an outdoor bar for fast track service of selected beers, wines and spirits.No need to book, walk-in’s only.
Looking for the kind of family entertainment that Laughing Donkey offered? Don’t forget Pirates Bay on Central Pier – the largest family bar in Blackpool. We hope to see you soon!
- Find out what’s happening when from the South Pier Facebook page.
History of Blackpool South Pier
How Blackpool ended up with three of these Victorian seaside structures is an interesting story in itself.
It’s also a story that we’ve explored in full on our Live Blackpool website. Take a look through the years – with fires, changing attractions and much more, plus plenty of photos. Find out more about the history of Blackpool South Pier here